About

Hey Guys!

Welcome to Rocket Girl Cooks! I’m Sarah Barrett, certified Rocket Scientist (B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana – Champaign) and Cooking Enthusiast. This is a place where I want to share my passions, which are mainly (shocker) Rocket Science and Cooking.

Short Blog Description: This is a blog where you can read my recipe reviews and get my step by step photos on how to make the recipe. Also, I write a weekly science post.

Long Blog Description Below.

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This is me. Hiiiiiii.

I decided to become a Rocket Scientist when I was 16. I had always loved science and kinda liked math but loved the challenge that both subjects offered. Plus I read a great book called Red Mars, which is a science fiction novel about the journey to get to and colonize Mars. I thought that colonizing Mars sounded awesome and my favorite character was an aerospace engineer so I was sold.

This is what actual Rocket Science ended up being. Good thing I ended up liking math more than I thought because there is A LOT of math in aerospace.

This is what actual Rocket Science ended up being. Good thing I ended up liking math more than I thought because there is A LOT of math in aerospace. So yay me for choosing the right major?!

After my sophomore year of college I got my first internship with the company Rolls-Royce [they make jet engines on aircraft, not cars]. Up until that point, I basically lived off my mom’s cooking and food from the dorms. And it suddenly hit that I did not know how to feed myself. Which would be an issue since I would be living by myself at my fancy internship. So I taught myself how to cook from food blogs on the web.

Food like a pasta with yummy toppings.

Food like a pasta with yummy toppings instead of just pasta.

Fast forward three years later, I have completed my degree, now have a fancy full time job with Rolls-Royce, and have become passionate about cooking. And since I already take pictures of everything I cook, I’ve decided to upgrade to also writing about the food I cook. Because after teaching myself how to cook, I can promise you, Cooking is NOT Rocket Science. It can be fun, relaxing and you get a tasty meal out of it. I envision this blog being a How-To-Cook Something Yummy And Delicious. I usually get the recipes from other food blogs or cookbooks, make them, then add my own instructions based on my experience with step by step pictures (all taken from my lovely iPhone 5s)

For example, I made this bowl of chili and then took a pretty picture of it.

For example, I made this bowl of chili. And then took a picture of it. And the blogged about it [Mom’s Chili with a Twist]

ALSO, Since this is a website about MY passions, I’m going to write once a week about a current event going on in the Aerospace Industry. This may be rockets going into space, new technology going into an aircraft, brand new jet engines being used to break world records and anything else that might be related to aerospace things.

For example, This was the plane I designed for my Senior Design Project. It's the Nock 2.

For example, This was the plane I designed for my Senior Design Project. It’s the Nock 2. I’ll probably write a post about it someday. Because it’s a really pretty plane.

All in all, I hope you find something you enjoy reading here. Whether it is cooking or science, Happy Reading!

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