Featured Member Blog - A Sweet Baker

Name: Elizabeth Gorecki

Blog Name: A Sweet Baker

Where were you born?  Midland, Ontario

Where are you living now?  Midland, Ontario

Why did you start your blog? 

I started my blog in June 2012 as more of a creative outlet and because I love to bake.  I also love to write and thought it would be a good idea to combine the two.  I started posting randomly, whenever I had the chance, but now I commit myself to at least two posts a week.  It gives me a schedule and lets my readers know when to expect something new.

How did you decide on your blog name? 

Actually, it was my husband who came up with the name.  I kept throwing out all these ideas but he said it needed to be simple and straight to the point.  Since baking was going to be my main focus and most baking is sweet he came up with A Sweet Baker.  He always said it could mean that I'm a sweet person who is a baker.  So, it really has two meanings.

What do you blog about? 

My main focus is baking, of course, but I'm trying to incorporate more everyday meals and sometimes I throw in general life posts.

What post are you most proud of and why? 

FBC Featured Member Blog - A Sweet Baker

My Blackberry Lemon Glazed Donuts.  These were some of the first pictures I took with my new DSLR and I love they way they turned out. I felt like I didn't know what I was doing but I was so happy with the pictures when I saw them.  Plus, the donuts were pretty amazing too!

Which post do you wish received more love and why? 

FBC Featured Member Blog - A Sweet Baker

My Apple Pie Chimichangas with Salted Caramel Sauce.  I was so excited for this post because this recipe was so good and I was really happy with the pictures.  This post was done in September, which is a great time for fresh apples, so I thought it would have done better than it did.

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Which post's success surprised you and why? 

FBC Featured Member Blog - A Sweet Baker

My Ham, Cheese & Zuchinni Muffins.  These muffins were really good and they were actually my first savory post.  I wasn't sure how my readers would respond but they ended up being my most popular recipe post of 2013!

What is one (non-kitchen) gadget you can't live without? 

I would say my laptop.  I do everything on it and have all my blog posts and pictures saved on it that I would be lost if I didn't have it.  I've tried using our tablet and iPad but I prefer my laptop for all my computer/social media needs.

What is one kitchen gadget you can't live without? 

My KitchenAid Mixer.  My husband bought it for me one year for Christmas and at the time I didn't do as much baking.  Now that I bake at least twice a week I can't imagine not having it.  I love it!

Favourite food, care to share a recipe?

My favourite food is probably pizza.  I have yet to post a pizza recipe (not sure why?).  My favourite dessert are these homemade chocolate chip cookies.

What else should we know about you that may or may not be in your “About Me” page? 

Something people may not know about me is that I used to be a loud and outgoing person when I younger but now that I've gotten older I seem to sit back and take it all in.  I am quiet and reserved when I meet new people and I get nervous when I have to speak in front of a lot of people.

What makes your blog unique? 

That's a hard question.  When I sit down and write my post I try to write about something that everyone can relate to.  I try to keep my recipes easy so that a beginning baker/cook can just pull up the recipe and make it with no problem.

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