Ever since I was a young girl I always loved being in the kitchen with my mom.  There was always music on while we were cooking which always made whatever we made taste even better.  That love translated into my opening a coffee house and deli where I spent 17 years learning by trial and error the ins and outs of running a restaurant. It was a lot of work but so fulfilling. My parents would help me and as usual we listened to music as we sliced and diced away. I absolutely cherish those memories. One of the things I miss the most is my interaction with my customers. My Coffee House was like a combination of Cheers and Frasier. Everybody knew everybody’s name. I definitely made lasting friendships there…My customers are one of the main reasons why I wanted to start a blog and a website. I want to continue to share my love of cooking, baking and creating with them once again.