If you organize your life around your passion, you can turn your passion into your story and then turn your story into something bigger—something that matters.

- Blake Mycoskie

Well, here's my story...

I didn’t know it then, but Christmas 1996 was a game changer for me. It wasn’t Spice Girls tickets that won me over, but this amazing toy — the Easy-Bake Oven!  At 8 years old, it was a pretty big deal to have your own oven.

For the first time in my life, I could experiment in the kitchen and create those first quirky crumbles. I voraciously baked everything in sight--from brownies to mud pies--in that oven. That is, until my mom told me it was time I graduate to the big girl’s oven. 

It’s been 20 years--and yes, I’ve conquered the big girl’s oven! Food still plays a central role in my life, but along with the way I've had to deal with some things. Namely, epic foodie fails and my persnickety palate.  But, through it all, I just kept cooking! My signature dish? Baking the most saccharine sweets!

Quirky Crumble is a looking glass into the child-like wonderment I still have in the kitchen. As a child, I wasn't afraid to create anything bad. I simply created because it had the potential to be good. I took risks because I could. 

That's why I’m ecstatic to share this food journey with you all. I want the quirkiness in my posts to reflect a creative adult who survived childhood. After all, we’re all just taller children.

Stay quirky. Be crumble.