I have loved to bake ever since I was little kid. My mom would bust out a box of cake mix while my brother and I got into a fight over who got to lick the beaters. I like to think I've matured past that stage, but I haven't. We're still fighting over those beaters. I love to bake - especially if a recipe calls for chocolate. I'm fortunate enough to have many people willing to test out my creations. I'd love to go to culinary school; but, alas, another forty grand in student loans is not an option right now. So for now, I'm on my own. I hope I can meet some new people, find some new recipes, and learn a few new things from everyone on this site.