…And how does that cookie make you feel? I’m a counseling psychology doctoral student who loves food, cooking, and baking. Have Pavlov ring a bell and bring out the meat powder. Conquer your mageirocophobia. Put your hypothalamus at ease. Only the Standford-Beignet test is given here. Freudian banana slip?

My cooking style is fresh, mostly healthy but occasionally indulgent.  I cook from scratch as much as I can every day, and I love to try new foods and new recipes.  I mostly cook savory meals, but I have a huge sweet tooth.  I will always save room for dessert and lick my plate clean, but as a single gal, I often don’t have the occasion/willpower to make lots of sweets (but I find a way to sneak them in).  Besides all that, I am a firm believer in eating an apple a day, preferably a Pink Lady, my personal favorite.


I am a first year graduate student who loves to cook and bake currently working on my PhD in counseling psychology, working toward becoming a practicing psychologist.

I have loved food since I used to eat cheerios individually one by one in my high chair. About three years ago, I became interested in cooking and baking on a total whim. It was the summer before my senior year of college, and some friends and I were bored and wanted to do something different. We decided to get together every week and cook a decadent dinner. We were all novice chefs but willing to try anything delicious. It was lots of fun, and we ate some fantastic meals.  That summer I roasted my first chicken, made homemade bread and pasta, and ate way too much.  However, as that summer ended so did most of my cooking.

That next school year I moved out of my dorm and into an apartment with my first real kitchen, but cooking was still something I did only occasionally. A decadent meal for me was a frozen hamburger or buttered fried bread (delicious), and most nights I still would just prepare pre-made food.

Then something hit that next semester and summer. I started trying to eat healthier, began reading cooking blogs, and watching more food TV. I slowly began loving the process prior to consumption of food. I wanted to try new foods and recipes. I began to crave food I could never imagine eating before (like eggplant).  Food became a new experience, and I wanted to expand my tastes and my skills.  Thus, Cinnamon Freud was created.


Sigmund Freud was an Austrian psychologist/neurologist who founded the psychological paradigm of psychoanalysis. Although some of his work has been discredited by new research, he still remains an important and popular figure in the field of psychology.

And I am sure he loved cinnamon.


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