Hi, I’m Maegan. I’m married to my best friend and fellow foodie, Brandon. We have 4 sweet (yet wild!) kiddos. I started The BakerMama in 2012 where I share easy delicious recipes, a glimpse into everyday life, and tasty travel adventures on my quest to find the best food wherever I go.
What is your favorite meal? That’s a tough one! I have so many favorite meals depending on the time of day and what I’m craving. My ideal day would include donuts for breakfast, a big salad for lunch and a charcuterie board for dinner!
What is your favorite restaurant? My favorite restaurant in Dallas right now is without a doubt Top Knot! Their Pisco Problemo is my favorite cocktail anywhere and all of the food is amazing! Our menu favorites include the yucca chips with edamame hummus, chicken karaage, crack broccoli, hot fried chicken bun, crispy rice nabe and all the desserts.
What is your favorite kitchen gadget/tool? Like most bakers, I don’t know what I’d do without my KitchenAid Mixer. I use it at least once every day.
What do you like to do to recharge your batteries? It’s amazing what a great workout (Les Mills Bodypump is my fave!) will do for my sanity and what baking a fresh batch of cookies will do for my soul.
What is your go-to hostess gift? I love to take homemade granola bars or muffins so they have something yummy waiting for them the next morning when they wake up after a long evening of hosting.
What is your entertaining must have? A great cake! Like the wise Julia Child once said “A party without cake is just a meeting.” And we don’t host meetings here at our house! 😉
What is your favorite holiday to host? We go to my parent’s house for most of the big holidays so we were thrilled to get to host them for Thanksgiving this past year. It was so special having it at our house and being able to prepare all of our family recipes along with some new ones we created that complimented the traditional menu so perfectly. Happy bellies, happier hearts!
Quiche is a great multi-purpose, go to meal! Perfect for breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner. With only a few ingredients, you have a well rounded and delicious meal. Add a salad and dessert and you’re all set! Here are a few favorite sources for solid quiche recipes.
Gridiron Tasty Tailgate hits home on many levels; we love tailgating, we love food and we love fellowship. I am so excited to bring you up close and personal into my favorite and super simple tailgating recipes, tailgating entertaining tips, fun and favorite tailgating décor and serving ware and various other tailgating recommendations. Huddle up on Gridiron Tasty Tailgate so that you can rock your next tailgate with friends and family!
Grade school, high school, college or pro; there is always a reason to throw a tailgate for your favorite team. Tailgating can be as simple or elaborate as you would like, as long as everyone is together and in the team spirit.
As the wife of a football coach, we take tailgating pretty serious and the food is the most important part. I like to make sure that everyone is fed and full of energy. Gridiron Graham Nut Mix is one of my go–to menu items and is a snack that can be enjoyed before the game, during the game or after. This tailgate snack mix is a combination of salty and sweet, can be customized with your team colors and can be scooped into mini megaphones for kid fun or the perfect hostess gift.
Whether you are attending a tailgate, in need of a quick and delicious after game snack for the team or to survive a double header tournament games, throwing a party or looking for a fun hostess gift Gridiron Graham Nut Mix is quick, easy and super delicious!
A zester is a kitchen staple that we cannot live without. The purpose of a zester is to shred hard foods, whole spices, or remove fruit rind. While there are lots of different kinds and brands of zesters out there, the two kinds featured here are our favorites, and one can easily work in place of the other.
First is the microplane. This zester is small, but mighty and produces strong bursts of flavor, from citrus fruits and spices. The result is fine, but flavorful pieces that will enhance any recipe or drink. I probably use this one most often. Besides zesting citrus, I use it to grate garlic, onion, spices such as nutmeg, chocolate, and cheese!
Second is the handheld grater, otherwise known as a rasp and is used mainly when grating hard cheese, chocolate or other hard food or roots (think ginger!). The key is for the handle to be sturdy and slip free.
In my kitchen, either one does the trick & makes life a little zestier!