My love affair with cooking and baking began before I went to school.
I was around four years old when my grandmother showed me how to make scrambled eggs. From that point on I was hooked.
When I entered my early teens I began baking, wow!! I started making cakes, my favorite was chocolate cake. I experimented with a variety of baked goods, including bread, which I learned from my mother. My creativity was also evident in writing and performing puppet shows for my classes in elementary school and even to other classes. In college I was involved with the college paper and wrote articles for my fraternity.
In high school I was planning my career, I wanted to attend culinary school. Unfortunately, my desire to become a chef would not be realized. I never gave up cooking and baking, they were my hobbies. I was able to find a career path that allowed me my creativity in the field of speaking and writing. Now I pursue my creativity in the kitchen and in writing and speaking to variety of groups relating positive attitudes to baking, they are quite similar as a matter of fact. One goal is to attend a local culinary institute, in the future, for pastry chef.
The baking business began when I was diagnosed as a diabetic. I couldn’t find baked goods that were free of preservatives, colors, trans fats, etc. My wife began making oatmeal raisin cookies for me with stevia.
Our business developed over time and we began experimenting with sweeteners that were low on the glycemic index. We found two that we currently use in our baked goods. We also make baked goods with sugar. Yes, we do have our secrets for our recipes.
I have suffered some very interesting set backs that have added new dimensions to living and our business. I died early in 2011 and was brought back to life. Three months later, I had unexpected surgery. Now, we are slowly getting back to business, both baking and presenting PCA.
One never knows what curves our lives will take, that is why it is so important to keep a positive outlook and never ever give up your dreams. Life is what we make it.
I wish you continued success in all your endeavors.
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