Hi, I’m Melissah! (yes, with an “h”)
I’m a 22-year-old college student at the University of [a place my mother asked me to block out, hmph] and a native [city, but again, my mom was scared someone would see my blog, hunt me down, and murder me]-ite. I’m currently studying economics, but I’m not yet sure what I plan to do with my degree! I have a long way to go, but I love my life and feel very optimistic about my future. When I’m not studying my head off, I enjoy travelling, any type of water sport, and online shopping.
My main passion is food, which includes eating, cooking, baking, reviewing and recipe hunting! I come from a family of food lovers, actually– my dad has a degree in the culinary arts (french) and my mom has a collection of recipes that is at least a couple thousand deep. The only person in my family that doesn’t appreciate the difference between a McDonald’s big mac and a medium-rare kobe beef burger is my eight-year old brother, John… which just serves as further proof that my parents took the wrong kid home from the hospital. Just kidding.
This year, I moved into my own house and had access to a kitchen for the first time in college (a great relief after the dorms and sorority house). Since then, I’ve found that baking serves as a major form of stress alleviation. Given that I am a college student, I am stressed out a LOT… but that also means that I do lots of cooking and baking! I hope to use this blog to share the product of my stressful moments and provide you with yummy treats and creative combinations.
In regards to my pictures, I have actually enlisted the help of my housemate, Emily. She is in the art school, has a fancy camera, and a way better eye for design than me. She uses a Canon Rebel T2i DSLR and usually shoots my creations under natural light. If you like her work, please check out her online portfolio! UPDATE 5/24/2012: I just got a fancy new camera, a Nikon D70s! I’m really excited and will be taking my own pictures for a while now while Emily is back home for the summer.