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bree hester

I am a Bree.  I love to cook.  Even more than I love to take pictures.  I have 3 children with 3 distinctive palates.  One eats everything, one eats most things (at least one bite anyway) and one that eats nothing at all.  No joke.  We kid that she could never be on Atkins because she eats only carbs.  My husband is a pilot in the Coast Guard and we move around a lot.  We currently live in Elizabeth City, NC, Nova Scotia, Canada, Sacramento, CAFort Leavenworth, Kansas, Alexandria, Virginia Falmouth, MA. We are heading to Cape Cod this summer and we cannot wait to eat as much lobster as we can handle.

This blog began 4 years ago to keep track of my huge collection of recipes. I  had a big blue binder and was overflowing. It was a huge mess.  It had torn out magazine articles, little scraps of paper with recipes with no title – no rhyme or reason to speak of.  I was cleaning it out and thought, what would I do if this binder caught on fire?  My family recipes and all of the favorite things that I feed my family and friends would be gone forever.  I could call my mom or my sister, but they are not so good at writing these things down.

I got the idea to make this a place to put all of my favorite recipes and share them with my family, friends, and the Internet.  That is how bakedbree.com was born.  It is pretty much a love letter to anyone that I have ever cooked for.  I love to have people in my home eating what I have made for them.  Chances are if you have been over for dinner, the recipes will end up here and hopefully you will make them for someone that you love.

Every comment, share, and tweet means the world to me. Thank you for being here.



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200 Responses to About

  1. ArndtYouErin says:

    It didn’t dawn on me immediately, when I came across your blog the first time around (stumbled across your funfetti cake recipe), that you live locally. After all, I do most of my grocery shipping at Giant. Anyway, hope you’re enjoying NoVA. I’m making that funfetti cake recipe SOON!

  2. I follow your blog and love your recipes, which have always really great pictures. I had to share it on my blog, because we should share beauty all over the world. :)
    I hope you don’t mind!

  3. Gretchen OConnell says:

    I made the halibut fish tacos but with tilapia as well and all I have to say is WOW!!!! DELISH

  4. Deborah says:

    I love that you are so giving…my mom wouldn’t let me in the kitchen, so I had to learn to cook on my own when I got married …I sure panicked when the stove was moved into our first apartment…Oh how! I hated the cleaning of my first turkey!~…. I didn’t even know how to make a pot of coffee..many mistakes ,but I wanted to please my hubby and his belly….I’m a widow now my hubby passed away from cancer..so I cook for me , friends & my brother……I Love your recipes ,I’m better vision ally then just giving me instructions…I wish Jim was here so he could enjoy them…thanks again for sharing….Debbie

  5. Elizabeth says:

    I love seeing your blog in my feed everyday, your spirit, beautiful photos and delicious recipes make me smile.

    My dad was in the Coast Guard and we moved every two years growing up, although I am sure at times it was a challenge it allowed us to see so many great places, meet many interesting people and it also made my siblings and I very close and all these years later we still are.

    Thank you for sharing your light!

    • bakedbree says:

      You are a sweetheart, thank you! I agree with you, I love moving around. Where was your favorite place to live?

  6. Deanna says:

    Hi Bree! Well, we are still following your blog and yummy recipes. We are still at Ft. Hood Texas and wish the best for your family and you as you head out for another adventure!

    Blessings, Deanna, Joe and the Kiddos!

  7. James says:

    I came across your page and was very impressed with your recipes and ideas. Thank you for your generosity of sharing your recipes with the world and inspiring people to make wonderful dishes that they could share with loved ones and friends. Family time is such a blessing and is cherished in our household. Thank you again for your recipes and holding onto the values that make the world a better place. ” Family time with loved ones”
    God bless :-)

  8. anne says:

    When i found your website (looking for a certain cookie recipe) and saw that you liked anthro .mugs and mason jars, I was thrilled. When I discovered the recipes had step by step photographed instructions, I was hooked! I am a novice baker, and I believe I will be much, much better now that I found your sight.
    Thanks so much!

  9. Sarah says:

    Just love your about tab! I can totally relate to the binder, and the thought of it catching on fire! Made me laugh out loud! Thanks!! I’m looking forward to following all your recipes!!

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