This blog evolved from being inspired by seeing Julie & Julia. I really wanted to do a food blog, but I was torn between a Cooking blog or a Baking blog. Baking has been my passion and therapy since I was a young girl. I can remember helping my Mom in the kitchen after school making pies, and then making little cinnamon rolls from the leftover scraps of dough, and the smell of cinnamon wafting from the kitchen. From then on I was hooked on baking, and the immediate satisfaction one gets from sharing all of the baked goods with others, baking with love. I have continued baking the rest of my life making countless cakes, cupcakes,cookies brownies, desserts, and many others to numerous to mention here. When you're feeling down, bake. When you're happy, bake. And when you feel Blah, bake, and you'll immediately feel better.
However, I also love to cook, but especially with my husband, who also loves to cook. When we both cook together, it's like a party in our kitchen. We drink a little wine, laugh, and cook, all at the same time. If my husband is the main chef, then I'm the sous chef and vice versa. We have made wonderful dishes, Coq au Vin, Shrimp Creole, Chicken with Mole, Chicken Enchiladas with ancho chile sauce, Scallops with lemon & basil. One was inspired by seeing Julie and Julia, Julia's Boeuf Bourguignon. Due to my husband's bypass several years ago, we try to cook with low sodium and low fat. We use many herbs and spices in place of salt.
Hence the name , Baking and Cooking, A Tale of two loves was born. In future posts I'll be posting cooking and baking creation and pics.