Hi, I’m Dorothy. I’ve been a professional food blogger for over 9 years and in that time I’ve made countless recipes that have satisfied millions of people.
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.
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).
I graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Mathematics from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont, California. I also hold teaching credentials in both California and Arizona. My degree in blogging is made of the blood, sweat and tears I’ve spilled learning how to do this whole thing from scratch – by 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.
I’m a super picky eater who somehow became a food blogger (but I never met a dessert I didn’t like). Food is an outlet for me, and an emotional support. I’ve dealt with food demons and anxiety demons, and I’m happiest when I have a glass of wine and my family around me. When I’m not blogging (HAHAHA) I am either reading or watching television, preferably any episode of The Real Housewives or Gilmore Girls. I’m a sucker for a happy ending or a nice juicy murder plot…or just women who lunch and have lots of drama. I love teal, sparkles, and unicorns…especially if they’re all on one handbag (or shoe).
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. Our favorite things to do are relax together, take walks to Starbucks, and visit the beach. We currently reside in the suburbs of Sacramento, but my heart is and always will be in San Francisco, where I grew up.
My work has been featured in and on Rachael Ray Magazine, Woman’s World Magazine, CookingChannel.com, Buzzfeed, Redbook, and many more. I’ve also done segments on Good Day Sacramento and Studio40 Live.
Stay in touch:
Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find me online at www.CrazyforCrust.com
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