About Alley

Hi, my name is Alley, and I am the luckiest girl in the world! I am a stay at home mom to my beautiful daughter, Claire, my handsome son, Aiden, and housewife to my charming and wonderful husband, Matty, who spoils me and treats like a princess!

I’m from Iowa, born and raised. I would love to attend culinary school some day, but as of now I have two small children and being a stay at home mommy and housewife is of utmost importance to me. However, I haven’t let that stop me from learning, instead I have taught myself to cook and bake!

 Other than baking and cooking I also love to scrapbook and do all kinds of crafts! I love meeting new people, making new friends, and trying new things!

When it comes to cooking, I love hearty, family-style comfort food. I do gourmet every now and then, but most of the time good old fashioned home cooking is what makes it onto the dinner table.

When it comes to baking, I shy away from boxed mixes and pre-packaged convenience foods. I’m a scratch baker and proud of it. Nothing beats the flavor of baked goods made with quality ingredients! I started with ZERO skill, and now I can say I’ve had the privilege of making quite a few paid orders from cupcakes to cookies to cakes for all occasions. If I can learn to do it, so can you!

I can’t wait to share my recipes with you!

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10 Responses to “About Alley”

  1. Benjamin Dale Carver October 21, 2011 at 9:10 am #

    are you some kind of cook now? lol ben

  2. ohiocook March 24, 2012 at 8:59 pm #

    Very good blog. Thank you for reading and the “Like of my post.

  3. Barbara Garneau Kelley March 25, 2012 at 4:22 pm #

    Thanks for liking my blog. Congrats on teaching yourself how to cook. I look forward to reading your blog.

    • alleyo {AtHomeWithAlley} March 25, 2012 at 10:41 pm #

      You’re welcome and thank you! I love meeting new people, especially in the food blogging world! 🙂

  4. leonardva March 30, 2012 at 9:15 am #

    Thanks Alley for checking out my blog, I am new at this, so it’s great to look through your blog, and see what mine could look like.

  5. astudentskitchen April 22, 2012 at 2:25 am #

    Hey Alley, thanks a lot for liking a post on my blog! Your blog looks amazing, I will definitely come back to read more later.

  6. tonettejoyce October 20, 2012 at 6:37 pm #

    A girl after my own…blog! I also try to show simple but as much from scratch cooking as I can,to show people that they CAN entertain and actually make their own food. Good for you!

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