Let me introduce myself, I am Tosha. I am the writer and cook for my blog, Pots to Plates. I am a wife to the most amazing man. I am also a mother of two very handsome boys. Pray for me! Actually, pray for them! Cooking, writing, reading, and spending time with my family are my favorite things. Another one of my favorite things is storytelling. I love to tell stories. I love to talk about what happened while I was at home, at the store or at work. I love to entertain people and get them laughing. If you are not laughing, you are not living.
I love, love, love to cook! While I was growing up, I wanted nothing to do with cooking. In fact, I told my mother I was never cooking and would live on fries, cheeseburgers and pizza. That lasted about a week. I had to give myself an at home crash course on cooking. Step one, boil water, call mom. Step two, cook to al dente, definitely call mom! Thank god, my mother was willing to take all of my emergency food crisis calls. She was patient and talked me off the ledge and back to the stove. I finally opened all the cookbooks my grandmother passed down to me. I also started taking an interest in the magazines she kept sending to my house. This really helped build my confidence and understanding as a cook. Over the years, I have grown to love cooking and using my creativity to create my own dishes.
My mother has always hosted large gatherings with Thanksgiving abundance at every occasion. We don’t know how to do it light. Over the years, we have tried light only to end up with all us bringing extra dishes “just in case.” My whole family enjoys cooking, getting together and having fun. It truly is the time I look forward to the most. My mother is the master at drawing people to the table and she has passed that secret down to me.
Pots to Plates is a way for me to share my stories, life lessons, creativity and of course recipes! Everyone loves good stories and great recipes. That is what I want you to find here at Pots to Plates.
Writer and Cook