My name is Mary Newell Pape and my husband Larry and I got really interested in cooking about 12 to 15 years ago. We both enjoy learning various cooking techniques and trying new recipes. One year for Christmas, I gave Larry a 6-week class with a Master Chef as his present. We also have a huge library of cookbooks.
Larry and I both enjoy experimenting with food and developing new recipes, as well as changing existing recipes to give them more flavor, pizazz and panache. We retired last year and that has allowed us more time to play with cooking.
Our daughter, Melissa, is also a very good cook and periodically I include recipes she’s sent me. I also include recipes we’ve eaten that were made by our friends and family. I hope you enjoy reading this blog and making the recipes as much as I’m enjoying writing it.