I have had a love of food and the magic of the kitchen for as long as I can remember. The simple ritual of cooking and sharing a meal, to me, is Love in action.
My first memory of cooking was around the age of 4. You couldn't keep me out of the kitchen when Mom was cooking. I loved most foods, but I was more curious about how she made all that yumminess. Mom finally gave me my big break (probably to keep from stepping on me) and propped me up on the counter to stir the mashed potatoes. From there, it was only a matter of time before this love grew from our family kitchen to the world outside.
My culinary appetite grew as I did. It reflected the places I lived, who I lived with and the places I wanted to travel one day. Needless to say, over the years I experimented with all kinds of cooking, but it wasn’t until 2009 that I stumbled into my true passion, BAKING.
Coincidentally, I had also been trying to sort out some health issues. I had been living a pretty high stress lifestyle, a burning the candle at both ends kind of thing and was diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disorder with the lovely acronym, GERD. Very treatable, but required a deep diet and lifestyle restructure. The first and foremost, being, to eliminate all gluten. Ironic? All of my baking recipes included gluten. So, my challenge now became to create delicious confections that were also gluten free.
Practice, practice, practice makes perfect (and palatable). I learned creative substitutes and baking tricks that set me off in the direction of making GF candies, cookies, and of course, a whole lotta cupcakes.
My labor of love took a big leap into a full fledged business when a friend hired me to cater their wedding that had very specific dietary restrictions. Challenge accepted and the wedding turned out to be a great success.
The word of mouth has continued to spread. I bake for birthdays, weddings, parties and you. I seriously Love what I do.
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