At first they thought it was cute. "Awe, she likes to play in the kitchen." "She's going to be a BIG helper one day, Mom." Only years later, is it obvious that it wasn't just a phase.
The kitchen has always been a refuge. If I didn't have a new book to read, or a favorite close enough to re-read, I would cook. Not just pancakes on Saturdays, or pumpkin pies for Thanksgiving, but real, three course meals would I make just to see the happiness on my family and friends' faces. I have had dreams about the kitchen in my future home. I would have every appliance, every cookbook, every ingredient needed for that last minute dish. Hopefully, one day, I can have something like that.
Sometimes, I would plan my own restaurant or bakery. I would come up with prices, experiment with recipes, and write business plans. Pretty extreme dreams for a kid, right? For now, that is still a dream. "My Place" would be called the Four C's: Chocolate, Coffee, Cookies, and Cakes.
The Four C's is coming to you, not in a building, but online. Through this blog, I will share my secret experiments, the ones that succeeded, and the ones that failed. For those who count every calorie, I will be giving helpful hints and tricks to "afford" those extra calories and still stay on track. Along the way, I will give party planning ideas for birthdays, holidays, weddings, showers, graduations, and those last minute "get-togethers". Being that I am a college student, I will have plenty to say about staying in budget and making plenty of on-the-go snacks.
If you have any comments or questions, feel free to post them for me!