Hello internet.

Thanks for dropping by to check out this little online food journal.

I first started blogging back in college as part of a class project, and that’s about where it ended for a long, long time.  I didn’t keep up on it like I should have, I didn’t stay up to date on events and topics to talk about.  I ran out of interesting things to say.

For several years, The Quayle’s Nest sat empty and forgotten, gathering digital dust and growing thicker & thicker cyber cobwebs.  I actually almost forgot that I even had this place.  Every now and then I’d remember to log back on and attempt to talk about something fun or interesting or thought provoking or…well, just anything.  Inevitably I’d run out of steam before I even got started, another draft abandoned and forgotten.

Then a friend of mine said, “Perry, have you thought of food blogging?”

It was like the proverbial cartoon light bulb snapped on over my head.

One thing my friends know about me is that I love to cook.  I grew up cooking.  Some of my earliest memories are of helping my parents in the kitchen while they made dinner.  Food is a source of comfort and self expression, an art like any other.  Cooking can be a solo activity or a great social tool.  Putting together a meal or a batch of cookies, even just whipping up breakfast of homemade pancakes, is my ideal way to unwind and relax.  There’s something to be said for the zen of the kitchen, friends.

Not hard to tell, my kitchen is a very special place to me.  And because of that, I think I’ve finally figured out how to put this place to perfect use.  So why don’t you drop in from time to time as I continue to share my favorite meals, bizarre recipes, interesting kitchen discoveries, and the inevitable disaster stories with the world.

All you have to do is sit back and enjoy.

Welcome to the Quayle’s Nest.

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