Tiffany Aaron thanks her loyal Sun-Times readers

Michael Jordan once said “If you quit once it becomes a habit. Never quit.”  I couldn't agree more.  I quit piano lessons once and have regretted it ever since.  There were times I wanted to quit other things and toughed it out just to prove a point.  I wanted desperately to quit basketball my freshman year of high school.  My coach was the king of jerks and made it a point to make my life miserable.  His hero was Bobby Knight and he thought it was cool to see how many clipboards he could bust across his knee in fits of anger during ball games.  Man...I wanted to quit so bad.  But, I didn't.   I loathe quitting.  Because of that, it's hard for me to write this week's column.  I had every intention of writing this column for at least a year.  When I agreed to write Secret Life of a Betty Crocker Wannabe last fall, I didn't know that the Lord was going to open other doors for me career-wise.  (Although, I don't really see this as a career, but more as a hobby.)  . I had no idea what opportunities would come my way as a result of some crazy recipe that came to me in the middle of the night for waffles made out of crescent rolls.  My goal was never to do anything more than make a little extra money by cooking.  That's it.  These other unexpected blessings took me by surprise.  As a result, I feel as if I need to make some changes in my priorities and my schedule.  It was a tough decision to make, but it's time to let the column go for a while. I hope it's only temporary.


Thank you for letting me into your homes for the last few months and letting me share my crazy stories and recipes.   Your support of this column and of my cooking endeavors has meant more to me than I can put into words.  Until next time....


Tiffany Aaron of Quitman has written her " Secret Life of a Betty Crocker Wannabe " column each Wednesday.  Aaron is a recent finalist in the national Pillsbury Bake-Off competition and can be reached at