Hi there.

I’m Jessica and this is where I share my stuff. You will find all sorts of things – from healthy recipes to comfort food and indulgent desserts. I try to keep things seasonal and local when I can.

I’m seriously passionately, inexplicably in love with food. Bacon makes me beam. Chocolate makes me shout from the rooftops with joy. Vegetables and I are the best of frenemies. My perfect world would include none of them.

I’m serious.

I have an unnatural obsession with James Taylor’s music. Contrary to popular belief, the name of this blog has nothing to do with the plethora of sugar we’ve got going on – but because the song “How Sweet It Is” is constantly streaming in my mind. Sometimes it’s loud. I’m also secretly 70 years old. Or around there.

You might be able to find some answers to your questions right here in the FAQS.

You can find some daily musings on life in Crumbs. I post pictures of my spoon waist-deep in a peanut butter jar. Sometimes I share pictures of my {really} messy kitchen. Or talk about how I watch way too much TV. It all evens out. I hope?


I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with my husband who enjoys copious amounts of steak, Garth Brooks cassette tapes and framed photos of WWF wrestlers. I am totally self-taught/mom-taught and have no formal culinary training, just many mess-ups in the kitchen. I test most of my recipes at least once if possible, but by no means claim to be a culinary genius. All creations and photography are my own, unless otherwise noted.

You will be able to find my cookbook on the shelves in 2014.

If your little heart desires, you can contact me – I like hearing from you. Emails can be sent to howsweeteats [at] gmail [dot] com. If you have a specific question, please see the FAQs. I try super hard to respond to every email and comment I receive, but some inevitably slip through the cracks. The best chance of me responding to you is if you leave a comment on a recent post, or ask a question on Facebook. If you have a specific question regarding a recipe, please comment on the post or ask on Facebook first (heck, even tweet me) – both are open forums and others often have the same inquiry.

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