(Iron Chef Marcum and Chef Marcum) I got my first chef’s hat, apron (pictured above) and cookbook for Christmas in 1995. I immediately put them on and started my own at-home restaurant, JULIE’S PLACE. Serving up my family all of


Food for Thought

Often times I get asked what I have craved so far. I have never understood “cravings.” I’m in my 27th week of pregnancy and so far I haven’t been one of those women that HAVE to have something very specific



All in one month (October) Chris applied for a job, interviewed for it and got it. Whoa. I know. Official start date being November 4th left us all of ONE DAY to find a place to live. It took 10


Chris’s To-Do List- July 9th, 2009: 1- Do paperwork at work for 30 minutes- spend the remaining 11 hrs and 30 minutes staring at the wall, driving around town giving stuff to businesses and playing dominoes.2- Get yelled at by



I really scrounge for something to make for dinner nightly so when Thursdays come around, I get excited to eat good food without having to think about it. Thursdays, Chris cooks. He is so creative and the food is always



There is something about warmer days that makes me wish I was more tan, had long hair, whiter teeth, and a skinnier waistline. I basically go through this cycle every year. In the winter I joyfully put on the weight

I was on a mission last year. I was completely absorbed in my work. I promise. However, Valentine’s day 2008 still managed to be sweet as it possibly could be. I was 1357 miles away (thanks mapquest) from my Valentine,