About Me

Hi, my name is Faith, and welcome to my blog! I’m from Dallas, TX (yee haw!), and I love (in no particular order) cooking, eating yummy food, photography, cycling, my cats, my family/friends… and talking. ;-)

Traveling Man - Deep Ellum

I’ve tinkered with the idea of creating a blog for many years now, but between Facebook and Instagram I’ve successfully been able to share recipes and pictures of food with friends and family. However, the number of requests for recipes has increased over the years, plus many of my friends have flat out told me to asked me to start a blog. I figured this might be a good way for me to share those recipes and pictures of food with my family and friends, and I can also share it with others out there who might also be interested.

Although I just started blogging in July 2013, it has already proven to be an excellent way for me to express myself, practice my photography and share some of my favorite recipes. It really has helped to open up the creative side within myself and allow me to share my passion for food and photography with the world. Plus, the bonus is I no longer have to keep up with what I owe people because they can just visit my blog to get the recipe! :)

I come from a pretty large family of 4 kids, my parents, 2 step-parents (plus multiple step-siblings, etc.) and, as of August 11, 2013, 13 nieces and nephews! We’re spread out all over the U.S. and we all have busy lives, but once a year at Thanksgiving we get together to have fun, laugh, play, eat yummy food and just enjoy quality time with one other. We’re a crazy bunch, and I couldn’t possibly love my family any more!

Thanksgiving 2012I’m not married, nor do I have any kids (per se), but I do have two furry feline friends, Bonnie and Clyde.

This is Bonnie:

BonnieAnd this is Clyde:

ClydeYah, I wasn’t kidding about the furry part!!

I’m also adopted, and about 2 years ago I decided to search for more information on my birth family. While my birth mother chose to not have contact with me (a decision I completely understand and respect), I was able to learn more about my paternal side of the family through ancestry.com. Just a few weeks later I hopped in the car to meet my aunt and uncle, and just weeks after that I was at a family reunion meeting another 40 members of my birth family. It was a complete whirlwind, but I could not have been welcomed with more open, loving arms. This past June I had the pleasure of partaking in my 2nd reunion with my new, extended family, and once again I felt right at home.

Wilhelm Family Reunion

On a side note, I’m the only child in my family that’s adopted. I get asked that question quite a bit, so I thought I’d go ahead and answer that one for ya’. :)

Cooking has been a passion of mine for a very long time. My sister, Becky, and I used to sit around and watch PBS cooking shows when we were little. Our favorite thing to make was brownies with green, mint icing. I’m not sure my mom ever figured out we were sneaking into the liquor cabinet to get creme de menthe. ;-) Oh, don’t worry… we weren’t drinking it. We just used a bit for flavoring! Besides, I’m pretty sure that bottle went completely untouched otherwise!

After high school I decided to go to culinary school, and I obtained a degree in both Culinary Arts and Baking & Pastry Arts from Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, South Carolina. I worked in the industry as a pastry cook/chef for approximately 8 years before I decided to hang up the apron and switch careers to become a paralegal. I know, quite the change!

Blogging has reignited my passion for cooking, and I’m really excited about sharing more of my favorite recipes with you all! I also have countless untouched cookbooks and way too many unread food magazines, so I’m looking forward to finding new recipes to try and share with you as well. I want to send a huge thank you to my family and friends for always being so supportive of me and my passions. If it wasn’t for their gentle nudges, I probably wouldn’t have ever started on this journey. :) Love you!

Thanks for stopping by, and please don’t hesitate to email me with any questions, comments, concerns, suggestions or just to say hello.

-Faith

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