Hello and welcome to my blog!

Let me introduce myself…

Sarah band wI’m Sarah, the creator and author of Stir it Up!

One of my passions in life is doing just that – stirring up creative deliciousness from wholesome ingredients and ladling it out to my family, friends, and any one who’s passing by at the moment.

(I also don’t mind stirring up a debate now and then about food politics, the FDA, GMOs, big Agriculture, and the future of our food, but I try not to spice it up too much around here. I want you to be able to come back for more without worrying about scorching fiery sensations.)

Why I blog…

Well, several reasons, but the first one is YOU.

  • If cooking intimidates you… I believe everyone can cook and that you don’t need boxed mixes to do it. I want everyone to know that cooking doesn’t have to be done by the (cook)book, but can be a very creative outlet for your inner chef. It really isn’t rocket science. Before you know it, you’ll be stirring it up without recipes, too!
  • If you’re looking for new recipes…You’ll find many here. Most of the recipes I post are ones I created myself, so you can give me all the credit (or the blame if they flop). There are a few straight from a blog or book (I’ll make that clear in the post) that I thought were too good not to share with my loyal readers; then there are the ones in between – recipes with a big personalized twist, or several recipes meshed together as one. (That’s where it gets complicated.)

  • If you are gluten free, paleo, grain-free, or just want healthy recipes… I have many friends who have dietary restrictions and I love catering to their needs. That said, you will find a large range of recipes to satisfy the most restricted eater. If you don’t find what you need, contact me (e-mail below) and I’d be happy to create a recipe with your personal specifications. (See The Penarious Challenge.)

You may like to check out my most popular post to date…

Date Sweetened Chocolate Chip Cookies

Many thanks to all my loyal readers out there – you know who you are! You all are the ones that keep the spoon going ’round.

Please feel free to contact me…

I LOVE hearing from you.

Happy cheffing!



33 thoughts on “ABOUT THE BLOG

  1. I finally popped in here at your new blog! And I must say, I LoVe iT! Loved the other one two, but the blue is so refreshing and well, just fresh looking! Can’t wait to peek at everything I’ve been missing and, of course, I am now following you. Cook (and bake) on!

    • Hi DeeDee! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I’m so glad you like the new look. I was rather nervous about changing it, but I’m glad I did now.
      Thanks for being a follower! :D

  2. Oh Sarah… just left you a comment on the Stilton and caramel and did it before reading your about page. I meant no offense to your religious beliefs. You have a great site here and a great palate. Thanks. wendy

  3. Hey! I am so excited to check out your blog. I knew about your incredible-ness, but this is a new level! I’m so excited to look at your other blogs. I had no idea!!!

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    • Yeah. A small sum next week, probably at the Longshore March 23rd meeting. If I get a time break, I send you a story about Lou Santella from my LL Head Referee Days. I think the heavy response from the Main Street piece merits a larger article what with all these anvaeersirins coming up this year.

  5. I am so amazed every time I pop over to read what you are up to. We have so much in common that I wish that there was more time that we could actually do stuff together and be involved in eachothers lives. I think about you often!

    • Jenessa! Thanks so much for coming by. I was thinking about you all the other day actually! It’s been such a long time since we’ve seen you. We need to catch up sometime!

    • You’re welcome, and thanks for your comment! I should have left a comment as well, since there are a few things on your blog I definitely relate to, but time kind of got away from me.
      I did the same thing you did with Facebook and Google, which landed me here on WordPress. Also, it’s nice to read someone’s perspective on government that is a little more “outside the box” than many Americans.
      Enjoyed your Colorado photographs as well. Some of my happiest days have been spent in Colorado mountains. Love ’em.

      • No worries, at least you enjoyed some of what you read & saw. It honestly surprises me when I pick up followers, likes, and the lot. It’s doubly surprising to find someone who agrees with my ‘socially extreme’ views of government and its role in our lives (versus what its role should be).
        The photography is relatively new as I feel I’ve only recently started getting the hang of it.

  6. My grandmothers were Polish and Czech. How I wish they were still around to answer my questions. Hungry for cabbage rolls. I looked at many recipes online,
    yours seemed the best. Will try this recipe today. Curious, why did you use milk?

    • Marcia! I don’t know how I ever missed this comment, but here, over one year later, I just happened upon it! So sorry! The answer to your question is an over-simplified one … that’s how my g-grandma did it! :) I’m sure broth, or water would work equally well.
      Thanks for visiting!

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