Hi my name is Stephanie, and I have a baker's heart trapped in an engineer's body.   I guess I should start off by defending my name. It's true- I'm a mess. My kitchen is coated in powdered sugar every time I make frosting. My roommate finds nonpareils for days after I spill half a bottle. The table is covered in what turns out to be a rather modern colored-chocolate piece of splatter art. But I promise my end results come out looking rather beautiful, if I do say so myself.  It's just not always a pretty ride, and I’ll be sure to post photos of any and all messes I manage to get myself into!  As a recent college grad with a need for my fulltime income,  pursuing my dreams of owning a bakery is a ways down the road. So for now there’s no better way to share my creations than to start a blog and share with you all!

I get many of my inspirations from my family and their demanding palates.  My twin sister and I {yes there's two of me!} have been trying to eat gluten free for many years now, with the occasional slip up for an irresistible sweet here and there, how could we not! I have begun to dive into the world of gluten free baking from time to time as she continue to deliver daily texts of new requests, and I'll be sure to post any good results here.  Then there’s my father, flavor know-it-all and main taste tester.  The man is not blunt with his feedback let me tell you, but his palate is my go to for approval.  To throw another curveball my way, big Rich has diabetes.  Now there is no stopping the man from eating a sugar filled piece of cheesecake or bowl of rice pudding..but I will promise to also throw in some sugar-free recipes to try to trick the guy with Splenda.

Sometimes I think I was just born to entertain. Decorating, cooking, baking, fun festive cocktails. I love it all. In fact I usually go a tad overboard. If you see the occasional event or holiday party posts pop up, I just can't help myself.  I also have a strong love for red wine and craft beers.  They usually accompany my long baking nights so I'll be sure to throw a few favorites or new finds into my posts along the way for anyone interested!

When I'm not working, baking or at the gym, I can most likely be found at the nearest boutique or mall doing some retail therapy.  There's no bad day or mood that a new shirt or pair of heels can’t fix..at least in my world. Come to think of it, I shop on good days too. Alright I admit it,  I 'm just your standard SHOPAHOLIC.  I have no defense other than I love fashion. And makeup. Yes I am obsessed with makeup and all that is MAC. It's like art for your eyes. I guess it's appropriate to also share that when I'm stressed and not near a mixer or a stove- I draw.  Cartoons mainly. I've attempted the skyline, people, still lifes..yeah I'm not very good at those. But cartoons I can do, and rather well I think. 

But that's enough about me, let's get to baking! I'm new to blogging so I may be a little slow on the start, but I'll do my best to post as often as possible. I hope you enjoy the recipes :) Bon Appetite!

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