Hello, I am Kate. Welcome! Not Just Vanilla is really about the spice of my life. I will share favorite foods and new foods, travels and lots of photos. NJV is everyday living in Lafayette Indiana, with my friends and family, home and work and well, just really good food. I am an avid recipe collector and amateur gourmet and photographer. I have loved spending time in the kitchen for as long as I can remember. My mom and bubbe (grandmother) taught me to cook and bake and I haven't stopped.