Hey Ya’ll, I’m Aimee!
A graduate of Louisiana College, I once haphazardly traded in a career in corporate insurance for the aprons, ovens and comforts of my kitchen. True story.
Armed with merely a recipe box full of family favorites, a KitchenAid mixer wedding gift and a shiny new sewing machine, I set out to master the art of crafting, baking and apron making….proving that if I could do it, anyone could. Some days I bake, some days I craft, but everyday I create.
Southern From Scratch serves as my love letter to the South and encompasses everything that makes my life Southern sweet; the food, the culture, the people, the building of our home (from scratch!)…. And of course, SEC football. While an occasional short cut may be implemented here and there, my heart longs for those old-fashioned, time honored recipes passed down from our loved ones that didn’t come from a box. In fact, my most prized possession is my grandmother’s sorority cookbook from the 1970’s and the handwritten notes tucked inside; it’s the true inspiration behind Southern From Scratch.
So sit back and relax as I pour your lemonade, fluff your porch pillows, and share with you the recipes and hospitality for which the South is known.
Described as an accidental entrepreneur with a penchant for porches, Aimee is an award winning cookbook author and founder of the website Southern From Scratch. She is the 2013 Dixie Crystals Cookie Bake-Off champion, bringing national recognition to her Pecan Praline King Cake Cookies. In 2014, she co-hosted several Taste of Home Cooking School Live shows spanning from Louisiana, Alabama & Mississippi while showcasing her Honey Garlic Meatballs. Later that same year, she made her publishing debut with The Traveling Apron Cookbook, celebrating the friendships created from a spontaneous idea to circulate a handmade apron across the country while swapping recipes with strangers. Strangers who would become friends, and friends who would become family.Aimee’s passion for hospitality and the connections made over a shared meal, led to her television launch of the Picnics, Potlucks and Porch Parties cookbook debuting exclusively on QVC.
A network blogger for both Taste of Home and AOL’s lifestyle creative, Aimee’s work has been featured in countless publications, both online and in print including Taste of Home Magazine, Taste of Home’s Canning & Preserving, Woman’s World, Country Living, Today.com, Style Me Pretty, Rachael Ray and many others. You can virtually bring Aimee into your home with a series of baking videos produced with the Taste of Home Online Cooking School- “Better Than the Corner Bakery” or monthly through her inRegister magazine food column, Aimee’s Pretty Palate.
Southern born and raised, Aimee makes her home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana with husband Brian and their 3 ridiculously spoiled Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.