About the Author

Me, freezing in the garden!

Me, freezing in the garden!

Hi!  Thanks for stumbling upon my blog. I’m Nick, and I’m thrilled that you’re here!

As you can see, I’m the optimistic househusband!  I love to cook, well, really, all things food.  I love reading about it, watching it, talking about it, making it, thinking about it, but above all…eating it!  When I get a new cookbook, I approach it like a new novel.  I get so excited to curl up with it, read the “stories”, get absorbed in the “plot”, and I just can’t put it down.  And I love to try out those new recipes.  And they turn out so much better now that I realized my oven runs 50-75 degrees high (who knew…first tip)!

I also love to play in the dirt.  I know, you’re picturing a grown man in his 30’s outside, covered in mud, just a mess.  And sometimes, that’s what I look like.  I would say I love gardening, but really, I think I’m more just playing in the dirt most of the time.  I do venture into vegetables, fruits, and flowers.  Sometime to great success, and sometimes, well, I’m embarrassed to show some of those pictures.  But I do try, every year…and hopefully this year will be better than last!

And I love to decorate and play around the house.  I love to change paint colors, furniture, curtains, pictures, whatever.  I like to check out houses for sale, think about what I would do with an unlimited budget, or really, just the budget to buy the house.  And I love furniture stores, shopping for house stuff, you name it, I love it!

So, as I say…househusband.  And I’m optimistic that I can get any of it done while also trying to maintain a career in marketing.  But we’ll see how it goes.

Oh, and I guess I should tell you a little more ABOUT me!  Well, I think I said I’m in my 30’s.  I live in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, which is a small town about 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia.  And being from this area, I love the Jersey Shore (the place, not the show)!  I come from Italian roots, so that definitely influences my cooking (even when I try not to make Italian, it seems to come out that way).  Oh and I love TV!  So many great shows out there, and definitely some trash too.  I’m a Scorpio…wait, did I go too far?

Let me know how you like my blog.  And I’d love to hear about your favorite foods, recipes, plants to grow, decorating ideas, etc.  Comment away!  If you’d like to send me a message, feel free at theoptimistichousehusband at gmail dot com…or follow me on Twitter (@OptimisticHH)…or like me on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/theoptimistichousehusband)…

Happy reading!

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23 thoughts on “About the Author

  1. Selma's Table

    Hello Nick – so nice to meet you via Fiesta Friday – love your tag line by the way. I am just off to check out your offering which looks delicious….

  2. Stacey Bender

    My husband went to the Jersey Shore every year in his youth. It was the place of our first travel together. I feel the same way as you about food,, cooking and reading cookbooks like novels. Nice to meet you.

  3. Sinfully Tempting

    Great blog! As someone else who comes from Italian roots, I know exactly what you mean by the influence it can have on your cooking, haha. Also a Scorpio that has spent many summers at the Jersey shore!

  4. Sue

    I am so enjoying reading through your blog and I must say it is nice to see a fella around this corner of the blogging world! Love the tagline!


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