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Well hello, dear reader! Welcome to Delightful Crumb.

Allow me to introduce myself, for those of you who are not among the gracious friends and family into whose hands I shoved a link to this site. My name is Stacy, and I’m adventuring through my mid-twenties whilst working as an editor and the deputy director of a nonprofit. I cook in my little orange kitchen in the lovely city of Grand Rapids, Michigan.

(And to all of you who do fit into those aforementioned categories, such as my boyfriend and sister and parents and old college roommates and dearest friends: I am so, so glad you are here. You people mean the world to me.)

This blog has been a long time coming. I have always loved writing: my mother tells me I’ve been scrawling songs and poems and thoughts on scraps of paper since I was very small, and there are boxes filled with my old journals in my parents’ basement (bless them). I have also always loved to eat. Though I’m still embarrassed by the stories of how quickly I plowed through my dinner (and dessert) as a child, I know it was simply unconstrained enthusiasm, which I have since learned to manage in more healthful and socially acceptable ways. Let me assure you, however, that I’m no less enthusiastic about my food.

Within these last few years, those two loves–words and food–have come together. Amid the difficulty and uncertainty of my initial year after college, I found such solace in the kitchen after long days at my first real job. I tried new dishes, baked up a storm, pored through cookbooks and developed a deep affection for food blogs. On my own blog, which I had started as an outlet for my continued writing after college, I found myself weaving food and recipes into my posts with increasing frequency. Food is such a lovely avenue, I think, for telling a story and for talking about this complex wonder of a world. After all, everyone can connect to food in some way or another. I continued along in that fashion, writing rather sporadically, wondering if I could start an Official Food Blog of my own…until I finally decided to take the plunge. And so here we are!

That about sums it up, except to thank you, kind reader, for being here. I’m grateful, and I do hope you’ll stay.

I will return very shortly with my first recipe. (Hint: it will be a baked good, and it will be scrumptious.) Until then, may you be well and warm and your table filled with delicious things to eat.

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