Hi! Mabuhay! Kamusta? Welcome to Amusing Maria!
I started writing recipes and stories here in Amusing Maria in 2014. I’ve always loved cooking and baking since I was a child and wanted to pursue a career in culinary/pastry arts. However, and you’ve heard this before from Filipinos in healthcare, my parents wanted me to be a doctor. We compromised with Occupational Therapy.
Fast forward many years after, 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 called Amusing Maria Desserts.
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!
Find out the latest updates @amusingmaria on Instagram.
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!