Hello! I am a stay at home mom to three children and a certified elementary school teacher. I dream of madeleines and macarons created in my home kitchen. I love to challenge myself to create new confections. I’m not a culinary expert but I’m inspired by many who are like Dorie Greenspan, Sarabeth Levine, Sherry Yard, and Martha Stewart. What you’ll find here are weekly posts of my attempts to teach myself the finer points of baking while enjoying every sweet bite along the way. I’m so glad you stopped by!


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  1. Hi! I just wanted to thank you for the like on my tart post. It’s nice to see that though my blog is tiny people do see it! especially seeing what a fan of tarts you are. You have a lovely little blog going here and i will definitely be back to check the recipies (I am especially tempted by the lemon curd muffins!) Thanks again for taking the time to see my blog.

  2. Hi, thanks for ‘liking’ my blog post on “My Other Creative Side” blog….where I share my love of baking and poetry etc. Where abouts do you live? I follow some blogs from England as I visit there often and plan to move there eventually. I love learning their traditional recipes!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my page! It’s neat to see that ppl actually do glance. I am also a mother of 3 that just enjoys new sweet creations!!

  4. Hello! I’ve nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award, because I enjoy your blog and think other people will enjoy it, too, if they have any sense. Here’s my post with all the info: http://thisisrocksalt.com/2012/02/08/the-versatile-blogger-award


  5. Thanks for stopping by my blog and liking my post! Kinda new to the whole thing so it’s nice to think someone is reading!


  6. Great blog!

  7. Sweet Spell Baking Chick said:

    thanks for the “like” on my post Heart Day =)

  8. Thanks for liking Kelley Hospitality. I look forward to trying some of your recipes.

  9. Hello,

    Thanks for “liking” my new blog “The Modern Home Economist”. I appreciate the support.

    It also introduced me to your own blog which is just beautiful. Full of some amazing recipes which are right up my alley (especially today’s banana bread). Also see you have some lemony recipes – the lemon curd filled poppy seed muffins look amazing!

    Hope you will visit my site again – I will surely be coming back to your and looking forward to receiving your updates.

    Happy baking!

  10. Hi!

    Thanks for dropping by my blog and liking my post on my cake-baking class. 🙂

    I looked around your blog and will bookmark to revisit again! Maybe when I work up that baking-confidence, I will try some of the recipes. It’s great to be able to see photos throughout the preparation process and not just the finished product. Thanks!

  11. Hi 🙂 Thank you for the like on my post and for stopping by my blog. I’m going to take a look around your site. Have a great week!

  12. Thank you for your beautiful recipes here that you willingly share with us all! I absolutely love the look of your salted caramel/bourbon cakes and I know my mum is going to love the black bean brownie cake recipe which I’ll happily forward to her! Hope there aren’t too many cold wintry days on your side of the world, look forward to seeing which warmed, baked goodies you warm the house with (yum!)

  13. madisoncary said:

    adorable blog!

    thanks for stopping by mine!

  14. Thanks for stopping by my page! I am very interested in trying your black bean brownies…out of curiosity, would someone with a wheat allergy be able to eat them? I notice they don’t contain flour. =)

  15. Hi Baker on the Rise, thank you for your like on “Bacon and Eggs Cooking”; new to blogging and it’s such a thrill to see

  16. Julia Segura said:

    Really love your blog!

    Are you by any chance in LA area? It would be great to collaborate your baking with my photography and create great recipe images [for upcoming book perhaps] 🙂

  17. I nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award! http://tinyurl.com/7djr6bf

  18. Hi! First off, I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to look at my blog! It’s extremely new, and just knowing that anyone other than me saw it makes me feel quite good 🙂

    Secondly, I love your blog! The layout as well as the content is wonderful. Thanks again!

  19. Hello,
    I nominated your for the Versatile blogger award, here’s a link

  20. Thanks for your like on my blog 🙂 Your recipe for the Ruby Red Grapefruit Cake sounds very interesting and I can’t wait to try it out myself!

  21. Hi! Thanks for liking my post on the s’mores cupcakes! Your blog is lovely (and really making me regret giving up sweets for lent!)

  22. Thanks for liking my apricot jam cake post – let me know if you try it out 🙂 Love your blog and am very tempted by your salted caramel chocolate cupcakes (I’m a bit of a chocolate fan!)!

  23. I nominated you for a much deserved award, the Kreativ Blogger Award! Please see the write up here: http://themodernhomeeconomist.wordpress.com/2012/03/07/a-surprising-honour/

  24. Thanks for liking my Oakmeal Chocolate Nut Cookies post. Can’t wait to try your Fudgy Black Bean Brownies!

  25. Thanks for liking my cake-pop post. I’m new to blogging, so am very happy to know someone other than just my family are reading it! I look forward to browsing your blog for recipe ideas 🙂

  26. Thanks for the “Like”! I am just a beginner when it comes to baking, and somehow those cupcakes just didn’t turn out like Martha Stewarts did! You have an interesting blog here, I will be back to maybe test out some things you have on here!

  27. Thank you for reading and the “Like”. Looking forward to catching up on your blog it looks great!

  28. Thank you for the like. Your blog looks really good, can see me happily baking many things here

  29. Hello! I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award, you can see entry on my blog.
    thanks x

  30. createAstir said:

    hey, thanks for the like on my post. i am new here. trying to find my way around:) i read a lot of your posts. you are an awesome baker! i am trying your black bean brownies today. thanks again!

  31. Very very very nice blog… We checked some of your recipes, there are all awsome… We also make some recipes similar with yours (ours are tradiational). But that similarity shows us that “there is no language of taste”…

    We love your recipes. You can check ours at http://www.ye-mek.in (English). Orjinal version is in Turkish, that’s why I share link.

  32. Would you mind if I added you to my blogroll?

  33. I just nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award! Check it out here: http://burlesquebaker.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/hip-hip-hooray-kreativ-blogger-award-nomination/

  34. Thanks for leaving a like on my downunder Zucchini Cake 🙂

  35. Thank you for liking my carrot cupcake post!

    I love browsing your blog. It makes me want to bake again and try your recipes. 🙂

  36. writelane said:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog Cindy’s Recipes and Writings . Your pictures are lovely!

  37. Hello Baker, many thanks for popping in to see me and liking my post. I’m loving your blog! So many lovely looking recipes….. I’ll definitley be back and let you know how I get on when I try one them. Happy Baking xx clothmonkey

  38. Good Afternoon, I think someone esle may have done this already, but I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award. Happy Baking!

  39. Thanks for the follow! All your recipes look amazing, I look forward to reading about them!!

  40. Hi! Greetings from Singapore. Thanks for dropping by and looking around my little blog. Appreciate all the likes. Your site is fab!! I’m following! 🙂

  41. Hi, thanks for ‘liking’ my baking blog “Fika and more”! I’ve just started blogging and it’s such a thrill to see people outside my own social network finding the blog and liking it 🙂
    You have loads of great recipes here – looking forward to trying some of them out!

  42. Thanks for visiting my blog! I’m so glad you did because it led me back to yours. I’m not much of a cook, but I love to bake and love finding new recipes. You’ve posted some great ones!

  43. pictureperfectcooking said:

    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my post!

  44. Thanks for stopping by my blog coz that way I’ve discovered yours. Love the idea of the Hummingbird cake…..can’t wait to try it.

  45. Hi
    Thanks for visiting my blog and liking my ‘Scones’ post. The Hummingbird cake looks delicious and I will definitely try it.

  46. The Hummingbird Cake is so unusual that I thought my mom was the only one who made it! The only problem I have with being a baker on the rise is the scale seems to rise also! Thanks for liking my post “Fresh is Always Better”.

    • I try to bake something indulgent like a cake only once a month to keep the scale in balance. If I didn’t have to worry about any health implications I would probably want to bake something good every day 🙂 The hummingbird cake was new to me but it seems to have a long Southern tradition.

  47. I’m a fan and so I’ve just nominated you for the Food Stories Award.. Check it out at http://foodstoriesblog.com/food-stories-award/

  48. Hi there, thanks for stopping by my blog… those cookies are extremely simple, especially compared to what your doing! My fifteen year old daughter is an aspiring baker and planning to go to culinary school. I can’t wait to share your blog with her, we’re going to have fun trying things!

  49. twleslie said:

    Thanks for stopping by Domestically Challenged…like your blog a lot–inspiring!

  50. I have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award as I really appreciate what you do …… you can read more about it here http://clothmonkey.wordpress.com/2012/06/29/one-lovely-blog-award/

  51. I love your recipes, excellent blog! ~ judy

  52. Hi!

    I love reading your recipes! And I know that one more award is well deserved by your blog! 🙂

    I have nominated your blog for the ‘Very Inspiring Blogger’ award. http://wp.me/p1a482-8W
    Do look at the rules! Congratulations and Take Care!


  53. I wanted to pop by and say thanks for liking my post about Anzac biscuits. I love your blog…I wish I could bake more, but my problem would be that I would end up eating it all! So small doses for me…but I think I may indulge myself with reading your posts! Thanks again for stopping by 🙂

  54. Have you tried Dorie Greenspan’s Helene’s Apple cake? Very simple and yet I ALWAYS get compliments on that one!

  55. Your blog name is fabulous!

  56. Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by my site and liking my reblog of Caramel Apple Layer Cake with Apple Cider Frosting. Hope you visit often. Please feel free to ask questions or add comments any time! Your site is amazing. I love baking! Your pictures are wonderful. If you are ever interested in seeing more recipes (as I can only add them one at a time to my archives!) I have over a thousand pins on Pinterest.

  57. I enjoy your blog so much that I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Award.

    In acceptance of this award please complete the following tasks:
    1. Blog a post linking back to me.
    2. Answer the questions on the post and nominate up to 10 bloggers, linking their blog to my post
    3. Leave a comment on the blogs you have nominated
    Many thanks

  58. I, too, am a baker! I can’t wait to see some of your recipes ~
    You said you liked to eat healthy as well – check out carrot dogs (http://themercenaryresearcher.wordpress.com/2012/07/12/the-carrot-dog-story-a-tale-of-skepticism-and-amazement/) my veg friend turned me on to them. They are FABULOUS and even meat eaters like them!

  59. I’ve nominated you for an Inspiring Blog Award – Congratulations!


  60. Hi, I would like to nomimate you for the Supersweet Blogging Award. Hope you enjoy participating, find out what it’s all about here: http://allaboutthebake.wordpress.com/2013/03/25/sorry-and-an-update/

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