I made that!

About Me

Hi! I make things! Things like this and that and sometimes even those. My goal is to be able to make absolutely everything I eat from scratch. And I mean everything.


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  1. Jennifer Serwer said, on February 3, 2009 at 9:34 am

    so cute. hi I just wanted to see what you were making and baking. I want one of those english muffins, they are my favorite too.

  2. Kobi said, on March 8, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    VERY nice, Brandi –
    keep on ! –

  3. Brandi said, on November 30, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I love your site. I think it’s even cooler than we spell our name the same way (is that just me? everytime I meet another “Brandi” — which is rare — I get all giddy, like I’m meeting some long-lost sister). I can’t wait to read more — and try out some of these recipes! I’m an avid baker and cook myself. Well, when grad school allows it.

  4. kganes said, on November 30, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    I absolutely adore your site! Hopped on over via Molly/Orangette and I just wanted to, first of all, say “thank you” for your fantastic posts, and also welcome you to Seattle! We moved up here from the Bay Area a little more than 10 years ago and it takes a bit of an adjustment — and not just to the pervasive grayness. Hope you move is as smooth as possible!
    Best of luck!

    • brandi said, on December 2, 2009 at 10:47 am

      Thank you! It’s amazing, when I lived in San Francisco I felt I could never live anywhere else, but now that I’m here it seems like I’ve already been here for years (except for the not knowing where anything is part). We just moved in to our new home yesterday and are SO excited to start exploring the city. But for now, lots of unpacking!

  5. Vicki said, on December 10, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Hi Brandi, I love your site and your food! Especially the pies and the pasta! I would love to know your pie crust secrets and recipes and which brand of those pretty fluted pie pans you use. Please, a tutorial on pie crust! And, I especially liked the Lemon Ricotta Cheesecake-just amazing. Your photos are amazing too! I am opening a restaurant/pizzeria in Arizona this year and will probably put the cheesecake on the menu! I cannot resist!

  6. Terry said, on February 20, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Found you from Orangette and very glad I did. I like your style (Just short of burnt) and look forward to seeing what adventures you get into. Good luck.

  7. Jean said, on July 3, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Hello IMT – I stumbled upon your website and really like your pictures and southern comfort foods. Keep up the good cookin’. JM

  8. francine maroukian said, on August 15, 2010 at 8:03 am

    hi. my friend just showed me your site. i am the food writer for garden & gun magazine, and i would love to chat with you. can you contact me?

    • Robin Hillyer Miles said, on November 10, 2010 at 7:16 am

      Oh man, did G&G do an article on you? Did I miss it? They should definitely include the spiced nuts with candied bacon recipe. It looks to die for and I’m making it as holiday gifts this coming season and for my trip home to SC for Thanksgiving.

      That recipe is going viral on Facebook so you should see an uptick in visits in the next few days (starting Nov. 9, 2010).


  9. SB in SB said, on September 8, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Just found you via Orangette. Completely loved your post about boiled peanuts–one Bama blog girl to another. Good to “meet” another southern belle gone west. I enjoy your writing and admire your intentions. Keep cooking and writing!

  10. Beens said, on September 14, 2010 at 11:28 pm


    Another person who found you via Orangette. I absolutely love reading the blog, especially the cheese making posts, as it’s something I want to get into myself. I really enjoy the recipes and photography – there have been instances where I have wanted to lick the screen!

    S x

  11. Lisa said, on September 23, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I just stumbled upon your blog and read it all the way back to the start. I am in love with your recipes and writing! I cannot wait to make some (especially the candy corn!)

  12. annabel said, on October 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I came across your site via Orangette and have been reading back. I want to make the oyster crackers! what diameter did you use? I can’t tell from the pictures; are they as tiny as actual oyster crackers?

    • brandi said, on October 1, 2010 at 12:47 pm

      Mine were the size of actual oyster crackers, but you can make them any size you want!

  13. jojonoodle said, on October 1, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I also found your site via Orangette and love it! I’ve recently moved to San Francisco and have started a regime of baking therapy. You’re blog will be an endless source of inspiration! Thanks!

  14. Dale said, on October 29, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Girl! I just discovered your site last night. I’m only about halfway through the archives so far but had to tell you now: you inspire me! I need to make me some cheese asap, also some fresh pasta. Also homemade whatchamacallits. Also…

  15. Mary said, on October 31, 2010 at 2:11 pm

    Your site is great. What pasta maker do you use? I’ve been planning to get one but I can’t decide…

  16. Kimberley said, on November 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Hey Brandi! I’m friends with Brooke, Pantea, Anne and gang from CCA. (I was in Wood/Furn.) Anyway, they sent me to your lovely blog and I wanted to say hello! 🙂

  17. Amelia said, on November 4, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Brandi – I really like your site. Creative and fresh. Love that you build recipes from the ground up.



  18. Radhika said, on November 4, 2010 at 8:26 pm


    Found your site on a blogroll in one of the Foodpress blogs. I was too curious to see what “lookImadethat” has to offer.
    Well, curiosity killed the cat! Really liked your blog and your “eat from scratch” philosophy.
    Love your matter of factly, straight in the face style of writing, even more so your photography. Awesome!
    Everytime I bump into an awesome blog like yours, it is a very humbling experience, overwhelming actually, feel like a speck in the ocean…Have a long way to go out there!

  19. uioae said, on November 10, 2010 at 2:09 am

    I love your site! I am not much of a cook, but I feel like I should have a go of some of your dishes. Keep up the good work.

  20. absolutealaia said, on November 10, 2010 at 3:11 am

    I am seriously drooling on my laptop right now. Your blog is fantastic 🙂

  21. patsquared2 said, on November 10, 2010 at 5:14 am

    What a wonderful site. Good recipes and great ideas. I grow, can, bake, and cook and love your content. One idea for the jam. My husband is diabetic so to make low sugar jam, I use Pomona Pectin – http://www.pomonapectin.com/. It works every time and you only have to use 1 to 1/12 cups sugar to get a batch of wonderful, full fruit flavor jam.

  22. Jo Halla said, on December 6, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    Hi Brandi – just stumbled on your blog – so fab! So… May 20 2010 post, the buttermilk souffle cake? Mmmmm…. Could you share your recipe?


  23. Vicki Hand said, on December 7, 2010 at 9:17 am

    Hi Brandi,
    I’m an old friend of Jay’s family and just found out about your blog from Chris. I am your newest fan since i heard about your leek bread pudding, and am dying to try the nut mix with bacon. YUM! Your writing is great as well as the photos. We will definitely seek out your restaurant next time we’re going thru Seattle. Meanwhile, tell J. he has come a long way since my tube biscuit doughnuts!
    Hoping to meet you some day – Vicki Hand

  24. Holli Harper said, on December 21, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Just found your blog after reading about your peanut butter cookies on the Lottie and Doof blog. Sounds great!

  25. Peggy Nelson said, on January 1, 2011 at 9:16 am

    Just found your website and can’t wait to try your nuts and bacon! Good luck with your venture!

  26. stephanie said, on January 13, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    hello brandi, I’m sure you don’t remember me but my friend and I met you at one of olaiya’s holiday cooking classes. I’d love to pick your brain a little more about baking school, etc. if you don’t mind. could I perhaps contact you via email?


  27. emilebklein said, on February 4, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Very pleased to see your Italian Lemon Ricotta cake. It’s such a needed classic, showing the world how great cheesecake can be. Vai!

  28. Suz said, on March 22, 2011 at 10:08 am

    Is this where I sign up to receive your blog?

  29. cooksinglive said, on March 23, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Wow!!! that’s all I can say…. You have left me speechless.
    I LOVE your blog. I happened to stumble upon it and get get away. One day when I grow up I want to be like you. 🙂 I love making things from scratch! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I want to come to The Pantry when it is open. It sounds awsome!!! Thank you for sharing your work.

  30. kayleigh said, on March 24, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Commenting is not my thing at all… but I am so glad I found your blog. My desktop is cluttered with all the recipes I have to try right the eff now. (There are too many nice, polite comments for me to feel comfortable leaving that word in this box.)

    Thank you for sharing the goodness!

  31. Sugar Storm said, on March 24, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Hi Brandi! I love your blog. I really love the foods that you choose to feature. Thanks for sharing!

  32. Flor de Maria said, on March 25, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    I just discovered your blog and love it. Is there any way to get your entries sent to my e-mail directly? Thanks a lot

  33. kristenm said, on March 26, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I don’t remember how I found your blog but I have been lurking for some time : ) I love it!!! I’ve tried a couple of your recipies and they have turned out fantastic. Thank you.

  34. Stacy Brewer said, on March 27, 2011 at 5:48 pm

    I just found your blog and am lovin’ it! I just give it/you a little shout out on my blog: http://seattleseedling.com/2011/03/sunday-supper-baked-farro-with-italian-sausage/

    So great! 🙂

  35. Wintery said, on March 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    From an aspiring 26 yr old home cook, how just recieve her first food processor- your blog is AMZING!! There is nothing I don’t want to try – Thank you so much

  36. Kasey said, on April 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    That’s a great photo. I am really trying to make a trip to Seattle this spring/summer. When I do, I must eat all of your desserts.

  37. Claire @ Cooking Architecture said, on April 6, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Brandi, we just found your website and bio on the Pantry at Delancy website. Your story is really inspiring to me as an architecture student, but also wanting to be in the food world. I think the Pantry sounds like an amazing project, and I can’t wait to hear more about it and maybe visit it one day! Good luck!

  38. Marie said, on April 10, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Love your blog, amongst my favourites (I only have two favourites). 🙂

  39. adam said, on April 10, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    I have been in the restaurant business for 15 years the south end. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your blog. Fun reciepes Fun presentation. Good for you, and best of luck with your new venture.

  40. Melissa said, on April 13, 2011 at 4:28 am

    I just HAVE to tell you how much I was blown away by the appearance of ‘I made that!’ on the iPad. After finding and reading a few pages of your site on my computer, I moved to my iPad to read in bed before I went to sleep. When I got to your page I almost had to get up and message you right then. It is absolutely wonderful and completely blew me away; it was easy to get a peek at all the recipes without having to scroll through the whole description and it looked so professional. I was distraught when I found I had read through all 20 pages in no time. Hats off to you!

  41. Jessica said, on April 25, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    Just found the blog from The Pantry page. Live in Seattle, but grew up in South Georgia and the in-laws are in Auburn, AL. Anyway, love the blog! Totally relate on the boiled peanuts, but my husband is deathly allergic and I can’t make them at home. I just drooled over the peas and am thinking of a trip home in June (even though I’ll be 7 months prego) just to bring back a few bushels. Also, had the rhubarb shortcakes Saturday night at Delancey–ridiculously good!

  42. Kayla said, on April 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm

    Lovin your blog and your recipes. You’ve got some super talent in the kitchen! Can’t wait to try out the nutter butter recipes, and nuts with bacon.. wow. Just curious, what kind of camera do you use? Great picture quality. Look forward to reading more 🙂

  43. Angela KL said, on May 2, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    I found you through Saveur and voted yours for Best Cooking Blog. I went through some of your posts and I must say I am so impressed.. your Homemade Pork Buns, the fried Pork Skin & Lard etc.. (food that I hardly see these days). Am planning to try out your Best Brownies EVER – they look sinfullly yummy!. Great blog

  44. priscilla said, on May 10, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Me too! Me too! I am totally with you on making everything from scratch. By the way I have been testing recipes for pork bun dough. I had it in my mind that they were more brioche like, but I am definitely going to try your recipe.

  45. outpostcoop said, on June 15, 2011 at 4:47 am

    Just found your blog on Saveur’s Best Of list. Wish I would have found you sooner, since I tried the great experiment last year of making almost everything from scratch, and blogging about it. I had some great hits and misses. I’ll be sure to add you as a link on my site. Your blog is terrific!

  46. Perrin Drumm said, on July 8, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Hi Brandi,
    I’m writing from The Sundance Channel. How can I contact you privately regarding a media query?

  47. oogoom said, on July 20, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Great blog! I love the pictures and your whimsical style. It’s very entertaining and fun to read. I’ll be checking back often!

  48. Csilla said, on August 30, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Hi Brandi,

    I made my way to your blog via Orangette and let me tell you I just totally lost myself in your recipes and photos! I have bookmarked tons of recipes to try (pork buns, ravioli, and the desserts!!).

    Thanks for the inspriration! Your blog is lovely!

  49. Jess Crow said, on September 17, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Love the homemade hot sauce recipe, I eat that stuff all the time..

  50. Eggton said, on September 25, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Brandi, I love it! I just started a food blog, and it is so much freaking fun that I am going to buy myself a pair of overalls, because I can tell that was a very good idea. Thanks for writing!


  51. chefconnie said, on September 27, 2011 at 9:04 am

    I too make everything from scratch and now see I am not the only crazy one….

  52. jakev413 said, on October 29, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Great Blog!

  53. Sarah said, on November 7, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    Hi Brandi!

    I met you yesterday at the coffee class @ The Pantry-friend of Molly’s who is also taking advantage of her trip to Ikea this week! 🙂 Just wanted to say hi and that it was great to meet you! Looking forward to more classes! I’ve been following your blog for a while but lamely never comment. But I have made some of your recipes (hot sauce, lemon icebox cake, etc. all AWESOME!). I’m a recent transplant to Seattle and work in interior design at the moment, and hoping to move to Ballard sometime soon. Have a great week!

  54. Vicky Bryant said, on January 8, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Love your blog…no matter how often you update it! It’s real, well-written, and just plain enjoyable!

  55. free software to undelete files said, on January 30, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Hmm it looks like your site ate my first comment (it was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I wrote and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any tips for novice blog writers? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  56. Georgia Read said, on February 3, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I love your blog. It is so beautiful and inspiring. I want to plan a trip to Seattle just for a vist (I do have family out there). Question, where do you eat when you come to NY?

  57. Shawnna Reinbold said, on February 4, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Awesome writing style!

  58. Jake Dorn said, on February 8, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I actually wanted to compose a small note to thank you for some of the pleasant secrets you are showing on this website.

  59. Kathryn said, on February 27, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Hi! I discovered your blog as a link from Orangette and have spent WAY too much time over the past few days reading each and every entry. It’s quite inspiring in a really unintimidating, down-to-earth way, and I absolutely love it! Hoping to make it out West this summer to do some climbing in the Cascades and will definitely swing by Delancey’s and The Pantry!

  60. whisksandchopsticks said, on March 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Hello I Made That! I have been reading your blog and enjoy it so that I have nominated you for… come and have a look. 🙂 Tina

  61. Laureen Tarantino said, on March 30, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Awesome Blog!!!!!!…..Just found your site via the Homemade Pork Buns recipe!!!! OMG!!!! We cant stop eating the filling…..I just peeked at some of your other recipes and I LOVE them ALL!!! Thank You soooo much for sharing!!! 🙂

  62. Merilee Hampton said, on May 17, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Just found your site..well done and so full of good recipes,ideas and good reading! Best of luck to you as you pursue your dreams of writing and food!

  63. Becca said, on May 20, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I am beyond amazed. Your blog is great. Now I just need to figure out yeast. Then I can make some awesome rolls and doughnuts too.

  64. Turmeric and Twine said, on November 21, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I have a crush on your blog.

  65. Michael said, on March 1, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Great blog. Good pictures and incredible recipes. I think I landed here looking for pork buns, and your recipe looks awesome. Keep up the blogging…would love to see more food posts from you.

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    I’ve nominated you for an award! Click here if you wish to accept! http://turmericandtwine.com/2013/05/08/versatile-blogger-award-celebrating-bloggers/

  67. Ursula said, on August 26, 2013 at 12:40 am

    Hi, Brandi!?
    I have just gotten acquainted with your tasty, mouth-watering recipes… will try some of them in the next weeks!!
    Surprisingly, I saw you have planned a picnic wedding. By any chance would give me more details about the full content of ideas (recipes) for the basket? Yours seemed the nicest one I have found out so far.. and I have checked many!
    Anyway, congratulations for the originality and beautiful creations!
    Best of luck,

  68. renee said, on July 12, 2014 at 12:52 am

    hey! whats happened to your blog.. I love it,
    but it is no longer??

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