Welcome to my Realm

The title says it all. Welcome to my Bakingdom. In this realm Love strengthens, Family grows, and Friendships are born.

Since the beginning of my marriage, the hubster and I have bonded in the kitchen. We learned to cook and bake together over time. Our kitchen has forged the strength of our love and it is still, after 8 years of marriage, the place that we end up together discussing important matters, laughing, playing, cooking, and taste testing.

The kitchen is also the room in our home where a family has formed. Shortly after my husband and I were married, his son came to live with us. As a young, completely unexperienced mother to a grown child, I found a way into his heart through food and fun in the kitchen. I still remember the first time we met and he helped me make a batch of Rice Krispy treats. Our boy is almost 14 years old now and he loves food and cooking. He loves being a taste tester for me and occasionally expresses a desire to be a chef.

Here I will write about my adventures (and misadventures) in the kitchen, but also about other experiences that I have with food. Perhaps, these experiences might include a particularly wonderful dinner at a local restaurant, or maybe an awful one. Being a military family, we have the rare opportunity to eat at many different restaurants in different places around the country, and around the world. Or I may write about a food-centric craft or event. But whatever I write, it will almost always be about food (I won’t exclude everything else out of fear that something exciting and stupendous will happen, and I will want to write about it!).

Everyone loves food. And a sure way to show you care is to make food for someone. For me, at least, nothing gives me more pleasure than to see the joy on someone’s face when they receive the goodies I have prepared for them.

All of that being said, everybody seems to have a blog these days. Everybody. I have been thinking about blogging for a few months now and I keep coming back to this fact and wondering, “What could I possibly have to say or do that would interest anyone when there are hundreds of thousands of funny, beautiful, intelligent, witty blogs out there that everyone can go to instead of mine?” I’m not funny. I don’t even think I’m a particularly good writer. And yet here I am. Starting a blog. A food blog, no less. I mean, how many stunning food blogs are there out there? And I think I have something new or unique to say? Well, maybe not (probably not), but I’m here and I intend to enjoy it. I’m here less for followers and more for the sheer pleasure of making something delicious and beautiful, eating it, and bragging about it. So…if you’re reading this, enjoy! This is my guilty pleasure, maybe it can become one for you too!

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  1. Anonymous says

    This is awesome! I'm glad that you are pursuing something that is close to your heart and a definite part of your life! I have seen photos of some of your creations and I must add…. don't forget to write about the ornaments and scrapbooking that you do. You have more talent in your little finger than I have in my entire body! Keep it up… you'll come to realize that this web site is ANOTHER of your hidden talents!!
    And you're beautiful too! :d

  2. bttrflybabydoll says

    I can't wait to see and read all that you have to share! I'm so excited that you are doing this! I love to cook and bake as well(as you know), but I only aspire to be as good as you are.

    I agree with the above statements as well! 😉


  3. sonya says

    I love it! I have always admired the work that i see you post up on facebook. I think it would be good to say your an artist of the baking world. I so look forward to reading more of your future posts. Oh and please make sure to continue posting pictures of your creations!

  4. Fjiv says

    I like your blog – it seems truthful and honest, fun and interesting! I started a blog too but lost interest after putting some effort into it. I hope I can start writing again after having gotten some inspiration from you 🙂

  5. Sugarbear says

    Thank you so much, Fjiv! I'm still very new at this, so it's really encouraging to get positive feedback from people and it means a lot!! 🙂

    I use a Nikon D90, usually with a 50mm f/1.8 lens. I love it…it's my baby! 🙂

    Thank you again for your comments and I look forward to seeing start blogging again!

  6. Christine says

    I just came across your blog via another person's admiration for your work, and I am just stunned by EVERYthing! And I do mean that all around: your creations, your photography, and your writing (I'm a huge freak for those who actually care about the written word lol)!

    I am so excited to read everything you've done so far, and hope to try and recreate something that you've done so incredibly well 🙂

    You are talented in many realms, you lucky girl!

    Can't wait to see all that comes next! 🙂

  7. says

    I love what you said about blogging. I had the exact same wonders and insecurities, but I started one anyway. I wish my photography was better, but I’m in it for the joy too!! So glad I found your blog 🙂