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Hi! My name is Malorie Leigh and cooking has been my hobby for years!! When I was a little girl, I often helped my mom in the kitchen (or at least tried).  I was gradually given more and more responsibility as I grew up.  She taught piano lessons after school, and I started by just putting things in the oven or on the stove, then slowly cooking a little bit more of the meal on my own until, in middle school, I was able to cook a full dinner with little to no help.

When I was in high school, I would relax and de-stress myself by making dinner for my family.  My parents would leave gift cards to the grocery store on the counter at home during finals week because they knew that I would come home and immediately start planning some crazy meal that would require ingredients we didn’t have in the house.

During my college years, I didn’t get to cook very much.  First, because I ate in the commons or shared cooking responsibility with my roommates.  Second, because I simply couldn’t afford to create my wonderful, crazy, huge, and (in my opinion) delicious meals.  So, my mom got a break from the kitchen every holiday since I would come home and beg to cook.  And grocery shop.  Grocery shopping is another hobby of mine.  My mother cannot fathom how I could enjoy such a thing.  Maybe that was why she was so willing to let me plan for, shop, and cook meals when I came home.  She didn’t have to go to the grocery store… hmm….

Now, I’m living far away from my parents, so I don’t have their grocery gift cards or their fully stocked kitchen at my disposal.  My husband is a seminary student and youth pastor, I am a teacher.  I am (slowly) learning to cook and eat on a budget.  Thankfully, my husband and I have the same idea of what good food is.  We plan our meals a few weeks in advance.  He comes grocery shopping with me – mostly so that I don’t spend too much money on things we don’t need.  We eat at least one vegetarian meal a week.  We really enjoy Sunday Soup.  And sometimes I even let him help me out in the kitchen… but it is pretty small, so that doesn’t happen very often.

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