Hello! My name is Kirsten and Baxter and Main is my blog. I decided to start it after I entered a “death by chocolate” bake-off in early 2011 while trying to beat the doldrums of winter and I wound up winning the whole thing. I have a trophy to prove it and everything. The name “Baxter and Main” comes from streets I have lived on or at the intersection of over the years.
I recently relocated to Indiana after spending several years in the dairy-filled rolling green hills of southwestern Wisconsin, and prior to that I lived in New York City for five years, and prior to that I lived in Detroit, and am originally from mid-Michigan. As a result I can make restaurant recommendations in any of those areas plus western Massachusetts where I went to college. Point is: moving around so much and being exposed to a wide variety of foods has made me something of a food snob, though not in an elitist way. I love a good diner or hole-in-the-wall dining establishment just as much as the next guy. I like eating out but I also love to cook and bake and have often found that the simplest recipes are the tastiest, so I’m going to try to share the best of those with you.
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