Bio: I love to bake. I am a vegetarian (vegan for four years, but no more) and allergic to onions. All recipes here will be vegetarian (except for occasional pet food recipes), and onion free. Also, I do not believe in censorship and I use colorful language, so please keep this blog away from innocent or easily offended eyes. I am a professional opera singer, I love all things dark, gothic and romantic, my 3 fur-babies, reading literature and poetry, film, and of course music. I will always include music links to cook to. I used to be afraid of cooking. Which is ridiculous because my mother is a fabulous cook. She tried to teach me, but I had a genuine fear of it. I still have no idea what the hell my problem was. Boiling water sent me into paroxysms of terror, cutting vegetables was an insurmountable task. But in college, my friend Coco slowly helped me learn to overcome my fear, by giving me tiny tasks, like grating cheese. I met my gorgeous fiancé in 2012, and moved to Germany. I have always been a food lover and valued gourmet cuisine, but I no longer had the budget to dine out. I quickly realized that if I was craving American or specialty foods, I would have to learn to make them myself. Due to my major sweet-tooth, baking became my outlet. At first I would follow recipes, but I soon knew that the only way to really satisfy my insane cravings was to tweak things until they were my own. As a vegetarian, some of my recipes will be diet friendly and very healthy, while some (mainly the desserts) will be downright scandalous. If you are trying to lose weight but craving sweets, I suggest doing the math and making single portions, or just two- one for you and a sweetie. Some of my recipes can be made vegan. I believe that food should be nutritious of course, but also appeal to that dark, selfish, gluttonous side that we are always trying to hide from people. The side of our palate that can only say *mmmph* with glazed over eyes when I ask you if you like my Red Velvet Cake. It's truly divine and wicked all at once- the essence of balance. I strive to make my recipes beyond superb- I want them to be simply the best. And I want YOU to be able to delight your loved ones for years to come! Now how about them apples?