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Hi there, my name is Claire and I am the Bite-Sized Baker! Besides being the Bite-Sized Baker, I am a dessert lovin’ and dog obsessed California native, Northwestern University alumni, retired collegiate athlete, CrossFit enthusiast, and recent expat living in Florence, Italy. My passion for food has always been present—ever since I could turn on the oven by standing tip-toe on a chair! While growing up, I always helped my mom in the kitchen, whether it was baking Christmas cookies or preparing Sunday dinners. Food is a huge part of my family’s life and once I went away to Chicago for college, I longed for the home-cooked meals and freshly baked goods my mom would make. As a way to cope with my homesickness, I began to bake and cook the family recipes that reminded me of home. I believe the hobby of baking is entertaining and comforting, but most of all, delicious! I decided to create The Bite-Sized Baker blog after years of baking, cooking, and sharing food (and images) with family and friends. I hope the (few) readers who read my blog enjoy my adventures in the kitchen, my mission to develop and serve tasty new dishes, and my daily ramble.





(That’s me– super pretty and always showered.)


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21 Comments leave one →
  1. Jody permalink
    June 22, 2011 5:07 pm

    Claire!! I love this so much!! I teared up (of course) reading your “about” story. I have vivid memories of you and the family creating magic in that kitchen- how special and wonderful! Thanks for sharing this with the world. Lots of love girl!! Keep cooking and rambling- I love it!!

  2. June 23, 2011 7:42 am

    I am so happy you finally made a blog! I WILL be reading it every day and trying out your fabulous recipes! I miss you!

  3. Allison Winters permalink
    August 30, 2011 5:22 pm

    Claire! We are so excited that you started your own baking blog… we miss you here at Food Network Magazine!

    Amy and Allie

    • August 30, 2011 5:50 pm

      Thanks Amy and Allie, I really appreciate it :)! I miss you guys too and hope everything is going well! Remember if you ever need an extra hand with events or anything, I am only a phone call away!

  4. October 14, 2011 6:06 pm

    Hi Claire! I stumbled across you blog via a friend who knows one of your teammates. I too am a Northwestern student with a food blog! (Check it out!!!: So glad to know there’s another NU food blogger on campus. Keep up the baking (and cooking!). ~ Jessica

  5. Janice Gagel permalink
    October 15, 2011 5:18 pm

    I love this–refreshing!

  6. Corie permalink
    November 16, 2011 2:36 pm

    Found your blog via Pinterest. I’m so excited about your pumpkin recipes. It’s my favorite fall ingredient and I cannot wait to try your homemade pumpkin poptarts!

  7. January 12, 2012 9:10 am

    Great blog, great visuals and everything you make looks wonderful! Keep it up!

  8. Annette permalink
    January 31, 2012 8:09 am

    Found your blog reading your mom’s facebook. This makes me so happy! I remember my first homemade scone with warm lemon curd at a tea party at your mom’s. Thanks for sharing your memories and carrying on the yummy food tradition. I’ll be following! :o)

    • January 31, 2012 8:49 am

      Thank you, Annette! And I still dream about those scones and lemon curd, they never get old for me!

  9. Jan Finger permalink
    January 31, 2012 11:40 am

    OMG, Little Claire is all grown up! Can it be??

  10. July 25, 2012 1:19 pm

    This may be the strangest question you get on your baking blog….. How do you get your pretty tan?! #weirdquestions 😉

    • July 26, 2012 3:54 pm

      Haha, well I try to spend as much time outside as I can! I never go into tanning booths, but I do get spray tans when I am feeling pasty in the winter months!

  11. Chris permalink
    November 19, 2012 3:32 pm

    Very impressive blog. Keep up the good work….and continue to bring goodies to the office!

    • November 19, 2012 7:47 pm

      Thank you, Chris! And don’t worry… the office is always my first place to drop off baked goods!

  12. July 18, 2013 4:58 am

    I absolutely love your blog, the posts you put up are amazing, and even more you have an incredible smile and your gorgeous! Keep it up!

  13. Grace permalink
    September 23, 2013 11:51 am

    I love all your recipes !! But how in the world do you stay so skinny ?!!? I make one of your recipes and struggle to not eat it all in one sitting 😉 Love your blog!

  14. March 12, 2015 5:51 am

    Hi Claire, I just stumbled upon your blog and think it’s great! Will be looking forward reading your posts! Have a great day =)

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