Hello and Welcome from My Home to Yours.

I’m Taianne, It’s different I know.  If you are wondering, it’s pronounced like Diane but with a T. But everyone calls me Tai.  You know like the tie in bowtie 🙂

I love to write, well attempt to write that is.  And I love to cook.  Nothing fancy, I’m no Master Chef, after all, I’m just a simple farm wife.  But I also love to talk about my family. And….I have found a new passion…. Quilting or attempting to quilt 🙂

I was diagnosed with Cancer 2 years ago.   Epithelioid Hemangioendothelioma. A mouthful isn’t it? Also known as EHE for short.  It is a rare cancer that grows from the cells that make up the blood vessels. This cancer can occur anywhere in the body with the most common sites being the liver, lungs, and bone. Mine is in the liver. It also happens to be stable at the moment.   I had 3 small tumors in my liver ablated a little over a year ago. But I had to quit work as I tired easily.  So I needed to find something to do. This is where the learning how to quilt came in. Boy did I do a lot of YouTubing and I’m still learning.

So I thought, why not combine them, and if I make a little money at it that would be alright. If not that is alright too.

I come from a family of cooks. My dad was a professional cook. He worked for the airlines many years ago. He also at one time owned his own small restaurant. So my first job at the age of 15 was waitressing for my dad.

My great Aunt Emmy is actually the one who started my passion for cooking. When I was 12 I went to stay at her farmhouse in Indiana. She was the best home cook. I helped her cook and bake for a family gathering. It was so satisfying to know that everyone enjoyed and raved about the good food we put on the table.

I get my storytelling and the gift of gab from my Grandpa. He never met a stranger meaning everyone he met he talked to like he had known them for years and He loved to write!

So between cooking, baking, and sewing, I try to stay busy.

I hope that you will enjoy the simple recipes, the stories about my family, and just maybe learn to quilt right along with me. Who knows maybe we can teach each other.

You can reach me at Taianne@athomewithtai.com with any questions you may have.