About Mike

the basics: i’m a blogger, baker, picture taker

I spend a lot of time thinking about little projects that I’d like to do. It could be a recipe, a craft or a photo I’d like to take. This is where I like to keep track of what I’ve done and thought about.

Partnered to the most wonderful guy in the world. I’m not sure what I did in life to deserve him.

Also have the greatest group of friends a guy could ever want.

When not at work, you’ll find me at home with Greg and our dog Ted, probably watching some reality show on television.

  1. There once was a pirate named Bates,
    Who danced the Fandango on skates.
    He fell on his cutlass
    Which rendered him nutless
    And practically useless on dates

  2. Kathryn Seitzinger

    I love the video you have now explaining your new site!! I’m signing up for email alerts when you post something new :) Now I can be updated!!
    thinking of you and Greg :)
    see you soon!

  3. Just found your website… Love it, especially how it is organized which probably is not the first thing that comes to people’s mind. LOL Anyway.. its fabulous. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Nicki. I actually put a great deal of thought in the organization of my blog. Glad you approve and thanks for stopping by.

  4. Carol Richardson

    I love your blog Mike!!!

  5. Hi Mike

    You have a fabulous blog. Congratulations. I have just subscribed to receive your updates so I won’t miss out on anything. :-) Mandy

  6. Love your blog! Can’t wait to make some of your recipes!

  7. Thank you for stopping by Life Through the Kitchen Window and following! Your blog is great and I’m looking forward to following it. Got a kick out of your “Martha Stuff” category – I have a “Just Call Me Martha” apron with a crown on it!

  8. i’m so glad you stopped by my blog, because now i can follow your fabulous baking, too. yay!

  9. Hi Mike. Your photos are gorgeous, your recipes are amazing and your taste in jokes is inspiring. I love a good cheese joke myself: which cheese would you use to lure a bear out of its hiding place? CAMEMBERT! :)

  10. Very nice blog – some beautiful recipes here!

  11. Thanks for the “like” on CookingForStrippers Fresh Pasta blog. Wanna trade links?

  12. Hi, thanks for following my baking blog “Fika and more”! I’ve just started blogging and it’s such a thrill to see people outside my own social network finding the blog and liking it :-)
    You have loads of great recipes here – looking forward to trying some of them out, particularly the Cappuccino brownies as I’m always on the lookout of great brownie recipes (weakness of mine). Great idea revisiting recipes like that in your Way Back Wednesday feature!

  13. Thanks for visiting my blog! I can’t wait to check out some of your recipes!

  14. I think I just want to ‘like’ everything on your blog. Truly wonderful :)

  15. Thanks. That’s very sweet.

  16. Thanks for following our blog MIke….enjoying yours as well. The only pirate joke I (Kevin) know is horribly inappropriate or I’d share it here! Keep cookin, keep livin well….Kev and Ang at the Family Feed.

  17. Man can I get in on that pirate joke too? ;)

  18. Mike, thanks for following my blog . . . of course, the very first post I read on your site is Oatmeal Cream Pies, and I see the reference to Buehler’s in Wadsworth — and since I live in Wadsworth and spend LOTS of time at Buehler’s, I thought that was pretty cool! (And the cream pies look pretty darn good, too!)

  19. Hi Mike, I’m so glad you found us at Our Last Supper. Mainly becuase it led us to your blog. You have some great looking recipes and photos. I have a pirate joke that we got from a 4th grader in the school cafeteria. It’s probably not appropriate here. But it is one of my favorite jokes.

  20. Thanks for reading and the “Like” of my post.

  21. Hi mike! Thanks for liking my post! Your blog is AMAZING! Have a sweet tooth and i read a few posts and recipes from your cookies and candies section! Made my eye popped and went ooohhhs and ahhhs! They look real delish! I’d like to try them out myself!

  22. Thanks for stopping by my site! It looks like we share a love of all things Martha Stewart/Everyday Food – such a fantastic recipe source, right? Love your pics as well!

  23. Hello! Thanks for popping by my little blog and liking my tomato cheesecake! Glad you did because your blog is great!

  24. Thanks for following my blog Mike :) lovely blog you’ve got here! Will keep an eye out for your posts. Take care

  25. Mike, thanks for following my blog! I need to work on posting more often, but I appreciate the follow! Looks like you make some delicious treats on your blog, and I can’t wait to read more!
    ~Becky (rebeckann.wordpress.com)

  26. Sweet Spell Baking Chick

    Hey there! Thanks for following my blog!! Yours looks great! Can’t wait to read more! =)

  27. Miike Snow totally rocks, and your blog looks super tasty! Looking forward to reading more!

  28. Hi Mike- thanks for the kudos – I look forward to following your blog. Bacon jam…wow! I never thought such a thing was possible. Never tasted bacon in my life, but I must admit that is very impressive!

  29. Hi Mike! I’m SO glad you dropped by my blog. It gave me the chance to discover yours! Love it!

  30. Hi Mike, you have some great recipes on your site! Wow! I’m looking forward to following you via your blog and reading about your interesting concoctions. Keep up the great and yummy work!

  31. Thank you for reading and the “Like” of my post.

  32. I dropped by your blog ’cause I love food…. and I think it is common courtesy to do so if someone has droped by your own blog. I hoped for some pretty pictures (check!!), some inspiring recipes(yeap!!). But what I did not expect is to meet someone. Thank you for sharing; not only what you love to create, but also who you are!!! (PS: you have not really driven a car until you drive with a stick. Shifting gears at the right moment is as fab as creating a souffle ;-> )

  33. Dude, you make jam out of bacon! I bow to your greatness.

  34. Thanks for following my blog. LOVE yours! Super excited to make the honey cream. And the bacon jam will follow shortly. And congrats on your weight loss. It is so hard to be healthy when food tastes so freaking good!

  35. Thanks for the like on my strawberries and cream biscuits post. Looking forward to looking around your blog!

  36. Thank you for stopping by my blog and comment on Lemon Blueberriy and Cheesecake Cookies. You have some pretty neat recipes on your blog from what I see. I have to read further its very interesting.

  37. Mike, I just love your blog! Nothing like a bit of humour to make good blog awesome and I really like your site formatting. Thanks for following me – now I get to enjoy your posts too!

  38. Hey Mike, thanks for following my blog. I love the setup of your blog and will be back to look at more soon! :)

  39. Hello,
    Thank you for stopping by my blog again and liking my post “Lemon Strawberry/Raspberry Loaf”. :D

  40. Hello Mike, thank’s to following my blog. I’ll follow yours too. Nice blog of you!

  41. I wanted to let you know thatI enjoy your blog so much that I nominated you for an Illuminating Blogger Award on http://www.fortheloveofthesouth.com!

  42. Hi Again Mike, I see you’re a popular guy! I too have included you on my Sunshine award list. No obligation, just wanted others to check your posts, cheers Kelly


  43. Mike, you’re awesome and I love your blog! Not only do you do the classic baked goods but then you go and create something amazing like bacon jam and tomato/crisp cheese cupcakes. I can’t wait to go through your blog and check out every drool inducing concoction.

  44. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following. What a fun blog you have here! I’m looking forward to checking out more of your recipes.

  45. Thank you so much for a) stopping by my blog, b) taking the time to like a post, and c) for all of your inspired goodness on your blog! I’ve had so much fun reading through your recipes, and cannot wait to try out some of them. Thank you again for your time, and take good care!

  46. Just wanted to say thanks for subscribing then when I popped over I realised I had been here before (but not enough times!). Time for a better look round now…. :)

  47. Mike, thanks for the like! Looking forward to trying out some of your recipes. Cheers!

  48. Thank you for following Mike. You have a lovely site here. :-) Cheers!

  49. Hi Mike! Thanks for following my blog. I was just checking yours out – I got three posts in and had to stop as it was giving me severe cravings for sugar (I also started drooling a little bit). I shall be following you with great interest. Cheers!!

  50. :) Happy half birthday Mike

  51. hey Mike love you blog, congratulations on weight loss which I also try to achieve, and bon anniversaire!!!happy half birthday tomorrow….
    Try my cake it’s soft no too sweet and very cherry. Pratically everything a cake should be..Ciao,Claire

  52. Glad you’re folllowing my blog. Happy half birthday.

  53. Mike, thanks so much for becoming a frequenter of my blog. Clearly we have some kinship, particularly with weight loss (I’m down 60!) and our love for food mixed with friends. Love what you’re doing here and look forward to watching more unfold!

  54. Hi, Mike. So happy you found my blog, and liked today’s Dessert for Dudes. By you finding me , I found you. Your blog and recipes look fabulous. Can’t wait to see what else you’re cooking up. Carolyn

  55. Hi, I really like your blog and have just nomimated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Find out what it’s all about here: http://lovelybuns.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/versatile-blogger-award-2/

  56. Hello! I just wanted to send you a note and say that I love your blog so much that I awarded you the One Lovely Blog Award. Congratulations! I received this award from a fellow blogger and as a recipient I had to award it to a few of my favorite bloggers :)

    You can read more about it on my blog, http://www.tealandtulle.com

    ~ Erin

    P.S. I’m loving all your posts surrounding recipes with strawberries – so perfectly summer!

  57. I hope you are cool with ‘Awards’ because you have been nominated (by me) for ‘One Lovely Blog Award’ !!!


  58. Thanks for the follow! I’m looking forward to perusing your recipes. From what I’ve seen so far, Greg’s a pretty lucky guy too. :)

  59. Love the blog layout, pics and recipes! So glad you stopped by and looking forward to reading more soon!

  60. Hi there! I nominated you for The Sunshine Award, here is a link if you’d like to check it out: http://littlewifeontheprairie.wordpress.com/2012/08/16/the-sunshine-award/
    I love your blog design and your recipes look delish! :)

  61. I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Award. You can find out more details and see my comment about your blog here: http://lifethroughthekitchenwindow.wordpress.com/2012/10/21/super-sweet-blog-award/ . I enjoy your blog and was happy to tell others about it!

  62. Sweet Spell Baking Chick

    I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Check out the link to your blog here: http://sweetspellbaking.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Best wishes,
    Joh at Sweet Spell Bakeshop =)

  63. I’ve nominated your blog for the Inspiring Blog Award! Check out my post (http://cookingwithcorinna.wordpress.com/2012/12/16/inspiring-blog-award/) for details.

  64. Hey Mike!

    I am thrilled to inform you that I have nominated you and your fabulous blog for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check it out here at http://divadicucina.com/awards/

    Congratulations and keep on bloggy blogging!

    Diva di Cucina

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