Hi there! Welcome to my little corner of the Internet! I have toyed with the idea of starting a baking blog for a while now and finally took the plunge in early 2020. I’ve absolutely loved to bake and play in the kitchen for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I was constantly in there with my mom and grandmother, watching and learning from them. And now, as an adult, I find that it’s one of my favorite ways to relax and I truly see it as “me time.”
So, part of what inspired my blog was my love of baking (and my sweet tooth!). The other big part of this is my husband, Matt. My loving, golf-obsessed husband who also happens to have an autoimmune condition (EoE) which is essentially triggered by certain foods (that’s the simplest way I can put it without getting into the medical details).
Over the past year, we’ve really had to adjust our diet and lifestyle to keep his condition in check. Needless to say, it’s been a real rollercoaster and I’ve done a TON of research and a TON of testing. While I’m constantly learning, I feel that I have a good handle on this new normal. I’ve learned to make minor adaptations to my baking so that he is not having to give up his favorite treats… keeping it Just As Tasty!
A few other fun facts about me: I work full-time in advertising, so I love to geek out over cool ad campaigns. I’m a total bookworm and could spend hours in a bookstore. I don’t think I could pick a favorite dessert, but my favorite food might have to be sushi.
A note about my recipes: I can only share what I know and what works for us, so while this is an allergy friendly blog, I am by no means an expert on allergen free baking. My recipes contain dairy, because Matt can have dairy in his diet. But they will not contain wheat, eggs, or nuts. A lot of my recipes use Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer because I’ve learned through trial and error that this is the best egg substitute that works for me. Matt can’t have flax seeds so I’ve never tried using a “flax egg.” And, I know not all of my readers will have an egg allergy, so I’ll always include a note in my posts about how many eggs you can use instead of this egg replacer, just in case.
I hope you find some inspiration on my page and, if nothing else, I hope I can serve as a resource to you if you, too, have recently had to make adjustments to your lifestyle.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you stay a while!