Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Getting to know Me

I thought my first blog should be about who I am. I am a mother, designer, recent grad, teacher, home cook and lover of food. Two years ago I decided to change careers so I went back to school to finally get my BBA and open my own business. At that time I took a good look at my life and decided to make a lot of changes. I began really cooking more and I do mean really cooking. Before with my hectic schedule there were a lot of short cuts which included a lot of calories. I was concerned about my health and my daughter’s health because she is diabetic. Once I changed my way of thinking about food and cooking I am happy to say that my daughter’s diabetes is under control and we both have lost a lot of weight in the process. I have a fresh perspective on food, eating and cooking and I want to share it here.

My passion for food began very early in life. I remember the year Santa brought me an Easy Bake Oven for Christmas. I was so excited that I wanted to cook everything in it. I decided that year I was making cookies for New Years Eve with my Easy Bake. Hey don’t laugh they came out really good. Ok you can laugh because the memory makes me smile every time I think about it. That eventually fueled my passion for sweets and at one point I wanted to become a pastry chef but that’s another story for a later time.





I come from a family that loved to get together and eat. I remember growing up and going to my grandmother’ s house for holidays where all of my aunts, uncles and cousins would come together and everyone would bring a dish filling the table to capacity. It was great and the food was always good. Memories of my family get togethers and food go hand in hand in my world and I want it to continue.

I am happy to say that I have passed this passion on to my daughter who after getting her Easy Bake decided she wanted to become a pastry chef also but that soon passed for her as well now we just like making things for ourselves, family and friends.

I hope this gives you a little insight into who I am and I hope you will join me on my journey.


6 comments:

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Nice to meet you! I can't wait to see some of your food!

allingoodfood42 said...

@Cinnamon-Girl Reeni I hope my posts won't disappoint you. Thanks for reading and come back and see me again I hope to have more posts up soon.

Brad said...

Nice to hear you are so active with your family. I am looking forward to reading your blog. Thank you for all the witty banter on Foodbuzz.com and the kind words about my recipes. I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

pegasuslegend said...

OMG that easy bake oven brought tears of memories bake, as this too was my first love of baking, made so many cakes with a lightbulb and thought it was the best thing that I ever got for christmas to me this was a dream come true...from that year on I beleive I was eight by 11 was using the big oven and nothing has stopped me since...thank you so much for jarring that memory for me, a real blast from the past....I love that story and so much can relate...thank you :)

Eric Ackerson said...

Just bought my daughters an Easy Bake for a birthday gift. They had been hinting at it by singing the theme "Easy Bake, what you gonna make?" over and over for several days. Well the both screamed when they opened the gift. It was immediately put to use and I must say, the result was not bad! Anyhow I enjoyed reading this post...

Marisa Lyn said...

Hi Eric, glad to have you back. I think the Easy Bake Oven will stand the test of time. It is the one thing that a lot of aspiring cooks and foodies have in common. I hope your daughters have as much fun with their's as I did with mine. Blessings to you and your family.