I’m a pastry chef – but I don’t work in restaurants anymore, so you can just call me giver of dessert happiness. I’m also a collector of pressed pennies, a serial eBayer and a writer. We built a new old English Tudor house here in Lawrence, Kansas, the coolest college town in America, and I started the blog to talk house, but found out fast that people would rather stare at food. Who wouldn’t?
If you visited, I’d bake chocolate ginger scones and serve you green tea. We’d take my dopey black lab Cleo walking downtown and grab an iced americano – for me, not the dog. You’d hear me gripe at my teen daughter – because gripe means love – and trade sweet barbs with my husband. He’s my lawyerly, quieter and less kitchen-centered half.
Bad habits include asking inappropriate questions, habitually checking e-mail and snacking on butter. On the plus side I make true deep dish pizza, I kiss my dog, I remember birthdays and can carve a turkey.
A Chicago native living in Kansas, I love the Midwest and its piled-plate glory. I’ve been a chef, daughter, mother, writer, wife, entrepreneur and friend, but what I’m best suited for is just plain handing out delicious things. And repeating all the stories that go with them.
contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
For short, shiny bits about food, books and more food, visit me at my mini-blog, Simmering
Where else can you find me simmering?
Sharing a Noodle Kugel recipe in Made With Love, the national Meals On Wheels cookbook.
As a contributor at One for the Table: Food, Politics and Love
Featured in Delish.com’s Sweet Construction: Famous Buildings and Structures in Gingerbread
New York Daily News’ Mothership Meals talks kids baking featuring Two-Bite Jam Tarts.
Great Reads for Culinary Kids, a featured book list on Flashlight Worthy Books.
Babble.com lists Simmer Till Done among the “50 Best Mom Food Bloggers.”
Simmer Till Done gallery on Tastespotting
Simmer Till Done gallery on Foodgawker