Friday, November 29, 2013

while we're waiting...


images by chelsea scanlan
hi! my name is callie. and i want to feed you. well, if we ever meet IRL (that means "in real life"...i had to google that once) then i probably would. it's what i do. 

that's me, the tall one on the left in the blue shirt. and the rest of those beautiful people? i'm lucky enough to call them mine. as you would imagine, our house is loud. and crazy. and it's also really fun. and really full of love. 

a little less than two years ago, a friend told me i should write a cookbook. i laughed it off. but the idea took a seat in the back of my brain waiting for me to be brave enough to listen to what my friend had said.  

then i read this life-changer. and we moved our family across the pacific. and i applied for a job as a food contributor on a popular lifestyle blog. and i didn't get that job. 

but i decided to start this instead. i'm writing a cookbook! and this place (for now) is where i get to share the process with you along the way. i was finally brave enough to do what i'd always wanted. and if feels great!

i've recently discovered that the holiday season is not the ideal time to find a programmer to launch your upcoming food blog. but i finally found a wonderful, available, experienced programmer and he'll be working on getting the real site up and running by the middle of january. until then, i still wanted to start sharing.

so here we are...

jon, thanks for helping me get this interim website up and running.

padre, mom, chrissie, beal, bubba, teetee and sue thanks for being my seven unique visitors each day.

and to everyone else...welcome! i'm glad you're here. i'm excited to share with you recipes for your family table. that's what you'll find here. surprisingly easy and impressive food to feed your friends and loved ones.

let's get started! 

p.s. to receive a couple extra "if i were..." menu ideas and secret recipes every month that i only share via email click here. 


  1. Congratulations on starting your food blog and cookbook! I know it will be a big success :)

  2. Ever since the very first FIND workshop, I was very much hoping that you would start a food blog and I could benefit from all of the delicious recipes. And here it is!!! YAYAYAYYA!!!!

  3. You have blossomed into this beautiful woman full of talent and self confidence. This blog is proof of your transformation. I am so excited for you to have this opportunity. We all are excited to try your recipes! You have been blessed to be able to increase and share your love and talents. YUMMO!!!!

  4. I'm so glad I finally made some time tonight to come over and visit your site. Jon has taken our family photos a few times and talked about you in the most loving way. I am happy to get to "know" you for a bit as I read your stories and marveled at your food. Thank you for inspiring me. I can't wait to cook tomorrow.

    1. Hi Allison! Thanks for visiting :) I can't wait for you to cook tomorrow either!

  5. I followed your last food blog! I'm excited for your new adventure! Life is so worth living to the fullest...awesome that you're living your dreams. xo