My name is Anastasia Weis Cullen and I am a mom to three crazy busy kids, ages 13, 11 and 8, and one husband. I am a culinary trained pastry chef and former attorney currently tackling my toughest job to date: work at home mom. I blog about topics I have a passion for, including food, food allergies, travel, bourbon and wine. As a dedicated foodie I love to share my favorite recipes, including allergy-friendly recipes, and even though I am a native of Kentucky who blogs about bourbon and the Bourbon Country, this former French expat’s true love is wine. Like most families, our days are filled to the brim with school, dance, soccer, baseball, art, play dates and homework, all of which I navigate while folding laundry and cleaning toilets, making dinners, and putting out any number of unexpected fires or catastrophes. Added to all that whirlwind fun, I am just starting to face the daunting task of parenting a tween and teenager. We also are a food allergy family, and I am now “calmly” navigating my two oldest children’s peanut/tree nut allergies as they become more independent and are no longer always under my watchful eye. Every day is yet another adventure in our mad tea party life. I am the middle child of 5 girls and was blessed to have what I consider the greatest parents of all time, something I hope I can replicate with my children. In a previous life I was a corporate defense attorney, for a time practicing international law in Paris, France and Geneva, Switzerland, but my true passion is the culinary arts. I am culinary school trained and owned Louisville, Kentucky’s first peanut/tree nut free bakery (Ooh La La! Bakery) and a peanut/tree nut free artisan chocolate business (Twisted Chocolat) before deciding to slow down my incredibly crazy life and focus on being a work at home mom blogging about a few of my favorite things.
Be sure to check out Anastasia’s own blog Teacups and Turkey Legs for more of her great recipes and food allergy tips as well as right here.