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I have gotten some emails asking me to update this page, and it is about time. We have long since moved since I created this page, so here is what our Virginia kitchen looks like. Just in time to move again in a few months.

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I always wonder what people’s kitchen look like.  What kind of space are they in when they create the food that they feed their family?  The other day, my kitchen was particulary clean so I took some pictures.  I really love my kitchen, but if I were going to live in this house forever, I would change some things.  What I do love about my kitchen is that it has gorgeous light.  I love that is really open and that I can be cooking and be surrounded by my children.  I can get a lot of things done because they are always playing or doing a craft or something nearby.

This island would be a perfect place to bake, but there is no plug.  It kills me that I am stuck in a corner to use my mixer.  I would love to be able to look out while I am mixing something.

The refrigerator and the dishwasher both look really nice, but are not very practical.  We have a fridge outside in the garage that holds most of our drinks and platters and that kind of stuff when we are having people over.  The dishwasher is super small and takes a few loads to get through one dinner for 5 people.  I love that the kids are right next to me watching me cook or helping me cook.  Since my kitchen is so open it is really easy for them to a part of what I am doing.

So there it is… the place where the magic happens.  What does your kitchen look like?

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45 Responses to My Kitchen

  1. Dangler says:

    The fridge and oven (i.e. storage unit) cannot be opened simultaneously in my kitchen, as the thing is approximately the size of a bathroom stall. Trust.

  2. Erin Ledford says:

    what a beautiful, bright and modern kitchen! I love it!!!

  3. Erin Ledford says:

    i plan to make your lemon bars tomorrow! of course i cannot eat too many of them but want to give them to folks at the office and to heather who just had her baby.

  4. FruitBat says:

    Paging Dr. BakedBree, paging Dr. BB – hungry, famished southerner in Alabama who recognizes your kitchen (“I ate there!”) in catatonic good-food withdrawal. Fried Pickles & Oysters wasn’t part of Doctor’s orders. Send Matzoh & Brisquet ready-to-eat meals to the M-O-B; will pay any price. Great shots, great SITE!

  5. Jennifer says:

    You must, must, must get an electrician to install an outlet in your island! There are so many creative places they can put them to be functional. I lived without outlets (old house) in convenient places for some time before I realized it didn’t cost much to have an electrician/handyman install one and they can work wonders. Now I have a few more outlets and I am a thousand times happier. . .

    • bakedbree says:

      I would if we were going to live in this house longer. We are moving next year so I don’t want to spend the money if I am not going to get the benefits. We should have done it as soon as we moved in.

  6. Caterina says:

    My kitchen is about a quarter of the size of yours, and I don’t even have a dishwasher. Be glad with what you’ve got.

    • Milla says:

      Agreed. Nothing is a bigger turn off.

      • bakedbree says:

        Considering that I cook for a living, having a functioning kitchen is important. I didn’t post pictures of my kitchen to be ungrateful, people asked to see it. I apologize if it offends you. Please feel free to not come back.

  7. tigerlille says:

    Bree, what about extension cords so you can bake on the island? I realize that they are a safety issue, but if you have your equipment set up on the island counter, and only plug the extension cord in when you need it (how often do you actually bake?), might it not work out? You could slide over a couple of chairs for a temporary barrier for the cord… OK, this is probably a crazy idea, my little one was always so well behaved at the danger age, just hate to think oif you stuck in the corner, when you have that lovely, spacious area free, overlooking the kiddies… Love your blog, you have imbued every nook and cranny with a sensation of warmth and caring.

    • bakedbree says:

      You are too sweet to me! Thank you. I have never thought of extension cords, I might give that a try. Thanks for the good idea.

  8. Victoria says:

    Bree could you tell us what you keep in your pantry at all times?

  9. MsNJohnson says:

    Beautiful kitchen! I never realized how important a kitchen was until I developed a passion for cooking.

  10. Ally says:

    Love the dangling lights over the counter…so cute!

    • bakedbree says:

      thank you! I love the way they look but they are very impractical. The bulbs are super tiny and really expensive. They go out so fast. They were here when we bought the house. I do love them though.

  11. Megan says:

    I’m super new to your blog. I stumbled on it the other day. StumbleUpon is the best thing ever. I juat saw this, and, your kitchen is awesome. I have a tiny galley style kitchen with almost no counter space, or, cabinet space. I use a closet in our upstairs hallway to house all of my not-used-everyday things.

    Anyways, love your blog! You make everything seem so easy. I’m totally trying divinity candy, even if it kills me.

  12. Lauren says:

    What kind of wood are your cabinets made from? They’re very striking.

  13. You have a lovely kitchen! I really like how open and bright it is. My kitchen, while a pretty decent size with lots of counter space, is old, outdated and dark. Unfortunately, a kitchen remodel just never seems to be in the budget, so I deal with it! I do wish I had more light.

  14. Ally says:

    I love your kitchen cupboards, where did you get them?

  15. Shefaly says:

    really cute idea for a page on your blog! i’m sure people wonder where we bloggers do all our cooking. was nice to see it! mine is kinda small right now (well not that small), but we’re renovating!!!

  16. Mara Littell says:

    Bree Love the blog, the great photos. I was looking for a chocolate cake with Kahlua, and stumbled upon your site. About sourcream/cucumber dish. Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it!!! It’s a mid-west Amish kind of version. My mom and Gram made it in the summer when we had fried chicken. Can recommend Marcia Adams version in her cookbook, “Quilting Country” Best Wishes, Mara

  17. Rachel says:

    Are you going to post pics of your new kitchen? I’ve thought about posting pics of mine… Your old one at least kinda puts mine to shame. Not a whole lot of light in my kitchen– I’ve had to begin taking my photos outside.

  18. andrea says:

    nice pictures of your kitchen :) i wish i have a big kitchen as yours too so i can move freely around!

  19. Sonia says:

    Bree, I adore your site!

    My girlfriends and I share recipes all of the time. We are all newlyweds (2 of which are expecting babies within the next few months) and are feeling blessed to be settled with amazing partners, fulfilling careers, and free time for the first time in a very long time!

    When we first met we were all school aged. We’ve since shared awful college roomie stories, first jobs, graduate degrees, failed relationships, and finding a peaceful place in the world. We look forward to continued shared stories over amazing meals, which always bring good friends together- thank you for helping us along the way.

    Hoping your dream kitchen finds you soon. And hoping you take a second to appreciate the fact that your warm recipes fill a little part of each of our kitchens, as well.

  20. JenS says:

    I have a island with no outlets in the place that I live now and I agree it is a pain. Especially since my cabinets are so low that there isn’t much room to mix anything, I have to hold the bowl against me to see what I’m doing because otherwise my head hits the bottom of the cabinets. However my kitchen is spacious and that I love. <3 It's the best kitchen I've ever had. But we're not staying here for more than a year.. I can only hope that there is another big kitchen in my future.

  21. Wow you are so lucky to have such a gorgeous workspace!!! I can’t wait to get a house, and the most important thing for me is going to be the KITCHEN =) Great shots.

    • bakedbree says:

      One of the best parts about moving as much as we do, is that you know what works and what doesn’t in a kitchen. Someday, I will live somewhere long enough to build my dream kitchen!

  22. Oops I just read that you moved when I posted my comment…upload the new pics! :)

    • bakedbree says:

      I will, I really need to clean my kitchen before I do that!

      • Gina says:

        So, have you had a chance to clean yet? lol!

        New fan here, who wants to see your “new” kitchen. Please, we want an update1

        • bakedbree says:

          I will! I promise.

          • Gina says:

            Okay, It’s been almost a year now. Did you post an update that I missed? Or maybe there’s another explanation: could it be that you have a small meth lab in the corner that you just don’t want us to know about? :-0 Breaking Bad, Baked Bree, the names aren’t the only similarities, amiright? ;-) ;-)

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