Welcome to Sweetie Pie and Cupcakes… For the love of all that is delicious!
Mandy and Kyle at the KCRW Pie Contest
I’ve been baking sweets ever since I was a kid. My memories of helping my parents and grandparents in the kitchen are some of my most favorite times. I can still remember my mom buying me an Easy Bake Oven and how much fun I had baking little cakes and serving them up to my family.
Fastforward to 2012… I decided to go to a cake decorating class with a friend. I hadn’t been baking for a long time as I was swept up with work and a busy life. There was something about that class that re-ignited my passion for baking, cooking and decorating. In class, I felt completely relaxed and at peace as we learned how to design flowers with frosting. This little cake decorating class met with my spirit at just the right time in my life to remind me how important it is to take time to slow down, enjoy baking and cooking, and to connect with creativity and family. My heart felt happy!
Today, my husband and I find ways to bring our love for healthy, homemade food and fine dining into our lives even more. We have created this blog to share some of our most favorite recipes and to inspire others to cook meals at home. You’ll probably find, as we did, that home cooked meals are way better than restaurant food. We have even started growing our own vegetables and fruits and will be sharing some of our organic meals on this site.
ABOUT MANDY AND KYLE
Why the Sweetie Pie and Cupcakes Name?
Yes, it’s kinda mushy and sappy, but I call Kyle “Sweetie Pie,” because well, he is. He came into my life when I was overworked and underjoyed, and I’m so grateful to have him around. He’s a wonderful cook (he taught me to eat vegetables! Okay yes, I mainly ate meat and dessert before meeting him), and he’s my handyman around the house and my IT man when I need to figure out something for the website (like HTML, coding, or whatever). We share a passion for good food, gardening, photography, traveling, anything mystical and adventurous, our doggies and nerdy stuff, like computers and Sci-fi. We’re partners in crime, peas-in-a-pod, okay, okay, you’re probably gagging now. We’ve been slowly developing this blog over time and enjoy sharing what we create and learn along the way. Thank you for joining us in this wild ride!
GETTING AROUND THE SITE
If you’re new here, let me take a moment to show you around the site.
There is a Recipe index where you can browse for recipes by category.
The Blog shows each posting ordered by date.
We’ve included a resource page on How to Start a Food Blog here.
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