Hello and welcome to Mainstay Cooking! My name is Robert, and I’m thrilled to share my love of cooking with you.

I’ve had a long and rewarding career in the technology industry, having worked as a software engineer and a project manager for over 20 years. While I love my work, I’ve always had a passion for cooking and gardening, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to share that passion with you through my blog.

My interest in cooking began during my college years, when I worked as a restaurant fry cook and as a cook for a catering company. Since then, I’ve honed my skills in the kitchen and have developed a passion for grilling and smoking meats, as well as experimenting with Mexican cuisine. While I do love a good steak or pork roast, I also enjoy cooking vegetarian dishes, and I’m always on the lookout for new and exciting recipes to try. I also love sharing my knowledge of cooking with others, so if you have any questions or need help with a recipe, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

When it comes to cooking, I believe that organization is key. I’ve developed a variety of tips and hacks over the years that help make cooking easier and more enjoyable, such as using clear containers for storing vegetables in the fridge and using stair-stepped spice organizers to keep my ingredients in order. I’m always happy to share my tips and tricks with others, so if you’re looking for ways to organize your kitchen or streamline your cooking process, be sure to check out my blog for ideas.

Thank you for taking the time to learn a little bit about me and my passions. I hope that you find my blog to be a helpful resource for all of your cooking and gardening needs. Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner, I’m here to help you on your culinary journey. So grab your apron and let’s get cooking!