Friday, September 1, 2017


Welcome to truly. madly. deliciously!

We're Sloan and Amber, a thirty-something couple living in Memphis, Tennessee with two dogs and an evil cat. We love cooking, eating, entertaining, trying great wines and beers, and discovering new foods, restaurants, and places. We have a tiny kitchen, but we're making the best of it!

We decided to write this blog because we wanted to share with a wider audience what we're doing already - cooking, entertaining, recommending wines and restaurants and beers and food experiences - and create a fun space to do so!

I'm Amber!

Hello! Some of you may know me from my personal blog, History & Pearls. I'm a 32-year-old grad student in history, freelance writer, and office manager for a financial services firm. I'm not a trained chef, but I love eating and writing, and I come from a big family of food enthusiasts. I started cooking when I could barely reach the stove, and I've eaten my way through several countries and cities. I have a Basset Hound, and claim the evil cat as my own half the time.

On our first date, I ate an entire, giant slice of almond cake by myself. I got to the last bite, and asked Sloan, mid-bite, if he wanted any. It worked out pretty great, despite my cake hoarding.

Favorite food: If I had to pick just one, probably steak. Or wait. baked potatoes. No, pizza. Definitely pizza. Can I pick two?

I'm Sloan!

How could I judge someone for not sharing their cake when I just had the most fantastic first date of my life? I'm really into gadgets, new or novel technology in general, and I have a video game habit that would make a pre-teen cringe, but my true passion is wine, beer, and spirits. I am a Certified Sommelier, Certified Specialist of Wine, and Certified Specialist of Spirits. I designed beverage programs for retailers for years. As a result, I love talking about wine and putting on a fancy wine guy lapel pin on the rare occasion I wear a suit.

The goofy kid and the fluffy dog are mine. The kid is fantastic, and the dog, Tyr, is a bit of a jerk, but he can stay.

Favorite Cocktail: Nothing beats a good Manhattan, unless I'm in the mood for something else.

Here are some of the other people/creatures you'll see regularly here at truly.madly.deliciously.:


Aiya is Sloan's daughter. She's the pickiest eater alive, but we're working on it.
Favorite food: Stinky cheese (the stinkier the better).


Tyr is a Great Pyrenees. He's also kind of a jerk, but a lovable jerk.
Favorite food: Whatever is in the trash can.


Petunia is a Basset Hound. She's super snuggly, but also smells like corn chips.
Favorite food: Literally anything. Except citrus. She's scared of oranges.


Oliver is a cat. Or Satan.
Favorite food: Raw bacon. And souls.

We love comments and suggestions, and hope you enjoy our blog!


  1. Hi Sloan and Amber. We are Ray and Shelia Burton in Lynchburg, TN. Looking forward to seeing your posts on your blog regarding both food and wine. Love your intros!

    1. Hi Ray and Sheila! Glad to have you here - enjoy! :)