Hi, I’m Stacia. I live in Philadelphia with my husband, Dave, my son, Casimir, and my dog Maximus.  I am a Physical Therapist by day and aspiring cook by night.  I originally started this blog because I was challenged by my husband to say “no to Pinterest” and “yes to cookbooks” for an entire year. This meant I could only cook from cookbooks, recipes given to me or something I made up myself.  That challenge is now over, but I still try to mostly cook from my huge cookbook collection, instead of relying on the internet.  I also focus on seasonal, sustainable cooking and eating practices, including using local or homegrown products as much as possible.  These are the stories and recipes of my adventures in cooking, eating, and honing my skills as a home cook.