Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer
Title: Founder
Location: Sacramento, California
Education: Stanford University: BS in Environmental Science; MA in Food Research; MBA from the Graduate School of Business
Expertise: Scratch cooking with whole ingredients
  • Elise is the founder of Simply Recipes, and she served as the site's CEO from 2003 to 2019
  • She was named one of America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food in 2012 by The Daily Meal
  • Elise's recipes reach over 10 million people each month.


About Simply Recipes

Simply Recipes, a Dotdash brand, is here to help you cook delicious meals with less stress and more joy, offering recipes and cooking advice for home cooks, by home cooks. We have more than 3000 tested recipes, guides, and meal plans, and draw over 15 million readers each month. Dotdash's vibrant brands help over 100 million users each month find answers, solve problems, and get inspired.

Dotdash is among the largest and fastest growing publishers online, and has won over 50 awards in the last year alone, including Digiday's 2020 Publisher of the Year. Dotdash brands include Verywell, Investopedia, The Balance, The Spruce, Simply Recipes, Serious Eats, Byrdie, Brides, MyDomaine, Lifewire, TripSavvy, Liquor.com, and TreeHugger.

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