About Stranded with Sugar

I’m a Marketing Manager married to a Doctor-in-training. Life has taken us to Amherst, Buenos Aires, New York City, and Cleveland, and our love for food—well,  more specifically, my love for cooking and his love for eating—has fueled our adventures.

I started this blog during the worst of my second Cleveland winter. I was too cold to go outside, too annoyed with the amount of work my husband was doing, and too…blah. I realized I had turned into my own worst enemy: a sourpuss.

It’s true that to love others, you must love yourself: I needed to start with bringing the sweetness back into my life.

The funny thing is, I’m a really healthy eater.  But for some reason, I just love, absolutely love, to bake. When I’m watching the dough come together or smelling the butter start to brown, I slow down and think about how lucky I am to have so many wonderful people to bake for or to hope for. Sugar helps me find my center.

I hope you’ll find easy, fresh, fantastic food on my blog.  From the many, many desserts to the more healthful options, pick something—whether it’s my favorite chocolate chip cookie or my Southwest lentil soup—to enjoy with family and friends.

I still think sometimes that I’m stranded with sugar. I still wonder where life will take us. But as long as I have my spatula, being stranded with sugar isn’t all that bad.

In fact, it’s wonderful.


7 Responses to About Stranded with Sugar

  1. Erin says:

    As a witness to the baking of this delicious tart, it seemed like it was done in no time at all! Maybe it was just my procrastination, but in the time that it took me to do an embarrassingly tiny amount of work, it seemed like the tart was already done!

    And the best part? I had a slice cold 2 days later and it still tasted as good as it did when I had it warm out of the oven.

    Loved the photography, btw :O)

    Only wish I could be there to be the taste tester on more occasions.

  2. Tom Abelson says:

    Your medical student husband must be a lucky and well-fed guy. And your mother in law must be someone special too. Your photography make me hungry, and I just ate dinner.

  3. Kay says:

    Jen, your blog is fantastic! You’ve been busy in the kitchen…thanks for sharing your great recipes with beautiful accompanying pics. (Nice job on the calcium and vitamin D promo 🙂 Looking forward to seeing more delicious creations!

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