About Kaitlyn

Hello fellow foodies! I’m Kaitlyn.

What’s up with all this baking?                                                                                                  I’m just a college student who can’t stop thinking of new recipes to try, could spend hours in Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table, and absolutely adores baking! I think I’m probably the only girl to have gotten donut pans for my 16th birthday and be super excited about it.

I fell in love with baking by watching my mother and grandmother in the kitchen when I was little. As you can see below, I loved making breakfast with dad, licking the bowl, and playing kitchen in our playroom. I even got a fake hand mixer for Christmas when I was 4 (bottom right). Scan 730_Fotor_Collage

Why the blog?                                                                                                                                    I started this food blog after finishing my college applications in 2014. During the college app process, I continually found myself writing about food adventures in the kitchen to answer essay questions like “What was your proudest accomplishment that you did not receive recognition for?” Of course flipping a crêpe without a spatula was the obvious answer! And even though I didn’t mention it in my essay, I did receive recognition for it… I ate the crêpe didn’t I? Anyways, it was a strange feeling to actually enjoy writing college essays, so I decided to start a food blog with a similar writing style!IMG_3722

Other Stuff About Me.                                                                                                                      Other than baking, I’m a junior in college, and I’m majoring in accounting… so if I go silent during the school year, it’s probably because I’m drowning in a sea of textbooks that are fit to be gym equipment weights.

I was a competitive golfer through high school and now just play for fun, so when I’m not in the kitchen, I’m working on my short game and some awesome tan lines! 

I’ve watched all ten seasons of Friends over 15 times (I lost count) and can practically recite the episodes in my sleep…my family claims I have a problem, but how can this be anything other than a talent?

I love traveling abroad! I truly enjoy learning about the cuisine and customs of different cultures. I’ve written food suggestion posts about my most recent trip to Eastern Europe and hope to go on another trip soon for some more material to write about!

While I love the baking aspect of my blog, I’m still working on the yucky element of photography. I worked in a bakery over winter break last year, so I could buy myself a DSLR camera. The camera scares the bejeezus out of me, but we are slowly becoming friends. 

As you will see, I adore the word YUMMY, love both French Macarons and Coconut Macaroons, hate waiting for dough to chill,  and refuse to skimp on the butter in baked goods! Come along on my culinary adventures and join in on the YUMMINESS

 

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.”-Julia Child    

16 comments

  1. Nita Durham says:

    Hi Kaitlyn,
    Congratulations on your blog! I have always wanted to be good at baking but problem is I would eat all that yummy stuff. So I will follow your recipes vicariously and maybe my granddaughters and I can try some of them out together. It is a terrific way to bond, isn’t it?!
    Your grandparents, Robert and Sue, are classmates and dear friends of mine from high school. (You look a combination of the two of them to me!) Sure miss them and wish they were not so far away. Please give them hugs from me!!
    Love to you, Nita

    • Kaitlyn says:

      Thank you so much! I recognized your name from them talking about you!
      Baking with my grandma is one of the things I love most when I visit! Last time I visited, we made that Bruschetta recipe, and it was very good! I’ll give them your hugs when I see them this summer!
      I hope you enjoy baking with your granddaughters!
      Thanks so much and please let me know if you have questions about any of my recipes!
      Kaitlyn

  2. Nita Durham says:

    Your Bewildered Brownies is the one I MUST try with my granddaughters, Ginny and Anne Warren. You had me at ‘fudgey’! My mom made the best fudge in the whole wide world, real old fashioned fudge. I can still remember walking in after school and that luscious smell. I will send you her recipe when I locate it.
    Nita

    • Kaitlyn says:

      They are really good! I hope you enjoy making them with your granddaughters!
      Fudge is so delicious; I would love to have your recipe!
      Kaitlyn

  3. Barbara B Palmer says:

    Kaitlyn,
    I, too, was a classmate of Sue and Robert. I just made the Key Lime Cupcakes and, per my husband, they pass with flying colors!! Thanks so much for the blog. Next I will try the muffins with Nutella and banana. I make Banana/Mini Choco-chip muffins that are a favorite of my grandchildren.
    Barbara Breland Palmer

    • Kaitlyn says:

      I’m so glad you liked the cupcakes and my blog! The cupcakes take some work but are worth it! The Nutella banana muffins are really good too! Let me know how they turn out!
      Kaitlyn

  4. Barbara B Palmer says:

    Kaitlyn,
    I made the muffins yesterday and we had some for breakfast this morning. Very good. But, next time I will need to swirl them more. I stuck the leftovers in the freezer – no way the two of us will eat them all.
    Barbara

    • Kaitlyn says:

      I’m glad you liked them! The Banana-Nutella Muffin recipe does make a lot if you don’t have a crowd to feed but they should be good for a while if you freeze them!
      Kaitlyn

  5. Barbara B Palmer says:

    Kaitlyn – I made the Peanut Butter Oreo Brownies for a club meeting last night – I had volunteered to furnish refreshments. I doubled the recipe for 20 people. They were a huge hit!!! Thanks for the recipe.

  6. Marla Northcut says:

    Well, I should have known that you would grow up to be a foodie (a beautiful one)! When you were 2, you would walk down to our house with your brother and sister, walk straight to our pantry, open the door and stare. I did intervene when you picked up Criso shortening bars and handed you marshmallows to eat instead! But then, maybe you wanted to bake something…… Congratulations on following your passion and starting a blog!
    Marla
    #loveyourfamily
    #funtimesinthecove

    • Kaitlyn says:

      I still remember that! Your pantry was so much more fun than ours was! I hope the Northcut family is doing well!

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