Hi, I’m Anna!  Welcome, and thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you’ll visit often :)

This blog is a little bit like having a real-life conversation with me – I like to hop from topic to topic, talk fast, and laugh at my own jokes.  And I like food, a lot.

I will always like eating more than I like cooking or baking, but eating good food and feeding my family means I have to suck it up and get in the kitchen.  I’m not about schedules, national food days, or trends (no kale here), just all about real life, balancing healthy meals with decadent desserts, finding joy in the small things, and living in faith.


I’m married to an incredible man, and together we have 3 (almost 4) beautiful children.  I’m one of five sisters, and daughter to two wonderful parents.  I studied interior decorating and am passionate about colour – white walls don’t exist in my home.  I’m currently (finally) wrapping up my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Criminology and can’t wait to see where that leads me.

I love to write and, along the way, this developed into a passion for sharing easy, family-friendly recipes that are tried and true.  I come from a line of great cooks and bakers, and, although I didn’t start baking or cooking until after I was married, I’m learning to enjoy the process and find a sense of relaxation in making a recipe I know will result in something delicious.  I want to share those recipes because spending time in the kitchen is so much more enjoyable when you know you’ll have a rewarding outcome.

I believe in choosing to live with optimism, loving God, life, and others, and having a healthy relationship with food.  

Obviously, it’s all a work in progress, but like I said, I’m learning to enjoy the process :)

Thanks for reading, and I’d love to hear from you!  We can hang out on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Bloglovin’, and Google+, or you can email me questions or comments or thoughts at hiddenponies@gmail.com.  I read every comment and email, and love knowing you’ve tried something you found here!

See you soon :)