Get to know me
Hi, I am glad you made it here to know more about me. I created Pasta on the Floor in 2009 as a cathartic method of handling and managing life’s events. At the time, the kids were 10 and 12 years old, and I had been through breast cancer and a total hysterectomy. These two events alone provided enough subject matter for my blogging to last forever.
Life continued, and so did my storytelling adding recipes from the phenomenal meals and treats that my husband Chip and I created on random weekend nights. We gutted our kitchen, and it became a haven for food, family, friends, and love. In 2020, life events sparked me to create a sub-blog genre called Cheese Heals.
In July 2021, my life changed forever. Chip had a massive heart attack and passed away. Since that day, I have not cooked. I cannot do it. My sous chef is gone, and so is my inspiration to create and deliver joy through food. On August 7, 2021, I posted my first blog under ‘Still Cooking.’ Still Cooking can be a statement or a question. For example, the pain of this loss has not totally stopped me, I am still cooking. Or it can be used as a question as in, “Are you still cooking?” The answer at this point is no, I am not still cooking, and my soul is unsure if we will ever return to the kitchen in that way again.
I miss Chip with my whole heart and soul, and after 35 years, I do not know how to live without him. Pasta on the Floor is therapy for me, and for all of you who comment and email me sharing your sadness and joy, I sincerely thank you.