about me

Hello!  My name is Josie, and my middle name is Mae - which is where the "mae" in maede.for.you. comes from.

I love to cook, read, and spend time with my wonderful family and friends. 

I started this blog as a way to keep track of favorite recipes and it has also become a creative outlet for me to experiment with cooking and photography.  I do not have any formal training with either of those things...but I hope that with time and practice I can at least make tasty food that also looks good. Many cooking mistakes have happened and will continue to happen, I have no doubt.  I have burned things, dropped things, spilled things, over-salted things - but you live and learn, right? 

I started to experiment with cooking during college and even more so when I graduated college.  I always loved my mom's cooking growing up and still think she is the best cook I know!  I was always amazed at how she could concoct a delicious dish without using a recipe.  I wish I would've spent more time in the kitchen with her growing up, but I thank her for the knowledge that she did give me.  I still have so much to learn...and I welcome any help and advice!  I love finding new recipes, spending a day bookmarking pages in a new cookbook, or getting ideas from Pinterest, of course.  I do not claim to be very inventive, and I am by no means an expert, but I try to put a new twist on the recipes I find, or swap out ingredients to align with what I already have on hand in my kitchen.  Mostly, I just want my food to taste good.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please come back again soon.

Here's the the adventures ahead.  Cheers...and Bon Appetit!

-Josie Mae