Welcome to my kitchen! I am Whitney, the writer and founder of the blog, Salt & Baker. My maiden name is Baker, and I love salt. So lo and behold, Salt & Baker! I wanted a place on the internet where I could share my love of food photography and my love for all things food. I love that food brings people together whether it be family, friends, neighbors, or strangers. In the end, food is a reason to gather and enjoy the company of the people around us. Like you, a lot of my memories growing up involve food.  I hope my corner of the internet inspires you to get in the kitchen and then share your creations with the people around you. Thanks for stopping by, I hope you stick around.

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Salt & Baker founder Whitney, with her husband and young son.

This is my little family. My husband Alex is a 4th year medical student at the University of Utah medical school. He graduates in ONE month! (Wahoo!) Medical school is a journey the entire family goes on, not just the student enrolled 🙂 Our family will be living in the Salt Lake City area for one more year and then we move to Houston Texas spring of 2019 to start his 3 additional years of Ophthalmology residency.

We have a 3 year old boy, Bronson, and another boy due in August! Bronson is a FIREWORK! He makes me experience all the emotions. He talks all the time and has the cutest manners. He brings so much joy and light to my life. He also tries my patience on the daily. But kids are such a blessing. He is mischievous, but so tender hearted.

I believe in working hard, and being honest.

I’m 100% blind in one eye. I lost vision in my eye when I was 19 years old. I’ve had 6 retinal detachment surgeries. I spent a majority of my college years crosseyed, due to the surgeries and retinal detachments. Thankfully, my husband could see past my physical imperfections and he gave me a chance! I’ve since had surgery to correct my eye muscles.  I’ve had a molar pregnancy.  Why would I share this with you? Because sometimes it’s good to know that other people in life have challenges too. Instead of getting discouraged, I’ve found its best to look for the silver linings. Life isn’t perfect, but life is beautiful!

Thanks for reading Salt & Baker, if you have recipe requests, questions, or you’d just like to chat, feel free to fill out the contact form or email me at saltandbaker@gmail.com.