About Me



As a young kid (heck, until I was 21, let's be honest here), I refused to eat. I was simply the pickiest, most stubborn eater ever, and it's amazing that I made it this far without succumbing to a horrible disease as a result of my terrible diet. But a stint working as a pantry chef at an Italian restaurant followed by getting my first 9-5 job ever instilled in me the desire to learn how to cook. It seemed like the next logical step in becoming an adult! 

My initial attempts were terrible, but I found that with my biggest supporter (hi, mom!) I could take my time figuring out new cooking methods and trying new things. After a few months of experimentation, I came up with the idea to start a blog! In it's initial stages it was to document my successes and failures as a brand new chef. As time progressed, however, it began to shift into more of an actual food blog, with less failures and more successes.

I am in no way done growing as a chef, and I realize I am still in my infant stages as a blogger, but I hope that this blog encourages many of you to start cooking!

If the girl who lived on spaghettios and cereal for 22 years can try new foods and make some messes in the kitchen, you can too!



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  2. Nick Gerbino

    Holy goat cheese batman! Haha my apologies I had to try that line. But my name is Nick I am a junior at Rush-Henrietta. I want to be a chef more than anything in the world. My life up until now has consisted completely of being a stereotypical student athlete. When my grandma died I needed change. Im still the same kid but clothes changed hair changed and my view of the world changed. You only live once and its over in a second. I explored my love of writing and experimenting with flavors and the human nature. So a chef was the right path for me. I am currently trying to publish a book and reading your biography I discovered we are very much alike. I also have a great love of movies and the cinema and I am also currently training myself as a chef. (in my own kitchen) Hopefully you will respond because I would love to talk and pick your brain. Maybe you would even like to read some of my story sometime. Thanks for letting me run my mouth…key board. -Nick Gerbino

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  4. Martha Rathbone

    I loved your book Baking Bree. I found it when it was a free read on an email list of free kindle books.

    I’d forgotten about it after I read it with joy a couple of years ago and absolutely forgot to check up on Emily’s story. I recently had some intense work projects and looked through my kindle for something enjoyable to read and found myself re-reading Baking Bree because I loved it so much the first time. This is such a delightful book. I just bought Starting from Scratch and can’t wait to read it.

    I am someone who reads a ton of books from chick lit to autobiographies to serious literary fiction to true crime and everything in between. I know what I like when I read it and this book hit the mark.

    1. Sarah @ a Dash and a Pinch

      Sarah @ a Dash and a Pinch

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      Martha, I’m so pleased to hear you liked Bree! She holds a special place in my heart as my favorite character, and I have my fingers crossed you like Emily’s story, too! Please let me know what you think!


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