We Tried Blue Apron, and Here’s What We Thought!

We Tried Blue Apron, and Here's What We Thought!

This isn’t a sponsored post and it wasn’t solicited by Blue Apron — it’s just our honest experience! Mike and I signed up for the service with a referral from a friend, so we received our first week of meals free; then we paid for another week to give it a good try. Now that I’m a subscriber, I have invitations I can send out for three of you to try a Blue Apron delivery for free. Come read about our experience and comment if you’d like one of them emailed to you!

What Is Blue Apron?

Blue Apron is a weekly meal delivery service. You can choose to receive meals for two people (three meals per week for $59.94) or four people (two or four meals per week for $69.92 or $139.84, respectively). The Blue Apron website allows you to specify what type of foods you’d like to receive (for instance, Mike and I don’t eat most meat but do eat fish and shellfish) and also to customize your weekly menu (you’re able to choose which three meals you want to receive out of the six they’ve planned for the week.) You can also skip as many weeks as you want, paying only for the weeks you receive.

On delivery weeks, you receive a box packed full of pre-measured ingredients and bright recipe cards with step-by-step recipes. The recipes are accessible for beginners and supplemental materials on Blue Apron’s website will teach you kitchen basics like chopping and dicing. (more…)

Welcome to the New Willow Bird Baking! (and a giveaway!)

The brand new design is here, just in time for Christmas! I just want to sit and stare at it all day long. And to be honest, I probably will. But first I need to show you around! Settle in with me for a tour of what’s new and what’s been improved.

Beautiful Beginnings

Welcome to the New Willow Bird Baking!

You can now find all of Willow Bird’s social media platforms right at the top of the page. Join me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, or Instagram — or subscribe to read the blog in your RSS feed reader or email inbox.

One of my favorite features of the new design is the slideshow of featured recipes at the top of the page. This allows me to introduce you to inspiring dishes I know you’ll love. Right now I’m featuring a handful of recipes that are perfect for Christmas breakfast.

The latest new posts show up right under the featured recipes. If the photo and teaser interest you, just click the “More” link to read the full story and grab the recipe.

Welcome to the New Willow Bird Baking!


Willow Bird Baking: Ask Me Anything #1

Ask Me Anything is a new feature where you ask me questions and I make you a video full of answers. And macaroni and cheese noises and Christmas pajamas, apparently.

Do you have a question you want me to answer in the next video? Leave me a comment here or send me an email. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel to see more videos.

Willow Bird Baking Reader Survey!

Willow Bird Baking Reader Survey

Willow Bird Baking has just turned 5 YEARS OLD. That’s nuts! Willow Bird has been featured by Ladies’ Home Journal, SAVEUR, Fine Cooking, The Charlotte Observer, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, and more. I’ve gotten to work with some of my very favorite brands, meet Ina Garten (!!!), share my wedding with all of you, be part of your celebrations, join in baking challenges with you, and develop new recipes.

To make the next 5 years just as awesome as the past 5 years have been, will you take a few minutes and fill out a reader survey for me?


Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading!

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