Hometown: Novi, Michigan
7-second life story: I'm a Midwestern transplant who discovered my passion for food later on in life, but am now completely, madly obsessed with pork, chocolate, booze, and basically everything delicious that you're not supposed to love. No matter how crazy things get, baking calms me down when I'm stressed and makes me feel that all is right with the world.
3 things I make better than anyone else: Pie crust, pizza (from scratch), mac and cheese (my fave version has bacon, pumpkin, and sage in it)
Recipe I'm on the eternal hunt for: The best homemade caramels (I've attempted so many different recipes, but the texture is never exactly what I want it be)
Kitchen technique I just can't get right: Not burning myself – somehow I always seem to end up injuring myself on a hot pot or scorching myself on the oven door, and I've got the scars to prove it.
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