Meet Maggie


Maggie Gill
Hello there! I'm Maggie. I live in Northern Virginia, which is just a smidge outside of Washington, DC for those of you not from 'round these parts.

With my sister Annie, I started this blog back in 2009 to share recipes and connect with fellow food-lovers. Annie has since departed the blog to work on her master's degree and focus on teaching.

I rarely cooked or baked until 2006, when I lived on my own for the first time. I started out baking cookies and brownies for coworkers, and then got into cooking when I discovered The Pioneer Woman's step-by-step tutorials. I quickly realized that I had a passion for food, and did what any rational person would do - subscribed to Cooks Illustrated and roughly 100 food blogs, and learned as much as I could through trial, and lots and lots of error.

I love cooking breakfast, baking cupcakes, and making giant hunks of meat in fancy pots.  As an ex-vegetarian, those are words I never thought I'd type. I cook to a really dorky playlist containing mostly Broadway showtunes and country.

When I'm not in the kitchen, I enjoy reading, happy-houring, photography, trying new restaurants, and wasting time on the internet watching stuff like this, this, and this. Cheap wine, guacamole, and funny people make me happy.

If you want to know more, check out my FAQ! Thanks for reading - this site would not exist without awesome readers like you!

17 comments:

  1. You're not the only one who cooks to Broadway show tunes... ;-)

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  2. Okay, not to be a super stalker but I clicked on your about me and see your from Nova too and that made me really excited! For some reason I haven't found a lot of bloggers close to me.

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    1. Haha not stalkery at all! When I started blogging I actually discovered a lot of bloggers in the area on dcblogs.com.

      I checked out your blog and your baby is the cutest!

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  3. Love it!

    Found your blog through the Joy the Baker podcast page--

    Cheers!

    @graylinsample
    yepindeed.com

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  4. Just stumbled here via We Are Not Martha...SO GLAD I did! Great looking food.
    Also--thanks! Now watching all the episodes of Very Mary Kate. Was already devoted to MDK and Jenna Marbles. This is definitely in line with my idiotic internet humor.
    Best of luck, I'll be back!

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    1. Thanks so much Allie! Glad to hear we have the same bizarre sense of humor :)

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  5. My son is in the Navy. When we Skyped last night I showed him a picture of the Reese's cookies and said I was going to bake them today and send most of them to him. He is so excited...lol

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    1. That's awesome! Hope he enjoys them. Tell him thank you for his service from A Bitchin' Kitchen :)

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  6. Maggie,
    Thank you so very much for posting your Barbacoa Taco recipe! I found you via Pinterest and think you are amazing!!! I made this recipe for the first time tonight and it turned out fantastic! I can not wait to try more of your recipes. Thanks again... Jeannie

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    1. Thank you so much Jeannie! That's one of my absolute favorite recipes, and the leftovers are soooo good.

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  7. Maggie,
    I googled "Tilapia Tacos" and it led me to this blog. I read through some of the recipes and laughed at your not disrespecting beer and the really effing good minus the bad photo on a risotto recipe. Now I'm looking forward to cooking some things on here and enjoying a bit of humor while I'm at it.

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  8. I love that you share what music you cook to! I love having music on in the kitchen, and I sometimes wonder if what I feel like cooking and what I feel like listening to are connected....? I think I'm going to spend many a happy hour reading your blog and hopefully recreating some recipes!

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  9. Hi Maggie! I posted on your Facebook, but I just wanted to say that I'm so glad I found your blog! You have a lot of great recipes on here. Who needs to hoard recipes on Pinterest? All I need is your blog!

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