Highly educated in the disiplines of Education and Psychology I am one who believes that knowledge is for sharing and helping others a gift.
My Culinary career began after being diagnosed with a rare disease, preventing me from continuing in my career as a Teacher and Counselor. Although, I began baking as a small child in my grandmother's kitchen, I have always enjoyed playing around with ingredients developing new recipes and savoring the older ones shared with me. Upon advice of a neighbor, I began baking and distributing my treats around town, the postal service employees began calling me The Muffin Lady, so I added a commercial kitchen to my home and legalized the title.
Needless to say, years passed, recipe developments continued, as did the frequent requests and questions for this or that recipe, or how do I bake so well under the unusual conditions found in higher elevations. So many customers brought me magazine or cookbook recipes to adjust for them, that I found the time had come to go back to my prior profession educator and counselor and assist all in baking successfully at high altitudes. You see I am one who believes that knowledge is for sharing not hoarding and on advice from a friend I sat down to write a cookbook.
I had never written anything but a few Thesis, but I knew that my heart would carry me through. So I typed and typed, played with doughs and batters, actually measured the spices to gain the adequate amount that I so often just tossed into the mixing bowl and a few months later I had written cookbook, titled: Baking at High Altitude/The Muffin Lady's Old Fashioned Recipes. WOW!
The response to this endeavor has been scrumptious as the compliments have been plentiful! The educator in me is not through just yet! After receiving consistent requests for more recipes from strangers and friends, I wrote another delicious cookbook, filled with delightfully easy and tasty recipes for daily meals and snacks.
Sharing Mountain Recipes/The Muffin Lady's Everyday Favorites, is the title of my newsest culinary creation. Filled with 472 recipes ranging from: "Ultimate Comfort Foods (mashed potatoes, mac&cheese, chocolate) to Early Morning Risers, Breakfasts, Afternoon Delights, Simmers of Love, Dinners, Desserts and of course the Accessories of Foods (butters, syrups, dressings, etc) this Cookbook a welcome addition in all homes, low and high altitudes alike, as it is about the goodness of foods much more than the altitude that they are prepared in! Reviews available upon request or by viewing my website.