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Baked Bree

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Bree Hester
Alexandria, VA
Photographer and blogger

When did you first get in to cooking and do you remember the first recipe you tried?

I don’t remember not cooking. My mom and grandmother are incredible cooks and we were always in the kitchen when we were little. I have very lovely memories of making a gingerbread house with my Nonnie when I was in kindergarten.

What's your kitchen like and how do you keep organized when cooking?

My kitchen is teeny tiny. I clean as I go, and try to only have things that I really use all the time. Not a lot of random gadgets.

What tips would you give to someone wanting to become a better cook?

Cook often and experiment. With cooking, you can adjust to your tastes and wing it. With baking, buy a really good, sound baking cookbook and follow the recipe closely.

Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would you cook for them?

I would invite all of the friends that we have made all over the world. We are a military family and have friends all over the globe now. I would make a huge Italian spread with lots of antipasto, bread, and wine.

Do you do any other crafts and what are your hobbies?

Photography. Reading. Self-improvement. Is that a hobby?

Which cooking blogs do you love to read?

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What's your favorite...

TV Show
Friday Night Lights is my all-time favorite show. Sons of Anarchy is a close second.
I love Lily Allen and Pink. And Justin Timberlake and John Mayer. But they aren’t bands, just really talented people.
New York City
About Time
Cook Book
My signed copy of The Way to Cook by Julia Child. A gift from my husband.
Mexican. Mediterranean.
Lemon, almonds, and fresh herbs.
Kitchen Gadget
My stand mixer.