About Me

Hello world. I am Yammie; amateur chef and photographer, and most importantly, big sister. I am the second of seven kids. I love my family more than anything else in the world. All nine of us are the best of friends. I talk about them all a lot, so it's only fair that I should introduce them to you here so that you don't get totally lost later on.
  • Dad: He is the king of the pack. He is probably the most normal of all of us, though he has been known to collect baby teeth and wrestle demonic sheep (maybe that story will come another time). He also happens to be a dentist and my employer. 
  • Mom: She is the nurturer of the family. She is a stay-at-home mom, but that definitely doesn't mean she's not a "working mom". Between cleaning, homeschooling, scheduling, organizing, itching backs, giving baths, and applying bandaids, she barely has time for her Doritos and wine at the end of the day. But she loves every minute of it. She also loves being crazy with all of us and we consider her one of the kids.
  • Nemo: My little (but older) 22-year-old big sister. She is soft spoken and easily trampled upon by the rest of us. But we love her to death and try not to squash her in our stampeding. If you ever need anything, she will always be there for you without ever asking anything in return. She does a lot of the homeschooling at home and also loves cooking almost as much as I do.
  • Piggie: My crazed counterpart. She is 18. She eats like a pig, but never gets fat. She has perfect naturally curly hair. She will literally kill for oreos. 
  • Tay: My 16-year-old brother. He is awesome at guitar. He has been forced to become a perfect gentleman by prolonged exposure to five sisters. He has symmetrical moles on both cheeks. Whenever I'm feeling lazy, he will always run and get me things. In return I make him a sandwich every night for his midnight snack.
  • Bellie: 12 years old. Super sweet and adorable and never complains. She sleepwalks into all of our rooms at night which can be annoying, but all she needs is directions to the bathroom. 
  • Boots: The 8-year-old super jedi transformer ninja spy. He thinks he's Magneto and has the most pinchable cheeks you will ever meet.
  • Cookie: Adorable little 6-year-old munchkin. She is the token blond of the family. She loves making breakfast with me and she doesn't take crap from anybody. 
      And then there's me. I'm 21 years old. I love sweet potatoes, browned butter, homemade caramel and croissants right out of the oven. All I want in life is to make people smile, whether it's by making them laugh or by feeding them good food. Here I attempt to do both.

      I started this blog March 2011 when I was 18. Unless otherwise stated, all of the recipes are my own invention. Pretty much everything that I know about food I either researched myself or learned from experience. My Dad and I have recently begun eating gluten free. To discover my gluten free creations, check out Yammie's Glutenfreedom. I would be simply honored if you would follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Reader, Instagram, Tastespotting and Foodgawker. And even when I don't respond, a comment always makes my day.

      Love, Yammie

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