Sweet And Crumby

Baking, a Love Story


Hi, I’m Genia and baking is my solace, my fun and my passion.  If I’ve had a bad day, I bake…if I’ve had a good day, I bake and anything in between, I bake.  Bake sale at school, I’m there!  Need cupcakes for a class party….from scratch of course… 3 dozen, why not?

After my kitchen is clean and sparkly and looks untouched….I see a blank canvas, and my kids see a disaster waiting to happen. My kids, and dog reap the rewards of my baking though so there are not too many complaints about the revolving mess on my counters.  The dog mostly gets the crumbs on the floor, but I haven’t heard her complain yet either.  A chocoholic doesn’t even begin to touch the surface nor explain my love and devotion to that beautiful, dark, smooth wonderfulness that must enter my mouth daily.  That’s it, no questions asked, I must have chocolate.

I also have a devotion to all things organic,  natural and preferably local.  Any recipe you see on this site, you can assume I have used ingredients which are organic if findable, economical and in my pantry at the moment.  Organic vanilla, flour, sugar, butter and eggs are staples here and so are fresh organic fruits and veggies.

I truly appreciate you stopping by so leave me a comment, and let me know how the recipes work out for you.  I hope you find your time is well spent here at Sweet and Crumby.



96 thoughts on “About

  1. Love your blog, and good luck with the gardening!

  2. I love your photos, so your daughter photographs all the pictures here, very talented girl.

  3. Love your blog…:D

    Good luck!

  4. I am so glad you posted on my blog and I found yours! It’s wonderful! Can’t wait to follow along!

  5. Wonderful blog.
    your daughter photos are great

  6. Thanks for leading me to your very nice blog! We have the same blog template 🙂 Clean and nice.. I love your blog photos so far.. ill keep on reading.. I kept your link so I can stalk your blog hehehe

  7. Your blog is y entertainment. I can’t wait for the next recipe, and comical repetoire.

  8. Welcome to the foodie blogosphere! Thanks for posting at the Red Kitchen Project and leading me here. I look forward to seeing what you’ll come up with next!

  9. I love the idea of your “sweet and crumby” blog title – so fitting! I look forward to sharing recipes 🙂 Keep up the great blogging!

  10. I have had such a fun time looking at your blog. I never new that you were sooooo talented. Reading what you write is truly a pleasure. I might even have to try a few receipes.

  11. Hi Geni,
    I love your blog! I never read blogs but I LOVE yours! I found it because I was looking for a cupcake with three musketeers in it. Your recipe was the best homemade recipe I have ever made. I have tried so many cupcake recipes and they are never moist and delicious. The frosting recipe was amazing too!
    Thank your posting on your blog. I really enjoy it.

  12. HI Geni! I can’t find an email to contact you and the comment you left on my blog about the Olive Oil Cake doesn’t have any contact info either (no email in blogger profile). Anyway, I wanted to thank you for your kind comments and invite you to the Food Blogger Discussion List if you would like some other food bloggers to chat with, joke around with, share ideas, etc. 🙂 Send me an email. amanda [at] amandascookin.com

  13. Hi Geni,
    I am sending you a message because I thought that maybe you could help me…. My husband’s birthday is next week. (Feb. 15th) His favorite candy bar is Almond Joy. I was wondering if you have or know of a recipe for an Almond Joy cake. Something with chocolate, almonds and coconut?
    If you know of a recipe, please send it my way.



  14. Hi Geni! Thanks for your kind words on the whipping cream pound cake! I agree–we were definitely meant to be friends 🙂 I didn’t see an email for you on your homepage, so am leaving comment here. To answer your question on adding vanilla bean to cake…I split it open with a knife and scrape the seeds out and toss them into cake batter. It doesn’t look like alot, but once it’s mixed–you see lots of black flecks throughout….and the flavor … pure heaven! Happy Friday, Nina

  15. We love your blog and are checking back often to see your new recipes to get inspiration and new ideas for our readers!

    We also have a blog that we write every week (http://zupansmarkets.wordpress.com/) that’s filled with recipes, store updates, new product recommendations, and more. We already have you up on our page as part of our “Other local & delicious blogs” section. Would you be willing to trade links with us, putting a link to us on your blog?

    Thanks so much for your consideration and your response,

  16. beautiful photography. great blog! 🙂

  17. You have an amazing blog Geni..I am really glad I found it
    subscribing immediately

  18. Geni, fab blog! great charm and photos and the baking looks amazing! Nice to find you

  19. Hi Geni! It’s me, Nancy G. from your hometown (mom, Pam). My mom just told me about this blog. Love it!…even though I can’t cook or bake. 🙂 I am going to try some of you more simple recipes, now that BOTH kids will be in school in the Fall. I am signing up for your blog. Too fun! —-Nancy

  20. Great website Geni! You have inpsired me to do some cooking/baking……I think! haha I love to cook but find it hard to find time. Also my family, or should I say my husband, is a very picky eater. My kids are much better eaters thank goodness!! Thanks Geni! Good job Zoie!

  21. Hello Geni.
    I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Please read my most recent blog post to find out what steps to take if you should decide to accept it.

  22. I love your blog ! Lots of amazingly yummy goodies, and you have inspired me to start baking for the holiday season.

  23. I love your blog. It’s so wonderfully delicious ;p

    I too like to bake…I’ve been wanting to try things from scratch!
    New apartment with the husband means a New Me! It will be my goal to pick up baking. 🙂 we think I might have a natural hand for it. Wish me luck on trying. 😀

  24. I enjoy reading your blog posts, your recipes, and looking at the pictures you have taken of delicious food. It is for this reason I have nominated you for the Kreativ Blogger Award. Please see my post for details 🙂 http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/kreative-blogger-award/

  25. I love your blog so much I had to pass on the ABC award to you. Thank you for all the work that you do for putting your blog posts together. http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/abc-award/

  26. I had to nominate you for another award! The Very Inspiring Blog Award. I enjoy reading your recipes and your posts. Please see my own post for details: http://collinesblog.wordpress.com/2012/03/27/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

  27. Your blog is so wonderful that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Keep up the great work 🙂



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  29. Hi, We were nominated for the “One Lovely Blog Award”. As a condition we were asked to nominate another 15 blogs that we really enjoy. Your blog is one of them! If you want to accept this nomination- the conditions are on our blog. Fiona and Mem

  30. Hi Geni, so nice to “meet” you! I wish I were you neighbour–you’d obviously be a wonderful invite to a tea party!

  31. Hi There, Your blog is so lovely. There are so many varieties. I am new to baking and may be I will learn a thing or two about baking. Thanks.

  32. what a beautiful blog! I am so glad I found it. Thanks for sharing your amazing recipes

  33. Hi, I really enjoy your blog so I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award – http://bakingbohemian.wordpress.com/2012/11/14/the-sunshine-award/

  34. Hi there!
    I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award.
    Check the link to see what it’s about

  35. Really enjoy your blog and all the delicious things on here! I nominated you for an award at http://justenoughsugar.wordpress.com/2012/12/30/end-of-year-awards/ Hope you can accept but if not, no worries! Have a wonderful 2013!

  36. Dear Geni,

    I nominated you for a Sunshine Award. Congratulations!


    I hope you will accept it and pass it on to others. Happy New Year!


  37. Dear Geni, love your blog and your recipes. Would love to meet you as we seem to share lots in common – baking, organic food, gluten free cooking (my son is a coeliac) and solace and relaxation through cooking. I also have vege patch, but, living in Australia means it is pretty huge. Also means I doubt we’ll ever meet in person, but I hope to enjoy reading your posts and getting to know you more that way. Happy baking! Margaret

  38. Geni, I am so glad I stumbled upon your blog. I love it – your photography and recipes are awesome. I’m looking forward to following your baking adventures.


  39. Congratulations! I’ve awarded you the “I’m A Baking Enthusiast” Award. If you want to participate further, you can access the badge icon and rules here: http://cupcakeartist.wordpress.com/2013/01/13/im-a-baking-enthusiast-award/

  40. Just tried the pineapple and coconut muffins. They are fantastic and they looked exactly like the photo. So easy to follow. I used one full can of coconut milk and frozen pineapple chunks. So yummy! Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  41. Hi I am really enjoying your blog, and I have nominated your for the super sweet blogging awardhttp://inprosciuttoofperfection.wordpress.com/awards/

  42. Hi Geni!
    Really liked your blog, Liked reading stuff about you. Going to stop by your blog often and surf around and cant wait to try some of your recipes.

  43. Hi Geni! I just stumbled across your blog and absolutely love it!! Your photos and recipes are all truly fabulous 🙂 I look forward to reading more posts!

  44. I love your bio. As you described your family and any given day, I can totally relate! I also love the titles of your posts; very catchy! Looking forward to more of your sweet treats 🙂

  45. And I thought I liked baking haha! Your blog looks delicious Geni, I can’t wait to tuck into it! 🙂 I totally share your love of baking, and your bit about baking three dozen cupcakes from scratch for a class particularly resonated with me as I’ve taken on similar challenges countless times.
    Good luck with your baking adventures! 😀

  46. What a beautiful, inspiring blog. Thanks for sharing your love of baking and some wonderful recipes.

  47. Ciao! I’ve nominated you for the dragon’s loyalty award. :3 Acceptance and participation is all optional, so if you’re interested please check out this post:


    If not, have a great day anyway! :3

  48. Hey Geni!! I love your blog!! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the ‘Blog of the Year’ Award. Here’s the link if you are interested in accepting it and passing it on: http://myyearofcupcakes.com/2013/12/14/blog-of-the-year-award/

  49. Hi Geni,
    I have nominated you for a Dragon’s Loyalty Award. Totally up to you if you accept and publish but I love your blog and recipes and wish you every success. http://kitchenfeasts.com/2014/01/06/another-award-nomination/

  50. I am a huge fan of your blog. So, I nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. If you’re interested, check it out:

  51. Hi! I love your blog, and that’s why I featured your blog in my new blog post- I gave you the Very Inspiring Blogger Award!! Check it out here: http://konnikim.wordpress.com/2014/02/03/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award-goes-to-me/

  52. What a lovely blog! I actually love baking (more then cooking) though my page is not focused on baking so I will definitely be checking in. I respect your commitment to everything natural and organic, honestly I believe you can eat all the yummy and rich foods without worrying about gaining weight as long as it is natural, organic and not processed. And the pictures are stunning, I cannot believe your “head photographer” is only 12! Great job, she has a bright future and career ahead of her! I wish I could borrow her for pictures 🙂

  53. Just came across your blog from “Sweetin’ it Up.” Looks great….I am enjoying looking around! Though I am not gluten-free… because I eat low-glycemic, I end up cooking gluten free 95% of the time. I am always interested in seeing other wonderful recipes!

  54. Hello,
    Since i love your blog so much, i have nominated it for the sunshine award.

    Congratulations and I hope you take part in it, though participation is not compulsory and if you wish to collect your award and participate all you have to do is click on this link and do the needful 🙂

    Please do participate 🙂

    link- http://sweetenitup.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/☀-a-bit-of-sunshine-☀/

    blog address- http://www.sweetenitup.wordpress.com

    I have nominated your blog for the Shine On Reader Appreciation Award. Please visit the page below for the details. I hope you would participate and pass on the Happiness. 😀

  56. just curious but i saw in the recipes a T and a t and i was wondering (since i am fairly new to cooking what they stand for

  57. Hi Geni
    I love your blog, the pictures are fantastic and always make my mouth water 😉
    I nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award ( http://grace4films.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/sisterhood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/ ), it’s not much to do to accept, so I hope you do 😉


  58. Hey, I simply enjoyed exploring your space 🙂 Will be a regular visitor now on… Lovely to connect! Visit me @ http://www.cookingwithsj.com in your free time 🙂

  59. Great blog! I am already looking forward to trying out many of your recipes 🙂

  60. Hi Geni you’ve got a great blog. Glad I found you 🙂

  61. Hi Geni! Happy Saturday 🙂 I nominated you here – http://wp.me/p2uIbw-89 – as I’ve just discovered your blog & think it’s deliciously wonderful!

  62. Love your blog! I have 9 kids so I understand about the sous chefs and photographers! Very nice and I can’t wait to look around! Please come visit my blog!

  63. Geni,
    I am a savory chef, not a baker. I just do not have the patience. My blogging partner, Jocelyne, is the baker. Having said that I do love it when bakers make things that are both sweet and savory. On the savory side of sweet it’s always great when you are beginning to garden to add some herbs. I like lemon and rosemary together, basil and strawberries, blueberries and mint, etc. You get the picture? Lemon scones with rosemary, strawberry shortcake with strawberries macerated with basil and a little sugar, etc.

    Be fearless when it comes to your garden. Try different things to see what works in your climate zone. I grew some really funky, fun new heirloom radishes this summer that grow above ground on a vine and look like green beans or pea pods but taste just like red radishes!!!

    Looking forward to seeing pictures of your gardening journey!

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