About Kelsey


Hi!  I'm Kelsey.  I cook, bake, and photograph all the food you see here on Apple a Day.  Thankfully, I don't eat it all.  In March 2011, I married the most amazing man in the world--my husband, Michael.  He's a happy taste-tester and (mostly) willing dishwasher.  Here we are on our wedding day, enjoying the goodies I made for our dessert table--red velvet cupcakes, lemon bars, oatmeal raisin cookies, and chocolate chip cookies with hazelnuts. 

By day, I teach a classroom full of amazing, energetic, inquisitive gifted fifth graders.  I love my job and my 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 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 the love of my life.  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!


Lexie said...

Love the bio, my amazing daughter. You are a fabulous cook! You cook with passion and it shows through the memories you create. Now, we get to share your delicious recipes thanks to your blog. Congratulations and happy cooking! By the way, I also will be a willing taster whenever M is busy! I love you!

Nettie said...

Kelsey, I have four children (all grown) and from that 12 grandchildren. My husband and I live within walking distance of Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies! Everyone loves the soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies! I took some to the baseball game and gave them away! The grandkids love them and my husband and his office said they were the best ever! Thank you for this wonderful recipe! The secret is in the corn starch! Thanks again. Nettie

fudgingahead said...

Great story behind the blog. :) I also teach and cook/bake!