As kids, our childhood was filled with food. We come from a stereotypical Irish family where we always had a complete meal at dinner and you always ate everything on your plate! Our mom was not always the most amazing cook… lets just say we always thought BBQ chicken was supposed to be black, enrobed in a layer of charcoal (Sorry Mom! You are an amazing cook now!). Summer days were filled with trips to the woods to scavenge for blueberries, praying we could find enough to make a pie. We also did a lot of baking ourselves, brownies and chocolate chip cookies were our specialty.
As we get older, we have really started to reflect back on these and other moments in our lives where food played a huge impact on us. We wanted to write a blog where we could share our love for food but also teach you a thing or two. Here you will see all our successes, failures and mishaps as we share some of our favorite recipes with you!
Kealy & Darcie
Kealy: A few years after completing my BS in Psychology, I finally took the plunge and enrolled in culinary school! I attended Johnson & Wales University in Providence for their Baking and Pastry Arts program. I loved every minute of school! I would stay at my parents house and every morning I would come down and my dad would say “time to make the donuts”, no matter what it was I was making for the day. My parents could not have been more supportive of me.
After graduation I was lucky enough to find a job with a catering company that had never had a pastry chef before. Everything they made was store bought and lacked imagination. This gave me the opportunity to create a complete from scratch pastry program where I was able to pretty much make whatever I want, as well as spend years just testing recipes.
Currently I work for an amazing start-up in Boston that coordinates catering between clients and local restaurants. Every day I get to meet new people in the restaurant industry, build customized menus, recommend ideal pricing and share my knowledge of the industry with them. I also teach Pastry classes on the weekends at Sur La Table outside of the city where we make everything from classic Italian pastries, french macaroons to artisan breads!