Growing up, there was never an absence of dessert in our house. It was known for smelling like freshly baked chocolate chip cookies (they're my mom's favorite food so there was always a stash) and the place to get the best Hershey chocolate cake after my grandmother came to town. Baking has been a part of my life ever since I can remember; everything from cookies to breads to brownies to cakes. One day, I decided to make a jumbo cookie to see how it would turn out. All I had was a hand mixer, two stove pots, and a couple cookie sheets, and that's where it all started!

Currently, I'm a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Let me know how I can help make your parties more fun or your thank-you gifts a little tastier!