Hi, I’m Katie, and I’m glad you’re here!
I am a self-taught home baker who believes everyone can learn how to bake their own bread, cook from scratch, and make delicious desserts that would make your grandma proud.
But more than that, I think baking can be a way of life. It changes your home to have someone in the kitchen making something special from scratch. It doesn’t have to be fancy, or complicated. Most of my recipes are everyday things that I hope will a regular part of your life, not a special-occasion treat.
About my recipes
Have you ever looked through a cookbook or a food blog and thought…. the photography is beautiful and the styling is nice… but I don’t know anyone who would actually eat this?
I feel that way about so many recipe sources, so here I focus on approachable and simple baked goods. They aren’t meant to be innovative or modern. Instead, I look for ways improve classics and produce the very best tasting version of classic baked goods.
Typically I will test different versions of a recipe, make a decision about my favorite, and then make it one more time, working from the written recipe to make sure it is complete with no mistakes. I know how frustrating it is to spend time and money to make something, only to have it not turn out. It’s really important to me that you can trust my recipes to succeed.
And housekeeping too!
Besides baking, my other love is homemaking… making routines, making your house cozy, and just anything that makes your home a place you really love to be. Some people think that’s not related to baking at all, but I disagree.
And other home projects
You’ll also find tutorials for soap and lotion making, beginner gardening, and canning preserving.
A little about me
I live on a nine acre hobby farm with my husband and three daughters. We love vegetable gardening, growing cutting flowers, and keeping chickens and bees.
We are always almost in the kitchen cooking, baking, or preserving something from the garden.
Some of my interests besides baking are reading about English history (especially Henry VIII) and ancient Roman history. (I was a Classics major in college, so I’m not exactly well suited to having a career!)
I love getting comments and try to respond to each one. (If I don’t, it’s an accident!)
If you are ready to get started on your journey to being a great baker, check out my baking resources page which has rounded up my favorite tools, ingredients, and tips to give you a quick start.
Anyway, I would like to sincerely thank you for stopping by, and I hope to see you again!