Hi, I’m Julie. Let me tell you a story.
When I was a little girl, I was in charge of the rice pilaf. I come from a family passionate about food: my grandma made the biscuits and gravy, my dad made the chicken and dumplings, and my mom made anything and everything, with a flourish of buttercream on top. My parents blazed a trail of fried chicken, homemade macaroni, and angel biscuits from their beginnings in the Midwest to my current home in the South. I now live with my husband Mike, my tiny poodle Byrd, and my red-eared slider Squirt in a little apartment in Raleigh, North Carolina.
That’s where I come from, and this is who I am: a believer saved by grace. A writer in love with monumental, stirring images. A storyteller. A teacher. A feminist. An activist. A thinker. And not least, a wrangler of ingredients and kitchen utensils. I love the challenge of a new recipe, and I love the community created by baking, sharing, eating, and communicating about food.
Welcome to Willow Bird
Willow Bird Baking, named after the rescue pup who rescued me, was founded in 2009 as a place to share my real, messy life. There are a lot of recipe websites on the internet, but Willow Bird is not a recipe website. It’s my heart and my stories, a dedicated and loving community of folks who can differ in plenty of ways while still caring for one another, and yes, coconut cakes are thrown in there too.
Get in touch
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