This blog is for my dad Stan, who was a big influence in my life. He taught me how to be self-sufficient, honest, caring and loving. He also taught me how to cook, which is one of my favorite things.
It started with one of the best Christmas presents I ever got. The year was 1970, and I got an easy bake oven. That was the start of it, or as my mom would say, the end of it. Growing up in a home where Persian food was supreme, baking took a back seat. Don't get me wrong, I love Persian food and have made my fair share of it, but baking was something my mom didn't do too much of.
So, that's where my dad Stan comes in. He was a great father, teacher, confidant, and a helluva cook!
He made me who I am in the kitchen today. His ideas, recipes, and general tips were my foundation for cooking and baking.
I hope you'll hang in here with me as I post some of my favorite recipes and the stories behind them.