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.