About me 1

Hi, I’m Annalise and I love to bake. Welcome to my blog!

I’m not sure how I stumbled upon my passion for baking. It just happened, I guess. Suddenly I was buying cookbooks and surfing the web for recipes and ideas. I started venturing out into unfamiliar territory, baking all sorts of delicious things. From scratch. And I loved it. Still do.

Besides a very brief experience in culinary school, I am almost completely self taught. Most things I’ve figured out for myself, learning by trial and error. I started this blog in 2008 to document my baking journey and I hope to inspire other people out there, to let you know that anyone can bake. If I can do it, you can too!

I’ve got a sweet tooth that cannot be tamed, so you’re going to find a lot of sweet recipes in my recipe index. I’ve also got a lot of baking tips and information listed on my baking essentials page. And if you need some help knowing how to stock your kitchen, I’ve got a list of my favorite baking tools too. So pull up a chair and stay a while, won’t you?

My family recently moved from Salt Lake City, Utah to the desert of Moab, Utah. I live here with my husband Steve, our son John, and our dog Pi. When I’m not in the kitchen, I love to watch artsy movies and spend time outdoors. My guilty pleasures are cheap white wine, microwave popcorn, and sour patch kids.

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Feel free to contact me at completelydelicious@gmail.com. I love hearing from my readers!

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21 Responses to About

  1. Jenifer says:

    I’ve been following you for about a year now. I have tried so many of your recipes and am genuinely excited every time you post something new. Thank you for being my “go to” whenever I need to get ideas for something new!

    Congratulations on all of your recent changes from making babies and the new site! May you continue to inspire and prosper.

  2. Rae says:

    Annalise, stumbled here looking for a cherry chocolate cake recipe. Adapted mine to include your cherry filling. FANTASTIC.

    Coincidental fact: I lived in Utah (Cedar City) for five years. Loved it, but it took some romancing. Currently in St. Louis, MO.

    Your photos are fab, your recipes clear to follow, and your grammar is amazing.

  3. Hi Annalise, I just found your blog, and I absolutely love it, starting with the title 🙂 You have wonderful recipes! I also stumbled upon my love of baking from scratch very much by chance and only recently, so it’s very inspiring to see your site, when someone with a similar story have achieved so much. You have a new follower :-). I’ll be back soon.

  4. Suzie says:

    Hi Annalise!

    I stumbled across your site while searching for a tollhouse pie recipe (I saw this pie at a local SLC restaurant). I’m totally going to try it, along with your favorite pie crust recipe! I was wondering if you have tried a peanut butter cream cheese with chocolate top recipe that you like? (From same restaurant – I love it but $8 a slice is CRAZY).

    I’m so excited to be following you on FB and have subscribed to your emails!


  5. Cyril says:

    I found your site while looking for information about Salt Lake City and Utah in general. We plan to ski Utah for the month of February.

    I checked out your recipe section and found your recipe for coconut cream pie. I make a lot of different pies but never had any luck with coconut cream. I made your recipe and it turned out great!! I fed it to my friends in the neighborhood and they were in awe. I made another three days later for some old friends and they now think that it should be my “go to” pie!

    Thank you for the recipe!


  6. Chloe says:

    Dear Annalise,

    Sending a wee thank you message from Edinburgh, Scotland as I tuck into your delicious coconut cupcakes on a horribly cold winters day. I have been following your recipes for about a year and love nothing more than logging on to find a new recipe! The rosemary squash biscuits are a favourite.

    Thank you for adding such tasty sparkle to my days


  7. Isabelle says:

    Hello from Washington DC and thank you for your website and the great photos on it. I found the step by step photos showing the reader how to make a layered cake wonderful. I am new to baking even though I’m in my 40s. But hey, it’s never too late to try! thanks to your website, it makes learning to bake someone less daunting.



  8. […] Sorbet Champagne Floats by Annalise at Completely Delicious is made with Tangerine Sorbet and Champagne.  I’m not one to drink […]

  9. Shari Kelley says:

    I have not been able to tame my sweet tooth, either!:) Baking is my passion as well so am looking forward to following your blog.

  10. Nancy says:

    Hello! I’ve fallen in pits of your blog and I am absolutely in love with the recipes you’ve provided. I’m still a young baker and I’m always trying to just think of things to make everyday to satisfy my sugar belly!

    I’m always trying to improvise new ingredients to ideas I come up with and the treats you put out help me a lot! ( since we don’t want to waste food and ingredients can be expensive )

    I totally look forward in the future for more desserts you put up!

    Much love and appreciation! (^ ^)

  11. Joanna says:

    Perhaps a silly question – but are your recipes considered high altitude? Thank you!! 🙂

  12. Julie says:

    Love the roasted strawberry frozen yogurt! I really got into making homemade ice cream and frozen yogurts when my mom was dying of cancer, and that’s all she wanted in those final days! She would have LOVED the roasted strawberry recipe!!! I also love the fact that one of your guilty pleasures is cheap white wine!!! mine too!!! Sutter Home Riesling is a favorite cheapy!!!

  13. mimi says:

    I notice your recipe calls for 2 cups heavy cream only. Other ice cream recipes I’ve used in the past, used 2cups cream to 1 cup 1/2 and 1/2 or whole milk. Just wanted to make sure this is correct. I’m roasting my apricots right now( from my dad’s tree). Thank you!

    • Annalise says:

      Using all cream makes for a richer ice cream, and you should be able to sub 1 cup of whole milk just fine. Hope this helps!

  14. Hey Annalise,
    I realised after looking through your website that there are many people who have the passion for baking. I’m so excited as there will be new recipes that I’ll learn from your website as I do share the same passion as these people who have posted their comments on this website. I can’t wait to start try baking using these new recipes:)

  15. claudine says:

    i stumbled on your website because i absolutely love love baking. Your recipes are so concise and easy to follow with great pics too. I have been following you for the last six months. Alas some of the items in your recipes are not available or difficult too find in my country…(Cameroon). All the best!!!

  16. Found your website while searching for a new cookie recipe for a cookie exchange party. I tried the chocolate mint thumbprint cookies, wow, love those cookies!! Lots of folks have asked for the recipe. Thank you for your wonderful cookies. I will be baking the cornmeal lime cookies today on this wet and cold day here in Portland, OR.

  17. Cheryl Ray says:

    I am inspired by everything here. Thank you so much for taking the time from your beautiful and growing family to share your cuisine – art!

  18. rowena says:

    Hi Annalise

    Just chanced upon your blog and am going to try the julia child choc cake recipe. Just wondering whether you worked esp hard on developing the photo taking skills which are necessary to run a food blog and have great photos.

    I blog mostly on other stuff but just started on food as well more to have a digital record of all my recipes. But the photos are pretty lousy. I use a smartphone and I would love to get the photos really gorgeous. Is it possible without investing in a proper camera, you think?

    love to get some feedback, thanks.


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