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Small town life was never a thought in my mind as I grew up on Long Island, NY (a NYC suburban area) but after moving back to Connecticut (where I spent most of my college years) after my time spent on Long Island post-college, I found myself to be where I was always meant to be…in a quiet, rural area with old wooden fences lining rolling fields, fields of corn that ache to be picked and the fresh scent of manure wafting into your nostrils after the farmers prep the fields after the harvest.

I’m in my late 20s and I have been living in Connecticut for over 5 years and I work as a researcher at a large private university. In October 2006, I was married to my right-hand man in the kitchen, Kyle, who is often referenced in my blog stories.  Cooking has become a central part of our life together and we enjoy spending time in the kitchen together testing new recipes or coming up with our own. 

Food and love. That’s what our life together is about and this blog attempts to share this dynamic relationship with all of those who stop by Smells Like Home.

I’m also hosting the Barefoot Bloggers, a twice-monthly blogging event dedicated to cooking and baking Ina Garten (the Barefoot Contessa) recipes.  Check out the Barefoot Bloggers blog for more information about how to join the group!

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Carolyn permalink
    November 6, 2008 7:13 pm

    Hi Smellslikehome,

    Can you please help me? Just today, Nov 06, 2008, I was watching Barefoot Contessa and she made a Breakfast Pudding Thing with maple glazed bacon, sauteed tomaotes and a sparkling juice. The Breakfast Pudding Thing was really like French Toast only she baked it in the over.

    I have been all over the net tonight and cannot find any reference to this Breakfast Pudding thing. Will you please reference your cookbooks to see if you have any type of recipie for this breakfast magnificance which I simply MUST taste.

    In advance, thanks for you assistance in this matter.

  2. smellslikehome permalink*
    November 6, 2008 9:13 pm

    Hi Carolyn,
    I think this is the recipe you’re looking for:

  3. Prax permalink
    June 4, 2009 1:32 pm

    I’m looking at the honey sticky buns and the photo lost it’s link.
    If you can’t relink, can you send me the picture? I would like to try to make it, but I dont know what they look like.

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