When I first started blogging recipes 5 years ago it was largely because of what was happening over at Smitten Kitchen, my favorite food blog. Deb’s recipes and posts made me interested in food in a way I never had before. I wanted to be a better cook and I discovered a love for baking.
It sounds very odd to say that because of Deb I went to culinary school and started a food blog (or maybe it’s because of that first job I had out of college where I had nothing to do but surf the internet all day and drool over food), but it’s sort of true.
I was so excited for The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook which came out last year. I’ve made more recipes from it in the last few months than I have from other cookbooks that have been on my shelf for years. I’ve baked these gooey cinnamon squares a few times now and they are wonderfully dangerous. They’re like a cross between a snickerdoodle cookie and a gooey butter cake— and I can’t stop eating them.
Deb came to Salt Lake City last week to promote her cookbook and a few local bloggers and I had the chance to sit down and chat with her for an hour. It was sublime to have that kind of almost 1:1 conversation and she is even sweeter in person. Thanks Deb, for inspiring us all.
Now quick, go bake these gooey cinnamon squares!