I became a food blogger completely accidentally and never dreamed that it would be successful. I always loved to cook, ever since I was in my early teens, but I never thought of going into culinary field or that I would be earning money by cooking in any way. I just wanted to cook for my family and friends and make them happy. Cooking and baking always made me happy. I actually remember my very first cookbook that my grandmother gave me for my tenth birthday. It was 101 Cookie Recipes and the very first recipe I made…was a complete disaster. Everyone smiles and ate it anyway. My first fail did not stop me though, not even my second or third. I just pulled out my mom’s cookbooks and cooked more recipes. Eventually, everything was tasting good.
Through the years, everyone I knew was telling me that I should open a restaurant and cook for more than just my friends and family. Ha, like that was going to happen. Then people started asking for my recipes on Facebook and I started typing them up and sharing them with friends. Until one day, a good friend told me that I should start a blog. My first response was, “what’s a blog?” She gladly explained and pointed me to the right direction. That is how Will Cook For Smiles was born. It started out simply as a way for me to share recipes where my family and friends would have an easy access to them. Photos were bad, writing was even worse. Food was good though. Eventually, I started getting more and more visitors (other than my mom, my mother in law and my aunts) and I wanted to give them more recipes and make it look good. The more readers I got, the more I wanted to cook, experiment and share. To this day, what drives Will Cook For Smiles forward are my readers.
Why “Will Cook For Smiles?”:
Sharing about my favorite products, places and people with my friends is what I like to do, I like to share a great experience. It is my opinion only. If I come across something great, I an going to tell everybody about it. Compensation of any kind, or any type of donations made for prizes/giveaways will always be noted in individually designated posts. Just because it is mentioned here, on Will Cook For Smiles, does not mean I was influenced to say it in any way. And you will always know if I am!
Remember, you can always email me with any questions, concerns or just to say “hi” at Lyuba@willcookforsmiles.com
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