Frequently asked Questions
What kind of camera do you use?
I shoot with a Nikon D3300 and a 50mm 1.8 lens most of the time. About time for an upgrade but she’s served me so well! I’m saving up for a macro lens, too for those drool-worthy close-ups.
Did you go to culinary school?
Nope! I am not a professionally trained cook, I am mostly self-taught and learned a lot from my mom. The rest is trial and error and I also love to research food trends, techniques, and ingredients a lot. I’m still learning every day! I went to school for business and have a BA in Marketing, which is actually serving me well now! But if I could go back (or wanted to, rather), I’d have gone to culinary school or majored in graphic design. Hindsight, amiright?
Can I buy baked goods from you?
Sadly, no. Unfortunately, I am not set up to purchase ingredients wholesale and other than the occasional favor in the form of cakes and pies, I frankly don’t enjoy the stress of serving up perfection in a neatly wrapped box and the additional pressure to achieve said perfection I put on myself. I’d much rather you make the recipes I develop and enjoy them! It’s very fulfilling to have you guys make and enjoy my recipes! And most importantly, get in the kitchen and have fun!
Where do you find all your music?
Man, all over. I explore Spotify a lot but I’m also constantly Shazaming bits of songs from TV shows, movies, and even in stores while out shopping. I grew up listening to lots of classic late ‘60s and ‘70s rock (thanks, dad) and The Beatles were my first love. Then I fell hard for jazz in the 6th grade and never really got over it. I’m into a little bit of just about anything and everything now (except most rap and country, don’t @ me). I collect music like some people collect found objects. If you’re interested, you can follow me on Spotify where I have lots of fun playlists to explore.
How did you come up with your blog name?
I get this question A LOT, especially on Instagram. When I first started conceiving my blog in 2015, I struggled trying to find the perfect name. There were some really bad ones, too LOL. I wanted it to embody the free spirit of the ‘70s era I love so much: from the music to the cars and general vibe and I also wanted to give a nod to my love of baking. After many iterations I landed on All Purpose Flour Child. I liked the play on words of flour child so it kind of stuck! I love that it’s specific enough to embody me and also general enough not to put my blog and what it may evolve into over the years into too much of niche.