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).
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!
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