If you’re new to my blog, you might find yourself wondering, who is this amazing man and why do I keep letting him cook for me?
Right before we started dating, I jokingly referred to him as my Italian boy. Mostly because his last name is Italian and it was a well-known fact that he was great in the kitchen. But he informed me that he was “about as Italian as white bread,” since he is mostly Irish. So I started calling him my “white bread Italian boy”. And when we started dating, he earned a place on my blog. But I realized that “white bread Italian boy” was a little bit offensive. So I changed it to wonder-bred. I liked keeping the idea behind the original name, but instead of offending, I wanted to give a nod to the fact that he comes from a pretty cool family.
Soo … that’s the story. And I’m stickin’ to it. He cooks for me. I blog about it — and sometimes even cook for myself and blog about it. He’s even gotten so good at his job that he takes photos AND styles his plate for the shoot.
[ eh, it’s not a big deal, okay? ]
I finally decided it was time to make his spot on my blog a little graphic. And instead of making it from slightly embarrassing photos of him, I dug deep in my graphic designer soul to create a cheesy graphic that is reminiscent of generic super-Americanized pasta sauce. Though … I forgot to kern the C with the O, and the double Os — even crappy fonts need letter-spacing love. Whoops!
But — bada bing. Bada boom. (sorry. Had to throw that in).
It kind of makes me want to eat a deep fried piece of chicken with Ragú on it. Or maybe some pizza.
So what does he make?
Besides working on perfecting a gluten-free pizza crust for me, a Chicago-style sausage pizza that would put Lou Malnati to shame, and working on a hot wing sauce to knock my socks off he makes:
- Chicken Cacciatore
- BBQ Pork and Southern-Style Corn Bread
- Homemade Chips and Salsa (he is HUGELY into making everything from scratch)
- Homemade Ravioli and Fresh Tomato Sauce
- Chicken Strips and Sweet Corn
- Turkey Burgers and Coleslaw
- Chicken Fajitas
- Pan-Fried Steak Salad with Green Beans
- Sausage with Arugula and Fennel Pizza
- Marinara Sauce
- LOTS of Pizza
- Linguine with Shrimp and Lemon Oil
- Grilled Steak and Blue Cheese Sammies on Garlic Foccacia Bread
- Lasagna Rollups
- Cheesy Sausage Quiche with Hashbrown Crust
- Everything from the Garden Pasta
Who’s your muse? OR What is your ancestry?