Crazy for Crust

About

{Photo Credit: Kirkpatrick Photography}

Hi there! I’m Dorothy, the crazy gal behind the blog. If you didn’t already know, I’m crazy for crust…and cookies…and brownies…and pretty much anything with sugar. And I like to talk {a lot}. But you probably already knew that.

Besides blogging full-time, I’m a wife and a mom. We live in the suburbs of Sacramento, California, but my heart belongs in San Francisco, where I grew up.

The journey of blogging has been an amazing one for me. I started on a whim without a clue what I was doing. The only blogs I ever read were Bakerella and The Pioneer Woman and (for some reason) one day I thought to myself, “I can do that too!”

Crazy for Crust started in 2010 to showcase my love of pie and crust. (It really is the best part!) A short time in, I realized that I really liked creating desserts – all of them. I love a freshly baked cookie, a fudgy rich brownie. I love homemade ice cream and perfectly decorated cupcakes…and I love pie. So this blog evolved into what it is today: my dessert creations, sometimes crazy, often with a crust, and always served with a slice of my life.

My Cookbook:

In the Fall of 2014 my biggest dream will became a reality: my first cookbook, Dessert Mash-Ups: Tasty Two in One Treats was released. Find more details here or order your copy.

Behind the Blog:

Family Photos 2014 (13 of 33)

1. I love dessert.

2. I love to talk. Or write. Or writalk, as I consider myself doing here. I’m talking to you as I’m writing…so it’s like we’re having a convo over a cup of coffee and slice of pie.

But there are probably some other things you wonder about. Let me start off by listing some random facts you never knew you couldn’t live without…

I’m a wife and a mother.

I’m an only child who has an only child.

Stories of infertility run near and dear to my heart.

I read like I eat: constantly, without thinking, and to sustain my life.

I’m a super picky eater.

I struggle with body image issues every single day. But I’m dealing with them.

My humor is often sarcastic. (And Chandler Bing is my idol.)

I eat lots of foods inside out or in parts (I call myself a bean burrito vampire…and everyone eats Reese’s Peanut Butter cup inside out, right?)

My favorite movie is Pretty Woman.

Gilmore Girls is the best show ever. (Also: Friends, 90210, Little House on the Prairie, and Scandal.)

My favorite book is…well I can’t choose. Let’s just say my all-time favorite is Lightning, by Dean Koontz. This is followed in close second with the Twilight Series, The Hunger Games Series, and Harry Potter.

My all-time favorite episode of any TV shows is Sweet 16 (Little House on the Prairie).

I am currently addicted to The Real Housewives of {Anywhere}.

I am addicted to peanut butter desserts. Obviously.

I am addicted to my Kindle, Instagram and my iPhone. (Follow me! @crazyforcrust)

I have a soft spot for Elvis.

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Some of my favorites on this blog:

Crumb Apple Pie {It’s my signature recipe!}

Perfect Funfetti Cupcakes

Easy Peanut Butter Cheesecake Ice Cream

Snickers Peanut Butter Pie

Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mocha Brownies with a Crust

Mom’s Banana Bread

Banana Cake with Caramel Ganache

Thank you for finding your way to my portion of the internet today. I’m so happy to have you! New here? Check out the answers to some FAQ about baking or FAQ about me and blogging, and if you’d like to work with me, check out my sponsor page. In the meantime, pull up a chair, pour yourself some coffee, and let me serve up some sugar and a slice of my life for you. I hope you enjoy!

Contact me at crazyforcrustblog@gmail.com.