Hi. I’m Bree!

Welcome to my online home. Baked Bree is a place where you will find great recipes and inspiration for your next family adventure.  Iʼm what you might call a multi-passionate, I am a food and family travel blogger and photographer. 

On this blog I share food and recipes, travel inspiration and tips, photography and films, and random bits of our life. My husband is in the US Coast Guard and we tend to move every 2-3 years.

We currently live in Boston after two amazing years in Germany. If we arenʼt on the road, you will find me being a total homebody. I love cooking and baking, and making my house cozy and warm. I have three kids – teens and a tween and I love being their mom. (Everyone told me that teens are the worst, but I find this age to be a delight.) 

– Bree

My life motto

You can be a homebody & love to get out and see the world.

about 

baked bree

I started Baked Bree in February of 2010 to document my life in my kitchen. I said that it was a love letter to anyone that has ever come to my house for a meal. 

That part is still true. Over the years it has evolved into so much more than that. This space has become my second home. I’ve shared my life over the years – the good and the bad. The ups and downs of moving every few years. Being a parent. The weirdness that comes with being a 40-something woman.

Are we the Perfect fit?

MOUNTAIN RETREATS

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Are we the Perfect fit?

FRESH FLORALS

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A FEW FUN FACTS

DIET COKE IS MY DRINK OF CHOICE. (I KNOW IT’S TERRIBLE FOR ME)

THE WAY MY KIDS SMELL AFTER A DAY AT THE BEACH IS MY FAVORITE SMELL IN THE WORLD.

BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR BREAKFAST IS MY FAVORITE FOOD.

I’VE NEVER HAD A GLASS OF MILK IN MY ENTIRE LIFE.

BREE IS ACTUALLY MY MIDDLE NAME.

I’VE MOVED 8 TIMES IN 15 YEARS. 2 COUNTRIES. 6 STATES.

spoiler alert!

I donʼt want you to think that I have it all together. I most certainly do not. 

I know that my Instagram feed might look like my house is always clean and that dinner is always inventive and nutritious. It also might look like we are permanent vacation. There are lots of pretty pictures of traveling around Europe. It also might look like that my kids get along all the time or that my marriage has never had a bump. It also might look like I am always confident and know who I am.

I can assure you that this is not the case.

Me (and everyone else on the Internet) shows you only what they want you to see. It is heavily curated and not always what is happening or a true reflection of real life.

I just need you to know that. Donʼt compare what you see on the Internet with what you have going on in your life. 

I have no idea what Iʼm doing most of the time, but Iʼm doing the best that I can. And you know what, thatʼs okay. Iʼm happy and content in a way that I havenʼt been in a long time. 

We all are just doing the best we can. 

 
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MEET BREE

MY NOT-SO-OFFICIAL BIO //

Bree Hester is the founder and writer of BakedBree.com, a labor of love that combines her fondness for food, photography and shared experiences with people around the world. Bakedbree.com launched in February of 2010 as a way to merge her love of photography and food and share it with friends and family. A busy mother of 3, including some very picky eaters, keep her on her toes. Her military family is on the move yet again, and currently residing in Cape Cod, MA.

Bree Hester lives in Stuttgart, Germany with her husband and 3 kids. You can find her in her kitchen at bakedbree.com or behind the camera at ohwellshoot.com

OFFICIAL BIO //

Bree studied as an undergraduate at College of Charleston, graduating with a BS in Elementary Education. She received her nutrition training and certification from Bauman College.

Bree is the founder of BakedBree.com and was named a Top 100 Food Blogger. She is a regular contributor to Simple As That. Her work has been featured on Oprah.com, Pinhole Press, Martha Stewart Weddings, Apartment Therapy, Parents.com, Yogalife, TODAY Food, Philadelphia Magazine, Babble, and The Huffington Post.