I started Sister DIY to share recipes and projects with my sisters everywhere. When I graduated high school and started college, I didn’t have a clue. Not a clue about being on my own. Not a clue about struggles of adulthood and certainly not a clue about cooking. Like many, I was raised by my grandma and like most grandmas, she was an amazing woman and cook. Her food was the best. She just knew how to make the house feel so warm and inviting during dinnertime and everything was home cooked. Unfortunately, I didn’t spend a lot of time in the kitchen with her growing up (not learning anything anyway) and by the time I realized she had all of this cooking knowledge that I needed (2 semesters into college), she was gone.
After moving into my first apartment and being on my own for a few months, I realized I really needed to know how to cook.
Learning to cook
For the next few years, my television was pretty much set to Martha Stewart on PBS & Food Network. Martha, Ina, Giada, Paula, Emril and Bobby (to name a few) were a part of my everyday life. I had a lot of failures in the kitchen, but I also had a lot of successes. Overtime, I finally learned how to cook on my own. This made my realize that I could learn how to do anything if I tried. I know it sounds cliche, but it’s so true. Before, I truly thought that I needed to go to cooking school in order to really learn how to cook, but with patience, perseverance and prayer I was able to really learn how to cook. I am still learning new things and having successes. My failures in the kitchen are getting less and less.
There are so many other things that I want to learn as well and now I know exactly how to go about doing it. There are tons of resources out there to learn how to do anything you want to learn how to do and I want to invite you to share those experiences with me. You really can learn something new every day.