About me


Hi! My name is Nicole, and I’m so glad to see you here. I hope you’ll find recipes and treats aplenty on this blog, and I hope you truly enjoy it! I live in Colorado, near Denver, so we are cooking at a high altitude around here, and if you also live in a high altitude, you know it’s nothing to mess around with. Well, there’s SOME messing around. 

I started writing this blog many years ago when I lived in Boston for college, but I’ve been baking and cooking my whole life. Both of my parents are amazing cooks, and my grandma was a wonderful baker as well. I often update her beautiful hand-written recipes! These days I am back home in Colorado, a place I’ll never leave, with my amazing husband and a less-small kitchen. Here’s some odds and ends about me!

  • I work in digital marketing, which often leads to me devoting less effort to my SEO on the blog since I spend my days doing it for other people. I always get asked why I’m not working in a bakery or something, but I actually LOVE my day job. 
  • I didn’t mean to be in digital marketing. I went to school for journalism, had a reality check, and ended up here. I’ve since thrown myself into the field of SEO and website marketing, and have now concluded that I love it more than I ever loved journalism anyways (whoops).
  • I went to school in Boston, and it made me realize what an amazing place Colorado really is. 
  • My husband is my best friend, and we met more than ten years ago. (I’ve got an amazing girl best friend too)!
  • I’m a picky eater. But like, probably worse than you think. I struggle to eat any fruits or veggies in any nutritional way, and the list of things I don’t like is long. I’m trying to branch out more in my adult years, but the struggle has been real. 
  • Co-workers are the best taste-testers. I bake more than should be allowed for one household. This means that my co-workers get to reap the benefits, and they have become my taste-testers and wonderful friends to me and to this blog in the last year of my life!
  • I don’t like red wine. I want to, but it just… tastes so bad. 
  • I read, like, a lot. That includes listening to podcasts and audio books while I work, which are constant, and reading my favs over and over, like The Dark Tower series, and pretty much anything else by Stephen King. 
  • I have an unhealthy obsession with my dog. But seriously, who wouldn’t with a face like this?


You’ll find a plethora of recipes on this blog, mostly desserts, but also some savory bites to enjoy. Baking doesn’t have to be overwhelming or difficult, and I hope if you’re not much of a baker, you take a chance on these recipes because I think you’ll really love the results! Some of my very favorites are here: 

I so look forward to sharing my baking endeavors with you all, and I hope you come back to visit again soon!

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    Nick (Macheesmo)
    October 27, 2014

    Hey Nicole!

    I recently started a group on Facebook and am hoping to get a good community of local Denver food writers to join. If you want to meet some other area writers (possibly away from the computer screen glow), check it out and feel free to join it on Facebook.


    Also, feel free to pass it on to other food writers in the area that you know!


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    July 7, 2015

    Good Afternoon!

    I am reaching out to let you know that Natural Grocers is remodeling its store in Arvada, and in light of the remodel, Natural Grocers is hosting a private VIP lunch and we would love for you to join us.

    Could you send your email address so we can send you the official invite?

    Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns and I look forward to hearing from you!


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      July 19, 2015

      Thanks Eric!

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    January 11, 2016

    Hi Nicole, I work with your dad and he recommended your blog for some dessert ideas; I can't wait to try them out. Your website and pictures look wonderful! Keep up the hard work, great job!

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      January 23, 2016

      Aww thanks so much Amanda! Hope you enjoy the recipes!

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    Bee Gianni
    April 8, 2016

    You site is really set up well, I'm working on mine but for me it's a slow process.
    Thank you for your wonderful recipes, I'm sure I'll visit often.

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      April 14, 2016

      Thanks Bee, I'm so glad you are enjoying it!

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    Maya Silver
    June 14, 2016

    Hi Nicole! I'm an editor at DiningOut and we're doing a round-up of Colorado food bloggers. Is there an email address for you where I could send over a few questions for the story?

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      June 29, 2016

      So sorry- I just saw this! My email is nmespinosa12@gmail.com if you'd still like to get in touch!

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    September 16, 2017

    Hi Nicole! Your blog was my first intro to high altitude baking after moving to Colorado 3 years ago, and now its my go-to blog for any dessert. It is zucchini season, do you have a favorite zucchini bread recipe? Keep up the great work!

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      September 16, 2017

      Hi Laura!! It's so good to hear from you, I'm excited that you've been visiting me here for 3 years! Wow! I don't have a zucchini bread up right now, but I've got a list going of fall recipes to work on, and I'll put that at the top! If you aren't already email subscribed, that will let you know exactly when the recipe is up! Thanks again!

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