J. Darrick GatlinI have lived here in Middle Tennessee my entire life. I have traveled to many places in the U.S. including Florida, Texas, California, Oregon and Washington state, just to name a few, but I have found no other place I would rather call home than here in Tennessee. I have a history with this state that goes back to the very beginning of Nashville. My ancestors settled here and helped build the first downtown buildings in Nashville. My grandfather even constructed some of the more recent ones as well.
The reason we started this blog was to simply share some of the things we enjoy doing here in Middle Tennessee and sometimes beyond. I recently got into cooking for myself instead of the quick heats or out to eat places. For me, this is not the hard and tedious work that many see it to be. Granted, I do tend to cook big meals on the weekend that will last for most of the week, but this is a great stress release. It must be the fact that I can take my time and not have to think about any of the daily issues we go through. In this blog, you will find some of my favorite dishes along with others that have graciously offered to post as well. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and checking out our Simply Tennessee blog.