About Me


Hello world. I am Yammie; amateur chef, photographer, blogger and stay-at-home wife and mom.

I grew up in the beautiful state of Michigan, which is where I lived when I first started the blog in 2011 when I was 18. I come from a family of nine. I had more time to focus on my cooking, baking, and photography when I became a homeschooler in highschool and I always had lots of support from my dear taste testers.

Samuel is now my new taste tester. He's also from a big family. I'm the second oldest of seven kids, he's the second youngest of twelve. He has ten brothers and only one sister. I know, it's impressive. I'm also pretty proud that I went from zero to thirty nieces and nephews in one day.

Samuel and I got married in August of 2015 (you can see a post all about the wedding here). After the wedding, we moved to Berlin, Germany for a year and a half while Samuel was finishing up getting his bachelor's degree there. We had a blast there, as you probably know if you were following my blog at that time. We got to travel a lot (see my posts about London, Rome, and Venice), and most excitingly, we had our first baby there (see the post here).

The day we got engaged on the Baltic Sea in Northern Germany
In February 2017, we moved back to the USA, to my beloved Michigan, in fact. We got to live a few hours from my family and less than 15 minutes the beautiful beaches of Lake Huron. We lived there for about six months while Samuel had an internship there to complete his degree.

In September 2017, Samuel accepted a job to come out to Wyoming and work for On the Hook Fish and Chips. It's a food truck company and they want to expand all over the country, so follow the Facebook page to see when they are coming to your area! So far they are in Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Kansas, Texas and I think maybe Missouri? I lose track. They only had two trucks traveling through Wyoming and Colorado when we moved here! We are really enjoying living in Wyoming and feel like we haven't explored even a fraction of all the amazing things to see out here.

Wild Alaskan cod from On the Hook Fish and Chips (yes, I did take the photo for them)

In February 2018, our second baby was born (read about it here). And in April 2019, our third baby was born (read about it here). Yes, we had three babies under 3 years old. It's been a wild ride, but I couldn't imagine a better life or more adorable, sweet babies to have been blessed with. 
Update: 4th Baby was born in March 2022 (read all about it here).

So that's our life story so far. We sort of dream about opening a cafe/bakery someday. Samuel is really awesome at making artisan bread (I mean, just look at this), and you know that I love baking too.

I spend most of my days taking care of my kids, thinking up new recipes, trying to teach myself how to paint (see my art Instagram account here), fixing up our old house (you can see the progress on my other Instagram account in the story highlights here), and drinking a glass of wine with Samuel at the end of the day.

I usually just throw things together myself when I cook or bake. I don't wear an apron, but prefer to make an absolute mess of myself and everything within an eight mile radius of me when I cook. I hate measuring ingredients, but I do it for you.

Some of my favorite foods are chocolate (did I mention that?), browned butter, and homemade salted caramel.  I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes if you didn't guess by my pen name, Yammie. And by the way, yams and sweet potatoes are the same thing. Don't be confused.

I eat gluten free out of necessity. I went through about two decades of my life feeling like had a knife stuck in my guts to figure that out. I used to post all of my gluten free recipes posted over at Yammie's Glutenfreedom, but lately I just put gluten free options on most of my recipes here. Don't worry though, I still cook with lots of flour because of my bread loving husband.

I started this blog March 2011 when I was 18. I never had any idea back then that food blogging can be an actual paying job thanks to ads.

If you want to check out some of my recipes, check out the Recipe Index. If you want to learn how to take photos, read my Photography 101 page to learn everything you need to know to start becoming a photographer. You can also contact me about anything at yammie@yammiesnoshery.com.

Unless otherwise stated, all of the recipes are my own invention. I never had any formal culinary education. Pretty much everything that I know about food I either researched myself or learned from experience.

I would be simply honored if you would follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Reader, or Instagram. And even when I don't respond, a comment always makes my day. Stay in touch!
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