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Loving life, culinary school and cooking!

1 week until school!! 
Aug. 1, 2009 12:40 pm 
Updated: Aug. 3, 2009 3:59 am
Next week I start culinary school (august 10th). I am so excited, but at the same time kind of nervous because of the BIG changes that are happening in my life.. I have been pretty much at home for a year, after a very abusive relationship with an ex classmate . After that I worked for about a year, and then quit my job and became a stay at home daughter lol.. I pretty much did everything here: cleaning, cooking.. selled cookies for a while and did tons of translations. I decided I wanted to make my dream true about a year ago (after almost going back to psycology.. but realizing I CANNOT be a therapist because of all the things I have not dealed with in my life) Anyway... its time to move on, and start studying, get a job and in about a year or so I want to find my own place.. and start my own life. Its time for ME to be happy, I have focused all my life to make others happy and have ended up really depressed, lonely and with different issues. Anyway I just want to thank all of you again for your love and support.. wish me luck!! :)
Aug. 1, 2009 12:59 pm
You have a whole truckload of luck coming your way from me, Katie! I agree with you, this is YOUR time to focus on yourself! You have been so dedicated to everyone else, which is admirable, but you can't forget about your wants, not to mention, needs. I wish for big things to come your way. All the best to you!! :)
Aug. 1, 2009 1:46 pm
Keep your attitude possitive and smile a lot! You will do well and hopefully become that chef that will inspire others at the same time. Enjoy your classes!
Aug. 1, 2009 1:55 pm
You have good luck and good wishes coming from me and you have the will and intelligence to put what you have learned to good use. I am excited for you!
Aug. 1, 2009 2:01 pm
Good luck! And kudos to you for having the courage to take the big step to the next part of your life-- the part that belongs to YOU! Your story is an inspiration, and I am looking forward to hearing about your experiences.
Aug. 1, 2009 7:50 pm
Katie, I have been counting down the days until you start school. You're probably going to be bored the first few days, you're a superior chef already. Put the past behind you. You're about to embark on the next phase of your life and it's going to be tough but worth it. I can't wait for you to share what you learn with us. :o)
Aug. 2, 2009 9:51 am
Good Luck Katie! I can't wait until I can buy you first cookbook!
Aug. 2, 2009 12:08 pm
Good Luck, Katie. Once you start school, let us know how you are coming along. I'm sure you will do just fine because it seems that this is what you trully want to do.
Aug. 3, 2009 3:59 am
Good luck, Katie! I read your words about "I really wanted to do something I LOVE, not something I thought everyone would want me to be". I have the same sutuation and I understand you so much. I sincerely wish your all the best in your life.
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About Me
I am 24 years old and found a passion in cooking since I was just a little girl, but actually thought of making a future of it 2 years ago. There were years where I just wouldnt cook because I hated making a mess, but I love cooking and baking so much I really dont even care now if I make a mess LOL. I live in Santiago Chile and for the first 11 years of my life lived in the US. I am in culinary school now, making my dream come true :)
My favorite things to cook
All kind of cookies, muffins, cakes, breads anything sweet! Also japanese, mexican and italian food. And of course chilean food! I love to make everything from scratch! If I could make my own chocolate I would! I just love baking!!!, but am getting into cooking different kinds of food.. i also sell cookies and muffins, its kind of slow because its summer but maybe in winter it will be better :) Sweet stuff is my speciality
My favorite family cooking traditions
My interest in cooking began thanks to my mom. She has worked her whole life, even traveling 4 hours a day for years just to be able to give us a good education/feed us when we were kids. Now that she is spending more time home, she is cooking more! she is a great cook when it comes to home cooked meals.. I enjoy her meals and she enjoys mine.:D, a bit stubborn when it comes to our cooking methods and we are always questioning one another LOL!
My cooking triumphs
I must say i am getting better and better at cooking thanks to AR. i have made some cool things like sushi, alfredo lasagna roll ups with chicken and red bell pepper, some great cakes, brownies, cookies, muffins, cupcakes, homemade puddings, chili... im trying to make more impressive things.. but my oven doesnt help at all.. but as soon as i move out im going to buy a new oven! Also, I am the worse cake decorator! I am going to have to practice..
My cooking tragedies
I made a cupcakes from this site that didnt turn out at all :( My family said they were great but I could tell they werent when I saw they had only eaten 5 of the 40 cupcakes in one day.. normally things disappear in my house! Also, not knowing the first thing about melting chocolate, i did.. in the microwave, and it was very good, but i had to mess it up.. because I wanted more.. so I said, why not add a little butter? Not having butter, i took the cold "diet" type margarine out of the frige and put a tablespoon on it. mixed, and of course it seized.. it became as hard as a piece of taffy, so i started adding cold milk.. haha big mistake, it separated! finally i put it in a saucepan over low heat and heated it with a little bit more of milk. it was a good frosting! however, not very good for my peanut butter cups. the low part was hard like chocolate and the upper part was soft and fudgy, still good.. but funny i have a lot more, because i am very impacient in the kitchen! LOL
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