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Hello?! Hello?! Is anyone out there? Probably not. But, that’s okay, I understand. I went missing for a year, and you probably moved on and started to follow other super-fabulous food blogs. It’s all good – I would have done the same.

BUT, I have an ADORABLE reason for being away for so long…


Meet my baby girl, Aleksandra! ♥

She was born on June 4, 2012, 8 pounds 7 ounces, and 20.5 inches long. Yep, she is my chubster! 🙂


I waited to share the news with you because I wanted to get a good schedule going for us before returning to my blog. I’m happy to report that she is sleeping 5-6 hours at night! Yay! I also wanted to make sure that Ana, my 3 year old, was signed up, registered, and ready to go to preschool because that is the only way that I will be able to blog, bake, breathe, eat… She’s my princess…on speed. 😉


What’s up with all the Instagram photos, you say? Well, these days it’s a lot easier to just reach for my phone and catch that “Kodak Moment” before Ana runs away and Aleksandra decides to scream for food, again. I snap photos with my other camera, too, but that’s only when these two ladies are sound asleep, and a light shines through the oven door.

So, on that note, I am going to finish off this post with some photos of what’s to come in the next few days, hoping that you will read it, make it, and love it. If you are still out there, that is. 😉


Plum Cake


Zucchini & Tomato Bake


Jell-O Cookies

37 Responses
  1. Ramona

    Welcome back!! I always wondered what happened to you and why you stopped blogging. I am so glad it’s for such a wonderful reason. Both your daughters are gorgeous!! Wishing you all the best and glad to have you back. ~ Ramona

  2. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    First of all, big warm welcome back, Kate!! And congratulations on beautiful Aleksandra! Ana is so big now and she’s a big sister! I’m so happy for you! And great to see you back!

  3. Lora @cakeduchess

    awww…Kate! There you are and look at those gorgeous little girls:)Congratulations on your new precious baby girl. A perfectly wonderful reason to take time off. I’ve thought of you often and hoped you’d return to this crazy food blogging land one day;) Welcome back!!xx

  4. Liz

    You’ve been missed!!! Congrats on your beautiful daughter…a very good reason for taking time off!!! You are blessed~

  5. Kristy

    I had a feeling that’s why you were gone for so long! Congratulations Kate! I’ve missed ya. 🙂 Your daughter is absolutely a doll – both of them in fact! Congrats and looking forward to more.

  6. Megan @ Pip and Ebby

    You’re back! And you have a new bundle of joy! Congrats to you!! Your newest little girl has the same birthday as my 2-year-old Sammy. 🙂

    I’ve missed you and your wonderful recipes and photos! Glad to see you are back.

  7. kitchenarian

    I think that is a good reason to be gone…..what a beautiful baby and your older daughter has grown up so much! I am so happy you are back, you were missed.

  8. Hester aka The Chef Doc

    Yay! You’ve returned! I’ve missed you, Kate! Congratulations to you and your family on your newest addition 🙂 Baby Aleksandra is beautiful! Can’t wait to read your posts again!

  9. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen

    I love you! I love you!! Not in a creepy way 🙂 I’m so glad you have your girls and all is well. Life is good!

  10. Becky

    Glad to see you back, and your new addition to the family. She’s adorable, and now Ana is the Big sister! Looking forward to reading your posts.

  11. mjskit

    Congratulations! Aleksandra is precious!!! Looks like you have your hands full now with two girls, but what fun! Welcome back!

  12. Amy @ fragrantvanillacake

    Congratulations Kate! I don’t blame you for taking a break! What a cutie she is :)! Welcome back to the blogging world :)!

  13. Melissa@EyesBigger

    Congrats Kate! I’d been wondering where you’d disappeared to but what a wonderful happy reason for being absent. Glad to see you all looking so happy and healthy and looking forward to seeing you back!

  14. Mardi (eat. live. travel. write.)

    Congrats Katerina – I was JUST looking at your blog the other day and wondering if maybe a pregnancy was the reason for your absence. What gorgeous daughters you have – and I don’t mind the instagram pics at all! I look forward to following your blog again when you have the time 🙂 We missed you!

  15. Jean (Lemons and Anchovies)

    Kate, so glad to see you back and a huge congrats on the new family member! Aleksandra is beautiful–like mommy and sis!

  16. Lynds @ Vanilla Clouds and Lemon Drops

    Congratulations!! She is beautiful. I did have the odd wonder if you were possibly pregnant and checked every now and then for updates so I’m delighted to hear about your news and addition to your family. Welcome back – you were missed! : )

  17. Cakewhiz

    Awwww…congrats! The wee one is precious! I had taken a long break too as i was pregnant as well. Life ceratinly changes when blogging with a little but it’s still just as much fun 🙂

  18. Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

    What gorgeous little girls!! I don’t blame you for taking a brake, so glad you are back though!

  19. The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    I’m still out here! Welcome back! Aleksandra is beautiful. Just like her big sister and mommy. Congratulations. I don’t blame you for taking a break (or if you took a longer one). Just keep showing us pictures. 🙂

  20. Alida

    Congratulations! Welcome back! And yay you’re back! Such sweet girls you have….a very good reason to take a break. 🙂

  21. Adora's Box

    Congratulations on having a very pretty and precious little girl, Katerina! Hope both you and Aleksandra are well. Yeyy, she sleeps at night! Looking forward to your posts.

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Katerina of Diethood
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I'm Katerina, a cookie-maker & picture-taker! For me, eating is a moment to share, an enjoyment, a passion. I hope you enjoy my recipes!

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