I'm an OB GYN resident in love with the kitchen. Read more here...

Hi Everybody! I’m Elizabeth.

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. You know all those John Hughes movies like The Breakfast Club and Home Alone. Yeah, around there. Although randomly, when I was 12, my family moved to Singapore for a year and a half and my parents, two little sisters and I trekked all around Asia.

That time in Asia really sparked my interest in world travel. My senior year of high school I went to rural Honduras for the summer and lived without electricity or water for six weeks digging trenches for water storage. Then I went to Middlebury College, a beautiful liberal arts school in Vermont and studied molecular biology. I was also a music minor and composed a twenty minute string quartet and played piano. Between two trips of six months, I lived in Chile and made friends with a whole bunch of awesome musicians.

Then I moved to Cleveland to start medical school at Case Western Reserve University. Medical school was a lot different than anything else I’d been doing. Time was more restricted, and things were a lot more focused than they had been in college. I wanted to do something creative so I started cooking quite a bit. I always loved food and cooking, but I became obsessive and also learned one of my greatest talents—throwing a dinner party!

I met my lovely fiancĂ© husband Andy, who is a chemical engineer, my first year of medical school. We got married March 12, 2011 in Dallas.  I'm an OB/GYN residency at University of Texas Southwestern and Parkland Hospital. I'm pretty busy but I just love residency and Texas is a great state to live, even for a Northerner like me.

Oh and about the blog.  Yes, I write all of the recipes unless credited to somewhere else.  I always was one to throw things in a pot and serve dinner, but my lovely friend encouraged me to write down what I was making.  Which has proved beneficial, since now I can actually make things again.

Concerning medical care, I would never write about a patient or complain about a co-worker on this blog.  I have utmost respect for the people that I work with and respect for patient confidentiality. 

Halloween 2011 "Bacon and Eggs" with me and my husband