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Welcome to You’re Gonna Bake It After All! I started this cooking and baking blog in March of 2009. I named it after the theme song from one of my favorite shows, The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

When I first started graduate school many years ago and was living alone in my studio apartment in downtown Chicago, I thought of myself as career girl Mary Richards. I now fondly refer to that time as my Mary Tyler Moore Days. Coincidentally, my married initials are MTM.

Many things have changed since my MTM Days – I now live in the suburbs and have 3 little girls #girlmom!

What hasn’t changed is my love for cooking and baking. I have now added a tab for MTM Crafts where you’ll find some basic home projects, crafts, and Girl Scout craft/meeting ideas (coming soon!)

I even incorporated my love for baking into the Gender Reveals for each girl: an Oreo Truffle Gender Reveal for #1, a Cupcake Gender Reveal for #2, and a Sugar Cookie Gender Reveal for #3.

What You’ll Find on My Blog

I often use my blog as a reference for my tried-and-true recipes, and I hope you find it useful as well! Whether it’s a recipe that has been handed down in my family, like my Grandma’s Classic Butter Cookies, or something I started making on my own that has been my own little family’s favorite, like this Baked Ricotta Cavatelli, I keep all of those recipes here, along with the stories behind them.

One of my favorite ways to connect with people is through talking about and sharing recipes. Everyone has a story about a favorite dish a loved one has made for them, or a recipe they make every single year at a certain time. Many of our family traditions and memories are built around these recipes.

Gluten Free Recipes

I have been eating gluten free due a food intolerance for the last 18 months. I try to provide a gluten free alternative in each of my recipes. I have always approached being gluten free with an open mind. I am convinced that I can still enjoy the same foods I did before, it just may require an extra bit of creativity.

I still cook with gluten occasionally for my family and in baking, so it’s important to me that each of my recipes works either way. I will indicate when substituting a gluten free product is not recommended.

Where to Begin

If you’re new here, welcome! I’d like to direct you to my most popular posts in each of these main categories:

Drinks: Easy Dalgona Whipped Coffee

Appetizers: Double Tomato Bruschetta

Main Course: Costco Chicken Street Tacos with Cilantro Lime Crema

Dessert: Bailey’s Irish Cream Mini Cheesecakes

Candy: Homemade Oreo Truffles with Truffle Making Tips

Decorating Cakes and Cookies for Parties is one my passions, so I have a page dedicated to Cake Decorating and one to Royal Icing. One of my personal favorite posts that I poured a lot of love into is my Tea Party Ideas for Kids!

For Holiday Entertaining, I recommend my 10 Best Dessert Recipes for a Holiday Open House and 10 Best NYE Party Snacks Ideas.

I truly thank you for visiting my site and invite you to stick around to see what I have cooking up next!

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Thanks for stopping by!

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