About Us



Thank you for visiting!

My name is Cara and this is my loveable Rhodesian Ridgeback pup, Abner. Abner is a very social girl (yes, she is a female with a male name. My husband and I have always wanted to name our first dog Abner!) and she loves to hang out in the kitchen. I try to convince myself that she just wants to be near me because she always is, but I’m pretty sure hangs around mainly for the food  😜!! If she’s lucky and I’m making something dog friendly, she can always have a little taste! I do spoil her….

Abner loves: blueberries, carrots, strawberries, watermelon (no seeds), chicken and peanut butter. Give these foods to her and she’ll love you forever.

My interest in food started when I was about eight years old and the only two things on my Christmas list were a KitchenAid mixer and Easy Bake Oven. My hero was Emeril and I was lucky enough to go to one of his shows with my friend. I think I was in third grade and it was one of the greatest days ever!

A few years ago I graduated from culinary school and I have learned so much through that experience. I’m looking forward to sharing my recipes and stories with all of you! Please feel free to send an email to eimparato (at) aol (dot) com or leave a comment. Abner and I would love to hear from you!


42 thoughts on “About Us

  1. Care I love, love this blog! What a great idea. I am so proud of you. And that french toast has my mouth watering. You need to make it for The Cousins. Also Claudio and I are coming hiking with you when you make the Pork Butt.
    Love you Your Amazing Aunt Adela.

    1. Thank you Aunt Adela! I’m glad you enjoy it!! Thanksgiving I’ll make the French Toast! And you guys should definitely come up for hiking, we go all out when we eat there! Love you guys!!

  2. Thanks for viewing and following my blog. Your comments and readership are very much appreciated. I wish you much success in the culinary world and here with your blog. 🙂

    Look forward to your future posts.

    Chef Randall

  3. Hello beautiful Cara! I’ve only just stumbled upon your blog via a Liebster award page… and I’m glad that I did. Argh, I am considering taking up some study in baking and pastry as well. It’ll be a complete career change, but I think it will be worth it to actually feel like I’m pursuing my passion every day. Where are you working now? Is it what you thought it would be? Thanks for sharing your recipes and stories with us. I can tell that you’re lovely inside and out! You have a new follower 🙂

    1. Hello Laura! Thank you so much for your kind comment and for visiting! Getting further in baking and pastry was the greatest decision I’ve ever made. It was totally worth all the early mornings and long car rides!! And it’s fun!!! Right now I am working at a small culinary studio teaching children’s classes. I am also looking into working at some popular bakeries around my area. It really is great having an education because it makes it so much easier to get a job. There are so many doors that are open for me right now, it’s just a matter of choosing one!! Good luck with everything-if it’s your passion then go for it! Only good things will come out of it. Thank you again for visiting-you also have a new follower!!

      1. I’m so glad that you’re enjoying your career. It does sound fun! Thanks for the encouragement also; it means a lot. Watch this space… I’ll let you know if I take the leap! Looking forward to swapping recipes and stories as the year continues 🙂
        (P.S WordPress seems to be doing something weird today. I’ve tried to follow you twice, but whenever I arrive back on your page the ‘follow’ is gone, grrr. So, I apologise if it’s not registering that I’m following you – I’ll keep trying!)

      2. Hi Laura! I am also looking forward to sharing recipes and stories!
        Oh, and I’m glad I wasn’t the only one having problems following! That happened to me too. I would click follow, come back, and it said I wasn’t following. But, I think it is working now!!
        Good luck with everything and keep me posted! 🙂

  4. Hai Sis..thanks for the visit and follow…. you have a good blog and a whole great recipes…keep going and looking forward to see more….:)

  5. Nice to meet you too! Thanks for stopping & following my blog so that I could discover your lovely blog here! 🙂 Many greetinsg from a foodie from Belgium!

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