I have been cooking and baking since I was 8 years old. My first endeavor was making chocolate sauce in Girl Scouts which I promptly burnt! A smell never to forget. My mother was a great influence: she never stood next to me nor behind me telling me what to do. She just let me bake or cook anytime I wanted and was always near by to answer questions or look at what I had done and tell me if it was ok.
Though I have been in the kitchen perfecting my skills, I had never researched and experimented with a recipe nor compared recipes for the best of. This inspiration came about earlier this year when I was on the search for the perfect vanilla cake, the results were amusing and inspiring, results which I will share later. But this little experiment started me thinking about doing more of this. My daughter promptly urged me to start a blog about my experimentation and that brings us to here. I hope you enjoy reading.