The Baker Upstairs: about me

about me



I met my husband on the bus (yes, really) during my first semester of college, and we've been inseparable ever since. We've stuck together through eight total college degrees, two rounds of nursing school, and countless twists and turns. We have two ridiculous, adorable, impossibly clever girls who keep us busy (and often exasperated). I'm a Salt Lake City girl trying to build a new life in the Pacific Northwest, and I'm enjoying eating my way through Portland's amazing restaurant scene. When I'm not cooking, baking, blogging, or photographing, you can usually find me reading, walking at the park, or listening to one of my favorite podcasts.

Food is my love language! I baked my way through nursing school, and it's my favorite way to cope with stress (and make lots of friends, too!). These days, I hold down the fort while my husband works nights on a busy cardiac unit, and I love coming up with tasty treats to share with his co-workers. I try really hard to give my kids healthy food to eat, but there are plenty of treats thrown in there too! I'm on a mission to learn to make as many processed foods from scratch as I can, so you'll find recipes for everything from homemade strawberry applesauce to homemade Cheez-It crackers. It's my firm belief that everything is better when it's homemade!


Since I can't do it all by myself, I have my amazing assistant Cortney to help out! You'll see her answering comments, sharing deliciousness on Facebook, and keeping things moving behind the scenes. She is my dearest friend and I'm so thrilled to have her help! Here's a little about her:


I've been on a quest for the perfect cookie since I was nine and my joy in kitchen creations continues to grow. I live in a valley I never dreamed of, in a city I vowed I'd avoid, in a house that is perfect, but not what I planned, with a small group of people that continually call Mom or Babe. Every day I'm living the dream, though I'm still figuring out what that means! I've known Alicia for close to 20 years. Our shared love of all things food is an unending source of conversation and her infectious ability to see the ridiculous side of life ensures we will always be friends. Well, and so do the cookies!

You can always find more about me at my Little Red Hen Blog. I'm so excited to help out The Baker Upstairs!

Bake the bread. Share the slices.

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