My Journey to a Southern Baking Blog

Hi! I’m Kristi!

Growing up, some of my earliest memories are in the kitchen with my mom. It seemed that the answer to most of life’s problems could be found in the bottom of a cake pan. In Fall of 2019, I was having a mild crisis of identity. I had recently ended a long-term relationship, and I found myself unhappy with my academic career.

The only thing I wanted to do was watch Test Kitchen videos. The idea of playing around in the kitchen and creating my own recipes intrigued me, and I found myself trying to create a cake from scratch without a recipe. Needless to say, that first cake was not blog worthy. But, soon, I felt more like myself than I had in years, and I was so excited about it that I wanted to share it with the world. Thus, the blog was born.

I live, blog, and eat in Birmingham, Alabama. Home of some of the best food in the South, I’m constantly inspired by local food places. Surrounded by rich land and beautiful farms, there is no end of fresh ingredients to bring you all the best food I can.

I hope with this site, and these recipes, you can find the same home-space in baking that I do.

Love and Butter–Kristi