Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hi! I'm Kristelle...


I am going to be learning how to cook from my cousin, Ate Joelen*. She is an expert at cooking food. I had just got a book called "My Chocolate Year". The author is Charlotte Herman. I got the book from Barnes & Noble. I chose this book because I really like to eat chocolates and I like reading about food that makes my mouth water.

This book is about a Jewish family. They also have family in Europe and are very concerned about them, because it takes place around the time when Hitler was killing many Jewish people. The book starts with a class who has a contest to see who could make the best sweet desserts and write the best essay. The winner of the contest gets to be in the newspaper, but then the contest turns into a bakery sale for the children in Europe. The class would send money to help the families in Europe.

In this book are the chocolate recipes the class makes. My Ate Joelen* and I decided to make one recipe from the book each month. So this will be updated when we finish making a recipe together. After we are all done I will have made one year of chocolate recipes.

The first recipe we will make is a chocolate rapture cake. I will post the recipe and the pictures next week. I hope you like my blog because I would really want to learn how to be a good baker. Thank you.

Kristelle

*Ate Joelen - "Ate" (pronounced like Ah-Tay) means big sister and is a sign of respect. Even though she is not my sister, she is like a big sister to me. You can look at her blog too. It's called Joelen's Culinary Adventures. This is her blog website.

21 comments:

Claudia said...

Hi Kristell,

My name is Claudia and I am one of your Ate's friends. I think it's so cool that you decided to this and so impressed by the book you chose. I look forward to following your baking adventures.

Take care,
Claudia

Joelen said...

Hi Kristelle - I'm so proud of you! I look forward to making chocolate recipes together and hopefully you'll be able to make many more things on your own. Love, Ate Joelen

Jaime said...

i can't wait to see how your cake turns out! :) i love chocolate too!

Sarah said...

Ah, chocolate cake. What a great first recipe! I'm looking forward to your blog update next week. :) Good luck!

Elly said...

Hi Kristelle! I can't wait to see your rapture cake. It sounds so good! I look forward to reading about your monthly baking experiences with your Ate Joelen.

Nikki said...

Hi Kristelle! Welcome to the food blogging world. Glad to have you part of the "family"! I'll look forward to reading your blog!

(I'm another one of Joelen's nestie friends)

Nikki

bakingblonde said...

What a great and fun blog! I look forward to reading more! Good luck in your baking adventures, you have one heck of a teacher (Joelen)

Stephanie said...

Hi Kristelle! I can't wait to see everything you bake up!

Jennyfer said...

Hi Kristelle - Welcome to food blogging! Best of luck!

Faye D said...

Hi Kristelle,

Yay for your passion for cooking! I love your chosen theme for your adventures. I'm one of your Ate's friends and am looking forward to following your chocolate journey with her.

Happy cooking!
FayeD

Angie said...

Hi Kristelle!

I'm one of your Ate's foodie friends. I'm looking forward to reading this and hearing all about your adventures in the kitchen! Good luck and keep posting!

~Angie

Brittany said...

Welcome to the food blogging world! Can't wait to see what you cook up:)

Anonymous said...

Hi Kristelle! Enjoy your upcoming baking adventures- we cannot wait to see your results!

Kindly,
Mindy

smellslikehome said...

Hi Kristell! I heard about your blog through your Ate Joelen and wanted to say that I can't wait to see how your recipes turn out! Welcome to the food blog world! :)

Stephanie said...

Hi Kristell,
Have fun with all the baking. There is no one else better to learn from. Enjoy!

Stephanie

Cara said...

Hi Kristelle, You are so lucky to have Joelen in your life, she is wonderful! I can't wait to see your recipes.

Sam said...

Your blog looks great!! I cannot wait to hear about all of your chocolate adventures!! Good luck, and keep us posted!!!

Melissa said...

HI! Have fun with your blog and I look forward to seeing your updates and creations!

Delia said...

I can't wait to watch your baking success!!

Shanna said...

Hi Kristell,

I am another one of your Ate's friends. Really I think any thing that involves a kid learning to cook is a good thing. Learning how with chocolate is a VERY good thing.

Shanna

MiaPia said...

Kristell,

I cannot find enough great chocolate recipes. I love CHOCOLATE. I am so looking forward to all of your wonderful recipes. You are off to a great start. Good luck!
I am going to try this one for Easter dinner.
Thanks