If you had to pick which of us is the baker, and which the chef, it would be pretty easy. When I'm in the kitchen there's nothing I love more than a good, precise recipe. Give me the ingredients and instructions and I can make just about anything. Leave out an ingredient, forget to list a step? Yikes!
Brad, on the other hand, is a freewheeling innovator in the kitchen. Recipe says use thyme but he prefers rosemary? Rosemary it will be. There's an ingredient in the recipe that we don't have in the house? He deftly swaps it out; I grab my car keys and head to the store. Precision in baking is a good thing. In cooking, it can be very limiting.
This blog will feature food by each of us and both of us. Our friend Pam deserves credit for the name of the blog, as she was the first to refer to Brad and me as "Bradleen." I think because she finds us both worldly and talented and thin and beautiful, with great hair and perfect teeth, and in that way we remind her of Brangelina. Yeah, that must be it.
Hopefully you'll find something here you like and will enrich your experience in the kitchen and at the dinner table (or standing in the kitchen, no judgement here).
Bon appetit and happy reading!
Photo attribution: The very talented Dawn Sparks.