Welcome to Brown Eyed Baker

In this kitchen, we believe a balanced diet is a cookie in each hand.

I’m Michelle, the Brown Eyed Baker, and I’m a passionate foodie, baker, writer and eater. My hope for your visit here is to be enticed by delectable recipes, inspired by delicious photography, and armed with increased food knowledge. I want you to leave with the insatiable urge to run into your kitchen and whip up whatever you have seen here, and the confidence to know that you can do it.

Growing up Italian, the kitchen was always the hub of activity – it’s where everyone gathered to talk, eat and share life while great food was being created. I am so happy to have you here in my virtual kitchen and hope you’ll be back again and again. For even more recipes, please visit browneyedbaker.com

About Me and the Food

I was born and bred in Pittsburgh, home of the famed Primanti Bros. sandwich. I have no formal culinary training and have never taken a cooking or baking class in my life; everything I’ve learned has been through trial and error, reading and research (and the occasional YouTube video).

All of the recipes you find here typically come from one of my cookbooks, food magazines, other food blogs, family recipes, or a combination of any of the above. As the name implies, the vast majority of recipes here on Brown Eyed Baker are of the sweet variety. In addition to all of the desserts and sweet snacks, you will also find a nice selection of appetizers as well as some traditional comfort foods (think macaroni & cheese, roasted potatoes, and beef stew), ethnic specialties (like Sweet & Sour Chicken, Pasta Fagioli, and Enchiladas anyone?), and meals I’ve made that were just too good not to share (like a Roasted Shrimp and Orzo Salad).