My name is Cheryl, and I’m a graphic designer by day, and foodie by night. I love to cook, bake, and decorate. I also love to entertain friends and family with my husband Rich, and our guests know their main course will be served with a heaping side of sassy. I’ve held many design jobs with a gastronomic emphasis, so I’ve got tons of food experience under my ever-expanding belt. Watkins (spices) was my first design/food combo job, where I whet my whistle on a taste-testing panel in addition to slapping out circulars. I freelanced for Pillsbury, taking wedges of pie to whole new heights. As a food writer for the St. Paul Pioneer Press, I wrote family-friendly restaurant reviews, gave practical cooking advice, and shared requested recipes.
Why the name? Well, because I’m jumping on the food blog train a little late, and every other food-related word combination was taken! But this works for me. One of those utensils is vital to anything you prepare in the kitchen, and you don’t (or shouldn’t) serve a meal without a fork, a knife, and a spoon. Also, when my grade-school sons were tasked with setting the table for dinner, one of then would always ask, “What’s the order again, Mom?” and I’d recite, “It’s alphabetical—fork, knife, spoon. Left to right, like you read.” And even if your 8-year-old spells it “nife” (as it should be spelled), this still holds true. (Actually, My twenty-something son Justin still asks this, but I think he’s just messin’ with me…)
As my tag line says, this isn’t your daughter’s food blog. You won’t see any baby ultrasound images here (hey, lots of food blogs have them!), and my postings will range from grad parties, to bridal showers, to 80-year-old birthday bashes. I’m sandwiched between young adult children and gracefully aging parents, and my posts will reflect that.
Hope you enjoy my blog.