Brand new to the blogging world…

I thought it would be easy to maintain a blog. It seems so simple the idea behind it – pen down your thoughts for the world to see. As I sit and try to write this post on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, it seems so much harder! Maybe it would help if I tell you more about me, why I am here and what I hope this blog shapes up to be.

I am a 24 year old, Indian girl who is currently living in India. I say currently because I love to travel and I really want to work in other countries! Anyway, I completed my MBA in May 2010 from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, CA with a special focus on Strategic Marketing. I work with a local company in their strategic marketing development department 5 days a week and help them with market research, planning and co-ordination. On Saturdays, I help out at our family business office during the mornings and try to bake every Saturday evening/night.

I always liked cooking. One of my earliest memories of ‘cooking’ is when I would go to my maternal grandmother’s house, ask her for a bowl, water and spices to mix them up and pretend cook. I think I actually took up cooking edible stuff when I was about 18 years old. I used to and still love to make a nice white sauce pasta. I started experimenting with other kinds of food over the years. I learnt how to make a red sauce, mexican food, Indian food and Lebanese food. Right now, I am in a complete baking mode! I have an amazing recipe for chocolate chip peanut butter cookies (which I will post here soon!) and I have been baking rich, dark, intense chocolate brownies with success! Next on my cards is baking a cake. Wish me luck!

Besides traveling and cooking/baking, I enjoy reading, going to the gym, listening to music and watching very dramatic Hindi movies! I don’t know if I want to talk about all of this in my blog yet, but I am sure I will sneak in a little bit of it all in here. I want to use this blog to share recipes that work for me. I am still learning and if I can make it, you can too! I hope that with this blog I can share my ‘creations’ with friends and family who live far away from me. More than anything,  I would love to reach out to fellow food/baking/cooking enthusiasts out there to enhance my ‘skill’.

Why the name ‘Delight in Pink’? It’s because I love the color pink! If I could, I would have everything in PINK! Well, almost! I love my pink bedsheets, pink pillow covers, pink blanket, pink computer and my pink iPod. On my wishlist if a pink (Raspberry to be precise) KitchenAid! I can’t take credit for the blog name though. It was suggested to me by a friend, let’s just call him ‘K’. K suggested it and I could not believe it was available! I had to name by blog ‘Delight in Pink’.

Keep on reading and I look forward to any feedback you have for me!