It's nice to meet you!
Hi, I’m Lori. I’m the “girl” in Girl Meets Oven.
If you are here, you probably want to know a little about me.
I didn’t officially “meet” my oven until later in life. Where I grew up cookies came in pre-wrapped packages delivered by Keebler® elves and bread was a “Wonder®” that came in plastic bags. I didn’t even have an Easy Bake oven. One of my earliest childhood memories involving an oven also involved a visit from the fire department. (Don’t worry. The only one injured was Dinner.)
The idea of making something from “scratch” was a foreign concept. But sharing funny stories was a common occurrence.
First meeting with my oven
Then one day, I met my husband, Ken, and his family, who shared their family recipes and own funny stories (none of which involved the fire department). I decided to start cooking some recipes and stories of my own.
There were a lot of trials and errors along the way. I still remember reading Ken’s grandmother’s apple pie recipe for the first time, and discovering the first step was “make pie crust.” It didn’t even explain how to make a pie crust. I was in way over my head.
I’ve come a long way
My early encounters baking became the inspiration for this blog. I still have a lot to learn, and want to learn more by swapping stories about baking with others.
So the idea with Girl Meets Oven is to share some fun stories while learning about baking, with others who love baking, from kitchens across the Internet.
How about you?
I’d love to hear your story. How did you get your start baking? What are some of your early memories in the kitchen?