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Pippa Allen began baking to avoid being boring. “I was working my first full-time job after college and terribly scared of becoming someone whose only hobby became hanging out with their friends and working out,” she said. “I grew up cooking, but I really wasn't much of a baker—I'm not very good at following directions and doing math—so baking was never really for me, but I needed a challenge.” Little did she know, she’d soon be kneading dough full-time.