Welcome!

Hi everyone!

This is a project that I’ve wanted to do for a long time, but never took the final step to actually starting it. I’ve always been exposed to the food world…both of my parents worked in the food industry, and most members of my family are excellent cooks. There has always been plenty of creative and tasty cooking recipes, but no one in my immediate family is a serious baker. The combination of my intense sweet tooth and an intense bout of mono during the rise of baking television led me to pursue trying to make many of these sweet treats on my own. Recently, I’ve tried to work on expanding my cooking skills so I’m not the third best chef in the family.  However, there is plenty of room for both culinary disciplines on one blog.

My plan is to post both cooking and baking recipes as I try to make them. Some will be successes, and some will be lessons on What Not To Do. I would also love to do some food history and food culture posts when I have enough time to do the proper research. Ideally, I would love for this to be a combination of the geniuses of Alton Brown, Iron Chef, and “The Great British Bake-off” (plus the American version called “The American Baking Competition” that is premiering next month!)

The name The Silver Lining Is comes from my outlook on life. I’m an eternal optimist, and always try to find the silver lining in whatever situation I am in.

Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoy!