…to bring you breaking news of our family’s newest addition.  This is our sweet little cupcake!  Our daughter Caroline Barbara was born last Tuesday at 5:02 am.  The delivery was extremely quick and easy and we are all doing great.  She is amazingly beautiful and has instantly stolen all of our hearts.

As you can see, Andrew is pretty excited about his new role as big brother.  Thanks to all who have sent well wishes through the Facebook page.  We truly appreciate all the messages of congratulations.

I mentioned it before, but posting will continue as usual though at a slightly decreased frequency.  I worked in advance and have lots of great recipes to share with you throughout the coming weeks.   I’ll still be here reading your comments and emails, and I’m sure I’ll be back in the kitchen as soon as we get our bearings.  Stay tuned!

  • What a cute little cupcake…welcome little one and congatulations to you and your family :)

  • Congratulations Annie! She looks gorgeous.

  • Conna

    Congratulations !!!!!!!!

  • Linda

    Congratulations to the sweet kid! She sure is a lucky little girl to have such an adorable big brother!
    All the best wishes from germany to you and your loveable family, Linda

  • My, oh my! Congratulations on the little bundle of joy!! This is such an exciting time, thank you for sharing! She is absolutely adorable, she makes the perfect addition to your already beautiful family! Congrats again, and really take your time soaking it all in!

  • Congrats on your beautiful new addition!

  • Congrats Annie ! She is absolutely beautiful. The bottom photo is such a special moment, there is so much love in it.

  • Congratulations, Annie! She is absolutely gorgeous!!!

  • Caroline

    Congratulations for you and your family:)your daughter is so sweet and Caroline is the best name ever:)


  • Congratulations Annie! She’s beautiful!

  • Congratulations! Your little girl is gorgeous!

  • Yay! I love baby pictures. :)

    Enjoy your new addition.

  • Congratulations! Looks like a beautiful healthy baby:-)

  • Aww congrats!! This is such exciting news :)

  • Oh, she is BEAUTIFUL!!

    She looks a lot like you in that first photograph you posted.

    Enjoy these precious moments!

  • Elizabeth

    So, so precious! Congrats to your whole family. You and Andrew look so proud!

  • Congratulations to you & your family, Annie! She’s perfect! :)

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!! Little Caroline is beautiful! Blessings to your sweet family!

  • she is beautiful! congrats!

  • Lori

    Thanks for making my Monday morning a little brighter. Precious photo of you and your children

  • Angela

    Congratulations on your new addition! Enjoy pampering and holding both of your precious children. They grow up so fast!

  • I am so happy for you. And your little boy caressing his new sister is absolutely precious.

  • Oh, Annie. She is precious! Congratulations to you and your family :).

  • Thought I was posting a comment. Don’t know what happened. I’ll try again. I just wanted to say how beautiful your photos are and how precious it is to see your little boy caressing his new sister.

  • Gwyn

    She is beautiful!!!

  • Congratulations! She is beautiful.

  • Lori

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful! You should post your birth story!

  • Congratulations! What an exciting time for your family! And I love the name Caroline :)

  • Congratulations! Caroline is gorgeous. Another angel sent down to make the world a better place. Sweet Caroline Cupcake she is!

  • Melanie

    Aw! Congrats she is beautiful!

  • Congratulations on your darling angel! I love the name ~ Blessings to you and your family!

  • Beth


  • Congratulations! She is beautiful :) You planned things so well that I had no idea you’d actually delivered last week, lol.

  • Congratulations! What a beautiful cupcake!! Wishing you and your lovely family every happiness.

  • She’s gorgeous! Congratulations and rest well!

  • congrats!!! she is absolutely stunning!!! :) I so wish computer screens were scratch and sniff…i love nothing more then the smell of a fresh baby! :) I hope you all are doing well and enjoying her precious gift!!

  • Ky G

    Congratulations!!!!! Enjoy your time with your new addition to the family!

  • Meag

    Congratulations! She is beautiful.

  • jillian


  • Alice

    Just beautiful – and I love her name! The picture with Andrew is so sweet – glad he’s excited to be a big brother!

  • Congratulations! She’s beautiful

  • Congrats Annie! So excited for your and your beautiful family.

  • Congratulations Annie!

  • Michelle


  • Congratulations on that beautiful baby girl!

  • Tembo

    Ohhh Annie shes just PERFECT!!!! Congrats to all of you – how exciting!

  • congratulations! She’s beautiful :)

  • Oh, Annie — she’s just beautiful! I love the name you picked too–so feminine and sweet! And look at the head full of hair! Precious :) Hope you’re feeling well and getting rest! Congratulations to you and your family.

  • micaela

    She is beautiful!! Congratulations and best of luck to you with your newest little cupcake!!

  • WriterCrystal

    Congrats! She’s just beautiful! I love the picture of the three of you – y’all look so happy.

  • awww…congratulations!!!

  • HB

    Gorgeous! What a beautiful blessing – you with your babies!
    You look awesome post delivery too:)
    And just curious — is either name your mom’s?

  • Congratulations! She is beautiful!!

  • What a cutie! Congratulations!

  • CONGRATS!!! She’s adorable.

  • She’s perfectly lovely. Huge congratulations.

  • How wonderful! She is precious and her big brother certainly looks very proud. :)

  • Congratulations Annie & family! While I’m here, just wanted to let you know I baked your version of Levain double chocolate cookies for Saturday’s Bakesale for Japan here in Boston, and they were a huge hit!

  • Congratulations on the new, delicious, sweet darling baby girl! You look amazing. :D

  • Congratulations! She is beautiful.

  • Amy

    Love her head of hair! Congrats!

  • Yeah for fast labors and delivery! It makes for a quick recovery too.

  • Congrats!!! She is a cutie!!!

  • Mindy

    She is just beautiful and what a sweet big brother she has. Congrats!

  • Oh, MARVELOUS! Richest blessings on all of you.

  • Annie

    Yes, Barbara was my mom’s name :)

  • Congratulations!! She is just beautiful. I love the photo of the three of you as well. :)

  • So many congratulations to you, you all look wonderful – isn’t this the season when people are supposed to be bringing you meals?!

  • Nora

    Congratulations to you and your family. She is beautiful!!!

  • Heather

    Congratulations, she’s precious! I’m sure you’ll have even more motivation, now that she’s here, to continue on with all you do and more! Enjoy!

  • Oh Annie, she’s beautiful! Rosy cheeked, healthy and happy. What a wonderful blessing. Congratulations to you and your family!

  • Rosie

    Ohhh, congratulations!!! Today is the 1 month birthday of my new baby girl, also named Caroline!

  • Congratulations to your family. Children are a blessing.

  • susi

    congrats everyone looks so happy, enjoy and sleep!

  • Congratulations! She’s gorgeous :D

  • Meira

    She’s gorgeous! Congrats — take an extra sniff of that newborn smell for me, okay?

  • Jessica

    Congratulations Annie!! What a true blessing!

  • Paula

    Congratulations, she is beautiful!

  • AC

    She is so lovely. Congratulations!

  • Maggi

    Mazel Tov! What a cutie. For some reason I can’t get outta my head, “Sweet Caroline..Bum, Bum, Bum…” (ala Nell Diamond)

  • Congratulations, she’s beautiful! Enjoy the babymoon.

  • Congratulations!!!

  • Lindsay

    Congratulations!! Caroline is a little sweetie :)

  • Machel

    Congratulations on a beautiful and healthy baby girl!

  • Lisa

    Congratulations! :)

  • Heidi

    She is perfect! Sweet girl :) Congratulations!!! You look so happy, beautiful, and not the least bit tired… my hero :)

  • Pat

    Congratulations!! She is adorable!

  • What a precious bundle of joy….Congratulations!!

  • Andrea

    Congratulations! She’s adorable! One of my best memories is of when my 2 girls got to “meet” each other for the first time.

  • LisaK

    What a beautiful family you have. Congratulations!!!

  • Kim M.

    She is gorgeous! Congratulations to you and your family!

  • Kim M.

    She is absolutely gorgeous! Congratulations to you and your family!

  • Congratulations! Your kids are both beautiful!

  • Chatelaine


  • tiffany

    What a beautiful baby! Congratulations to you.

  • Congratulations, and welcome to baby Caroline! Hope you’re feeling well and enjoying your sweet newborn.

  • Congratulations! She is adorable and you all look so happy!!!

  • Holl

    Your baby is beautiful! And so are you!! How do you do it?!! I swear I never lookked that good after having either of my babies!! One was a cecearian and was was vaginal, yep, looked like I’d been threw the ringer on both of them! Congratulations!!!

  • I have been away for a few weeks, so have been wondering about the baby on the way…came back today to the beautiful baby pics! Congratulations to all of you. She is beautiful!

  • Congratulations! Your daughter is beautiful :)

  • Congratulations, Annie! She is gorgeous. All the best to you and your family. Thanks for sharing your happy moment with all of us.

  • Gail

    Congratulations! She is beautiful:)

  • Angela

    Congratulations!!!! Way to go Mom :)
    I’m expecting a little girl in July and I just can’t beleive all the stuff you did on top of being preggers. Congratulations again and welcome to the world Caroline :)

    Sending you best wishes,
    Angela and Peanut

  • Congratulations Annie!!! She is so beautiful!!!

  • Wonderful news. Many congratulations!!

  • Congratulations Annie! She’s absolutely beautiful and Andrew looks like he’s so excited to be a big brother!

  • Congratulations Annie and family! Welcome baby Caroline! Great name choice….I have a Caroline, too. :)

  • Sysha

    Congratulations! She is so beautiful :)

  • Crystal

    Congratulations to you and your family!!!

  • Congrats on the addition! She looks adorable and you look great.

  • Congrats!!! She is a beautiful baby. Enjoy the newest addition to your family. All the best to you and yours. :)

  • Congratulations. :) And hooray for quick labor!

  • Lovely. Best wishes to all of you.

  • Beth

    Congratulations to all of you!!! She looks pretty edible! :)

  • Lala

    Congrats, Annie. She’s so adorable! Hope you’re doing great.

  • Such a beautiful family and new mom! Congratulations, Annie!

  • ami

    wow, she is beautiful, congrats

  • She’s beautiful, congratulations!!

  • Cynthia

    What a beautiful family you have! Congratulations!

  • Anne

    Congratulations on the birth of sweet Caroline! She is beautiful… and so is your entire family! Much love to you all…

  • Congratulations and what a beautiful name. Caroline is so classic.

  • delia

    Aww, congratulations!

  • Congratulations Hun!

  • Sue

    Get ready to groan to my singing!!!

    swee-eet Car-o-line!!!! Ba ba bah!!!

    So lovely!!!!! Congrats!!

  • Kim

    Congratulations!!! She is beautiful:) Many blessing on your family.

  • Anne Marie

    Congratulations on your precious girl. God bless your sweet family!!

  • Ahh…what a cutie! Congratulations on your precious little one!

  • BEAUTIFUL! congrats!

  • Congrats!!! Your little darling is so beautiful! I just found out I am pregnant (with my first), and reading that ur birth went smoothly gives me comfort!!! So happy for you guys!

  • Marisa

    Congratulations! She is beautiful and so are you!

  • She is adorable! Congratulations to all of you!

  • Elizabeth W

    Stunning! Congratulations!

  • Congratulations!! I don’t know how you have time for all that you do! :)

  • Mahvish

    Congratulations!! She is beautiful!! I am expecting our first one any day now.. freaking out about the delivery now.. I hope it goes as smooth as yours :)

  • Toya

    What a doll, congratulatiins on the newest member of your family.

  • Rachel M.

    So beautiful! Congratulations to you and your family!

  • Congrats!!! What a beautiful baby girl!

  • Kristen Acosta

    She is so beautiful! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Congrats Annie, she’s beautiful!!!

  • Christine Smith

    Congratulations! I love your blog and I wish you the best of luck with the new addition to your family.

  • Karolina

    Congratulations and greetings from Poland!


  • Melissa


  • Congrats Annie !!

  • Congratulations to you all! She’s beautiful.

  • Maria

    Congratulations!!! So precious…beautiful! What a joyful time!

  • Joelyn

    Thanks Annie for sharing your joyous moments with us, no interruption at all! So happy to finally “meet” Caroline. The fact that you are even posting something right after birth …. it is just beyond amazing. Take good care and do get lots of rest whenever you can.

  • She is beautiful! Enjoy your family :)

  • Heidi

    She’s precious! Congratulations and best wishes for you and your family!

  • Amy

    Congratulations to you and your family! She’s beautiful!

  • Jessie

    Congratulations! She’s beautiful!

  • Congratulations Annie!! She’s precious!

  • She’s beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Stacy

    Congratulations to you and your family! She is adorable! Thank you for sharing!

  • Congratulations on your little cupcake! She’s gorgeous! And you look lovely as well!

  • Aina

    Congratulations!!! Love your blog :-)

  • Leana

    Congratulations on the new addition. She is so cute.

  • another Caroline

    Ohh, she’s so beautiful! Congratulations!

  • Jean Burke

    Congratulations to all of you – she is just beautiful. And she’s a lucky girl to be coming into such a lovely family. Much happiness to all of you…..peace.

  • Liz

    Yay! Congratulations!

  • Suzanne

    Best Wishes to you and your beautiful family. May you all have great health and happiness for many, many years to come. Love your website. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations!!!

  • Congrats! You look beautiful and you have a beautiful family!!

  • Jackie

    Congrats! I am new to your blog, but have loved it from the 1st time my daughter told me to check it out! It has become one of my daily checks

  • Congratulations on your beautiful baby girl! I’m so excited for you and your family. :)

  • Congratulations on your new addition!! I’m glad everything went smoothly and send best wishes to you and your family.

  • Hooray! Congratulations! What a beautiful little daughter.

  • Congratulations Annie!!!! Caroline is beautiful!!! You must be so happy :-) Do rest up and enjoy your new baby!

  • What a beautiful little cupcake. Congratulations. I absolutely love the names you chose for her.

  • Ann Richter

    Congratulations! She is beautiful!

  • Leigh

    Aww! They are too precious. Your family is beautiful. Congratulations!

  • Laura

    Congratulations on your new baby! She is adorable. I hope that both of you, and your family, stay healthy and strong!

  • Liz

    Congrats! What a sweet family :-)

  • Ashley

    Congrats! Hopefully she’ll be as cute as her mom and get her gift in the kitchen too :)

  • Congratulations! She really is a beauty!

  • Congrats!!! She is gorgeous!!

  • Kim

    Congratulations, Annie…Such a sweet photo of big bro and little sister! I hope you’re doing well.

  • She’s absolutely beautiful! Enjoy your new addition to the family!

  • Susan

    Awwwww!! A boy and a girl–gosh, you are a planner!!
    What a lovely, sweet family.
    Happy!! Happy!

  • Oh….
    Your family is so beautiful! Congratulations on the healthy new addition. She is just adorable!

  • Laura

    congrats! She’s absolutely gorgeous! Hope you’re getting some rest momma!

  • anna maria

    what a beautiful baby girl! congratulations, annie!

  • Cate

    She’s beautiful! Congratulations to all of you!!

  • Stacey

    She is so beautiful! Congratulations!!!

  • Jeanne

    What an unexpected treat to see your beautiful daughter and handsome son on your homepage. Thank you for sharing your happiness. Best wishes to you and your whole family!

  • beautiful! congratulations :)

  • Congrats Annie! She is beautiful!

  • Congratulations! Enjoy this time adjusting to being a new family of four! :)

  • Caroline

    Congratulations she is adorable, I love seeing the pics so I can get my baby fix until we have our own! Plus Caroline and Barbara are the greatest names (I’m Caroline and my mom and grandma are Barbara).

  • Patricia Welch

    You’re an amazing Chef and Mother. You looked beautiful during Your pregnancy and surprisingly lovely after recently given birth. Congratulations!

  • Tammy

    She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations! Hugs!

  • Stacey

    Beautiful little girl! Welcome to the world! Many congratulations to you all! :)

  • Congratulations on your precious baby girl Annie! How exciting! Our families are samies. My baby girl was born two months ago and my son turns three in June. :) You are much more organized and motivated then me though because my blog has been sorely lacking the last couple of months. But I’ve been enjoying the baby snuggles. :) I hope Andrew adjusts quickly to having to share his Mommy. Those first few weeks can be hard on the little guys. ;) All the best to you and your family and enjoy your baby girl!

  • Congrats! She is a beauty!

  • almond

    Dear Annie congratulations,she’s adorable, just like you!

  • Man, I go on vacation one week and you go and have a baby! Congratulations! Now, when are you planning on having your third child????! : )

  • Donna

    Congratulations, Annie! She’s beautiful…your little boy is, too! Hope you’re feeling well. God bless your little family!

  • Congratulations – such a blessing!

  • Jen

    Congrats! She is beautiful.

  • kenza

    So cute! You’re lucky! Congratulations for the newborn! Keep goin’ you’re doing an amazing job!!!