Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Bare it all with BearsBakedGoods!

It's time to feature another of our wonderful Team Members!

Today it is Vanessa with BearsBakedGoods.

Tell us about YOU! Your family, your hobbies, interests, etc!

I am Scottish (father) and Romanian (mum). Live in Arizona with my wonderful Husband Emil who is going to school for web design (should be done in a year or so) No kids yet but hopefully someday soon. I have been married for five years. Been cooking since I was 7 and baking since I was 9. I find it super relaxing. I am also a freelance graphic designer. I do print design and web graphics. I hope to someday hand over the reigns so to speak for my http://www.bearcengic.etsy.com site to my hubby so I can focus 100% on the baking. I love chocolate, tea, pims(orange and raspberry) anything sweet really. Trying to do a low carb diet (but being a baker and doing low carb is soooo hard!!) I have a little dog named Flora :) She is a Jack Russell and Maltese mix. I love gardening except when I have to prune my roses (ouch!) I love to travel and some of my favorite places to go are: California(San Diego), Oregon(Beaverton), and Arizona(Pinetop Lakeside.. the white mountains) So that’s about me :D

Tell us about your "signature" product and why you chose it.
My signature product is my Scottish Shortbread http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=18776592 . I decided on that as I am Scottish and it’s a tradition in my family to make them several times a year. So I figured I would make them all year. We like them with tea and maybe a bit of jam.

How do you create your recipes?

I create my recipes through much trial and error. My husband is my guinea pig ha ha and so is my super honest(sometimes too much) mum. I also take recipes that my family has been using forever and make slight changes to them and make them my own.

I have personally tasted Vanessa's creations and they were Amazing! The Cheesecake Brownies (pictured above) are thick, moist, and full of flavor. The snickerdoodles were honestly the best we've ever tasted. Yum! Go orders some now!


Tori C. (The Sweet Jelly Bean) said...

It was fun getting to know a little bit more about you! Your treats look amazing!

Deirdre said...

Scottish Shortbread... my absolute favorite! Heading to your shop now.