The Dabble

-food with a side of life-

About Annie

My name is Annie. Food is one of my passions. I enjoy finding, creating and sharing worthwhile recipes. Have one? Please share. The proof is in my pudding recipe page. I use mostly seasonal, fresh ingredients with a focus on local and quality over heavily processed foods.

I’ve been a food writer providing recipes for over 10 years. I am rarely around here, but this space is special to me. I pop in once in a while.  It’s a place I designed, one that inspired me to follow my heart and begin my business.

I lived near Seattle with my awesome, oddball husband Greg and 2 dogs from 2014-summer 2018, after living near Minneapolis for 6 years. In 2018 we had an opportunity come up, so we moved to the East Coast. I’m currently busy renovating our home with my husband, running a small business refinishing furniture & creating delicious meals at the end of the day. Welcome to my small space!

21 thoughts on “About Annie

  1. so, I stumbled across you a couple days in search of finding curried a egg salad recipe. (my favorite coffee shop down here in mankato serves it often….but not often enough, lol)
    THEN I see your post about Blue Max (our favorite liquor store)….and then read the “about annie” section and see you’re from Ft. Wayne originally. While I’m not from there (I’m originally from Chicago), a good friend of mine lives there and I used to work for a magazine based not too far from Ft. Wayne (in the middle of Amish Country).
    It’s nice to see someone who shares a passion for food and beer like I do.
    Speaking of beer, I’m sure you know, BUT if you don’t…check out The Muddy Pig in St. Paul (on selby and dale)…awesome selection, and great pub grub!

    1. That is so cool! I’m glad you mentioned the Muddy Pig because we’re having relatives visit in July and need some ideas for pubs and the like. Thanks!

  2. I’m glad you mention about real life happening in between the food …. I have a food blog separate from my regular blog…but, don’t update it too regularly….for that very reason. I now find myself putting food pics on what I call my regular blog…. pretty soon I will not bother linking to the food blog at all…it’ll all be one…just like life….lol……

  3. Hi Annie,
    Your blog is refreshing. Great food, realistic cooking, true life stories. Fabulous! Exactly what I’m aiming for in my own blog. I look forward to following your adventures in the kitchen and around town!

  4. Hello!
    I am new to your blog and happy I found you 🙂 I am reading through some and that picture of you and your Grandpa just touched my heart – reminded me of one of me and mine. Looking forward to reading more!
    – Butter

  5. Hey Annie!
    Your blog is awesome, whoever does your photos has talent, I don’t think I even need to mention the food. Im 22 yrs old and have a girlfriend whom i always cook for, i love cooking, but I have been getting bored after 4 years of making the same 20 or so meals. You’ve opened my eyes to some whole new ideas! Thanks for the recipes… good luck in the future with everything you do 🙂

    1. You sound like such a supportive, sweet boyfriend! I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as my husband and I have. That’s so kind of you to say, Ben! I am the photographer around here and flattered. Keep in touch!

  6. I have a serious crush on you! Could your blog (photos, recipes, writing, intersts) be more perfect?! My stomache is growling and I’m searching ebay for killer pieces for our house. Thank you for all of your awesome work!

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