I moved to the DC area about 4 years ago when I got married. Since I was in a new area and didn't know a single person here, I spent a lot of my time cooking and baking, and also reading books. I would give myself goals, like 50 books in a year, or something like that. In 2009 I ended up with 48 I believe.
Flash forward to January 2011 and I now have a 10 month old little girl, who is a joy, but like most babies is a free-time suck. When I was pregnant I had decided that as a stay at home mom I would have lots of time for hobbies, so much though that I could even pick up a few new ones. Boy, was I wrong! Only recently was I able to start cooking and baking, mostly as part of a New Year's resolution to cook more (the Subway people knew our order by heart), and also reading again. I have the goal of 33 books this year, 3 each from 11 categories.
So, to wrap it up, I want to share the recipes that I discover and enjoy, and I'll also review the books that I read whether I like them or not.