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.