About Me

WELCOME to cravingthis!

My name is Ruby –

I thought about starting my blog years ago.  I kept thinking of reasons why I couldn’t or shouldn’t:  too many food blogs, what would I say, and how would I navigate all that tech stuff.  HTML and CSS cause my eyes to glaze over!

Well, here I am! (Thanks D for introducing me to WordPress).

I am a self-taught and passionate baker who also loves to cook and experiment with new recipes and ingredients.  H and I are foodies and we’re more than happy to share what’s on our plates, whether at home or when dining out. I’m also very persistent in perfecting a recipe before posting here.  I will always tell you where I went wrong!

Would you like to know what I really crave?  Cake!  I can forgo breakfast, lunch or dinner for a divine piece of cake.  Practically any kind will do: dark chocolate, lemon, coconut, vanilla, mocha, strawberry, carrot or tiramisu (I could go on)!  As I’m writing this, yes, I am eating a decadent slice of moist coconut cake, layered with tangy lemon curd and frosted with Italian Meringue buttercream! Are you with me??

I also believe in “balance,” so you’ll see posts with a healthier attitude, along with my favorite products.

I’ve included food, product and service reviews, as well as my tried/true/tasted/tested tips and tricks!  Wow, that was a mouthful … I mean of cake :)

My other passion is photography.  It all started with my obsession of taking photos of food.  First my baking and cooking creations, and then whenever we dined out.  H knew the procedure quite well.  He would position the food, let me take a few shots (only 20 or so), and only then could we eat.  I don’t need to tell fellow foodies about the stares we received!

If you’ve read this far, thank you!  Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you crave, or if you find a product, service or restaurant that you have rave reviews about.

I appreciate you stopping by!  I hope you’ll visit again.

Q & A

Who is H?

  • My dear husband, also known as my food stylist, sous chef and assistant reviewer :)

16 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Jenny Ricardo says:

    Hi Ruby
    I enjoy cooking and love to bake. I’m always looking for new recipes. Thank You for your recipes & Thank you H for the Stir-fry Chicken & Bitter melon in Blk Bean Sauce. My husband loves to eat bitter melon in his salads. He wanted me to cook it with Chicken and I have never cooked or eaten Bitter melon. So I looked for a recipe and found yours. So tomorrow I’m off to the grocery store to buy what I need. Thanks H for the recipe it looks delicious.


    • cravingthis says:

      Hi Jenny,

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoy reading my blog. I hope your chicken & bitter melon dish came out well. Bitter melon is an acquired taste, however, it’s super healthy.

      Thanks for taking the time to reach out to us.

      Ruby & H.


  2. Barbara says:

    Hi Ruby,
    I am not a blogger but did check your site out. All the cakes look yummy, but alas I am not into baking, so probably will have to be satisfied by just looking at your pictures!!



  3. Mark Boucher says:

    Ruby, I am a “rookie” to viewing blogs but I am very impressed that you “took the leap”. I have navigated most of the selections and I am hungry already!!


  4. joanna says:

    WOW! You are an expert on those cakes! If I ever want to bake something (I haven’t done any so far), I know where I should go to find information now… great work Ruby!


  5. barry says:

    Hi Ruby!!…..I have not seen or been on alot of blogs but I thoroughly enjoyed going through yours….keep up the great work!…Barry


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