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Thank You Rachael! 
May 21, 2009 5:26 pm 
Updated: May 23, 2009 5:39 am
Rachael! I emailed you yesterday and told you I hadnt got the e-mail you sent me.. well it got here! :D Took a while but I was sooo surprised, i wouldnt have ever imagined someone would give me a membership. Seriously my family is sooo surprised I have met so many great people on AR. I mean, last week I got a huge bag of chocolates from Virginia Mom and now this! They keep saying: wow, they are such great people! I have to thank all of you for being here for me always. I love AR, i even love the occasional drama!! LOL! This is a huge family I am glad to be a part of. I love you guys! And again, thank you Rachael, and thank you for your email! You are a sweet, caring person and im glad I have friends like you (and all of you)!
May 21, 2009 6:22 pm
This blog post is like a big hug. There ARE a bunch of very awesome people here that i enjoy calling friends!
May 21, 2009 7:26 pm
couldnt agree more with you helzbelz.. and I love showing my appreciation to the people I love, so anyone can join this blog in giving a big hug to eachother :D
May 21, 2009 8:03 pm
A great big buh is exactly what this is like
May 21, 2009 11:00 pm
Hi Katie! A BIG hug coming to all of you from Serbia!! The people on here are great!
May 22, 2009 8:30 am
Hi, Katie! I`m glad to see your blog. We love you too!
May 22, 2009 6:02 pm
May 22, 2009 6:43 pm
Awww, thanks for introducing us to your family. We love you too sweetie.
May 23, 2009 5:39 am
My membership was gifted to me too! Isn't it great to know that human kindness still exists in a world so often portrayed so negatively!!
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Frederick, Maryland, USA
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Santiago, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile

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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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