Tuesday, December 30, 2008

About Ellie

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.



Unknown said...

I bought some of your honey-pecan sticky buns on the square this morning. They're heating up as I write this post. I look forward to trying some of your recipes I read about and I will visit your blog again.

pcb said...

I adore family recipes...that's what most of mine are. I grabbed your button for my blog so I could reference you easily.

Debbie said...

I love your website! It is so comfortable and the recipes remind me of my mom's, especially the frozen lemon cake. Can't wait to try it out.


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