Hi, I am Kacey, the face behind The Cookie Writer and we are a Canadian (Ontario) family who loves to eat!
I blog because I love to cook and bake! While food is a passion of mine, writing has always been my go-to outlet and The Cookie Writer ties everything together.
The Cookie Writer would not be where it is today without the help from those closest to me.
#1 husband, Dan, is my taste-tester, and has no qualms saying “hey, you know what I feel like for dinner?” His input is greatly appreciated and he is my other half (and still tries to lure me away from my vegetarian lifestyle!)
My other taste-tester (and perfect child!) is my daughter, Éowyn, who, unlike her father, is not afraid to tell me when a dish “is gross,” or “really good, Mom!” She is the reason I blog (because I want food that is the best for her,) and it all began with homemade baby food.
Our other residents include the squawky Goffin Cockatoo, Cuddles (who has the most horrific diet ever,) and Rex, our Golden Retriever, who, as Dan puts it, is the child I screwed up on and turned into a Mama’s Boy (he loves me!) Animal lovers all around here, except two choose to eat them and one does not 🙂 UPDATE: Welcome Maestro and Fuzzy Peaches to the family! They were adopted April 4th, 2017!
And that’s where The Cookie Writer stands! We all have our likes and dislikes, and here on this blog we try to create things that everyone loves. Dan loves anything but salads; Éowyn eats more than any other child I know but also likes to torment me by switching her likes and dislikes each week; my mother-in-law suffers from a gluten allergy so gluten-free baking is always making its way into my kitchen; and I live a vegetarian lifestyle (but cannot go vegan because of my LOVE for cheese!) We also have a fair share of picky eaters in our family (no onions for Dad, only boneless/skinless chicken breasts for my sister, etc.) Overall though, we work, and that’s why if you are here visiting The Cookie Writer, you should feel right at home no matter what your likes and dislikes are!
I love hearing from my readers! My favourite part about waking up in the morning (besides seeing my family) is checking my inbox and seeing the amount of comments left overnight! I respond to every question, comment, or concern (unless you are spam.) It is great being in a community where people are kind, passionate, and down-to-earth!
I am a huge fan of South Park, Supernatural, and Psych. Just finished Dirk Gently and LOVED it!
I love hard-rock and metal. Some of my favourite bands include Chevelle, Breaking Benjamin, Nothing More, and In This Moment.
I LOVE cookies, but most desserts will do (especially if they include chocolate!)
Originally I wanted 6 kids, but when my daughter was born, we decided she was perfect and have opted for the one-child route (and no, my pregnancy was not hard! I loved every minute of it!)
I have completed a novel but doubt I will ever do anything with it (though I do plan to write more!)
Speaking of novels, I love dystopian fiction but my tastes are endless (recently finished Old Boy and was blown away by this graphic novel series.)
I absolutely adore the Victorian era, as well as the 1950’s and often believe I was born in the wrong era!
Sci-fi is definitely my favourite genre, whether it be movies, books, or TV shows. My favourite movie is Thrill Seekers (or sometimes known as Time Shifters.)
Dan and I are avid video gamers and I love watching people play!
Crocheting is a favourite past time (I am not that old!)
My green thumb is atrocious…