My name is Robin and I’m the blogger & recipe creator behind Knead to Cook. I’m thrilled that you’ve stopped by and have a moment to check out what I’m cooking up in my kitchen.
A little background on me… I’m married to my best friend and the man of my dreams for the past 16 years. Bill and I have two wonderful daughters that keep life very busy. We have two cats and one black lab – all rescued animals. I’m also a stay at home mom who rarely stays at home.
I’ve recently lost 27 lbs, which has been quite a feat for me. I’ve learned that a body isn’t only made in the gym but in conjunction with the kitchen. Since November, 2012 I started eating very clean and cut out mostly all sugar and have been amazed at how its changed my body and the way I feel. I’ve always shopped local farm stands and markets and love knowing where my food comes from. As for my exercise, I workout 6 days a week – three days of running and three days of gym/cardio/lifting. My husband and I do many races and have proudly completed a marathon a few years ago. My favorite is the Broad Street Ten Miler in Philadelphia. I just completed that run with a personal record time of 1h 26 minutes – 13 minutes faster than last year.
I have a BS in Business with a specialization in Marketing. My husband and I met when I began working at a telecommunications company. When he decided to take a job out west in California, I stopped working to stay at home with my first daughter. His career has taken us back from the west to the east coast, where we are both from. We have settled back in Pennsylvania and love it here.
I’m an Italian girl who grew up watching and eating whatever my grandmother & aunt cooked. My passion for food grew as I got older. I understood that food was more than just a vehicle to fueling the body – it was a way to connect with loved ones. I am addicted to food. Reading recipes, creating, cooking and of course, eating! I love it all. I enjoy cooking for my family and friends. It’s simply a way for me to share my love with each of them. Plain and simple.
My cooking, in my opinion, is quite simple. I don’t have formal culinary training. What I know is from my incredible grandmother and aunts and what I learned along the way from trial and error. I believe that when you cook with love, it comes through in the food and I know that people can sense that and of course, taste it as well.
In life you must be passionate about what you do, otherwise, there is no sense in doing it.