'Lil Burgher Delights

Food for the Mommy Types

Scheduling Update February 26, 2011

Filed under: About the Blog — mrsgregwillis @ 3:51 pm

As you may have noticed, I’ve been posting to this blog every other day. As I figured, going back to work has caused me to not have as much time in my evenings (spending those precious moments with my little family!), so I have decided to only schedule postings for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday each week. If I find the time or am dying to share a great recipe with you, I will post and let you know. If not, watch for your regularly scheduled ‘Lil Burgher Delights entries on MWF, provided I have time to schedule them over the weekends!

While you wait to see what Monday has in store, why don’t you go back and read my story about eating the marshmallow modeled after the world’s hottest pepper, the Ghost Pepper!

 

To Blog or Not to Blog? December 5, 2010

Filed under: About the Blog — mrsgregwillis @ 11:12 am

As far back as I can remember, I have always had a passion for writing. In my late elementary and early high school years, it was mostly writing fictions stories based on my reality.  At one point, I had written multiple versions of stories about my dream, living in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  Thank goodness that dream came true, because that is where I had my amazing little girl and met the man of my dreams (but that is a whole different blog).  I continued to write throughout high school, switching more to reality and working on my school newspaper and yearbook.  Every story, even in reality, had my emotion all through it.  This love of writing carried on into college where I worked occasionally for our school newspaper and served as editor of our yearbook.  During this time, I met one of my great friends who continued to write with me on a political blog that we eventually just grew out of.  My personal blogging was off and on (probably a side effect of the fact that I had moved from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach and was not exactly sure who I was) and not consistent.  There was no purpose, it was like scrapbooking when you don’t have a kid.  It is meaningful to you, but to who else?  (Now I’ve learned that my kids will appreciate the silly scrapbooks I made of myself in my college and SC years because they will know more of who Mom is, but at the time? I had no clue.) Once I had my daughter, I had so much material and I wanted a place to put it all down, a place to remember the moments beyond the scrapbookable ones.  I am a workaholic who is married to a stay-at-home dad, so blogging doesn’t always happen in a timely or consistent manner, but it happens when I need it to.  In October 2010, I attended Pod Camp Pittsburgh 5 where I listened to Burgh Baby talk about finding the fodder to blog 365 days a year. She makes it a point to blog every single day, and it is with a purpose–writing for her daughter. So today, I have decided that I have a purpose with my personal blog–writing for my daughter and my son. But there is another part of me that I would like to share with the world, and that is talking about one of my hobbies–cooking. In order to maintain my kids’ privacy and not bore my readers, I needed to seperate the two blogs and see what came forth. Hence, today I gave birth to “Lil Burgher Delights”.

What will you find on this page? As I try to maintain a balance between personal blogging for my family, working a full time + job, spending time with my kids, scrapbooking, and enjoying living back in the city of Pittsburgh, there is little time for high quality cooking around our house. Well, perhaps through this blog I will break out of my rut and start to get a little more creative and less predictable with my cooking. So, what you are going to find here are my food adventures. Some may be silly and easy, others may leaving me crying on the kichen floor; however, you are going to hear about them. And I would love for my husband to take some pictures to include in the recipes and stories. Let’s see what comes forth!