Hi, I am Dianne. Welcome to my site. I love to develop, create, and write recipes which has came from my passion of loving to cook and bake for over 33 years now. I have been in the kitchen cooking and baking from my childhood days with my parents. I was born in Jamaica from a Jamaican mother and a Chinese-Jamaican father who both cooked very well. I developed an interest for cooking and baking at a young age which continued into my teenage years until I mastered most of the dishes I was taught as a young adult. I also learned more from my step-mother and started to modify and develop my own recipes. Growing up, most of the dishes cooked in our home was Jamaican or Chinese-Jamaican, but after migrating to Florida at a young age I was also exposed to American, Latin, Italian and other foods which I learned to cook very well.
I currently live back in Jamaica with my husband and 3 kids for the past 15 years. A couple years after moving here, I decided to follow my passion and self-taught myself to bake through a lot of research and experimenting. When my baked goods took off and got good reviews, I started a home-based baking business baking for some local cafes & bakeries as well as personal customers. I started out with baked goods that I loved from the states and could hardly find in Jamaica, from cookies (of all types) brownies, lemon bars, cupcakes, and then eventually pies and cakes. At the same time I continued to cook and experiment with cooking. I also started a project to write my own cookbook years ago which I never completed.
I decided to start this blog this year as a way to share my delicious recipes with you all along with my love for cooking and baking. I know there are many people out there who love Jamaican & Chinese-Jamaican food and would like to know how to cook it properly (Jamaicans & non-Jamaicans). My recipes are all classic and most are past down from my family. As a perfectionist in the kitchen, I am very particular about my finished products. I promise you a taste of mouth-watering and authentic, delicious recipes consisting of Jamaican & Chinese-Jamaican food to start. Eventually I may introduce some of my tried and true favorites along with my baked goods. I hope you will try some of my recipes and enjoy them.