Welcome to my blog! People have frequently told me, “You should open a bakery!” Well, no, I don’t really want to do that, but I enjoy cooking, I _love_ to bake, and I love teaching people new things. So, I decided to start this blog. I’m hoping you enjoy it, find some recipes you like, and maybe learn a few lessons along the way.
So what qualifies me to write a blog? Well, I’ve been baking and cooking since I was a kid and I guess my ego has become inflated enough by other people’s opinions to make me think I’m pretty good at what I do. I also have known several people that do not cook at all or that are afraid of working with yeast and I would like to take the fear out of the kitchen. It’s a wonderful place to be and to relax and have fun, not to mention a great place to save money :)
Aside from enjoying being in the kitchen, I love to eat (surprise surprise :)), do puzzles and crafts, be Mom to my three wonderful boys (no bias there :)), and wife to an incredibly intelligent, loving hubby (again, no bias :)). I also am a math substitute teacher of mostly middle and high school students.
My name is Dana Booth and I will be your guide on this journey into the blogosphere. I hope you’ll join me.
About this blog:
Right now, you’ll find recipes and baking information in the blog and links to share posts on social networks at the bottom of each post. Measurements for the recipes are in US and metric. At the bottom of each post you’ll see tags and categories which you can click on to go to other recipes in the blog with the same tag/category. There’s also an area at the bottom of each post for sharing via various social media sites or e-mail.
In the upper right hand corner, you’ll see a search box, and in the right hand column an area to request updates via e-mail.
Eventually I will add a blog roll of blogs I like, cookbook review, general baking info, and FAQ sections, and when there are enough recipes, a recipe index.
You’ll see RSS on the right of the home page navigation bar, which simply means you can get this blog sent to you at your e-mail or to your news feeder. If you have a Mac, you can simply drag the web-site address from the top over to the RSS section at the bottom of your e-mail inbox and it will set up your feed so that whenever I update the blog, you’ll see a new post.
Kinds of Recipes:
I will pretty much stick to the title of the blog; most dishes will involve baking. However, not all will be sweet. Some will be savory, such as the chile rellenos casserole which starts off my journey into the blogosphere. I will also post lots of dessert recipes – cookies, cakes, pies, you name it – and breads of all sorts – muffins, sourdough, herbed monkey bread, cinnamon monkey bread, etc.
Who wrote the Recipes:
Regarding who the author of the recipes is, I will follow David Lebovitz’s guidelines from foodblogalliance.com (Recipe Attribution – Food Blog Alliance) so you’ll see recipes that are mine ’cause I’ve changed three or more ingredients and the directions and you’ll see recipes that I’ve adapted, where I’ve kept most of the ingredients the same, but changed directions. I frequently mess with recipes (it’s soooo hard not to :)), but I’m happy to give credit for where the inspiration came from, so you’ll see “inspired by” as well. Last, if I love a recipe so much as is that there’s no point in changing it, I’ll give a link if there is one and not post it anew; if there’s no link available I’ll say it’s not mine and give full credit to wherever it came from.
Ninety-nine percent of the pictures are taken by me with my point and shoot, compact digital camera. The rest are by my hubby.
I’m full of these :). If a company sends me a product or cookbook to review, the opinions will still be mine.
If you have any questions, please e-mail me at macgail_booth (at) mac (dot) com. Replace (at) and (dot) with the corresponding symbols and remove spaces.