About Me

My lovely readers,
About three years ago, immersed in a cooking class I had been taking in school, my interest and passion for food was just starting to grow.  I had discovered my first food blog: Bakerella, queen of Cake Pops.  Bakerella made me realize a few things. First off, forget cookbooks, I’ve found much more diverse and unique recipes online. From hundreds of “favorite” chocolate chip cookie recipes (all which have been sworn by, of course) to things like carrot cake pancakes and red velvet fried chicken, the internet contains EVERYTHING. Intrigued by the peculiarities of unique recipes and, honestly, just the tasty looking photos, my Evernote account quickly filled with a recipe queue as long as my growing grocery list. Before I’d realized it, my small interest in cooking quickly grew up; I’d become fascinated by food.

Challah Bread

I started spending most of my free time just scrolling through recipes online. A new day, a new blog to search through. In school, at home, when I was clearly supposed to be doing other work; I’d catch myself comparing banana bread recipes (walnuts or pecans?). I came up with a never ending list of food blogs that I’d scrolled through and loved, all tabbed on my computer. I trusted these blogs, and the chefs behind them, with my life – okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic. There was Pioneer WomanDavid LebovitzJoy the BakerMy Baking Addiction, and my personal favorite Smitten Kitchen.

So after about a year of practically stalking dozens of my favorite baking and cooking blogs, I decided that maybe I’d give it a shot myself. I’ll go on baking as usual, and post my reviews of each recipe I use, modify or create.

Mini Rainbow Cupcakes

I will tweak each recipe here and there, and will give credit to the cook I list with each post. As a high school student (edit – now I am moving on to college!!), it’s hard to find the time to keep up my passion for baking throughout the year, but I promise that I’ll try my best. I hope you enjoy my blog!
-Allison

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25 responses to “About Me

  1. Hello and thankyou for visiting & following my blog! I am very impressed that you have discovered a love of cooking at such a young age – I came into it very late myself (still coming into it, I leave most savouries for my partner but love to bake). I look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

    • Hi Charu! Wow, thank you so much! I can’t believe it! I couldn’t appreciate your nomination more. Coming from a great blogger like yourself, this really means a lot.

  2. Allison, what a wonderful blog! Congratulations on joining the great group of bloggers you’ve mentioned. I imagine it won’t be too long before your blog is on someone else’s list of favorites. Good Luck!

  3. Allison so proud of your cooking blog- it looks fantastic. You have always been such a great young lady; you are going to do great things with your life.

  4. Finally found you! WordPress was telling me your blog’s name was ‘byadozen’… Go figure! Anyways, thanks for taking the time and dropping by my blog! Love yours too! BTW I use Evernote too and, like yours, mine is filled with an ever growing list of recipes I want to bake 🙂

    • Thanks so much for checking out my blog! That was actually my original blog title…huh, I don’t know why it was coming up though. Evernote is definitely my go-to resource for storing recipes 🙂 Enjoy my recipes!

  5. This is such a great idea! I can’t wait to read your experiments, creations and reviews (totally feel you on the ever-growing To-Bake queue…) 🙂
    Thanks so much for stopping by my kitchen, too! 😉

  6. Hi Allison. You continue to amaze me with your many talents. I so enjoy reading your blog. Keep up the great work. You are motivating me to start my own blog but I probably need some help.
    Thanks for mentioning Marissa’s blog. xoxo

  7. Hi, Allison! 🙂 Thank you so much for hopping over to my blog that led me to yours. You also have an amazing blog and recipes. Looking forward to seeing your new posts. 🙂

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