Welcome to Flouring Kitchen
Hi there, I'm Mary!
This is where I'll share with you all of my baked treats that you never knew you needed. I use my massive sweet tooth and background in food science to make you the most delicious, foolproof recipes.
I'm super excited to take you on this journey of recipes that will make your kitchen flour (pun intended).
If you're looking to get started asap, check out the most popular recipe on this blog: my gooey lemon butter cake recipe!
How it started
Growing up, my parents were underwhelmed with desserts being sold at the grocery store. Instead of buying the desserts, they told me that if I want the desserts, I can make the desserts myself at home. Nothing beats the flavour and ingredients list of homemade!
Soon, at the age of 12 and 13, I was baking cakes and pastries left and right. Bonus points if I used the fresh fruits and vegetables from our garden to make the desserts.
"I wanted to create easy, budget friendly decadent desserts with simple ingredients. And now I'm sharing these recipes with you!"
Simultaneously, in school, I developed a passion for art, photoshop, and design. I'd take any excuse to draw or paint rather than working on math problems.
Fast forward and I followed my love for food to the University of Guelph - I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (with a focus in food science).
After graduating, my husband and I got married - I even made my own wedding cake!
And then we had a baby (now toddler). I had multiple jobs fall through because of the instability of the agriculture industry in 2020. So I started creating recipes and posting them online with a three month old as a creative outlet to help cope with postpartum.
By summer of 2021, with the support of my family, I started running my blog full time. During my daughter's naptimes, I would fiddle around with first my phone, then my sister's camera, until eventually I decided I purchased my own camera. In March of 2022 I dived into videography and learned how to create and edit cinematic videos.
I'm so grateful to have found an industry that gives back to the community and combines the two things that I'm most passionate about - baking and art.
I feel truly blessed to be working in such a supportive industry and would not be here without YOUR support.
What you can expect to find here:
- Easy, decadent dessert recipes with descriptive instructions. They're tested in my kitchen by my family, and hope that you and yours will enjoy them too!
- New seasonal recipes every week.
- Baking tips and tricks in every recipe that will leave you feeling like a baking pro.
- A monthly email newsletter where I share new recipes, life updates, and useful tips and tools for your own kitchen.
- A fun and active community on Instagram, Tiktok, and YouTube where I share short and long form cinematic videos of gooey desserts and baking hacks.
FAQ about Mary and the blog
I keep going back to these brown butter toffee cookies. They're what I crave when I crave something sweet. Buttery, crisp edges, soft gooey chewy middle, and pools of melted chocolate. AND so much buttery, toasty toffee!
My cookies and bars are great for beginner bakers - check out these easy strawberry cheesecake cookies that turn out perfectly even for beginner bakers. Don't let the filling intimidate you!
The most challenging recipe is this Medovik honey cake recipe from my childhood. It's so good that I actually made it as my own wedding cake! It's tedious to make - you have to cook the cake batter on stovetop and roll out each single layer before baking. But it's so worth it because it continues to be mine and my family's favorite cake.
I don't have many. I do try to write in any allergen friendly ingredient substitutions that I'm sure could work for every recipe.
I love taking recipe requests! Send me a message on Instagram or shoot me an email: email@example.com