It took me a long time to want to learn to cook, but I have always loved to bake. I love how just a little effort can turn a few ingredients into the perfect way to brighten a day.
A current Charlottean, I write by day and bake/blog by night. I am a Buckeye turned Gator who has very slowly learned those two affiliations (afflictions?) are not necessarily mutually exclusive.
I am grateful to my mother for preparing delicious homemade meals nearly every day and instilling in me the maddening-to-others habit of leaving each and every cabinet door open whenever I’m working in the kitchen. I am equally grateful to my grandmothers for being great cooks and bakers in their own right, and most likely teaching Mom some of what she knows. Last but not least, thanks go to Dad for those nights when frozen pot pies graced the table and made us all appreciate Mom just a bit more.
When I am not baking or writing or taking pictures or doing the dishes, I can most likely be found jogging or reading or yogaing. My hope for the future is that I one day love to eat lettuce as much as I love to eat chocolate chips. If I had more time in each day, there are few things I would do differently with the exception of figuring out how to get the kitchen to clean itself.
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