Hi! Mabuhay! Kamusta? Welcome to Amusing Maria!
The recipes and stories here in Amusing Maria are often inspired by food from the Philippines. I’ve always loved cooking since I was a child and wanted to pursue a career in culinary/pastry arts. However, like so many Filipinos in the healthcare industry, my family led me to focus on studying the sciences. I’ll always be grateful for their love and guidance
Dear inay at itay (mom and dad), life is short. It’s time for me to move on!
I told my parents that I’ve been in healthcare for a lot of years and it’s time for me to wear a different hat.
I continue to “chase the dream” of being in the business of food. Creating a food blog, developing recipes, a short stint in culinary school, a short story in a highly praised book called The New Filipino Kitchen, and finally landing where I am now – a small baking business.
Please enjoy your time looking through the blog. You’ll see how I’ve fumbled in my early stages of blogging and cooking, find that I’ve developed recipes both amazing and not, and also discover my attempts at storytelling and travel writing.
The switch from a career in healthcare to a more creative life is not a straight road. Other creatives probably can relate when I say, I’ve made U-turns, zigzagged here and there, chose dead end roads, and even stalled – car engine smoking-middle of nowhere-no cell signal for miles around!
Shoutout to my editor: Writing can be a pain. The recipes, narratives, and travel guides would not be possible without an editor. I’m lucky that I’m married to one. Find out more about him here.
Thanks for visiting!