Even though I wasn't fervently blogging every day, it was something I had added to my growing list of things to do. I wasn't as stoked on it as when I first started, I'm not going to lie. I love to write, bake, cook, take pictures, and communicate with you fine folk, but the whole process of getting these little lovely bits onto the internet was taxing for this non-computer saavy lady. And I read once that you should only blog if you really love it. So I decided a break was in order. Not just for the sake of, but also I found my writing to start to take the shape of others. I know that imitation is the most sincere form of flattery, but if you are writing to be a voice, and you have lost your own voice, then what the heck are you doing? So this break was intentional. For some space. For some time. To find my voice and passion for blogging again.
It's back, ya'll.
I missed Christmas. Well, I personally didn't but I didn't get to share it with you. I missed New Year's Eve, the Superbowl, & Valentine's Day; all the usual occasions to make treats and beautiful food. I made some; maybe I'll share it with you some day.
What else did you miss? Oh! I started Culinary School! I am on week six, and simply loving it! I could spend hours buried in my Intro to Baking and Pastry textbook, and have on many occasion.
Maybe it's the marriage of chocolate and pumpkin? Maybe it's the whipped, rich, & not-too-sweet filling? Maybe it's the fact that when you put chocolate, cream cheese, pumpkin, and chocolate cookie crust in one place, you really can't go wrong. Ever. Fact.
Go ahead-serve it to the mother of your man; she'll be impressed, and the cracks will be our little secret.