I majored in French, minored in Kinesiology and am now a Certified Management Accountant (CMA). I used to have a crazy schedule teaching step/aerobics/personal training and working as a receptionist while going to school but now my life has calmed down and I have a regular Monday to Friday job. I also am a mommy to a wonderful little boy. This little bundle of energy keeps me on my toes. He's growing up faster than I can keep track of!
Baking is my passion. I remember the first time I baked on my own. It was a hot, summer's day and I was 8 years old. I made jam-filled tarts from scratch following a 1-2-3 I Can Bake type children`s book. Much to my mother's dismay, the floor was covered in flour and butter by the time I was done. However, she also says the tarts were excellent. From that day on I was hooked.
I have been reading others' blogs for so long that I figured it was long overdue that I try writing one myself. Another motivating factor was all the wonderful blogs and groups such as the Daring Bakers and Tuesdays with Dorie. I am inspired to join the ranks of these impressive individuals and I hope to gain inspiration as well as share things I have learned along the way.
My current baking focus is on sweet yeast breads. For the longest time I used to run the other direction from any recipe that contained yeast, but now I find these recipes to be the most rewarding. No matter how many times it happens, I still get excited to find that my loaf has risen beautifully. My baking/cooking goals for this year are to experiment more with candy-making, laminated doughs and to try my hand at fondant at least once.
Some of My Favorite Things…
- song lyrics that make you cry
- airports - even if I'm not flying anywhere
- warm but not too sunny weather (I’m always cold!)
- anything pink
- multi-colored pens and funky stationary
- vanilla caramel tea
- bargain-hunting and coupon clipping - even if I were a millionaire I would still do this for fun