My First Post

Hi Everyone,

I know that while I am writing this there aren’t a lot of people out there who will read it, but I hope that eventually I can join the great community that is pastry blogging.  But before I get carried away, I want to explain why I am doing this.  I love to bake.  My secret dream is to become a pastry chef.  Now that I finally graduated college with a degree in Political Science and Middle Eastern History (whose bright idea was that?) I can get on my way.  I want to start culinary school soon, but as my husband (the one who came up with the name for this blog) is finishing up his masters and teaching degree, I have to wait a bit.  In the meanwhile I am trying to teach myself through example and baking as much as I can.  Unfortunately this has not helped my diet at all, but this is what I love to do – who loves to diet??

My husband, M, is being super-supportive and is encouraging me in everything, the only problem is that all he wants is a chocolate chip cookie – forget pies, cakes, bundts, brownies,  tarts, etc. just give him a cookie and he is happy.  When I proudly show off my latest creation, he looks at it and says, “Good job, now do we have anything to snack on in the house?”  So I am writing this blog so that maybe other people can appreciate what I am doing.  It will also push me to make sure that I actually make something every week and not flake out.  Good luck to me!