Hi! I'm Janet... A wife, mother and full-time corporate busy-Bee for America's #1 apparel brand. I was born and raised in Augsburg, a picturesque city in the Federal State of Bavaria, Germany, where my Oma put me to work in her kitchen as soon as I could walk. My father's Army career afforded our family the unique opportunity to travel the world and experience many different cuisines and cultures and, I loved every minute of it!Before transplanting to North Carolina a few years ago, our family lived happily in Monterey, California where our two sons were born and where my dear parents continue to enjoy the good life. I was first a Captain's daughter and today, a United States Army Airborne Ranger calls me Mom. My kitchen and the property around our home is my playground and both are often the subject of my blog, which is my creative outlet for all of my hobbies. I enjoy creating with food, gardening, traveling, experimenting with new things and documenting life as it happens. In addition to playing with my food, I recreate outdoors and photograph just about everything I find interesting. I am also embarrassingly enthusiastic about the things that matter to me and the people I love... So you've been warned!