So here we are, and this is it: the first post on a new adventure of a blog. It’s thrilling… and terrifying. Because, what if we stop cooking? What if we decide we don’t want to stick to this? And what if we decide that we only want to eat take out FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR?

Three souffles in purple tins are shown on a baking sheetFears aside, I have high hopes for The Speckled Palate.

Why, you ask? Not only will it document the food we are enjoying and capture our weekly culinary adventures, but it will also document the little things as we go about our daily lives. That’s the goal, at least.

The Speckled Palate is a brainchild of Winston’s and mine, dreamed up one evening while deciding what to cook for dinner. Something was said along the lines of, “You know what would be fun?” and then my brain was off and running.

Expect original recipes and some updated old favorites. And expect to laugh because, well, neither of us are professional chefs, even though sometimes we pretend we are. And you better believe there are going to be some stories of dishes that turned out not-so-perfect or a little too “crispy.” (Sidenote: While building this site, our grill CAUGHT ON FIRE. And the Mexican corn we were cooking at the time was not salvageable. Thankfully, we made it through unscathed, but we apparently have bad luck with grilling.)

If nothing else, you can stop by to enjoy the photography because who doesn’t love food photography? (People who don’t enjoy eating, that’s who.)

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    About the Author:

    Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her

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    1. What a beautiful display of chocolate souffles! Are these from New year’s Eve?
      I love your sweet words and of course, the idea that you will chronicle your journey as a chef!!! xoxo, mom

    2. so i had to be the first comment below your mom. 🙂 i LOVE this, and you of course. i’m excited to see where this blog takes you! xoxo

    3. Fun! Love this new blog idea. Food is basically my favourite thing in the world, so I adore blogs that are all about cooking and baking. I’m already drooling as I scroll through your posts so far 🙂

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