Hi, I’m Dorothy. I’ve been a professional food blogger for over 13 years and in that time I’ve made countless recipes that have satisfied millions of people. And I LOVE sprinkles!

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Crazy for Crust started in 2010 on a whim. I’d read Pioneer Woman and Bakerella and thought, hey, I can do that too! Without even knowing what a blog was, or how to take photos, or even that I could make money doing it, I decided to share my love of crust (pie crust, that is) with the world.

Within a few months I realized that I don’t just love pie, I love all desserts, so I evolved the site into the dessert blog it became. Then, in 2017, I realized that if Crazy for Crust is going to be about my love of food, I have to include all the foods I like, and that includes savory and sweet. Thus the blog became what it is today: a recipe site that’s sometimes savory, often sweet, and always served with a slice of my life.

My promise to you: I will always share recipes I love, no matter what. Some of them are created because I felt like baking, some are necessary because I have to cook dinner too, and yes, some will be sponsored recipes brought to you by some of my favorite brands. Regardless of why I make a recipe, it will be one that I love and feel like should be on this blog. And I also promise that lots of recipes will have sprinkles because, duh. Sprinkles are awesome.

I Wrote a Cookie Cookbook!

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Crazy for Cookies, Brownies, and Bars Cookbook

85+ Recipes for the best cookies, brownies and bars on the planet. An Amazon Editors’ Pick in Best Cookbooks, Food & Wine.

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BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This is the BEST Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe and the only one you need, seriously. Over a million people have seen this recipe and it has over 500 5-star reviews! One bowl, no mixer, a soft cookie with crisp edges and tons of gooey chocolate chips – this is the recipe YOU need to make.…

About Dorothy Kern

From a young age, I wanted to be a teacher. In my sophomore year of high school I discovered my love of geometry, which led me to becoming a math teacher. I spent 5 years teaching high school students my love of Algebra and Geometry (although I’m not sure my love ever translated properly, ha!)

Math teacher turned blogger may seem an odd transition but in reality, I’m still teaching (and I’m still using math). Instead of teaching the Pythagorean theorem, I’m now teaching about the perfect pie crust and seeing success in the form of food instead of test scores. Whether you comment or send me an email about a pie you baked or a dinner your family loved, I am still using my love of teaching (and my love of fractions).

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Peanut Butter Balls Recipe

My homemade Peanut Butter Balls taste like Reese’s peanut butter cups but so much better! This is an easy candy recipe with simple ingredients that are like buckeye balls but completely coated in chocolate. If you’re looking for the best peanut butter balls ever then you’re in the right place! The Best Peanut Butter Balls…


I have a BS in Mathematics from Notre Dame de Namur University but everything I learned about blogging I taught myself!

I don’t remember when I first fell in love with dessert, but I’m sure it was right around the time my mom made me a giant birthday cake in the shape of a 1 for my first birthday. Since then, some of my happiest memories are when I was baking with her in the kitchen, looking forward to blueberry muffins or banana bread on Saturday mornings, or watching the look of joy on my husband’s face when I serve him my special apple pie.

Over the past 13 years I’ve become a baking expert who loves to share her knowledge and recipes with you. I’ve been educated in the school of blogging by doing – teaching myself how to create and share recipes that work and that you’ll love.

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Personal Life

Besides being a blogger/photographer/videographer/influencer, I’m also a wife and a mom. Mel and I met and married in 2001 and had our daughter Jordan in 2005. Jordan is a miracle baby. Our second baby right now is our fur-baby Abby, and her step-sister Ginger, who passed in 2017. We recently moved to the San Diego area, where we love exploring, going to the beach, and eating amazing food.

If you see me out in the wild I’ll probably be wearing something sparkly, with my phone in one hand and a book in the other, and Taylor Swift blasting on the car radio. Come say hello!

Easy 5-Minute Gravy Recipe

This Easy 5-Minute Gravy Recipe is perfect for turkey, chicken, or beef! It’s so flavorful and it’s foolproof too and perfect for any meal. You’re going to be so happy when you see how easy it is to make gravy. Easy Gravy Recipe in 5 minutes! Gravy has always been sort of an enigma to…

Featured In

My work has been featured in and on Rachael Ray Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, CookingChannel.com, Buzzfeed, Redbook, E News, Good Day LA, and more.

Expert Articles

Homemade Dog Birthday Cake

If you want to celebrate your pooch, make an Easy Homemade Dog Cake for them! This peanut butter dog cake is made with simple ingredients and frosted with whipped cream – your dog will LOVE every bite! Perfect Dog Cake Recipe We all know that birthdays are a big deal in my house, even if…

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Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies are the best of both worlds: peanut butter cookies mixed with chocolate chip cookies! They’re soft and chewy and everyone loves them. This is one of my MOST POPULAR cookie recipes! The BEST Cookies: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip “You Can’t Eat Just One” Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies Note:…