Biography

I grew up half on the Jersey Shore (it’s nothing like the tv show…well, they’re exactly like every Bennie that a true Jersey Shore resident cannot stand) and half in Dearborn, Michigan (a bit more like the now-cancelled tv show- my high school was half Arabic, which just turned me into a Middle Eastern food snob), which means that no matter where I am, my accent never fits in.Β  Just ask me to say “water”, “orange”, or “y’all” in the midwest or “Boston” on the east coast.

My mother’s motto is “Better than Martha Stewart.”Β  Therefore, I make any 50s-style housewife proud with my ability to cook, bake, clean, sew, embroider, tailor, and knit.Β  That means that I had a number of homemade Easter and Christmas dresses with puffy sleeves (a favorite of my mother’s and not of mine), in addition to sweatshirts with puffy paint. I also never had anything from a freezer (except ice cream and vegetables) or an aluminum can (my mother did can her own food, after all) until I hit college…that was a rude awakening. I might have subsisted on sandwiches and salads for weeks…that is, until I found a ride to Wal-Mart and I could buy a bunch of pots and pans…and then quickly began arranging trips to the grocery store in exchange for homemade baked goods.

Unfortunately for my mother, I’m single and an anesthesiology resident (where I’m ONLY allowed to work 80 hours per week), which means that I won’t be a housewife anytime soon.

I’ve had enough dating disasters to make Chelsea Handler proud, and hopefully y’all can learn (or at least laugh) at my mishaps.

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607 thoughts on “Biography

  1. Haha so funny you wrote this…I am the same!! I have all these magical abilities too, but I don’t think they will ever be used the way they are “meant” to be. I am doing my undergrad in Kinesiology, and I am thinking of going to med school after. However, one of the reasons I am skeptical about the long journey, is that I may miss my chance at having a family. I mean, I already HARDLY have time to socialize, god knows what will happen in med school! Good luck domestic diva!

    • What are you talking about- I socialize all the time in med school! You just bake and cook for all of your starved classmates and everyone comes running over. πŸ˜‰

      Plus everyone in medicine just has kids in their mid 30s- you’ll be fine. πŸ™‚

    • Who needs CH? You are doing great! Med school, WOW. I too rebooted my life and it ain’t so bad. All the best. Lauren. P.S. I found love on-line.

    • Perhaps you will decide that adding extra children to this world doesn’t help complete your life. Perhaps you might enjoy being so wonderfully busy having a life, you will forgot about having kids and just live life with your SO.

  2. saw that you were following me and as I’m going through your info I’m thinking, wow pretty much the older better version of what I’m starting… 4th year med student vs 3rd year pharmacy student… I’m going to add you to my blogroll πŸ™‚

  3. Thank you for following my blog! (: It’s so exciting and encouraging to know that people do read your blog, and even consistently follow up on your posts. I will try to continue to share healthy and yummy recipes and finds in the near future. I’m still a newbie and am constantly learning~~ You’re a great writer, cook, and I’m excited to hear about your medical career journey (as I was initially going to pursue a career in that field as well). I still yearn for it, but we’ll see what happens. (: Take care!

  4. This is great! My grandmother was a great housewife. I mean she worked but no one thinks about the past and remembers that part. They only remember how good she took care of the house. I have adopted a lot of her traits as well as my mom when it comes to cooking and cleaning. However, I have switched my career path and have decided to go to nursing school! Who says you can’t do it all, right? LOL

  5. I love your blog! I just read the last 5 or 6 posts and literally LOL’d. I love your sense of humor and all the great recipes. I can’t wait to try some of them. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I look forward to getting to know you and reading more great posts.

  6. Thanks for following my blog! You are my first official follower (I think – I’m still learning) , I just started my blog last week. Just read through a few of your posts and am cracking up. Best of luck in school and can’t wait to try some of your recipes.
    Janette

  7. I love your bio! No shame in being better than Martha and definitely no shame in working in the health field. I’m a few months away from having my RD, so luckily I get to play with food and menu planning-housewifery creeps in.

  8. Now I’ve stopped laughing… your blog is great!!! Love the combination of food, pathos and humour. Thanks for the follow, and I’m so happy to follow you too. I read your latest posts on garlic mash and recycled pork chops and nearly swooned. πŸ™‚ Yay for blogs about food and for women who have brains and aren’t afraid to use them.

  9. Thanks for the blog follow! I was slightly skeptical as to whether or not you were a real blog or a spam blog when the two articles it suggested for me to read were Horny Old Ladies and Mashed Potatoes and Porn and Peppermints. I was like, ummmmm ok? Should I click to find out or not. Anyway, very funny stuff and great looking recipes. If you’re interested in other recipes and some fantastic food pictures (which I don’t even strive for) I suggest Smitten Kitchen. If nothing else make these cookies and say a silent thanks for me introducing them to you. http://smittenkitchen.com/2007/11/oatmeal-chocolate-chip-and-pecan-cookies/

    Oh and don’t use the orange peel in the cookie recipe. It’s just wrong.

  10. Yay..fellow Michigander!!! I lived in Michigan for several years…and have fond memories. Two things I miss are Nino Salvaggio and Middle Eastern food!!! Looking forward for more.. BTW, thanks for stopping by!

  11. Hey, thanks for following me! I just got started, so we’ll see where this takes me. I’m actually going to attempt using it to build a CMS (content management system) website for my photography portfolio.. I hope it’s as awesome once built as it is in my head πŸ™‚ As far as food photography goes, ask me if you have any questions- I’m actually going through an advertising/photography course right now and the current assignment is food photography. Fun fact, all the photos of ice cream ever are not ice cream but a combination of confectioner’s sugar and corn syrup.

  12. Thank you for following my blog!!! I look forward to reading more of yours. We have a few things in common. We’re both single, in school working towards becoming doctors…..well I am working on my PhD and we both enjoy cooking. Keep up the good work!

  13. Thank you for following my new blog! It’s awesome to stumble across kindred spirits. I can relate to your diverse talents…while not quite Martha Stewart myself, I was raised a good Southern woman (lots of cooking, sewing, knitting) and went the Ph.D. route. I’m a bit older and managed to juggle a baby with a dissertation. That was seven years ago and now I’m a happy hockey mom/shrink/blogger/wife/stepmom. Here’s to all the wonderful multi-talented women out there!

  14. Hi πŸ™‚ Thank you for stopping by my blog and for the follow! I hope you find some recipes you like. I’ve been reading some of your posts and found myself laughing out loud. Your stories are so funny! Great blog πŸ™‚

  15. Love this blog, and although I am not a med student I can totally relate. Thank so much for subscribing to my blog and I look forward to reading more about domestic diva!

  16. Very funny! Good for you for following your dreams! I’m looking for mine, after spending 30 years between mothering, working in corporate settings, and just moving through life.
    My husband is a physician, and I love to cook, so I have a little insight to some of your interests! I look forward to reading more. ~ Sheila

  17. i’m a lonely 1st year general surgery’s residents girlfriend LOL… we’re all alone here in florida while the rest of my family is in jersey. totally going to follow your blog πŸ™‚

  18. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and signing on to follow it! I hope you’ll enjoy the time you spend there. Your own site is the cat’s pajamas. Which you have probably hand-sewn out of fabric that you’ve woven from cotton you’ve harvested. My hat’s off to you!

  19. Hi! Thanks for following my new blog. Looks likes we are two peas in a pod πŸ™‚
    I remember baking bread from scratch the night before tests in med school to help me unwind and clear my head and I always seemed to do better on those exams. Seems like ages ago but it really wasn’t (I graduated in 2006). Hang in there — your domestic skills will keep you sane during the crazy years of residency. Do you match next month?

    Susie Homemaker, MD
    http://www.SusieHomemakerMD.com

  20. Thank you for being the first person to follow my blog! Dating is hilarious, but not always fun. I was the reliably single friend forever (until I was set up on a blind date with Matt… and swore that it was the last date I was going on for a long time if it didn’t work). I tried it all – match.com, eharmony, speed-dating, blind dates, meeting guys at bars/coffee shops/work. Whenever people told me they “miss” dating and it was so “fun”, I knew they had to be drunk a lot during their single years.

  21. Thanks for following my blog! :] I’ve been reading your posts and I love your sense of humor! Best of luck to you in landing an awesome residency! :] I’m starting medical school this fall, so I still have a long, long way to go. πŸ˜›

  22. Thanks for stopping by. I sense a very sick woman and am glad you want to be a Doctor. You should consider geriatrics for sick old guys like me. I will keep coming back for your weird style and recipes.

  23. Thanks for dropping by my blog and checking it out. Good to see you are maintaining your sense of humor with the rigors and stress of med school. I grew up in a family of healthcare providers, i.e. physicians, dentists, nurses, dietitians, etc. Their sense of humor was sadly lacking and the hours they worked were bad, so I went to law school instead. πŸ˜€ Although professionally trained I simply didn’t have the time to cook very much until after I got out of school so kudos to you to keep doing what you like while studying. Your blog is funny, entertaining and the recipes look good. I will have to give a few of them a try.

  24. I love your biography. I’ve been out of med school a long time. My Mum taught me to cook and so as a young boy. I don’t sew any more but I love to cook food, photograph it and eat it.

  25. Hi. Thanks for following my blog! You have a hilarious approach in life. I am not the domesticated type but I like cooking. I started two years ago. Will be looking forward to your next posts! πŸ™‚

  26. Hi there, domestic diva md! I’m loving your hysterical writing style and ooooo – we have much in common, yet we’re a world apart! I’m 16 weeks and 1 day away from breaking free of the shackles of medical school and a 10 year odyssey at university… In England! Pop on over to my blog and check out the parallels (or not πŸ˜‰ ) between our lives. I love your header by the way – so simple, yet so effective. I need help with food photography too but I’m trying really, really hard! And one last thing – anaesthetics huh? You use be super duper brainy as the gas men are the considered the cleverest of all the doctors in the UK at least! When they’re not playing sudoku that is πŸ˜‰ xxx

    • I’m 10 weeks away from breaking free myself…and about to finish my 21st year of schooling total. Eek!

      So far, I’ve been told to use lights and feature larger pictures- it’s helped me out immensely!

      Here it’s hardest to get into derm, rad onc, plastics, and ortho….not anesthesia. πŸ˜‰ And I much prefer “Words with Friends” to Sudoku πŸ˜‰

      • I guess the way the healthcare system is structured makes a difference to what specialities are most popular – I’m going for a teeny weeny speciality called Oral Medicine and there are often more jobs than applicants because the training path requires both medicine and dentistry plus lots of exams and work in junior jobs before being eligible for speciality training! Best of look with your residency job (I guess “matching” is like our Foundation Programme application system – aka a living nightmare!). I just found out I got the hospital I wanted and am waiting for the rotations to be released but I don’t mind what I do. Never heard of “words with friends” – must google it! πŸ˜‰

  27. 10 weeks left… congrats! Will you be moving for residency? Whatever the case, best of luck to you! Must say I am not jealous at all πŸ™‚ Sometimes still have nightmares about a ridiculous call night… πŸ™‚ Your blog is entertaining and quite a fun read! Awesome work!

  28. Some of the funniest stories I’ve read in a while. Your blog is right up my ally humorous, entertaining and just a tad inappropriate! What else could you ask for? Well maybe you could spice it up with a reci….. never mind you have it all under control!

  29. I followed you back from my blog and really enjoy your writing style. Now I’m following you, so, if you’re going to hell, you’d better bring enough wings for the two of us! πŸ™‚

  30. Oh gosh, really love your sense of humor. Yup! dating isn’t always fun, but baking and cooking are! Thanks for stopping by and following my blog and best of luck with your residency. I hope you end up where you wanted to be.

  31. Thanks for visiting my blog and leading me to yours. I love, love your blog titles. Hilarious! Will be back again to visit.

  32. Thanks for checking out my blog. I have a feeling I’ll be back to see yours from time to time – it’s clever and fun. Good luck on your studies! My husband’s cousin is an anesthesiologist and, while she’s mostly married to her job, she loves it, makes BANK, travels a TON, sharing her wealth and success with her parents and siblings. I find her dedication admirable and wish you much success as well. Cheers. πŸ™‚

  33. Thanks for following my blog. I like how you tell a story and then include a recipe. I look forward to reading and trying your delicious recipes.

  34. Adorablely funny blog! πŸ™‚ Thanks for following mine. I am trying to get back to posting regularly. I had a bento blog years ago (still up at http://www.cookingcute.com) that I updated all the time. But then I had a kid. And then another one. Ha! So trying to find my footing with the new one. Not sure what I want to focus on yet. Hence the whole knockin’ about thing. πŸ˜‰

  35. thanks for checking out my blog and liking it enough to click the follow button! i look forward to exploring yours!

  36. Thank you for stopping in over at my blog and for deciding to follow it! I love the concept of your blog! Good stories and food… that’s perfect!

  37. You are such a delight! I stopped by to thank you for following my blog and ended up reading all of your posts. You blend humor with your everyday life and throw in the recipes as an added bonus. How lucky for all of your followers!!!
    I worked many years as an RN at a trauma center and watched medical students, interns and residents come in through the program, complete it and move on. I laughed so much reading your posts. Much gratitude!!
    I wish you the best of luck in your anesthesia program, although I have NO doubt you will do incredibly well.
    As for the housewife thing… my daughter is 31 and I’m still waiting too πŸ˜‰
    Jan

  38. Thanks for following my blog! It is much appreciated!

    Anyways I thought I’d drop by and check yours out in return πŸ™‚ I like your humor on here! It’s so…. marvelous! haha

  39. Hey Thanks A Lot for following my blog.
    It means a lot. I am so new and feel like a kid diving into this hahahaahhaa.
    I am Ist year Journalism student and cooking is one of the many things I happen to have my foot into.

    πŸ™‚

  40. I just wanted to say thank you for following my blog! You may be the first *smiles* I randomly stumbled upon your blog and was glad I did. Great recipes, but even better are your stories and sense of humor. I myself am a medical student and was just thinking…do I have time to blog. Your wonderful blog made my mind up about that…I always said I would make a great 50s housewife if I wasn’t so independent and want a career. So finding your blog was amazing happenstance! Good luck with anesthesia and I will continue to enjoy your blog with many other! Thanks again!

  41. Thanks for visiting my blog! I love cooking so I’m definitely going to love your blog. I have dabbled in some food photography and am trying to get the hang of it myself. I’m finding that people really respond well to the shots that showcase the food and make it look yummy (not much countertop, just food and plate mainly, and rich in color). Try different angles and apertures and see what you can come up with. If you can find a counter area where natural light comes in near it, that usually helps. Good luck and can’t wait to see what you put up next.

    • I unfortunately have no natural light in my apartment kitchen, and with my apartment set up I don’t get any light at all until the sun is setting for the day. Hopefully my next apartment is better! I at least have Fiestaware in nearly every color to use with the food. πŸ™‚

      • Well, if you can’t use natural light, then try to shine some kind of light on it and adjust your white balance to work with it (tungsten if it’s a yellow tinted light, etc). This will help you with the low light issues. And getting a tripod (if you don’t already have one) will help tons too since low light requires you to use slower shutter speeds. I’m updating my food gallery and hope to add plenty more to it soon if you want to check it out.

  42. Thanks for following my blog! New to this so not sure just where it will go but it’s been fantastic fun so far. Loved reading through yours. Love the way you write and love the recipe that follows the story. Brilliant. Ahhh and as a mother of two I completely appreciate your choice of profession. I went into labour with my first swearing off anaesthesia – terrified I’d be paralysed. Lasted until my first contraction. Yep…bring it on…and fast (I was one of the lucky ones that decided in time). You wonderful people are heaven sent! Thanks for the smiles this morning – the green beans…the tattoo…the nose hair. Classics!

  43. Thank you following my blog. What do you know? My mother raises me to be a housewife as well. Except, I’m still going through the process of learning to be a housewife and I’m not yet established career-wise. Applying for pharmacy school this summer. There goes my good-wife-training! Great read and mouthwatering posts! I will be back! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

  44. Hi,
    Thank you for following my blog! Yours looks great, I love how you combine crazy anecdotes with recipes πŸ™‚ Good luck with everything, and I hope to hear more from you soon!
    Best,
    Kelly (kycm)

  45. Thanks for checking out my blog. As a (currently) aspiring medschool student who was attached to my mother’s hip as a child, I completely relate to the sub-heading for your blog. I also really love your blogging style! It’s really interesting, and the recipes look delicious!

  46. My grandma once looked at me agast when I asked her to sew on a button for me: ‘What do you mean you can’t do it yourself? How will you ever find a husband if you can’t sew?’

    The ideal housewife obviously didn’t make it to my generation…but I’m totally ok with that. Oh and in answer to my grannie’s out-dated ideas – I just got a man who’d been in the army. Problem solved. πŸ™‚

  47. Hello! Your bio made me giggle … a lot! You’re so down-to-earth and the combination of food and humor is a winner anytime. Thanks for following my blog. I’m following yours too πŸ™‚

  48. Love the stories and recipes! My old flatmate’s fiance is a med student and just watching HER go through his med school stuff has been stressful enough (once during an operation, HIV+ blood squirted into his eye!), can’t imagine what it’s like actually being in med school. Good luck with your match and anesthesiology!

  49. Love your biography, I’m all about being independent and taking chances, even if I do have mad baking and sewing skills πŸ˜‰

  50. On food photography…natural (daylight) is best but take a few shots in a variety of settings and set your digital camera to a close-up setting usually depicted with a flower on your camera menu. try some without flash and some with then use photo shop to enhance or correct color and contrast or undesirable bits (like reflections or drips).

  51. Love it! I, too, am a housewife/homemaker trapped in a grad-student’s life–although with three kids and a husband that I do get to share my domestic talents with. When I’m not writing theology papers or deconstructing a biblical narrative I am cooking, canning, sewing, knitting, or cleaning–probably while holding a child, too. It just makes life richer to have all that talent and be a professional, too, right?

  52. Hey Miss Diva! Thanks for visiting my blog. A suggestion for photographing food is to keep your camera close to the stove so you don’t have to run to the next room to find it. If it is not within arm’s reach for me, the food just gets eaten!
    I do have experience with food styling and will add some tips with photos, though Happiness Stan Lives Here blog does a good job with photos.

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  54. Dear DD,

    Yours is one of the few blogs that actually bring a smile on your face no matter what mood you’re in. From the title to the content, everything is first grade.

    Thank you for following my blog. It truly means a lot.

    Take care,
    Yousuf

  55. Hey Jersey Girl…sort of. I was raised there myself. Still love Spring Lake NJ–the Irish Riviera πŸ™‚ Thanks for stopping by oceannah. I can totally relate to your home-made clothing and food memories. My grandmother lived with us and sewed and cooked. I was 13 before I had a chips-ahoy cookie! My dad was an organic gardener before it was fashionable. I learned how to can tomatoes at a tender age.
    Med school is tough no doubt but there will be time for some domestic bliss on occasion I hope. Best of luck w/ school.
    *anna

  56. What a fun blog you have here! Thanks for swinging by mine so I could “find” you! I left clinical practice as a dietitian and went into public health a few years back and now work with refugee resettlement and prison rehab (yeah, I know) ~ the common theme: Humor and Food! I shall now become a humble follower of yours, oh great one! Can’t wait to see what else you cook up!

  57. Hello funny lady. Just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for not one but three blogging awards – The Sunshine Award, The Very Inspiring Blogger and the Versatile Blogger. Good luck with your surgery!

  58. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and liking my post!! I love meeting the people who are reading my blog! πŸ™‚ I. Love. Your. Blog. I don’t know how else to say it. It is music to my soul!

  59. Hi Diva, thanks for checking out my blog. I’ve just spent the last 20 minutes reading some of your stories and recipes and I’m so entertained! You have some great stories to tell and selected some great foods to go along with them. You know, if that whole doctor thing doesn’t work out you could always write for a living πŸ˜‰ I’m only 45 min. South of you in Toledo–GO BLUE! I wish you well on your move to Chicago this summer and I’m definitely looking forward to roasting some brussel sprouts soon, Thanks!

  60. Hello, just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my blog and for following! I’ve been looking through yours and love what I’ve read so far (I’m going to give your Spring Risotto recipe a go as it looks ace), look forward to reading future entries!
    All the best, Liz

  61. thanks for the follow, love the story-recipe format, very readable. also like the student-friendliness of the recipes πŸ™‚ looking forward to getting your updates!

  62. Hey! Thanks for following my blog, just started on it and really appreciate that people do read it! =)
    Yes, good work on the cooking blog and I have much respect for you! being a med student yet maintaining such a lovely blog!

  63. You’re a Jersey Girl too! I live 3.5 blocks to the beach, in Allenhurst, and spent much of my college summer nights in Point πŸ™‚

  64. Thanks for checking out and following my blog! It’s an honor just to have someone look let alone follow. I love your sense of humor!

  65. Thanks for checking out my blog. Loved your biography – I too discovered frozen food for the first time when I visited a school friend. Knitting, sewing, smocking, tie dye, upholstery, whatever – I was brought up to believe that if anyone else can do it, there’s no reason why I can’t do it better. This obviously applies to cooking as well. I have a high bar because my mother was half French and she grew up with a Cordon Bleu uncle.
    You seem to have got lots of photography tips. If you want to go the whole hog in the photoshop arena, Gimp is an open source (free program) that does all the same stuff, but it takes a while to get familiar with it. You can get it at http://www.gimp.org/downloads/, and there are also good (free) tutorials available. All you need is time:)

  66. Thanks for following my blog. I’ll follow you too.. very funny stories esp the one about the natural birth and muffin bread.

  67. Cheers for visiting Serendipity Farm and for deciding to jump in and visit regularly. Hopefully you won’t catch anything…I guess you are the perfect person to deal with it if you do! It might be nice to have a medical student around the place. We are always scratched, bitten or in my case, cut, by whatever seems to be happening at any given time. We might live next door to a 200 year old Church with accompanying graveyard but no self respecting zombi or vampire would try to extract blood from us, the blackberries already did that and it would be easier to get blood from a stone ;). Living in Tasmania, Australia has its challenges. I don’t actually come from here and so we have had to learn to live with the locals, if not in harmony, in wary proximity. Native Tasmanians are like Crazy French seal hunting Canadians and make about as much sense! We try to smile and be polite so they don’t mistake our dogs for seals…I went to college once and socialised so much I didn’t get churned out the other side, I spilled out over the top after a year…I think that the education department should be paying me for NOT becoming a teacher…I dare say there are many MANY students out there who may have been tainted by my peculiar brand of humour and my desire to share everything with everyone… An hierophant doesn’t always make a great teacher…sometimes they forge weird paths that no-one should be venturing down ;). Have a great week and if you can’t stay awake for all of those lectures, find a friend who can!

  68. I love your blog πŸ™‚ i will looking forward for your next post dear πŸ™‚ i’m following you right away πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot for following me, i really appreciated it πŸ™‚

    Love,
    Desi

  69. Thanks for following my blog & leading me to your wonderfully quirky blog! If I weren’t already up all night, I’d continue reading. Looking forward to reading more and trying out some of your recipes!

  70. Thanks for following my blog!
    You are fantastic, and your life is actually exactly what I want to pursue xD
    Honestly, I’m just in first year of university, but I’m hoping to go to med school one day!
    Just like you, sharing a passion for food and with a history of dating mishaps…
    I’m just reading your blog archive now, love your writing πŸ™‚

  71. Hi! Thanks for following my blog! The lucky side effect for me has been that I’ve now found your blog – I absolutely love your combining of stories with recipes. Great idea, and I’m looking forward to seeing more!

  72. From simply reading your biography it makes me want to read more, it is refreshing and sweet no matter how different I may be. I have little to no qualities that would make me a good housewife…good thing I like to work! I do make an effort to try to D.I.Y projects off Pinterest and other home goods sites. Keep up the good work, and thank you for following my blog.

  73. Thank you very much for following my blog! πŸ™‚ I’ll definitely be reading more of your entries (because the food you post look oh-so-yummy) but I totally understand the whole too-busy-to-date thing. I’m working a regular 40 hour week and I still feel like I don’t have enough time to improve myself.

    Kudos on cooking and getting through med school alright! I’m sure the right guy will come along for you. Maybe he should be the househusband! πŸ˜›

  74. thanks so much for following me over at lovelaughterandlipgloss! I am so glad you found me bc your blog is fierce…love it! my last experience with anthesiologists were not the greatest,(non-compassionate, cold men during an emergency c-section) and you give them a good name again in my book! πŸ˜‰

  75. Howdy Dr Diva, thanks for dropping by craigontoast and liking the recipes πŸ™‚ I’ve enjoyed and will be taking inspiration from yours. Just getting restarted and blogging the things that interest me.. music, food, photography, social media, who knows what else will evolve.. all mixed in with my own ramblings. drop by anytime πŸ™‚

  76. Thank you for the follow! Without it I’m not sure when I would have found your blog. The many (I lost count) posts I’ve read during my ride to work have made my day.

    Coincidentally, work is at a med school. I work in IT, but I have the pleasure of sharing the ride with quite a number of students. Which reminds me… With every new crop of students, a few months later most all the men suddenly sport #1 or #2 (1/8″ or 1/4″, respectively) buzz cuts. The effect is most dramatic on the Aston Kutchers and Justin Biebers. (I know, an adolescent-Bieber-cut on a fully grown adult. Dude, really?) Anyway, what’s up with the sudden shearing?

    I’d ask one of the said shorn med students, but they all look a little shell-shocked from the experience. (I gotta say, after the hair grows to about an inch, they look a heck of a lot more professional. They seem to act more professional too.)

    Sure wish some of your recipes made it to the employee cafeterias!

    • Hmmmm, we don’t tend to have that trend. We do have the “professional appearance” talk right before third year starts, so many of the guys cut their hair and get rid of the scraggly beards then.

  77. Hey lady! Thanks for the follow. Your biography was hilarious! And I can totally relate to the puffy sleeves thing. My mom forced me into those as well. Although our dresses were not sewn, but bought (we’re not as crafty of a family). Did you by chance have to endure the very painful hair styling afterwards? My mom was very into bows…large bow…painful clips..lots of hairspray. Oh my! Anyways, look forward to checking out your recipes and stories (my sister is also a doc..1st year residency..love the hospital and patient stories). I also saw a no-bake something with pesto and tomatoes. No bake? Amazing!

  78. Just wanted to stop by and thank you for following my blog “Delightful Local Repast”. Really like your blog…what a unique and wonderful concept πŸ™‚ Cheers, Rose

  79. Dear Domestic Diva: you are way too cute!!! And funny, and talented, very impressive! I’m sure whenever you’re ready, you’re going to make some luckey guy, very happy! Your Mother sounds like an amazing woman, well she has to be to turn out someone like you! She sould be very proud. Oh and about the puffy painted sweatshirts…….hahahaha i did that too!
    Thanks for checking out my blog, I can’t tell you how surprised I was when I saw that! I just started and am still learning. I figured this was the best way to get all my experience and knowledge out there to help people in need. Besides it satisfies my need to write.
    Hope I can be as good at it as you are one day! The best of luck in school and keep cooking!!

  80. Hi! Thanks for following Princess In The Kitchen. I like your biography. I especially found your statement about your accent interesting. I’m a Kentucky girl, have never lived anywhere else. I do, however, have a knack for picking up accents quickly. I plan to marry a man from Indiana soon so that should certainly make things interesting.

  81. Ha, ha, Don’t worry about your “dating disasters”. I’m sure it’s their loss, not yours!!! Don’t ever forget that. You know what I do every time I’m down? I cook!! I hope it works for you,too. Take care.

  82. Hello Domestic diva, thanks for visiting and following my blog, congratulations on your studies and I agree, there’s nothing like home-made (although the odd take-out pizza is great!) Thanks for sharing all your recipes xx

  83. Thanks for stopping by my blog – my mom is an RN and I grew up reading all of her medical textbooks and talking “shop” with her so all of your medically skewed post are just delightful to me πŸ™‚ I now have my very own copy of Gray’s Anatomy and while I didn’t choose to follow in the family foot steps I still get a kick out of your stories!

  84. I had to laugh when I read your bio. My sister-in-law is a doctor, cooks, sews like a professional tailor, knits, . . . . She loves to tell the story of when she was finally accepted to medical school and excitedly broke the news to her favorite grandmother, who was a self-sufficient woman all her life. The reaction she got (not the one she expected!): “Ellen, when are you going to get married and make your mother happy.” She is now married with a daughter in college and has been practicing medicine for about 30 years. She cooks a lot, but the sewing and other crafty projects are limited.

  85. Hi!! Thank you for following my blog. That brings my count to…four. lol But seriously, I blog for the sheer enjoyment of it and it pleases me that you want to be apart of it. Looking forward to peeking into your world!

  86. Thanks for following my blog! I’m from Ann Arbor, so just wanted to give a shout out to a fellow Michigander (is that what we are ? :-)) Keep blogging and rocking it out in your residency, good luck.

  87. I really liked your blog and you, doing great! I am a foodie and also have a cooking blog, unfortunately for you, it is in Turkish. πŸ™‚ loves from too far

  88. I just found your blog, and I really enjoy your stories (also, your recipes make me want to resume cooking–maybe I can give up sleep). I’ve just added you to the Links page on my blog!

  89. Hi, and thanks for stopping my blog and ‘following’ it, it’s much appreciated. You have an awesome blog yourself and a great sense of humour – me thinks you probably need it in your line of work. Good luck. Blessings.

  90. Thanks for the follow! I like your style. My husband is about to start med school in the fall and considering anesthesiology. He loves to cook too so I’ll have to point him this way.

  91. That’s so funny, I’m the opposite! My mom raised me to never get married and have kids, hardly taught me anything about maintaining a home, cooked when i was young but didn’t teach me much about the kitchen, is creative, artistic and crafty but didn’t share it with us kids too often, and cleaning… Hahaha!
    I became a mom at 17 and again at 20 and married my kids’ dad at 21. πŸ™‚ I’ve been a SAHM, or housewife as I like it these days (I feel the kids are too big to considered a sahm). Now I’m 31, just figuring out that I’ve been sucking at my job, and have been on a mission to do it better. I’ve always felt that everyone should take pride in their work, even if it’s McDonald’s, and it dawned on me that I wasn’t. I had the most important job in my opinion and I was snacking off!
    Hopefully I can learn a few things from you blog and your know how! πŸ˜‰

  92. Thanks so much for following my blog, I really appreciate it! You have a great style going with your blog – your stories are hilarious and I love that you follow them up with a good recipe. Thanks for sharing!

  93. Hi, I just wanted to stop by and thank you for following my blog πŸ™‚

    I had a good nose around your site today, and a lot of your posts made me laugh out loud. I especially want to try your red velvet cheesecake brownies, though I may have to make a few alterations to make them a little more diet friendly, as long as you don’t mind of course πŸ™‚

    Thanks again for being my first follower!

  94. Hey! Thanks for following my blog! It sounds like you and I have both found a retreat from the daily grind in the kitchen. πŸ™‚ I wish you much luck with the Anesthesia residency!! My mom’s an anesthesiologist and she has proven that you can be a successful professional and still somehow manage a social life and still look amazing! I hope you enjoy my blog and I look forward to following your adventures… Cheers!

  95. Nice blog. I like the funny and quick posts that pair a small anecdote with a recipe. I especially like the recipe titles.
    Thanks for coming over to my blog and for following my posts.
    Good luck with everything–your blog, your domesticity, your upcoming residency. I haven’t been to Chicago in years, but it’s a great city. I did grow up in Michigan until I was 9, used to go to the big mall in Dearborn a lot. That was a LONG time ago.
    Ciao! twinkly

  96. Nice blog. I like the funny and quick posts that pair a small anecdote with a recipe. I especially like the recipe titles.
    Thanks for coming over to my blog and for following my posts.
    Good luck with everything–your blog, your domesticity, your upcoming residency. I haven’t been to Chicago in years, but it’s a great city. I did grow up in Detroit and suburbs until I was 9, used to go to the big mall in Dearborn a lot. That was a LONG time ago.
    Ciao! twinkly

  97. I hit the follow button after the first sentence!
    I too hail from the Jersey Shore and would make any 50’s-style housewife proud… for I am probably from the last generation of housewives πŸ™‚

  98. My cousin is an anesthesiologist… and she still bakes for all the doctors and nurses:) She kept her talent hidden until one day there were pecans a plenty and she volunteered to do something with them… one taste of that pecan pie… and the rest is history… she still hasnt found a husband… but she does have three wonderful dogs:) Have a great time in your residency and dont be shy.. bake away… you may find a nice husband..LOL

  99. This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I have joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!

  100. Thanks for tagging onto my site. Kudos on the education. I was a 1960’s misfit. But I’ve always enjoyed writing and maybe someday I’ll publish professionally. You can see my long verse through a link on my wordpress to blogspot site. I am not a techie. Oh, I am not a domestic diva. So I might just learn a thing or to from you. πŸ™‚ Even after over 30 years of marriage. Can’t help you with the dating thing – I was lucky. Cheers!

  101. Hello, I just want to let you know that I’ve nominated you for a blogger award! Check it out at www.http://celtichippie.wordpress.com/. Here are the rules for receiving the award: (1) thank the blogger who nominated you (2) include the links to their blogs, (3) include the award image in your post, (4) copy the award image to your site, (5) give seven random facts about yourself, (6) nominate 15 other bloggers for the award, (7) when nominating other bloggers include the links to their sites, and (7) let those bloggers know they’ve been nominated.

  102. I don’t even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you’re going to a famous blogger if you are not already πŸ˜‰ Cheers!

  103. Diva, I’ve nominated your blog for the kreativ blogger award…pass by the homestead to collect it if you like! Love the creative juxtapositioning you manage here πŸ™‚
    *anna

  104. Hi from Flowery Prose! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award and the Very Inspirational Blogger Award! Your nomination is on my Virtual Bouquets tab. (If you’re not participating in these awards, please accept my sincere apologies).

  105. thank you for following my blog! If you haven’t had a chance to check out all the posts I can see why…80 hours of work…wow! Well, I do not possess the magical domestic abilities you have, never will, but I honor you for being so energetic. I just relish in the fact that we can have confidence in God to help us be all we can be in Him to make a difference in the world around us. God bless!! http://ivegotconfidence.wordpress.com/

  106. I loved your bio. I’m taking a semester off from my postbacc premedical program ( I decided to pursue dentistry a bit late..) to devote to baking French-Korean infused pastry. We shall where this takes me but I am definitely loving baking too! Good luck with finishing up medical school

  107. Just letting you know I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award and if you are interested you can pop over to my homepage and check it out and if you accept you can nominate your own favourites.
    I’ve been following your blog for a while and I love your mix of food and story telling with a medical bent!
    xx melanie

  108. Thanks for following my blog! I am now officially hooked on yours. A recipe for every hilarious story, what a genius idea! I love it! From one med student blogger (this one, naturopathic) to another!

  109. Hi! I love your blog! Especially the name πŸ™‚ My sisters and I always talk about how my mom raised us to be domestic divas!

  110. I love your bio, I look forward to seeing what you have to post in the near future. Thanks following me πŸ™‚

  111. Hi! I just nominated you for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award! I’ve included a link to your site on my blog. You can accept and view the details at chanceofsun.wordpress.com.

  112. Have you ever considered publishing an e-book or guest authoring
    on other blogs? I have a blog based on the same subjects you discuss and would really like to have you
    share some stories/information. I know my
    visitors would appreciate your work. If you are even remotely interested, feel free to shoot me an e-mail.

  113. I simply want to mention I am newbie to weblog and actually liked your blog. Probably I’m planning to bookmark your blog post . You certainly come with beneficial articles. Kudos for sharing with us your website page.

  114. What a fabulous bio! Great background story! I wish you the best with all your pursuits, those that help save lives and those that fill hungry tummies πŸ™‚ Will follow your blog

  115. “I’ve had enough dating disasters to make Chelsea Handler proud, and hopefully y’all can learn (or at least laugh) at my mishaps.”

    best line ever and story of my life lol i love your blog and the way you write, you’re thoroughly entertaining.

  116. I love the blog, it’s just so neat looking and it’s awesome that you’re an anestesiologist (i know i definitely spelled that wrong). πŸ™‚

  117. hey thanks for the follow. totally can relate to the dating disasters, except Chelsea would probably say to me “well, uh maybe you should’ve gotten out of the kitchen and head straight to the salon, get those eyebrows plucked” Or something to that effect πŸ™‚ Looking forward to following your blog

  118. Hi Domestic Diva M.D. I saw you have started following my blog and I wanted to show you some love as well. I love your writing and have enjoyed reading some of your post. Thanks again and please feel free to comment on any of my post.

  119. Thanks for the follow πŸ™‚ Can’t wait to read your posts! PS- I totally feel you on having no time! Although I am not in the medical field, sometimes I feel like all i do is work, work, work and…work some more πŸ˜‰ and cook, bake and workout somehow in between.

  120. I lived in Yorkshire, England for eleven years and still say petrol, rubbish, and courgette. And according to my brother, I don’t pronounce tomato correctly. πŸ™‚

    Thanks for following my Richard Brautigan blog!

  121. HI there – Thank you for visiting my blog and for the follow. Your blog looks great so I’ll follow right back! πŸ™‚

  122. Hi, thanks for following my blog which has only been going a few days so you are the first – that must make you special! Well, the great advantage you have in life is that medicine and cooking are completely transferable skills so you can live the dream wherever you choose. I chose Argentina and as a banker there was no banking to be done. But Buenos Aires is a great city so I enrolled in Chef school and bought a little place to turn into a hotel. Cooks get discounts! So forget your difficult relationships in “yanquilandia” as we call it, and get on a plane to experience the passion of Buenos Aires. You won’t regret it. Besitos. Miles

  123. Nice to meet you! Hello to you too! Thanks for following my blog so that I could discover your lovely blog here! I am an oncology nurse in an oncology hospital in Brussels, Belgium! πŸ˜‰

  124. Only 80 hours a week, huh? I’ve been married to an internist for 35 years and went through the final year of med school, internship and residency with him. (I’m an old…uh…retired neonatal ICU nurse.) Be grateful for the restricted hours!
    Thanks for following my Posts!

  125. I just started reading your blog. Thank you for some laughs! Also noticed you’re a fellow Wolverine, Go Blue!! I’m hoping to get into med school so I’m also enjoying the medicine stories. Keep up the great blogging!

  126. Hi there, thanks for following me at Lizzierosejewellery. I’ve read a handful of your posts and it made a good start to my day here in Singapore – very amusing! Can’t wait to read more …. take care, Cath

  127. Hi there, thanks for stopping by the Sunshine Scrapbook and following my blog! Your blog is really funny; great sense of humour πŸ˜€ Keep up the good work!

  128. well your mother ( and martha too ) should be proud, seems like your doing it all cooking,working, and having a bit of time for social life…lovely blog can’t wait to read more…and thanks for taking the time to stop by my blog…sarah

  129. Hi, I found your blog because you followed mine. I’m a new blogger, so thanks! Also, your blog is refreshing and fun! I am also a Dr – PhD, not MD, this causes great confusion when some individuals think I will in some way save them medically. In fact, I am more likely to kill them since I specialised in insect ecology! Keep up the good work. Tracey

  130. Thanks for following my blog! After reading your bio, I feel I am the older version of you. Except I never went to med school. I did work as a secretary to the Idaho State U Family Practice Residency program for a while, though. I grew up with all of these magical Supermom abilities too, but spent my life as a secretary, until I married Mr. Right (er, I mean Wrong) at the age of 35. That only last about 9 years until he decided he was gay and left me with a 5 year old daughter. I have to say in retrospect that single is better than being married to the wrong person. I am 57 now, my daughter just turned 20, and I just have to fit those Supermom skills around the work. Its all good. Hang in there. I know residency is the hardest part of becoming a doctor.

  131. Thanks for stopping by the clearly conveyed communications blog and following my updates. I love your biography and am looking forward to checking out the rest of your content, both new updates and past posts. Happy New Year!

  132. Thank you for following my blog. I know I will enjoy yours, love your sense of humor. I grew up in the mid-west too, Ohio. My mom didn’t teach me to be martha stewart, she would have preferred I was a Dr. or attorney, something she couldn’t be, because she was a product of the 50’s and got married young, but my Italian grandmother taught me to cook at age 3 and that love has always been with me.

  133. Congratulations! I have nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award – see my post at: http://www.canapesandchocolate.com

    I hope you will participate in this exciting award. The rules of the award are:
    1 Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
    2 Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
    3 Share 7 random things about yourself.
    4 Nominate 7 or more blogs with the award, a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
    5 Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

  134. Thanks for checking out my blog and my new Homemade Quesadillas. I absolutely love the idea for your blog and look forward to following your housewife adventures in the future!

    -Christine

  135. Hey Doc love your work incorporating stories into recipes πŸ˜‰ Hope you enjoy the stories and recipes of The Pearl Kitchen as much as I enjoy this blog.

  136. Hi Dr Domestic Diva! I love the idea for your blog, and the layout is great, too! I hope the world of medicine is not too stressful. But you already know when the going gets tough there’s nothing like making a batch of ginger biscuits πŸ™‚ Hope your blog brings you lots of fun.

  137. Thanks Diva for Following my Blog !!! I found a lots of Passion in Common !!! You are a Great , Inspirational Young Lady !!! I like also your Page and profile in FB !!! We also can become FB Friends !!! If you would like just send me a Friend Request !! Same Profile as Here !!! Many Blessings … I love Young People with Great Goals and Passions !!!! Much Success Dear Diva and Much .. Much LOVE & LIGHT !!❀❀❀

  138. Thanks for the follow and supporting my blog! I love how liberating it is to be able to create what you want with your own hands. Like you, I take refuge from my finance job by cooking and crafting. I love it!

    xo
    Teresa

    branchingowl.com

  139. I think you are the first “medical” person to start following my blog. Some days I’m on game, and some days not! I am a cardiac nurse by trade, who has found herself farming and living frugally because health care issues (hah) have made me unable to work and I have yet to get disability….so I am trying to live frugally as well as keep myself active. Glad you found me and hit the like button so I could find you! πŸ™‚ Cooking is GREAT therapy…and us “better than any 50’s wife” is getting to be a dying art! I can sew…but cuss alot when I do. I do have the homemaking and gardening down tho! πŸ™‚ Best wishes on your short weeks. 80 hours…lol!!! I am happy when I can do 8 hours these days!!!

  140. How business Doc? I read a lot of your recent recipes you made. I love lobster. Those little tacos are great. Reminded me of my time in Mexico, I lived there 5 years.

    Thanks for sharing. Hope to see over at Savor the Food.

    Chef Randall
    avorthefood.wordpress.com

  141. Thank you for Following! Your blog is quite humorous and entertaining to say the least! Looks like we have similarities! I look forward to reading more of your culinary adventures in and out of the hospital!

  142. Thanks for following my blog, its so great to have found yours! I loved your Valentine’s day blog post, can’t wait to keep hearing about your adventures and new recipes!

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  144. Thank you so much for following my blog. Now, who says doctors are boring bunch and hopeless in kitchen? We have good sense of humour. Im going to follow your blog πŸ™‚

  145. Namaste…thank you for visiting and following my blog πŸ™‚ Your blog looks fabbo and you are SO popular…I look forward to following you ~ Lakshmi x

  146. hey domestic diva, thanks for stopping by pinvestigation! It seems we have a lot in common… for instance, I am a vampire of the night too.. Luckily for me, I only have to work 3 night a week. I also love food, but I wouldn’t call myself domestic=)

  147. i’m a jersey shore product myself; mostly around the AC area.
    thanks for the follow on my blog, The National Harold-Gazette.
    i like a lot of your stuff.. think i will be giving you a follow as well..
    πŸ™‚

  148. Thank you for following my blog. It is so exciting and encouraging to know that people do read my blog. I always interested in the connection between food and its effect on body. In few weeks, I have an opportunity to learn some of temple food and Korean medicine food in Korea so I hope you can combine with my recipe in modern way.
    I look forward to reading more of yours.

  149. Love your blog format – great stories and food! Have spent far too much time looking round though and the kids have made a mess of the house. I blame you. thanks x

  150. Thank you for the follow! I have just read about your amazing Dad intervening to sort out your valentine day flowers from your high school boyfriend – what a terrific story looking forward to reading more.

  151. Hi
    I’m so enjoying your posts, very entertaining and I’m defiantly going to try some of your recipes. Thanks for following my blog, I’m happy to follow yours right back:)

  152. THANK YOU SO MUCH for stopping by and following my blog! Just cruised around your space over here and love it! You gotcha self a new follower… PS~ love Middle Easter food…moved back to the US from Bahrain 18 mo ago. LOOOOOVED living there!

  153. Dear Diva, Thanks for stopping by ritaLOVEStoWRITE and especially for following the blog. I hope you find some bioBLOGS and recipes of interest in the near future (and the backlog). I can’t wait to delve into your writings. Cheers, Rita

  154. Wonderful! I think you’ve chosen a good specialty, one that’s needed. And I’m glad you are enjoying other parts of life as well. Thank you for following! Blessings on your journey, Pat

  155. Thanks for visiting my site and following my blog! I had a fun time looking through all your recipes and stories.

    I’m excited to follow your blog and your posts!

    Thanks & happy to meet,
    Kristin

  156. Thanks so much for following my blog! I too come from the East Coast, Baltimore to be exact, and spent my summers in Cape May. I have spent the last 15 years in Seattle, the most recent year traveling the world. I love love love that your recipes use Old Bay. You really can’t beat it and no one in Seattle seems to know about it! I wil be following along πŸ™‚

  157. OK, your egg & asparagus recipe looks absolutely yummy. Will try that this weekend. Thanks for following my blog (dottotrot.com). I’m loving your recipes as many look low carb.

  158. Thanks for following my blog! πŸ™‚ I’m so intrigued by your life. haha That sounded a little weird…but seriously. I considered vet school back in the day; so people who actually followed through with their dreams have my total respect. I’m looking forward to more of your posts!

  159. Love your biography and blog! And thanks for following me! πŸ™‚ So flattered to have such a popular blogger to follow my blog!

  160. What a treat to have a med resident follow My blog . Always wanted to go to med school since I was a kid but didn’t study enough for the entrance exam & horribly failed;) but i guess i never got over that dream.. Lo & behold my blog was my answer to heal with cooking.. Just love your writing & dating experience…I hope to pick up a few tips both about food & men – you can never know enough about that gorgeous species….;)

  161. Hi, I am sorry about that. I was trying to send you a message through my Iphone and it was sent prematurely. I really appreciate you following my blog. I am just getting started and it has been some work because I am just not that computer savvy. It meant a lot to me and made my day, I have been so frustrated. Thank you again. Hope you enjoy what you find when I finally finish my last touches and I look forward to reading your work.

  162. Thanks for the follow! I figured I’d stop by and say hi (from a fellow Jersey girl) and thanks and I seem to have fallen in love with your blog (hope you don’t mind)! πŸ™‚ I love it and your bio. Hope you had a great day and I’ll definitely keep an eye out for new posts!

  163. Hey thanks for checkin’ out my little blog! I love what you wrote here and can totally relate; of course I’m not yet a resident….but I am shootin’ for that! I was also raised to be as skilled as Julia Child in the kitchen and as handy around the home as Martha. Haha! πŸ™‚

  164. Thank you for following my blog Tim In Alaska about my time in Cambodia. It’s funny you followed, my husband is an anesthesiologist. We were last here in Cambodia six months ago when he and another friend were here for a medical mission. I came along as a tourist. This time I’m here by myself. I think it’s going to be a long 30 days being here by myself.

      • Hello again DD, M.D.,

        When you get ready for a medical mission please consider Flying Doctors of America. They’re a really good group and go to some cool places.

        Just wanted to pass that along.

        Tim In Alaska

        From: “domestic diva, M.D.” Reply-To: “domestic diva, M.D.” Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 8:15 AM To: Tim Pearson Subject: [New comment] Biography

        WordPress.com domestic diva, MD commented: “I’m sure you’ll do fine! And that’s so cool that your husband is an anesthesiologist. I haven’t had the chance yet to do any mission work, but hopefully soon!”

  165. Thanks a lot for stopping by my blog! I love your bio! I am a dentist by profession so I can relate to most of the things you write abt here. Girl! u’ve got some humor!!
    Looking forward to reading more of ur posts!! πŸ™‚

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