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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!

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  1. Judy Lewi permalink
    November 6, 2009

    Finally got around to checking out the site. Great pics and even better humor. I’ll definitely be a fan.

  2. June 1, 2010

    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!

    • June 2, 2010

      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!

  3. July 14, 2010

    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……

  4. September 12, 2010

    Im so glad I came across your site. I love your recipes and photos! I look forward to reading more from you (“,)

  5. September 30, 2010

    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!

    • October 1, 2010

      Thank you, Trixie! My day has been made twice now and I am bookmarking your site. (You should see the humongous smile on my face.)

  6. October 20, 2010

    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

    • October 21, 2010

      Thanks, Butter! (I can’t tell you how many times I say that in a week.) I’m so happy you told me, it makes me smile. Cheers!

  7. Ben permalink
    April 28, 2011

    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 🙂

    • April 28, 2011

      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!

  8. August 18, 2011

    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!

    • August 20, 2011

      Thanks, Melissa! I love hearing from people who flock together with me in terms of life choices and styles. Hope you keep in contact!

  9. July 13, 2012


    I’m working on a boozy floats story for The Huffington Post Kitchen Daily. I came across your post and would love to include your photo and link to your recipe in my piece. I would of course link back to your site and credit the photo. Would this be okay with you?

  10. leah permalink
    December 5, 2012

    Hi Annie,

    It’s so exciting to read about you. I came across your blog on Refinery29 here: I am from around Ft Wayne, Indiana as well. Technically North Manchester and am now living in New York.

    It’s exciting to read what others from the area are doing. Looking forward to more posts!

    • December 5, 2012

      Hi Leah and former Hoosier (although we still are at heart, right)! I’m so glad to “meet” you-sending warm wishes to you in NY!

  11. April 17, 2013

    I’m so happy that you found my site because now I found yours and I love your work! Looking forward to reading through your posts even more.

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