Tastes delicious. Looks homemade.
Welcome to the blog. Here you’ll find recipes for weeknight dinners, weekend baking, and the occasional cocktail. The Ugly Duckling Bakery is for home cooks who want food to be made simply, use the freshest ingredients, and taste absolutely scrumptious.
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Hi, I’m Joanne!
I’m so happy you’re here!
I’m an infectious disease doctor in Washington State who’s been cooking and baking for 40+ years! I started the Ugly Duckling Bakery blog to share my love for food, some of my favorite recipes, and the experience of teaching my young kiddo to cook.
- Appetizers and Snacks
- Burgers, Meatloaves, and Meatballs
- Cakes and Quickbreads
- Candies and Sweets
- Chicken, Duck, and Turkey
- Cookies and Brownies
- Grain and Salad Bowls
- Most Popular Recipes
- My Favorite Recipes
- Pies and Pastry
- Seasonal Recipes
- Side Dishes
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Ugly Duckling Bakery
The Ugly Duckling Bakery isn’t a reality. It’s just a dream that gets me through the workday when the funding is uncertain or the colleagues are fussy.
I’m a lifelong baker, but it wasn’t until 2020, when I was stuck at home with my elementary school kiddo, that I started baking and cooking with a purpose. The things I make are not often pretty, but they taste delicious.