Hey there! I'm Kelsey, the cook, baker, writer, and photographer behind Apple a Day. By day, I teach amazing, energetic, inquisitive primary-aged gifted students. Watching their brains work, learn, and grow is truly a gift. My favorite part about teaching gifted students are the times I get to say, "That's an awesome question! I don't really know the answer. Let's see what we can do to figure it out." I love teaching my students that knowledge isn't a mystery; it's something to which we all have a right.
I'm a Christian, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and a very proud new Texan! I've recently purchased my own little house here in the Lone Star state and I can't wait to make it my own. As if all of that didn't keep me busy enough, I've also added graduate student to my resumé this year. I feel so privileged to be working on my Master's degree in school leadership at Southern Methodist University. Future principal right here, y'all!
I started this blog in January 2008. I was newly single and finding myself with all kinds of time on my hands. Refusing to relegate myself to a new life of frozen meals, pre-packaged kits, and single girl takeout, I did what my mom taught me and got into the kitchen. What happened next is documented on this blog--I went from a girl who didn't mind cooking simple meals to a woman who loved to cook (and bake!). I fell in love with real ingredients, dishes made from scratch, and the satisfying feeling of watching those you love enjoying something made with love. Somewhere along the way, I found myself, my confidence, and real, true joy. It doesn't get much better than that!
I hope my little corner of the blogosphere will inspire you to do the same. I'm so glad you're all on this kitchen adventure with me!