About me, hmmmm??  Let’s start with the basics…….

I was born in the south (New Orleans), grew up in the south (Louisiana), and I’m still in the south (Arkansas).  Basically, I’m a southerner.  My husband and I have been married for 34 years and we’re officially empty-nesters.  Is that word?  Well – I’m making it a word! Gravity has officially become my worst and most hated enemy to date and over head lighting is running a close second.

As for cooking, but I couldn’t boil water when I married my husband back in 1982.  Thank goodness I was blessed with a wonderful mother who wrote down every single family recipe for me so

A:) My future husband and children would not starve to death

B:) I wouldn’t be a total cooking failure.

Over the years I learned a thing or two about what not to do in the kitchen when it comes to cooking.  Lots and lots of disasters through the years.  Hence my BLOG Title – Something’s Burning.

The most important lessons:

1:)  flour does put out grease fires in nothing flat

2:)  I CAN cook.   Who knew!

There’s not a single cook out there who hasn’t charred, fired, scorched, curdled, and basically burned a food effigy on their way to mastering how to cook a family meal.  It comes with the territory.  I’m a prime example.  So – go forth and cook something.  Laugh about the disasters and celebrate the successes.

As for my other interests.  I’m a geeky girl who loves computers, web design, graphic design, which feeds into my love of drawing and art, photography, and creating things.  I collect recipes, antique books, and other things I find interesting at garage sales and flea markets.  And, occasionally I venture out to the wilds of Northwest Arkansas with the husband for a canoe trip or camp out.   I believe in keeping it simple – life is already complicated enough.

Thanks for visiting!

Contact: Starwoodgal


10 Comments Add yours

  1. You sound like one heck of a woman. Good-for-you!

    I’m from the south too….

    Ya know…where they make the red-eye-gravy with coffee and the grits with milk.


  2. Hey you !! When did this blog start ? I just added you to my blogroll.

    I like the layout, very pretty and very classy.

    Oh, when I’m not sure what to do, I just smoke a fine hand rolled cigar and have a glass of Port wine.

  3. I scan wordpress blogs on a variety of tag words. One of them is “coffee” so, up popped your latest post !

  4. Nancy says:

    Seen you on coloradoguy.com and now PLF but never had the pleasure of meeting/corresponding with you.

  5. nharkins says:

    Hey there …

    Lovin’ your blog, lady. The title definitely describes my cooking. Been cooking by the smoke alarms for years.


  6. Freeze-dried says:

    You do sound like one heck of a woman!
    Love your blog and am still going through the recipes here – thanks for stopping by on our blog!
    DP & Freeze-dried

  7. judy grimes says:

    Do you still post. I love the recipes. It shows 3/08 on your website. Do you have any recent posts?

  8. judy grimes says:

    I would like to receive in new posts and subscribe to this site by e-mail.

  9. starwoodgal says:

    Judy – I haven’t posted anything in a while due to my job that is taking up anywhere from 60 to 80 hours a week. Project season will slow down soon so I’ll start posting again. I have lots of new recipes and stories.

  10. starwoodgal says:

    There’s a subscribe tool on the menu on the right side.

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