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Childhood memories... 
May 22, 2009 5:50 pm 
Updated: May 24, 2009 6:44 pm
I have decided to make my second blog entry about my life.. I promise next will be about cooking :)
I am the daughter of a WONDERFUL woman (Patricia), grandaughter to another BEAUTIFUL woman named Alba (who past away 2 years ago from cancer, but lived with us my entire life), and sister to 2 great guys (Matthew and Chris). My mom is Chilean and married an american (my Dad). She moved to the states when she was 20, after getting married to my father. 4 years later my older brother Chris was born and she asked my Grandma to move to the US to help her out. When I was 7 my parents got seperated and when I was 10 we came to live to Chile with my mom and grandma. I studied psycology for a few years but when my grandma was very ill and I was having problems with my ex I decided to take a break and got a job. In that time I decided life is too short to not do what you really want to so my next goal is culinary school (hopefully starting next semester).
The things I most remember from my childhood is going out to the snow and my mom waiting for us with hot cocoa and marshmallows, eating waffles or cinnamon toast (that cereal) every morning LOL, I was also a brownie, and did ballet, cheerleading, softball, soccer and swimming. I have always hated sports but my mom insisted I did things.
I am going to post some pictures so that you can "see" my family :D Oh, I cant forget minnie, she is my "sister" (3 year old beagle)
me and my mom :)
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My brother and Me!
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May 22, 2009 6:02 pm
I love hearing stories about people's childhoods, and this is a great one! What a bunch of cuties!!! :)
May 22, 2009 6:40 pm
It's so wondeful that you are close with your mom. My mom is my best friend! I bet you were a cute cheerleader because you sure were a cute softball player! :)I love that you have memories of playing in the snow and coming in for hot chocolate!When does the new semester start for school? I know you are really wanting to go to culinary school and you are going to be FANTASTIC!!!
May 22, 2009 7:46 pm
Good story, Katie. What a cute family. I always love hearing about you and your life.
May 22, 2009 8:02 pm
Reallt enjoyed reading about you and your family! And the pictures are too cute :)
May 22, 2009 8:12 pm
Sweet story Katie, just like you.
May 23, 2009 1:29 am
Oh, Katie! So Darn sweet! We all Luv ya, Sweetie! Hugs from Cindy
May 23, 2009 1:32 am
PLUS.... Rachael gets great KUDOS! Look who you discovered...BIG Hugs to Rachael!
May 23, 2009 1:43 am
I was born In Alexandria, Va....lived there til my parents divorced, I was 9. You miss the US but I will tell you will miss your Mom and Grandmom more! I lived in Florida most of my life....I still love SNOW and blizzards(Better than a Hurricane)Kiss your Mom and Grandmommmy for me!
May 23, 2009 6:00 am
I grew up in New England, with both sides of the family being there for many generations. Now, none of us live there. I consider myself fortunate in that my kids still live close to home.
May 23, 2009 7:14 am
Great post, Katie! Thanks for sharing your story and pics! I also love hearing abut childhood memories from others - it brings back my own!
May 23, 2009 2:54 pm
you all are so sweet :D Tomorrow or monday morning I will be posting a blog about homemade gnocchi.. now thats something my family ALWAYS asks for since the first time I made them..
May 24, 2009 6:44 pm
I love gnocchi Katie! Can't wait for your new blog.
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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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