Hi! My name is Marlise and I am an avid baker, quilter, and stay at home mom to four year old boy/girl twins in New Jersey. My story is that in March 2008 I got engaged to my husband. Three months later, I found out I was pregnant. Two months later, I found out it was to be twins. One month later, I got married. Ending up 4 months later, in January 2008, when J & L were born at 37 weeks, perfectly healthy. It was quite a year.
Since then, I have been a stay-at-home mom. I took up cooking in November 2010 because it seemed like a challenge I could handle while watching the kids. Mostly I used the recipes on foodnetwork.com. In the Spring of 2011, I picked up Dorie Greenspan’s Baking from My Home to Yours at the library. My first recipe was the Perfection Pound Cake. It turned out wonderfully. With that success, I purchased the book. Since then, I have baked my way through 25+ recipes, and I am still baking.
But now I have joined the Tuesdays with Dorie group and am incorporating recipes from Baking with Julia, another book written by Dorie Greenspan. These recipes are a bit more challenging. I am up for the challenge.