About Me

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Oh hi! I’m so glad you stopped by… I’m Emily, the one behind The Blonde Buckeye. I live in Orange County, CA with my husband, our toddler & our dog, Ruby Lu Pickle. My “real job” is a clothing designer in the Action Sports industry. I just started baking & cooking about 5 years ago & fell head-over-heels in love with it. Ironically, right around the time I fell head-over-heels in love with my husband (They do say the way to man’s heart is through his stomach!). In addition to my husband, son, dog & baking, I also really love iced coffee, Netflix, sewing, Cincinnati chili, sleeping in (which never happens!), red wine, photo booths, cupcakes, to-do lists, cake stands, painted nails, mini versions of food & of course, peanut butter & chocolate.


Since I have no professional experience or training, all of these recipes are basically a result of trial & error, which has been a great way to learn. I use what I’ve learned over the years to make the best food & recipes I can, to share them will all you guys.  Some are healthy, some are not. Some are sweet & some are savory (ok, mostly sweet). The only common theme I stick to, is it must taste absolutely delicious, otherwise I won’t even waste your time.  There’s a pretty big variety, so hopefully there’s something for everyone. I hope you enjoy making them, eating them, or at the very least, just enjoy looking at them.

The WHY:

The ‘Blonde’ is because, well, I’m blonde. The ‘Buckeye’ is because even though I call Southern California home now, my first 25 years were spent in Cincinnati, Ohio – the Buckeye State. (Also known for Buckeye candies… a very addicting confection of peanut butter & chocolate, which is among my favorite flavor combinations).

I love to bake because I love how happy it makes other people when they eat something totally-insanely-delicious. Seeing someone enjoying something I made or hearing about it is probably one of my favorite things on this Earth. Being creative is what makes my blood flow, whether it’s designing clothing or cupcakes.

Buckeye Pops with Pretzels | The Blonde Buckeye Buckeye Brownies | The Blonde Buckeye Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes | The Blonde Buckeye Pistacio Macarons with Cocoa Almond Butter | The Blonde Buckeye

Got a question? Don’t be shy, I’d love to hear from you!

Email me at emily {at} the blonde buckeye {dot} com

Thanks for stopping by!!