I am very excited to share my cooking experiences with you!
The first time I made an entire recipe by myself was when I was 9 years old. My birthday is in mid-October, and I have always loved to embrace the season in my birthday treats. Every year I was so excited to inject a little bit of fall into the dessert my mom would make for me to bring in and share with my class. I brought everything from orange rice crispy treats, to pumpkin cupcakes and pecan pie.
When I was 9, I moved to Colorado, and being the new kid, I really wanted to impress my friends at school. I told my mom I wanted to make my favorite dessert, pumpkin pie. My grandma was visiting and said that she would help me make it. She has a fantastic recipe that I swear is the best in the world. When we started she told me that she thought that I was old enough to try to make it myself, but she would watch.
That’s when my true passion for cooking began. I felt like a chemist mixing all of the ingredients, and like a magician when it turned out perfectly. Making your first recipe can be daunting, but I promise it’s not as hard as you think it will be. I think baking was a great way to start, because you don’t have to watch as closely, and everything has easily measurable ingredients. Plus, who doesn’t like a sweet treat!