Simply Recipes Team
Simply Recipes is here to help you cook delicious meals with less stress and more joy. We offer recipes and cooking advice for home cooks, by home cooks. Helping create “kitchen wins” is what we’re all about.
Simply Recipes was founded in 2003 by Elise Bauer as a home cooking blog to record her favorite family recipes. Today, Simply Recipes has grown into a trusted resource for home cooks with more than 3,000 tested recipes, guides, and meal plans, drawing over 15 million readers each month from around the world. We’re supported by a diverse and ever-growing group of recipe developers, food writers, recipe and product testers, photographers, and other creative professionals.
Learn about our editorial policies, our recipe development and testing process, our product and equipment review process, our commitment to anti-racism, and our anti-bias review board. Information about how to write for us can be found here.
Meet our team!
Elspeth Velten, General Manager
Emma Christensen, Editor in Chief
Summer Miller, Senior Editor, Recipes
Cambria Bold, Senior Editor, Education
Sara Bir, Senior Editor, Content Library
Brooke Schuldt, Senior Social Media Editor
Andy Christensen, Art Director
Milagros Cruz, Editor
Myo Quinn, Editor
We are a team of home cooks and our experience comes from hours spent in the kitchen — not only testing and developing the recipes and cooking tips we share on Simply Recipes, but also making weeknight dinners for our families, baking loaves of bread on rainy mornings, and packing potstickers into freezer bags for future meals. We love food, we love cooking, and we love sharing our passion with you.
We've also done some pretty cool things in our careers! We have variously worked as food writers, food photographers, journalists, editors, artists, recipe testers, cookbook writers, restaurant line cooks, caterers, culinary instructors, and cooking show hosts. Collectively, we have enough years working in food to cover an entire birthday cake with candles.
Cookbooks We've Worked On:
- New Prairie Kitchen by Summer Miller
- True Brews, Brew Better Beer, and Modern Cider by Emma Christensen
- Fruit Forager's Companion, Tasting Ohio, and The Pocket Pawpaw Cookbook by Sara Bir
- Delish Vegan Dinners, Myo Quinn (collaborator)
- The Kitchn Cookbook, Emma Christensen and Cambria Bold (collaborators)
Publications We've Written For:
- Food Network
- The Kitchn
- Good Housekeeping
- Time Out New York
- Cook's Illustrated
- Fine Cooking
- Eating Well
- Bon Appétit
- Edible Communities
- Lucky Peach
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. Learn more about us and our editorial process.