About me


My previous “About Me” page was from 2010, and reading things I wrote a long time ago always makes me cringe. So, fresh start.

I grew up in a house where my mom cooked from scratch pretty much every night (partly out of frugality and partly for health) and my dad baked his own bread as a hobby. But despite being surrounded by cooking, I never really did any cooking myself until I got married and moved out of my parents’ house.

I’ve come to really enjoy both the process and the end result of cooking and baking: baking appeals to the precision-loving part of me, and with cooking I love seeing the transformation from simple ingredients into something more than the sum of its parts.

More to come!




  1. Hi Adrienne, I found you via the Trial & Error blogspot. I’ve made (and LOVED) the Cook’s Illustrated “Best Classic Brownies” in the past (the one cslling for cake flour) but can’t find it. would you possibly we willing to e-mail it to me? I’m a current Cook’s subscriber but I get the paper copy, not the on-line version. I appreciate any help you can offer. Barb

    • Sure, I would be happy to! :) What’s the best email address to reach you?

  2. Hey, Adrienne! I”m looking for a decadent, rich, heavy, creamy, melt in your mouth, chocolate cheesecake recipe – not like the cheesecake factory which are too light & just taste sugary – but really decadent & rich where you savor every nibble…I ate one like this once when I was tasting cakes for my wedding and unfortunately I couldn’t afford to have my wedding cake made by the baker (who I am now unable to find :( )…ugh. Any ideas/recipes?

    • Katya – I don’t make a lot of cheesecake, but I was looking through one of my cookbooks and I found a recipe that sounds like it would fit what you’re looking for! I’ll facebook message you. :)

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