My love for baking started when I was a young girl. I remember making cookies for the family or at my grandma's house whenever possible. Years after that, my dad and I started making breakfast for the family every Sunday. This was a tradition that I loved. Baking cookies and Sunday breakfast definitely helped feed my passion for baking.
Since my younger years of baking, my variety and difficulty of food I make have definitely changed and improved. The one thing that hasn't changed is my pickiness in the foods I like. I still have a long list of foods that I don't like. I often say that I'm "working on" liking something. This consists of me trying it several times, and hopefully someday will be able to eat it without pulling a funny face. As much as I try, I can't help but pull a funny face when I really don't like something. My friend once called it my "tomato face". In case you were wondering, tomatoes are one of the foods I'm "working on". I have actually made some progress with tomatoes. I can occasionally eat them on sandwiches and such and actually enjoy them.
When it boils right down to it, the real reason I love to bake is because I love to eat delicious things. I love to enjoy great tasting food, and also love sharing it with others. I have a really hard time making anything that I wouldn't want to eat myself.
This blog was actually my husband's idea. He is my guinea pig for most of the recipes and often times I don't remember which recipe I used or which one turned out great. We decided that I needed somewhere I could put my favorite recipes so I would remember exactly what I did. It's also a great way to share my favorite recipes with my friends and family. I started this blog in March 2011 and it truly has been a fun learning experience.
All of the pictures on this site were taken by myself or my husband. The photography part of the blog has been the biggest challenge for me. I have been able to make food that tastes good for a while, but actually making it look good is a completely different realm of creativity. I am definitely an amateur photographer. I am lucky to have a husband that is much more camera savvy than I am. I know that my picture taking skills have come a long way, but wow, do they still have a long way to go.
My Personal Life:
I am a newly wed (well kinda). I married the most amazing man who is my biggest supporter and most willing taste tester. We have a blast together and I'm so lucky to have him in my life. As far as work goes I am not a professional baker. I have a day job that I really enjoy (most of the time). I really love that baking is just a hobby for me. I worry that if I were to ever do it professionally that some of the magic would be lost. I absolutely love to bake and try new recipes.