*Brushes off cobwebs*
Wow...it's been a long time since I've used this blog. I suppose I should give you an update.
I started this company in 2015 and since then a lot has happened. I'm a few years older, several pounds heavier, and I'll get back to you on whether or not I'm any wiser. I'm now living in Colorado Springs and am working on building a new customer base here. The biggest change in my life is that my grandmother who was my love, my rock, and my inspiration suddenly passed away in January of 2017. This turned my world on its head and nearly two years later the wounds are still raw.
When she passed I stopped doing everything. Eating, sleeping, working, baking, teaching or even speaking. It was a long time before I could make a simple meal without crying and the first batch of cookies baked after her death were over-salted from my tears. She taught me how to bake and from a very, very young age made me love being in the kitchen. One of my proudest moments was when she said my chocolate chip cookies were better than hers. I was barely in my 20's and that statement solidified my love for baking. I miss her so much and carry her in my heart every moment of every day.
I scattered her ashes in the mountains of Colorado on what would have been her 60th wedding anniversary and I knew, in that moment, that it was time to move forward. Just baby steps but movement is movement. I started to bake again just a few months ago and created "sample packs" to give to people. The Black Magic cookies and the Halloween Pinwheels were my first foray back into the baking world and they were a huge success. That led to a loaf of the best bread I've ever tasted and pumpkin bread so moist that it nearly dissolved if you stared at it too long.
It's just a few days before Thanksgiving and for the first time in years I have holiday orders. A honey whiskey pecan pie, millionaire pound cake, traditional apple pie and my first attempt at a gluten free, dairy free apple pie. The last one makes me a bit nervous so wish me luck!
I know I've rarely used this blog in the past but I just invested in a shiny new laptop and I promise to stay up to date.
That's all for now, my sweets. Watch this space and drop me a line if you feel like saying hi. I hope you have a happy Thanksgiving and if you don't celebrate then I hope your Thursday is fabulous.
Oh, before I go here is one more treat for you. This picture is of me and my grandmother making biscuits when I was about 2 years old. It's my favorite picture and I hope it will hang in my bakery in the future.