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Welcome to ‘My Baking Heart’. I’m so happy you’re here!

I’m Jessica, a thirty-something alumna of Texas Christian University & Sigma Kappa and at times, a Southern Belle. I have a major love for baking and cooking, photography, shopping, TCU football (I bleed a mean purple), 50s advertising, collecting antiques and (since I’m newly married) keeping house.

Occasionally, I’ll blog about a product I come across that I think my readers will love. If you’re interested in having me review your company’s product on MBH, then send a quick e-mail to jessica (at) mybakingheart (dot) com and we’ll chat! I love mail, so even if you have a question about a recipe or just want to say howdy, use the e-mail address above! 🙂

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1 Mark March 9, 2008 at 10:03 am

Good Morning

Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself. I am “very” new at this whole blogging thing, and despite that fact, I was also one of the winners of the Sucre give away contest sponsored by BlakeMakes. So, I decided to stop by, visit your blog and wish you continued success. Hopefully someday my blog will approach the level of professionalism exhibited here. AND…..yes I need to get a camera……and FAST!




2 Jayneshp June 2, 2012 at 10:24 am

I am trying to find the little round gluten free pretzel receipt…can you help…this is my first venture on Pentrest


3 Jessica July 19, 2012 at 4:15 pm

Hi there! I just now noticed your comment, so I’m sorry for the late response. Click here for my Pretzel Bites with Spicy Cheddar Cheese Dip, the recipe that’s featured on Pinterest… however, they’re not gluten-free. Are you looking for another recipe that is?


4 Discount Longaberger Baskets June 3, 2008 at 8:58 pm

Oh my gosh! We seem to have a lot in common. I love Longaberger baskets, too. And I was born on July 14, Bastille Day, so I’ve always had a thing for the Eiffel Tower, also. And I was browsing your recipes (think I might try your guacamole) and saw that your friends who own the B&B live in Rogersville, MO. I’m from Branson, about 45 miles South of there and my husband and I love B&Bs. I’ll have to check them out and see if they have a website. If we decide to go there, I’ll be sure to tell them that we found them through you! 🙂

Alicia Smith


5 whitneyinchicago September 13, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Thanks so much! I am excited to join in of the fun. I have already gotten my first TWD post ready…so excited.

I am watching the TCU game on tied…UGH.


6 thecosmiccowgirl March 16, 2009 at 10:15 am

greetings from austin! your site is fab–i LOVE your headers.


7 Christina April 23, 2009 at 2:17 pm

I just want you to know that I’m glad we don’t live any closer than we do. Hah. I’d be as big as a house. I love your blog and all the yummy recipes that come with it!


8 plain ties October 25, 2009 at 10:47 am

Some good information in your post. Thanks for the pleasant read!


9 The Onyx Plate January 23, 2011 at 10:12 pm

Love your blog! How did you get to the point of advertisers and free products? Also, how long before you really started seeing your blog take off. It’s absolutely beautiful! 🙂


10 sandy January 24, 2011 at 1:53 pm

I think your blog is incredible. So glad we are in some of the same baking groups and I was able to discover it. I see great things for you in the future. I passed on a Stylish Blogger Award to you via mine-Congrats !


11 Amy March 16, 2011 at 7:53 am

Another TCU food blogger – yippee.. I found you thru Whitney in Chicago. I’m going to write to the Magazine and see if they’d do a feature on us. Would you be interested in participating?? I was class of ’84 so legal drinking age older but share the same passion for cooking. It runs deep.
My blog is in case it doesn’t come up for you..
Go Frogs!!


12 Annette RIchardson September 15, 2011 at 10:09 am

I found you!!!!! yea!!!!!


13 Mitchell Webster October 17, 2011 at 7:27 am

Good Morning,
I love looking at your blog, and would love to subscribe, however I have been unable to locate either the RSS feed, or email subscription part of your blog, could you please email me and let me know where it is located. ? I found you originally on Stumble Upon which I also use. when I post. Thanks so much for your help, you have a great blog.


14 momma g October 31, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Is that a new photo of the “horned-froggy”? Your blog is just wonderful! You do such a great job of presenting your recipes! Thanks for letting me share.


15 Ellie@fitforthesoul November 7, 2011 at 8:43 pm

Hi Jessica!! I think I sat next to you at the DSLR session! 😀 You have a beautiful blog and photography!! Not kidding here. Also, I’m excited to keep up with your future bakin’ excursions~


16 Linda Adair February 14, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Love the wasted cookie recipe. That will be my next cookie baking time. The last I made were from Just A Pinch for a cream cheese/cake mix cookie. Soft cookies. Can make lots of good variations. Thanks


17 Paula @ Vintage Kitchen June 3, 2012 at 8:02 am

Jessica, I can´t open your recipes (past ones)!
Do you know what might be the problem?


18 Jessica June 4, 2012 at 3:54 pm

Hey Paula! Having trouble, as in you can’t open older posts?


19 Sarah July 11, 2012 at 3:31 pm

Hi Jessica,
Thanks for the friend request on Foodbuzz. I love your blog design. I’ve been thinking about switching to Thesis DIY themes but haven’t made the plunge. I’m newly engaged too and planning a wedding myself! 🙂 I look forward to exchanging recipes!


20 Barbara July 12, 2012 at 11:48 am

Hi Jessica! Thanks for the friend request on Foodbuzz. I’m also newly engaged and planning a wedding. Can’t wait to share foodie finds, recipes and wedding ideas!


21 Paula August 3, 2012 at 5:16 am

Hello! I am really enjoying your blog! I nominated you for the Liebster blog award. You can find out more about it on my blog.


22 Kasey June 3, 2013 at 6:58 pm

Dying to know… is that your actual kitchen!?!? [jealous!]


23 Jessica June 4, 2013 at 11:27 am

I wish, Kasey! We “borrowed” the kitchen of a dear friend to shoot these (our engagement photos). Glad you love! 🙂


24 Tami October 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

Hi Jessica,

Visiting from the SITS. 🙂 I love this introduction! It has everything in it that encourages me to click on through and get to know you even more. Your writing style is friendly and easy going. The pictures are gorgeous and I love that you have included your Social Network links at the end. 🙂

It is lovely ‘meeting’ you Jessica,



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