Saturday, August 21, 2010

My best friend thought of the name...

Why "The Bakers Daughter", you ask?  Well, for those of you who've know me well or for many years, you know that my mother is an extraordinary baker.  So much so that growing up I was too intimidated to try and bake anything that didn't come out of a box.  That's sacrilege in my family. ;)  Many of you have sampled my mum's goodies - whether it was during high school, at a bridal shower, or just hanging around my house sampling extra cookies after Christmas. My co-workers have also come love my mother, even though they've never met her. ;)

So, until four years ago, my most beloved kitchen tool, my red Kitchenaid mixer, only got used when my daughter would decide to bake - and she's a very good baker!  After getting my first Barefoot Contessa cookbook (I LOVE Ina Garten) and watching her faithfully, I thought I'd give baking from scratch a try.  It's safe to say that I haven't looked back.

I have to give props to my closest friend for coming up with the name for this blog - it absolutely fits who I am.  Hopefully it's going to be a way to keep my friends updated on what I'm making, how my skills are progressing and just how much stuff the gang at the office is getting to try!

Now I have to start planning for my United Way Hallowe'en bake sale...