Hey there! I am Katie Beck, a self-taught baker and cook, a recipe developer and freelance food photographer. I am behind all things Kate the Baker...the blog, the recipes, the pictures and Kate the Baker in your Kitchen - a private in-home dining experience and in-home cooking classes and demonstrations.
I started this blog way back in 2014, when I found myself divorced, with three kids and pretty much starting over...and I figured why the hell not start this too, cause you know, I needed more things. I am currently happily married to my bestie and biggest cheerleader, and we are over here living our best life together...
Together we make a family with five kids in one crazy, fun and loud household. And I wouldn't change a thing.
I dabbled for a hot minute in culinary school right out of high school, and by dabbled, I mean like a semester or so. But I never stopped loving baking and cooking. And while going through journalism school I baked wedding cakes out of my tiny Lakeview apartment.
Most of my inspiration for recipes comes from cookbooks, my childhood, my family and just my love of creating delicious things. I work very hard to create recipes that are approachable to any home cook, and easily adaptable to things you have on hand in your own kitchen. Here you will also find some stories peppered into recipe posts and a few posts here and there just about kids, parenting and family life.
All things here are meant to be light hearted and humorous - I have never taken myself or anything in my life terribly seriously, and I hope you feel that in everything I write. And a full disclaimer...I write just like I talk, which means there's swears on this blog, not mean spirited and not ever meant to offend anybody. I want you to feel as if you are standing in my kitchen beer or cocktail in hand chatting with me while I cook, that is how I write.
If you ever have a question about a recipe, or have made any of my recipes please let me know! I love to hear how things can be improved, what worked and how you adapted something and made it even better.
Thanks for stopping by. xoxo