Baking with Blondie

Mandy Merriman, the Blondie, is the chef/photographer/blogger behind Baking with Blondie. She jumped into the world of blogging while her husband lived at the law school for hours and hours every day. It was then when she not only had the time to fall in love with baking, cooking, food styling, and food photography, but also the freedom to share that passion through writing and blogging. 
She tries a few delicious new recipes every week that range from the perfectly healthy, to the scrumptiously savory - but not without a quick stop over to the sinfully sweet. She believes that everyone can create something special in the kitchen not only for themselves to enjoy, but most importantly to share with their most treasured loved ones. And with a little snark in the right direction, they can have just as much fun making it as this oh-so-blonde one did the first time.

She currently lives outside of Salt Lake City Utah with her husband Ryan, and her two little blonde sons.  She loves to run, is addicted to Netflix, and daydreams of someday being on the Food Network. 

Perfect Pie Crust

With baking season headed your way in full swing, I've decided to re-share one of my most favorite sure-fire recipes to wet your whistle straight into pie town. The most perfect pie crust can be what makes or breaks your pie's flavor and overall texture. Trust me, this recipe is the one you're going to want to keep close to the vest ....more

Where the Wild Things Are Birthday Party + Cakes!

My youngest son turned one and we had the cutest little Where the Wild Things Are birthday party to celebrate! I love throwing birthday parties for my boys. As they grow older, I try to do smaller birthday parties with a few of their little friends over ....more

Black Bean Tostadas with Pineapple Pico de Gallo

The easiest, tastiest meal you'll serve this week for dinner. Crispy tostada shells, a simple and flavorful creamy bean spread, fresh avocados, and my favorite pineapple pico de gallo. So simple, but seriously something you'll want to make again for dinner before you even take a second bite ....more

Pasta Carbonara

Easy peasy. That's my mantra these days when it comes to dinnertime. And THIS dish, my friends, is definitely a frequent dish on our table ....more

Easter Cake

Spring striped yellow and white cake, frosted in a soft and sweet Almond Cream Cheese Frosting, and speckled just like a beautiful Easter Egg - such a perfect dessert for Easter or any Spring celebration!...more

Broccoli Bacon Salad

Broccoli, bacon, sunflower seeds, craisins - all the amazing ingredients you need to make everyone's new favorite side dish or salad!...more

Creamy Chicken, Spinach, and Tortellini Soup

Perfectly cooked chicken, tender veggies, and soft tortellini in a flavorful creamy soup - easy enough for a weeknight meal, and delicious enough to keep on repeat in your meal rotation for months to come!...more

How to Make Homemade Baby Food

Oh hey there, friends! It's been a while, eh? I thought I'd break the silence with something that is not necessarily a go-to easy dinner recipe, but something I have made pretty often for our little guys ....more

White Chocolate Chip Macadamia Nut Cookies with Toasted Coconut

Happy Monday, everyone! We're all at the beginning of a brand new week. These last few weeks of May for us are jam-packed with everything I don't want to have to deal with next month when the baby comes ....more

White Chocolate Blackberry Frosting

I have been making cupcakes and frosting since as long as I can remember, but my love for baking these little cupcake beauties didn't really start until my husband was in law school and I had more time to play around with the flavors. I fell hard for the cupcake, and love making them to this day almost every weekend for cake/cupcake orders....more