About Me – Serious Foodie
Welcome to Bowl Me Over! My name is Debra and I send warm greetings from sunny Fresno, California.
Let me tell you a little bit about me. I am a serious foodie – I’ve been known as the go-to girl in our family for years, catering weddings and anniversary parties and in the summer help cook mountains of food for our family reunions. Often times things I create end up in a bowl, hence the name Bowl Me Over! I strive for good health, but food has to be full of flavor. A calorie is a calorie, but it’s more satisfying to eat when the food is delicious!
Some of my best recipes started with an empty bowl and whatever odds and ends I had in the kitchen at that moment. Don’t have an avocado for the recipe you just found and no time to run to the store? Try using up those artichoke hearts that are sitting in your refrigerator! Leftover cilantro from taco night? Throw it, guess where? In a bowl, of course, tossed in with tonight’s dinner salad! I’ll bet you’ll have people asking why your salad tastes so amazing and fresh. Not enough leftover meat and potatoes for another meal? Add that with a few veggies to some stock or broth from your pantry and you’ve just made a delicious dinner for tomorrow night by cleaning up the kitchen!
I enjoy giving back to the community and served as a board member at the CCHAT Center in Sacramento, CA. The CCHAT Center is an amazing school that helps profoundly deaf children learn to listen and speak. My favorite contribution was when my brother and I collaborated and launched an annual wine tasting fundraising event for the school. Of course, in addition to chairing the event, I was in charge of making sure we had FABULOUS food! With the help of generous donors and volunteers, the event continues to raise thousands of dollars to help educate deaf and hard-of-hearing kids.
Now in Fresno, I volunteer for Cake4Kids. As a volunteer, I bake and deliver custom birthday cakes for children in the foster system. We aim to raise these children’s self-esteem and confidence with this seemingly simple gift on their special day. It may just be a cake, but the children we bake for know somebody took the time and effort to do something special just for them.
My blog is about food, family, travel and love. I have successes and sometimes….failures. I try to keep it real – so let’s do this together! Don’t ever be afraid to pop me a note or ask a question to clarify a recipe. I wouldn’t be here without YOU! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org I answer all my emails so pop me a line, I’d love to hear your thoughts!