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About Me

My name is Alexandra Gonzalez, and I'm a senior journalism major at the University of Florida. More importantly, I love baking! I've never been one to cook, but baking comes easily to me and satisfies my sweet tooth. This fall semester, I began a new baking adventure: I wanted to make a pumpkin pie from scratch. My mother is an excellent cook and baker, and she makes delightful meals completely from scratch. I wanted to be able to say that I can do the same - well, at least with one dessert.

Alexandra Gonzalez at the Indiana Dunes
Alexandra Gonzalez at the Indiana Dunes

My friends encouraged me to try baking pumpkin pie from scratch, and some of them even accompanied me to a pumpkin patch. After choosing a pumpkin, it took a few tries to get it right, but I eventually made my own pumpkin pie. This website is the product of my baking adventure, the subsequent interest a friend took in baking and my love of baked goods, especially those that are pumpkin-based. I mean, have you tried Starbucks' pumpkin lattes?

All content on this website written based on research and personal experience.