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!