Your Turn

So I’m a little curious about the people who visit this blog regularly. Tell me about yourselves! Where do you live? What do you do? Are you married? Have kids? Have you tried any recipes on my blog? If so, what did you think? And finally, do you have a recipe (or a nice Jewish boy) for me?


48 Responses to “Your Turn”

    klara on 1 October 14th, 2007 6:02 pm

    I live in a collegetown called Urbana, IL; I’m a grad student in library science to be a youth librarian; single; no kids; sables and world peace cookie recipes; i made the world peace cookies too salty but the sables were nice; i like these chocolate chili bites:

    link to picture of sables i made:

    I’d say more, but I’m in the middle of cooking dinner right now! (squash and apple bake, baked cauliflower, chicken salad sandwiches, and hard cider)

    Valerie on 2 October 14th, 2007 7:27 pm

    I live 3 miles from DC with my boyfriend and our dog and no kids. I work for the most popular telecommunications company in the world (starts with an A…ends with a T…and another T) and just became a regular checker-inner as I just started really baking as a hobby. I will be 29 in January, if ya care πŸ™‚ I’ve got your blog on my RSS feed thingamabob and have made the World Peace Cookies (and they made the cut for my Christmas gifting). I also made the Chipster-Topped Brownies. I must say, they were really good but as with all the things I bake, I put them in the freezer to keep myself from eating them all at once. I came home from work one day and really wanted one and took it out of the freezer and started eating it without defrosting…it was BETTER (imagine that if you can) frozen. It almost tasted like fudge ice cream. So now that’s how we are enjoying the remaining squares.

    Shimei on 3 October 14th, 2007 11:59 pm

    I live in Singapore, at the other side of the world from you. I’m 26, work for an NGO that helps people in Asia. Extremely single at the moment, guess nice boys are thin on the ground in any part of the world. πŸ™‚ I’ve tried your world peace cookies recipe and your banana bread one (i think). The cookies were fabulous, have baked them twice more since and am absolutely incapable of not stuffing them into my mouth every chance I get.

    caroline on 4 October 15th, 2007 2:49 am

    like shimei, i live in Singapore. i’m 16 and have an insane obsession with baked goods(: i haven’t quite tried any of your recipes, but i definitely will in due time. yupp! i really like the way you present your posts, with all the lovely square thumbnails!(: and well, apparently, the marriage and kids aspect doesn’t exactly apply to me πŸ˜›

    cupcake mummy on 5 October 15th, 2007 2:58 am

    I live in Australia, I’m usually a teacher but I’m currently on leave after baby #2, (one girl, one boy). I have a cupcake obsession and also love my Kitchen Aid mixer. I seached the net for the perfect cupcake recipe and came across your vanilla cupcakes (archive May 06). I baked them, (after a few modifications to make them Ausie friendly) and they were GREAT! So great in fact, that today I made a chocolate version of them which also worked beautifully. Thanks so much for such great recipes, keep up the good work!

    Megan on 6 October 15th, 2007 4:52 am

    Megan here–I live in Texas with the husband, a 1 year old munchkin and two small dogs. I cook and bake a lot though I haven’t tried anything from the website yet. Not that I haven’t put a few things on the list πŸ™‚

    I used to work for the US Fed. Government but I ran away about a month ago and now I’m a stay at home mom. My own blog is mainly about my knitting/spinning hobby though I do throw a lot of recipes and cooking/baking stuff up there as well.

    Kristin on 7 October 15th, 2007 5:42 am

    My name is Kristin and I’m 29 and live in Montreal, Quebec. I’m a receptionist and I have an almost-husband and a 4 year old son. I haven’t tried any recipes yet but I love reading them. I’m planning on making the world peace cookies soon as they seem to be everyone’s favorite. I will also be making your apple pie recipe the next time I bake a pie. I have a delicious banana bread recipe that I would be happy to e-mail you if you’re interested.
    Keep up the good work. Your blog is very nice and informative and well put together.

    Paula on 8 October 15th, 2007 6:19 am

    Hi there. I’m Paula…34 and living in Wilmington, DE. I am a museum registrar for one of the many museums in this strange little city. I am unmarried and looking for Mr. Right or even Mr. Rightnow…

    I have two blogs:

    I can’t remember how I found your blog but you are now in my google reader!

    I can’t wait to make that candy corn recipe!

    Hygeian Stew on 9 October 15th, 2007 6:43 am

    I haven’t baked anything from your site yet, I mainly just come to drool πŸ™‚ I’m a married pharmacy student, no kids yet, just a dog.

    radish on 10 October 15th, 2007 8:00 am

    Hi, I’m a dedicated lurker and haven’t yet made anything, but have a laundry list of things to make… I live in New York. I’m in finance (exciting stuff, no?) Not married, but living with my boyfriend. No kids (unless you count our communal rooftop vegetable garden as kids, in which case I’m an absentee mother). Your blog is great, really, and I should have commented on it earlier – I love reading it! As for nice Jewish boys… hmmm… I know of one. But he’s an i-banker and last I’ve seen him has been a year ago, I think he lives in the office! And he’s in NYC – are you willing to switch coasts? πŸ˜‰

    Jennifer on 11 October 15th, 2007 9:07 am

    Hi. I in a small town in Central IL, called Princeville. I am 36, married with 2 kids (an 8th grader and a 7th grader, boy and girl, respectively). I work for a small non-profit that provides literacy services to migrant families.
    I love to bake (and eat). It’s my main relaxing hobby, other than reading.
    I have made the world peace cookies (yummy) and am going to make the chipster topped brownies for a school event tonight.
    I love your blog, and I read food blogs and some mommy blogs. My blog is:

    Amy on 12 October 15th, 2007 9:11 am

    Hey! I, too, am a lurker, but this is the perfect opportunity to introduce myself! Hello!

    I think I have made something from your blog… but, I can’t remember exactly what it was. But, I did make the world peace cookies this weekend.
    I will be making some oatmeal creme pies, soon, too!!

    I’m a 27 year old single female living in Nashville, TN. I’m an accountant and I spend a good portion of my day reading foodie blogs and yours is one of my favorites!

    Keep up the great posts and thanks for prompting all us lurkers to come out of the shadows!

    phyllis@imabima on 13 October 15th, 2007 9:18 am

    i am a married rabbi with 3 kids on the north shore of chicago…i enjoy your blog for the pictures, the recipes, and the love of food! (plus it’s a great name for a blog)

    i will look into finding you a jewish boy in la — i know people there…(have you tried sinai temple’s friday night live? i hear it’s a good place to pick up guys!)

    ErickaJo on 14 October 15th, 2007 12:03 pm

    I’m a knitblogger addicted to food blogs. I do cook, and blogs like this inspire me. I blame Nicole from Baking Bites, every so often she posts a lists of Bites from Other Blogs, and I find even more food blogs. Heh, I’m a food blog groupie.

    Nice Jewish boys I’m afraid I’m fresh out of, but I’ll keep an eye out πŸ˜‰

    MBS on 15 October 15th, 2007 3:04 pm

    24 single NY “ballabuster” here…live with my 2 dogs and work in sports radio. And let me tell you…NO ONE loves cutesy cupcakes more than big meathead athletes!! (i know from experience!!)

    I absolutely LOVE your site and check in on a daily basis hoping for new posts :).
    Cookie dough cupcakes are fabulous as are the chipster brownies. I made the oatmeal sandwiches last week and found the actual cookie to be tasteless, so I agree with you on that one! The icing was delish! I’m on a “coffee cake” kick right now and have experimented with numerous recipes. Do you have any good ones to post?
    love the blog, keep em coming.

    Sarah C. on 16 October 15th, 2007 3:37 pm

    Hi there! I am a second year grad student at Purdue University (in Indiana) in the throws of my master’s thesis on animal domestication and animal use in ancient Peru. So, basically I study ancient diet (for now) which is ironic since I started a food blog to have something *besides* my studies to think about.

    I havent tried any of your recipes, though I have a couple bookmarked for later.

    I am 26, gorgeous (haha), and too am looking for mr. right. By the looks of the names listed above, food blogging aint a good way to find men! I love shoes, dairy products, and a dry gin martini with blue cheese stuff olives, just in case my previous statement turns out to be untrue.

    I am currently looking for a good recipe to use with szechuan peppercorns, and would love for you to try any of the recipes on my site. They are all pretty tasty and fairly easy too.

    Thanks for this great post idea!

    Jessica on 17 October 15th, 2007 3:45 pm

    I’m Jessica, 15 years old, and I live in Haiti.
    I’m a huge food lover.
    And I enjoy reading your blog.
    And I probably have a recipe or two for you…but not cute Jewish boys. πŸ™‚

    The Secret Ingredient on 18 October 15th, 2007 7:21 pm

    Hi—cool idea to get a demographic of readers! I’m a 36 yr old cooking instructor and food writer (check out my blog at, married, 2 small kids, live in Connecticut, and so far, a lurker on your blog. I’m more of a cook than a baker, although I do love to bake. Haven’t baked anything from your site yet—-but hope to soon! All the cute Jewish boys I know are already married—sorry! πŸ˜‰

    Merav on 19 October 15th, 2007 7:31 pm

    Hi, I’m Merav! I’m a college student who loves baking (and really misses it, now that I’m living in a dorm πŸ™ ). Last Passover I made your matzo brittle! It was DELICIOUS. I put sprinkles on it to make it look festive and everyone LOVED it! I’ve also made World Peace Cookies. I love Dorie Greenspan (It seems like you use her recipes fairly often).
    I’ve been dying to try your Red Velvet recipe but haven’t gotten around to it.

    If you ever want to swap recipes send me an email! Unfortunately I don’t have a nice Jewish boy for you…I happen to be looking for one myself! πŸ™

    Nicole on 20 October 16th, 2007 1:29 pm

    Hi there! I’m another lurker who’s been inspired to come out of the shadows. I’m 36, married, and I live in Charleston, SC. No kids for us – just pampered pets! I love cooking & baking, as does my hubby. I haven’t tried any of your recipes yet, but after all the rave reviews, I might just have to after all! Keep up the great work! πŸ™‚ I might not have any Jewish boys to send your way, but I can share some recipes from the beautiful South that’ll “make you want to slap your mama!” (It’s a Southern saying – I’m not advocating violence! *Giggles!*)

    Celeste on 21 October 16th, 2007 5:40 pm

    Hi there:) I’ve been lurking for a week or two now, and am loving your blog. I’m a chef turned mommy, now expecting number three, and wife to a US Marine! (Wooh! So much more tiring than those 13 hour days I used to work!) I miss my long hours in the kitchen though, and so I live my vicarious food dreams through the pictures and recipes of others…and sometimes borrow the recipes and doodle with them to make them my own. Although I haven’t tried any of yours yet, I hope to in the near future!

    hollis queen on 22 October 16th, 2007 7:16 pm

    i live in richmond, va and am in my very early thirties (no, really, i am) and am married with two kids under three and two dogs over ten. i have made your chocolate crinkles (yum) and the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies (double yum) and your vanilla cupcakes (sooo good) and something else, too, but i can’t remember. i love your blog and the way it makes me motivated to get in my own kitchen and bake more.

    hollis queen on 23 October 16th, 2007 7:18 pm

    ahhhh, the other recipe i made was a toffee chip bar cookie. i wasn’t a fan, but my husband was.

    karen on 24 October 17th, 2007 12:28 am

    Hello, I’m Karen. I’m originally from Seattle but I live in France and work for a software company doing Marketing and now some Sales. I am 26 and newly married to a delightful frenchman. I found your website when I was homesick and craving cupcakes and now I check in to see what tasty things you are baking. Oh, and the vanilla cupcakes were delicious!

    Chelsea on 25 October 17th, 2007 9:30 am

    I’m from Canada….Regina, Saskatchewan to be exact. 27 and just got married a month ago – do lots of baking for my hubbie…I like to bake, he likes to eat. It works. 2 cats, a dog and no kids…but I do have a brother who really likes to eat as well. πŸ˜‰
    The only thing I’ve tried so far was the Red Velvet cupcakes – made them for a friends birthday and they all raved about them for days! Looking forward to trying many more delicous recipes. Thanks!!

    kelly on 26 October 17th, 2007 9:58 am

    26 and live in a college town in FL with my fiance and dog. I’m pretty sure I found your site while googling for cupcake or cookie recipies. I love to bake and cook and I’ve made the sables and the world peace cookies. both were super delicious

    H on 27 October 17th, 2007 10:56 am

    You guys rock! It’s always fun to know more about my readers. Thanks for answering! πŸ™‚

    susan on 28 October 17th, 2007 2:34 pm

    32, married, one 5 year old girl. i live in southern california. i am a foodie and i also have a certification for baking and pastry. yes, i loved baking so much i went to culinary school. will continue lurking πŸ™‚

    Adventurous Twenty Something on 29 October 19th, 2007 6:32 am

    Hiya! I can’t remember how I found your blog but I do know it is the unique layout of your photos and the tempting recipes that keep me coming back. I live in Virginia and am currently a receptionist by day struggling dietitian by night. No husband, no kids, for now I cook for myself.

    I haven’t actually tried any of your recipes yet, although a lot of them look absolutely scrumptious! If you want some new recipes you can check out my food blog onthehob[dot]blogspot[dot]com or if you want to read more about me my personal blog easierthanscrapbooking[dot]blogspot[dot]com

    Sorry I don’t have a nice Jewish boy for your either, although I’ll keep my eye out just in case. . .

    maria~ on 30 October 19th, 2007 12:22 pm

    I love your recipes and your photography. J’adore!

    Anyhoo, I’m a fifth (and final, I hope) year grad student in biology specializing in looking at nutrition in diabetes and obesity. Love to bake, love to cook, love to knit and wish Science was as easy as baking! I do know of a nice Jewish boy but he’s in the Chicago area though! So if you’re in this neck of the woods, gimme a holler!

    Kat on 31 October 19th, 2007 12:49 pm

    I’ve been a avid reader of your blog for some time now! My name is Kat, I live in upstate NY with two puppies (who blog), and a boyfriend of 7 years who has comittment problems. I love to bake, but rarely allow myself to do so – especially when I can live through you! I do fancy working in the kitchen though, and would love to find my way to culinary school in the future.

    Rachel on 32 October 19th, 2007 5:45 pm

    Well, I found your blog last year somehow….I can’t quite remember how, but I have been obsessed with it ever since. I just love that you have such a passion for baking and you have inspired me, although lately, I feel as though baking has gone out the door for me. I am working on getting back into it, but I have an 18 month old daughter and am 5 1/2 months pregnant….so with that, I am pretty busy (although I know that is a poor excuse). I live in Colfax, California (which is about 30 miles out of Sacramento) with my husband, daughter, 2 yorkshire terriers and a huge black cat. All in all, life is good! It’s been a while since I have tried one of your recipes, but I am obsessed with your Red Velvet Cupcake recipe. Thank you for your inspiration and for your daily musings… for the Jewish Boy, sorry, I don’t have any for you!

    natasha on 33 October 19th, 2007 7:56 pm

    Hi. Natasha here from Malaysia. 27, single and have been a fan of your food blog since late last year. Havent tried any of the recipes yet, but will do someday πŸ™‚

    winniepetiscos on 34 October 21st, 2007 4:08 am


    IΒ΄m from Portugal.
    Everyday I come to your blog to see your fabulous recipes, I donΒ΄t allways leave comments but IΒ΄m regular visit.
    IΒ΄m 32 years old, have 2 children, a 13th year old girl and a 4th year old boy.
    Almost great part of the time theyΒ΄re in the kitchen with me.
    I work in a kinder garden and in the free time I cook, bake, sew, do cross stitch and other crafts.

    Lisa on 35 October 21st, 2007 10:14 am

    No idea how I came across your site but i love it… Ive made several cookie recipes all have been a great success… and guess what?!?

    I DO have a nice jewish biy for you !! He’s my Brother and is a 4th grade school teacher here in California…. Super cute and super nice.. never married and no kids… non smoker.. cmonn what could be better!!

    ehme on 36 October 21st, 2007 10:46 am


    I am Ehme. Originally from Montana, living in Maine via New York. 32 years old. Married to a cook. I came here after doing search for the Magnolia Red Velvet Cake when one of my friends asked me to make her cupcake wedding cake. I have since made bajillion of the suckers, and actually purchased the cookbook so I don’t feel like a thief. I have made heart shaped ones for a dessert bar in town, four layer red velvet cakes, and a bunny shaped one for a spring birthday. It is the only thing I have ever made from your blog. Well that and the best ever buttercream…which was fabulous. I am a self-employed bookkeeper for a real job and a baker for hire for fun money. Actually, on my baking price sheets I have Red Velvet Cupcakes as $100 a cupcake, because I am so sick of making them.
    Every once in a while after a particularly successful event I think about opening a real bakery, and then I come down off my high and realize that I don’t want to work that hard.

    Thanks for the great site!

    How To Eat A Cupcake on 37 October 21st, 2007 11:32 am

    Hey lady! My name is Cassie. I just started baking this year! I live in Southeast Virginia where the whether is as unpredictable as Ms. Britney Spears. I do not currently have a job, but I plan on starting an application spree after the hectic holiday season. Not married, but I’ve been dating the same guy for 5 years (so we’re practically married <33). No kids, and don’t plan on having any for at least 5 more years. I’ve tried your vanilla cupcake recipe… LOVED IT!


    Cindy on 38 October 22nd, 2007 9:06 pm

    My name is Cindy and I’m 17.

    What do I do? I typically go to school. I love cooking, so I spend most of my internet time looking at food blogs. Even though I rarely cook, due to too much homework and not enough time. : (

    Where do I live? I live in the great state of California, in SoCal to be more precise.

    Do I have kids? Haha, no. I don’t plan to have any kids anytime soon, lol. Hopefully I’ll be the mom that cooks and bakes great, though.

    Have I tried any recipes? Unfortunately, I haven’t. My family is VERY VERY picky. It would be a waste to make up a wonderful dessert, but let it sit out until it goes bad.

    I love your blog, and many others. I envy you. Hopefully I’ll be able to bake as well as you can someday.

    Thanks for sharing your recipes.

    Elayne on 39 October 22nd, 2007 11:25 pm

    Hello there..Im from Malaysia, 19 this year..Basically, I happened to bump into your website which really has a lot of yummy recipes that I really loved to bake but sadly haven’t had the chance to try it out yet..soon.. =]

    Neen on 40 October 24th, 2007 11:51 am

    I’m Janenne, everyone calls me Neen, I am 27 and I live in New Zealand.

    I was brought to your blog when I googled Peanut Butter Cookies and while I did try your recipe I have to agree with you that it was a little salty.

    I am always checking in and plan on making some cookie gifts for christmas… can’t wait to see what you come up with.

    And while I don’t have any Jewish boys – I have alot of single kiwi boys! πŸ˜‰

    Rivster on 41 October 24th, 2007 7:11 pm

    Hey there!!

    I live in Long Beach, CA with my husband and three kidlets. I am a rabbi and actually am just plain awful in the kitchen dept. However, your blog is empowering and my son refers to your favourite chocolate chip cookies as my “new cookies.” Apparently he prefers them to my old cookies. Which were the break-apart Nestle cookies that made me feel less guilty for never making homemade stuff for the kids.

    Julie on 42 October 25th, 2007 9:40 am

    Does this Jewish Boy have to be a doctor? lol
    Hi, I am Julie from Rochester NY. I just stumbled upon your blog and think it is terrific. Since I have just arrived, I haven’t had a chance to try any of your recipes as of yet but I’m sure that I will.

    Bernice on 43 October 26th, 2007 9:36 pm

    Hi, I’m Bernice from Singapore and I’m still studying. I love how you present your blog with step by step picture. I haven’t tried any of your recipes yet but I will definitely do so soon!

    kitti on 44 November 2nd, 2007 4:28 pm

    Hiya! i just discovered your blog, and I love all your yummy looking recipes and photos! I’ve got a little cooking blog going on myself called Paws Are for Cookin’. I live in Texas, but I’m from Washington state. Right now I’m on a biscotti binge, I decided to give everyone biscotti and handmade christmas decorations for the holidays this year. I’m starting a bit early, but I’m having a baby in a few weeks, so it works out much better this way πŸ˜‰ Keep up the great work, I look forward to trying out your recipes!

    edith on 45 November 9th, 2007 7:23 am

    Hi, I really enjoyed reading your blog and have been doing it since last year.

    I am a Singaporean married woman with two kids and enjoys baking as a destresser. LOLz.

    Would love to try out some of your recipes this hols. Do drop by my blog if you are free.


    Callen on 46 December 20th, 2007 6:40 am

    Ha-ha, interesting blog post asking for your readers to respond =) i’m looking for cupcake inspirations – specifically ice cream cone cupcakes and chanced upon many fascinating baking blogs, including yours, that kept me busy the whole day today. Thanks! =)

    Well, myself is a newbie engineer, trying out recipes everynow and then, sometimes ending up with overly-runny cookies or muffins that refuse to rise, in the sunny island call Singapore. When heaven is good, i’d get edible chocolate-banana cakes and brownies i can proudly share.

    Now, i’m trying to look for ideas to share with my friends in a few day’s time – Christmas!

    i’d be back! =)

    Rebecca on 47 December 26th, 2007 1:05 pm

    I am a 25 year old Southern Jew, living in Seattle. I must start that way because people find it quite humorous. Sorry, no good jewish boys, I’m trying to find one myself.

    Anyways, I bake for pure fun, stress relief is what it really is. I use your sugar cookie recipe constantly. Actually, yesterday was my most recent encounter with it. I mean what else is a good Jewish girl going to do on Christmas day. I discovered your blog actually on a hunt for sugar cookie/icing recipe. I have been in love with it ever since.

    When not searching for baking recipes I work as an admin assistant for a Real Estate firm. However, my true love lies in sports and working in college athletics.

    Happy New Year!!

    By the way if you are ever looking for a good handbag checkout my moms site,

    Keep the recipes coming and if I ever have anything I will pass it on. Most of my recipes are family recipes centered around holidays so when they get closer I will definetly send them to you.

    Betsy on 48 January 15th, 2008 10:57 am

    Hey there. I’m writing from Atlanta and must say I’ve never even looked at a food blog before today. I rode up in an elevator yesterday toting a backet full of goodies for my co-workers and someone in the elevator (nothing like a basket full of food to get people to actually talk in an elevator) suggested visting So I did and I ended up here!

    Since I’m thinking about starting a catering side business I guess I better read up on food blogs! Can’t wait to read more!