Actually, my name is Maria. But both my sisters are Maria too.
I have a second name: Agnes. But that's my mom's second name too. Mom's first name is Maria.
I have a third name: Carmela. But who wants to call anyone "Maria Agnes Carmela"? Talk about a mouthful.
So my family called me Cookie, pretty much from the day I was born. Most of my friends also call me Cookie. Actually, that's not quite true. Apparently Cookie is still too long, so most people just say "Cooks". I don't mind at all.
A guy from school called me Candy once. We're no longer in touch.
When I started working, I didn't want the hassle of explaining "Cookie" to my boss and coworkers, so they used Maria. It took me a while to realize that when someone said, "Maria, ..." they were actually addressing me.
I like food because food doesn't have to call me anything at all. I can even take pictures of it, and it won't complain! How awesome is that?
For more than a year I've been posting my food pictures on my Facebook page, but I think it's time to take a step forward. So here I am.
This is a food blog, but food to me is more than just preparation and consumption. Every dish I make has a purpose, or a story, or a memory. I'm going to try to deposit little bits of those, each week, into my little spot on cyberspace.
Something about me? Well, I'm a female posing as an engineer, which means that there are way too many Y chromosomes where I work, and not enough XX's. I'm even outnumbered at home: husband and son. An upside to that is I can bake as much as I want, and no one ever complains that it's too much.
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