Greetings and welcome to Scrumptious and Sumptuous! My blog came to life in 2011, shortly after I discovered the online foodie world and grew smitten (meaning “obsessed”) with all the photos and recipes I encountered. From the time of high school, I have loved to bake sweet treats, and friends always ask for the recipes for the goodies I make. Blogging, then, seemed like an easy forum to share my love of baking. In choosing a name, Scrumptious and Sumptuous resonated with me because those two adjectives epitomize the world of food for me.
My affair with baking began back in high school. I have always adored all things sweet, hence I love to tinker with sugar and spices to create dishes whose “scrumptious” flavors please the palate. Marriage in 2006, which has expanded my cooking skills, has also opened my world of savory enjoyment as well, hence the “sumptuous” part of the blog name.
Prior to marital bliss, spaghetti and hot dogs were about all I could make for dinner. Or a bowl of cereal. Or a hunk of cheddar cheese with a slice of toast. Pretty pathetic for a woman in her 30’s, huh? But marriage in my 40’s brought me a man who loves to eat and appreciates all the cooking I do (and luckily he does his fair share, too), so I have come to relish the creative process of experimenting with recipes.
As a high school English teacher, the workload of planning lessons and grading essays sometimes pushes my kitchen time to the back burner. Since beginning this blog in 2011, though, I have come to savor my time playing in the kitchen and spend most of my spare minutes clanging pots and pans.
This food blogging journey has also led me into the world of DIY (Do it yourself). I now make most of our foods from scratch, I can a lot of soups and other foods, and I grow fruits and veggies in our small garden to fill our plates. Every moment in the kitchen (and garden) brings me joy.
Starting Scrumptious and Sumptuous has given me not only an outlet to play with my writing skills, but it has also developed my abilities in gardening, photographing, and most importantly, cooking and baking. Far from an expert in any of these areas, I simply enjoy learning and growing, so I feel very blessed for the opportunities the blog has given me. In addition, I am thankful for all of you who follow the blog and have joined me on this journey. May you learn much and experience much success in your kitchen endeavors!