As a young girl, I loved to bake. My grandma was a huge part of that, and she taught me just about everything I know.
When I got into high school, I met my soul mate, and I like to believe that my baking had a part in that. I used to take him cookies all the time. His favorite was always white chocolate chip and macadamia nut cookies. They were challenging to make, but he really enjoyed them.
We ended up getting married, and he joined the army. We lived in Tennessee for about three years, and then we got transferred to Colorado.
Anyone who has ever been to Colorado knows it’s basically on top of a mountain. I’m currently living about a mile above sea level, and the evidence is in my baking.
I literally had to relearn how to bake. When I first got here, my cookies would look like puddles, my cakes were dry, and any bread I made expanded to a ridiculous size. It was so frustrating. I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong. I had gone from this amazing baker that people begged to help with the bake sale fundraisers to someone who was hiding her messed up cupcakes in the trash so no one would see how awful they had turned out!
But I was determined. I love to bake, and it’s something I want to pass on to my daughter. I did some research, and I learned that because the air is so thin and dry, regular baking recipes basically go haywire. You have to make adjustments if you want things to turn out right, and the kind of adjustments necessary depended on what you were making.
So I’m here to share my story and my recipes. I know how hard it can be to have everything you bake become a failure, and I want to help those who are struggling. So follow me for some great recipes and a few tips that can help you to alter old recipes. Baking up high is harder, but not impossible. And I’ll be there to help!