Willow Bird Baking’s Best Recipes of 2018
Strawberry Snack Cake
Y’all, there’s nothing better than 7th graders for your heart.
1. One of my kids taught another kid how to scan their face. “Close your eyes, because you’re not supposed to look at the light,” she explained. “My grandpa taught me that.” #familygoals
Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Tart
What does your summer look like? I just spent a week in NYC (see my Instagram for the evidence of every delicious thing I ate) and it was spectacular! But I admit that sweating down the sidewalk like a lump made me appreciate San Diego so much more.
Returning this weekend to breezy mid-70s sunshine and palm trees kicked me into summer planning mode. Here’s what I want to accomplish, read, write, and eat in the next month. How about you?
Strawberry Sour Cream Kuchen
Six years ago I sat down at my computer and wrote my first post on Willow Bird Baking. Since then, I’ve grown as a blogger in many ways, but perhaps most significantly in my photography. Great photographs seem simple and attainable — surely we can all position a dishtowel and plate of food on a table? — but are surprisingly elusive. The good news is that there are a few simple tricks that can dramatically improve your photos.
one of my first photos (left) versus today’s photos
Here are 5 of the most important things you can do to improve your photography:
Hot Strawberry Cake with Ice Cream
No, YOU’ve made 80 different versions of the same cake because you care more about eating cake than you do about seeming creative.
One of many awesome things about being a food blogger is that I can do whatever I want. I’m my own boss. I can make 800 variations on this cake because it’s amazing and delicious and I want to eat 800 variations of it. I can use this space to tell the stories I want to tell and share the food I want to share.
But I’ve noticed around the interwebz that some people seem confused about what blogs are and whether blogs are the right choice for their food/reading needs. Some people would actually be better served by recipe websites like Food Network or AllRecipes. So I’m going to help you out.
Here’s how to tell if you should be using a BLOG or a RECIPE WEBSITE:
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