About Me

Hello World!

Originally I am from New Hampshire but currently live in the Boston area.

I have been making cabinet stews since grade school. Raiding my mother’s kitchen for anything that would make a quick after-school snack. My old standby was French’s brand yellow mustard spread thinly on Saltines! In high school, things got a little more sophisticated – and making dinner most nights to help out my working parents got me started down the path of culinary creativity. By college I was doctoring up Ramen noodles like nobody’s business! The in-room microwave was a new delight for me! After graduation I realized my full potential and started cooking grown up things like roasted chicken, scratch macaroni and cheese, steak on a little grill.

As a wife and mother of 2 (cats that is!) I spend a lot more time meal-planning and integrating the household likes (mine) and dislikes (his).

I began posting cabinet stew (see “hello world” post for explanation) because I am always whipping up something new!

-Carol

14 comments on “About Me

  1. STEVE BELZER says:

    Hi Carol,

    I sat across from Mike and your Dad on AA flight 25 from Boston to
    Los Angeles, yesterday.

    Your husband is an amazing guy, he told me about your blog, I visited
    and talked with your Dad quite a bit, he was in good shape the entire
    flight. Mike told me about your blog, his making lamb shanks and then
    the bruchetta.

    All the best. I look forward to reading your fathers recounting of his
    experience as part of the first wave on Omaha Beach.

    Best

    Steve Belzer
    Captain, American Airlines (Retired)

    • cabinet stew says:

      Glad you like Cabinet Stew!
      Michael told me that you were on the flight. It is truly amazing how life puts just the right people together at just the right time. You made his flight on this very special trip, much more enjoyable.
      Thank You!
      Carol

  2. Bonnie says:

    Hello Cabinet Stew Carol. I just recieved a copy of your “Friends & Family Cookbook”. It is delightful. Congratulations. Very well done.
    Bonnie

  3. SocietyRed says:

    Hi Carol,
    My good friend Rachelle pointed your way and I’m glad she did!
    I’m looking forward to your work; it makes me hungry!
    Red

  4. rarasaur says:

    I’m here from Rachelle’s world, too – It’s a pleasure to meet you, Carol! “As a wife and mother of 2 (cats that is!) I spend a lot more time meal-planning and integrating the household likes (mine) and dislikes (his).” <- this describes me to a tee! My hubby is the pickiest eater in the 'verse, plus a diabetic… so meal-planning is a necessity. Of course, I'm awful at it, but I'm learning– I'll be reading your posts for inspiration! :)

  5. Bonnie Kennedy says:

    Happy Birthday Aunt Cabinet Stew Carol. Hope all is well….we have moved again and are now in Pottstown Pa. Have an awesome day. Love as Always, Bonnie, Eliot & Gabe

  6. becca3416 says:

    Came here from Rachelle’s page. Isn’t doctoring food so enthralling?! I absolutely love cooking, and not just fancy pants need-fifty-million-seasonings-that-you-have-to-search-the-continent-for kind of cooking. If you can make Ramen taste like it didn’t come out of a nuked styrofoam cup, then you are winning at life.

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