Food has always been important to me, even when it was just pretend! Play food was one of my favorite “toys” as a child.
Welcome to my blog! As you may have guessed, my name is Veronica. I live in Wichita, Kansas, am thirty-two years old, have been blissfully married to my soul mate for twelve years, and have a fur baby (of the canine variety) named Jessie. I’m a Christian and am devoted to my God and to Jesus Christ, who I’m eternally grateful to and for. I work as a data conversion operator for the US Postal service, and love it! (Click here to find out more about my job.) I also love to bake, and enjoy cooking, so I started this blog as a way to share the best recipes I come across and create in my kitchen.
I started out blogging recipes on MySpace and eventually started this blog, originally called Recipe Rhapsody, in the fall of 2009 where I copied all my past recipes from MySpace and continued food-blogging here. When this blog was “Recipe Rhapsody,” it was all about food and recipes. Once I left MySpace, however, I started to miss having an avenue by which to share other parts of my life and thoughts, so I eventually changed this blog in May of 2011 to be more all-inclusive. Veronica’s Cornucopia was born!
Why “cornucopia?” Well, my blog is a collection of my favorite recipes, my musings, memories, stories, photos & videos from my life “adventures,” and now has weekly thanksgivings, (which makes many think of the American holiday, which is commonly equated with a cornucopia because it takes place at harvest time). I like to think of my blog as the cornucopia holding all these recipes, thanksgivings, and adventures inside of it.
While I do (usually) feature a weekly post , “Thankful Thursdays,” I try to keep food & recipes as the main focus of my blog, with other features thrown in for fun once in a while. Baking is my forte, and I do about a 2-1 ratio of recipes for sweet treats versus meals and sides. I tend to make healthy food (though not lately-lol), and very unhealthy sweets, because that is how I balance my love for good desserts–by eating healthy meals so that I can splurge on a full-fat, full-sugar dessert. When I’m watching my weight, I will include nutritional information on recipes, and you will always know when I’m in a weight-gaining period because you won’t see any nutritional information! (I have been in one for over a year now-ha!) I don’t usually share the nutritional information for desserts, however, because I figure most are like me and if they’re indulging, would rather not know how much. :)
So, welcome to my cornucopia. I hope you find some recipes that you and your family enjoy, and I hope you enjoy your time here as much as I enjoy having you! :) If you would like to contact me for any reason, shoot a message to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.