Jamie’s blog combines delicious recipes with excellent food photography. A teacher by day, she spends her evenings and weekends in the kitchen cooking and baking up delectable dishes and desserts. Jamie’s writing and recipes have given her an avid following amongst novice and more experienced bakers alike. As a self-proclaimed “foodie” her time spent experimenting with recipes is very appreciated!
Amber Bracegirdle grew up staunchly Texan in the sprawling city of San Antonio. When work and love took her across the world, her acute homesickness and lack of a good breakfast taco inspired a dive into the kitchen with reckless Tex-Mex abandon. She devotes her blog to all things Texan and Southern baking and cooking, writing Bluebonnets & Brownies (a nod to the Texas state flower) with a passionate appreciation for her mother and grandmother, who taught her everything she knows about cooking.
Shaina Olmanson is the food writer, home cook and photographer behind Food for My Family. She is a daily contributor to Babble.com's Family Kitchen Blog and the editor of the food channel for Lifetime Moms. Along with her husband, Ole, they strive to teach their four children to cook and prepare real food in a day and age where many people have turned to convenience foods because they are so readily available and hope to encourage others to do the same. Shaina believes food is what connects people. It is a part of our culture and our everyday life, and it can bring us together around the dinner table.
Joanne Weir is an award-winning cookbook author, teacher, chef and public television personality. She was awarded the very first IACP Julia Child Cooking Teacher Award of Excellence in 1999 and her companion cookbook, for her 26-part PBS Series entitled “Weir Cooking in the City,” received a James Beard Award for Best Cookbook in 2005.
She has studied in California with Alice Waters at Chez Panisse, and with Madeleine Kamman in New England and France. Her teaching has allowed her to travel throughout Australia, Italy, Thailand, and South America.
Kristan Roland is a displaced housewife, living, baking, and blogging in Arkansas. On her blog, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen, Kristan shares her love of sugar and sparkle, along with personal anecdotes, which she usually serves with a side of sarcasm.
Kristan has no formal training, other than a few cake decorating classes she took at a local craft store. She is a firm believer in keeping things simple, and uses herself as an example that even the most imperfect people are capable of creating fabulous things in the kitchen.
Susan Whetzel is a freelance food writer, recipe developer, and blogger behind She's Becoming Doughmesstic
, the food blog she created to chronicle her escapades in the kitchen. A Stay-At-Home Mom, Susan found herself 3 years fearing that domesticity was going to eat her alive, until she decided to eat it first. Since then, she has taken her passion for baking and cooking and turned it into a thriving cake business, which she often features on her site, along with other sweet confections and hearty meals makes to feed her family.