Hi, I'm Chrissie!

I live on the Canadian Prairies with my wonderful husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a middle school teacher with a passion for Special Education, but right now I'm enjoying staying home full-time with my kids.

It's no surprise I grew up to enjoy cooking and baking after spending most of my childhood in the kitchen with my mom and both my grandmothers. Over the last ten years I've spent countless hours in my own kitchen preparing food for my husband and children and our friends and family, and I have fallen in love with cooking and baking. 

In our family we strive to eat as many whole foods as possible, and to cook at home every day not only to save money but also to maintain a healthy diet. Baking is my catharsis, so when I'm stressed you'll often find me in the kitchen kneading bread dough, mixing up a batch of muffins or throwing together a hearty soup...usually with my children playing happily at my feet!

This blog is a place where I share my favourite recipes, kitchen tips and tricks I've learned along the way (often after a major kitchen blunder!), some of my tried and true ingredients and kitchen tools, and tips for maintaining a healthy diet while enjoying fresh foods that taste great! And a piece of cake every now and then...

I hope you stop in here often, pull up a stool to my counter and enjoy what I'm cooking!

And I'd love it if you checked out some of MY favourite recipes!


Greek Yogurt Caesar Salad (my low-fat Caesar salad dressing that tastes just as good as the full-fat version!)


Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce (one of my favourite go-to weeknight meals that my whole family loves!)


The Perfect Pavlova (it's the dessert that never fails me and always impresses dinner guests!)


Easy Greek Chicken Souvlaki (my favourite grilled chicken recipe that tastes just like it does in Greece!)

Want to contact me? I'd love to hear from you!
Send me an email at busybakerblog [at] gmail [dot] com.

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  1. Hi Chrissie, I love your site! It appears we have very similar tastes and thank you so much for the Turkey Sriracha burgers.....my teenage son LOVES sriracha and little else.....I've finally found something healthy and nutritious that he'll eat!!

    1. Thanks for the kind words! And I'm so glad you enjoyed the Turkey Burger post. They're one of my favourites too :)

  2. Hey Chrissie, Love your recipes! I agree, we all need to have that piece of cake now and then, more often than not. :)

  3. I made a cake today, it might have been a kitchen blunder :(

    1. oh no! Although it's been my experience that the biggest kitchen blunders often turn into learning opportunities :)

  4. I love your blog Chrissie, really clean... I am a reluctant baker but I am practicing and your recipes and techniques are wonderfully well written and simple making them easy to follow, I am sure I will be taking a hack at a few of your baking ideas in the coming months. I will apologise now for messing them up though ;)

    1. Thanks so much Brian! I appreciate your sweet words :) And I'm sure your baking skills are better than you're letting on!!

  5. I just found your site when I was looking for a ginger cookie recipe! yours were amazing! Make me speechless amazing. Now I'm Looking for a oatmeal cookie recipe of equal greatness! Suggestions? Have one?