Hi! I'm Ellie, just your ordinary newlywed southern gal with a passion for cooking and baking from scratch.
I've been baking pretty much since I could see over the countertop. Before that, I had to use a stool to reach up and help mom stir. Cooking has always been a deeply seated part of my life, which is why this blog has become such a passion for me!
I grew up with a rich tradition of family recipes that had been passed down for generations. Instead of keeping these recipes a secret, I find great joy in sharing them with my readers all over the world.
Call me sentimental, but I believe that recipes can bind families together. I believe that a shared meal can bring loved ones closer. My mom taught me this, and it's something that I hold close to my heart. I hope that my blog makes you feel the same way!
You don't need to be a Martha or a Giada to make something that shows someone you love them. Most of my recipes here involve simple ingredients found at your local store or farmer's market - the same ones your grandmother probably used. We don't really have many specialty stores where I live, so I know how difficult it can be trying to drive all over creation looking for some obscure ingredient!
And most of my recipes are pretty easy and pretty quick - I pride myself in being able to bake a cake from scratch in the same amount of time it would take to stir a store-bought mix together. Just ask my grandmother Nanny - it drives her nuts!
I hope you enjoy my blog, and please come back and visit often.