About Me

Hi! My name is Mary. I’m a public librarian by day, and a baker by night (well, usually at 4:30 in the morning). I started this blog to chronicle my progress learning to bake from scratch. I like Big Bundts, mochi, Jello, sorbet, eating out, traveling and nice people. And I really like my birthday. Really.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, I’m a weather wimp and a double Bruin (undergrad and graduate degrees from UCLA). I've always worked for non-profits, and for the past six years I've been a public librarian. My baking and photography is far from perfect, but it’s a fun hobby and I’m always learning something new. There is nothing better than bringing a pink box of goodies to friends, co-workers and family. I hope this blog will inspire you to do the same.

Thanks for visiting and Happy Baking!
- mary the food librarian

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my favorite posts about food, friends and life
i like big bundts!
2011 I Like Big Bundts (30 different Bundt cakes) & Round up (145 readers made Bundts)
2010 I Like Big Bundts (30 different Bundt cakes) & Round up (86 readers made Bundts)
2009 I Like Big Bundts (30 different Bundt cakes) & Round up (41 readers made Bundts)
wedding dessert bar...1000 items and no sleep
mochi, mochi, mochi, mochi
my folks and gardening secrets for growing beets and tomatoes
running and my first 5K
san francisco, san francisco, san francisco, san francisco
my 40th birthday celebration
persimmons / kaki
noodle kugel

baking and cooking groups
french fridays with dorie
tuesdays with dorie

photo galleries
foodgawker :: tastespotting  :: photograzing :: tasteologie :: dessertstalking

cake simple, i'm on page 82 of christie matheson's awesome book about bundts!
the kitchn, national bundt day, november 15, 2010
fine cooking, the croquenbundt, november 15, 2010
food news journal, best of the blog, i like big bundts 2, november 2010
american libraries direct (e-newsletter of the american libraries association), november 10, 2010 and november 4, 2009
la times blog, daily dish, what did you eat this weekend, december 13, 2010 about this jello
la times blog, daily dish, twip of the day, march 2, 2010 about this cake
saveur best of the web (noodle kugel), december 2009
la times food section, do try this at home, june 30, 2011, about this cake

I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. (This means that if you buy anything from an Amazon link on my site, I get a tiny credit. Don't worry, they don't give me the name of the person who purchased items. And if you do purchase something...Thanks!)

I also have some advertisements on the blog to help offset the cost of ingredients, giveaways, postage and the like. I'll never be able to quit my day job, but it does buy me some butter and eggs. Thanks!
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