Hey! I'm Alex.
I started this blog in the summer of 2011 when I was 18 years old. I didn't grow up baking much (something people always ask me), but I started experimenting in the kitchen with a bread-baking book, and eventually I realized baking was something I really enjoyed doing. Pretty soon I discovered the world of food blogs, and before long I decided I wanted to make my own. That's how this project got started.
What you'll find on this blog is mostly baked goods and other sweets with a few savory recipes and mixed drinks thrown in. I try to make everything from-scratch as much as possible, and my goal is to make baking from-scratch seem more attainable to the everyday person who, like me, doesn't have any formal training in the kitchen.
As of fall of 2017, I officially went gluten-free for health reasons, so all the recipes on my blog from that point on are also gluten-free. Whether you eat exclusively gluten-free or not, I'm hoping to show that gluten-free baking and cooking doesn't have to be any more difficult or any less delicious, and I'm slowly working on revamping some of my old favorites from the blog to make them accessible to the GF community.
More than anything, I hope you'll find a recipe or two here that inspires you to get creative in the kitchen, and ultimately become more confident making food from scratch!
A bit more about me...
I grew up in a small(ish) town called Clovis in California's Central Valley. After moving to Oakland for just over two years, I moved back to my hometown, where I now live with my boyfriend, Greg, and my dog, Jake. Aside from baking, some of my other favorite hobbies include traveling, snowboarding, and going to baseball games (Go Dodgers!). You can always follow me on Instagram for a little more of an inside scoop on what I do outside the kitchen.