About

Hello! I’m Abbey, and this is my food blog, The Butter Half, where I share delicious, simple, and fun recipes for the family with a hefty side of puns. I am a mother, wife, recipe developer, food stylist, and photographer. With over a decade of experience in the food industry, I’ve always had a passion for all things culinary. (Especially the eating part.)

The Butter Half began as a way to keep myself accountable in the kitchen, learning to cook delicious and approachable recipes for my family—I’ve coined my cooking style “where gourmet meets everyday.” Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Keeping up a blog has definitely enhanced my cooking skills (or lack thereof when the time comes for making reductions). Turns out I’ve mastered some great techniques and love being in the kitchen. There is no greater feeling than sitting down at the table with family—my butter half—and indulging in a wholesome, comforting meal that both adults and children enjoy.

I am by no means what you would call a “chef” but you could call me a “gourmand” should you feel the urge. You know what they say . . . a glutton by any other name would look as . . . er, wait a minute. No, that’s not what they say. At all. I’m getting carried away here. (I blame it on all the butter.)

The Butter Half has been featured on The Huffington Post, MSN Food, Food52, and many other industry publications. I am also a featured recipe contributor for eHow, Hello Glow, and various food websites.

Join me on my self-taught adventure in learning the ropes to real, honest-to-goodness cooking and baking (but without all the fuss). It’s a guarantee you will find beautiful and attainable family recipes, that usually take 30 minutes and under to make. Accompanied by fantastically terrible food jokes and puns, of course. And can I be honest with you for a second? I am still not exactly sure how to pronounce créme fraîche, but we’re all in this together.

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You can get ahold of me on my contact page or at abbey@thebutterhalf.com. Feel free to reach out on Instagram or Facebook, too!

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