About Eva

Hi! My name is Eva, and welcome to my blog. Here are some fun things about me:

I play the flute. I started playing in 4th grade and kept playing throughout college. In fact, I minored in flute performance. My college flute professor was a student of Sir James Galway, so I am honored to be a direct "descendant" of Sir James' flute family tree. I used to dream about playing in the pit orchestra for a Broadway musical. Then reality hit.

I figure skate. I first skated around 3rd or 4th grade when I attended a friend's birthday party. I took group classes at my local rink and took a hiatus during high school and college and came back to the sport as an adult student after I graduated college. You can find me at the rink at least 3 times a week. I've passed my Adult Gold Moves in the Field, Adult Gold Freestyle and Adult Bronze Pairs tests. I competed at my first real event at Adult Nationals in 2014 (go big or go home, right?).

I bake. My love for baking started when I was a little girl. I wanted an Easy Bake Oven, but I never received one. I guess I am making up for it now!  I originally started this blog to document recipes to pass along to my daughter and now use it as motivation to try out new recipes.

I have to give a lot of props to my husband, who has the patience and willingness to watch our beautiful daughter while I test out new recipes. This blog wouldn't be possible without his help.

My goal isn't to become a professional chef/baker or photographer.  My only hope is that you enjoy some of my cherished recipes and find some inspiration in your kitchen.

Feel free to leave me a comment below or within one of my posts. I look forward to hearing from you!


  1. I love your Blog! Just stumbled across it and I love the Snickerdoodle cupcakes, cant wait to try them :)

    Please join my new Blog! I've just started it


  2. Hello, Eva! This is Kathy W. from the wedding! I love your blog and will share it with my friends. [I've already discovered a number of great recipes.] Looking forward to seeing you again! [P.S. The lens works great.]

  3. I am going to try the pumpkin dump cake when I go to the nursing home thanksgiving next weekend. In Lake View. Ia.

  4. Just found your blog and am soo excited to look at all your yummy dessert!! I try to eat healthy, but have a huge sweet tooth and love to bake! Thanks for sharing!!! :)

  5. Just tried your angel food cake. It is my mom's favorite cake and it is her 84th birthday today. I only had 6 eggs so I googled 6 egg angel food cake and viola! I hope it tastes as good as it looks. I have an great overnight caramel pecan roll recipe if you ever want to try them. Guaranteed to put on a pound or two. Thanks for blogging. Margaret

  6. I hope your mom likes the cake, Margaret! I would love your recipe if you would be willing to share it!

  7. Wow, you have time to work, take care of a baby, do figure skating, bake and blog!!! Now I want to learn from you about time management which I am obviously have trouble with.

  8. Eva you have to tell me how you did all the design elements for you blog. I want to gussy up the Ice Doesn't Care!

    1. I hired a graphic designer from Etsy. There is a link to her page at the footer of my blog (Shiny Magic Designs). Hope that helps!



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