Beth’s Story

Beth Lee, food blogger OMG! Yummy

My Story

My name is Beth Lee and I live in San Jose, California with my husband (@dormantchef), two food-loving teenage kids, and an adorable cockapoo named Scooby. I started blogging to dig my way out of a mid-life full-time mom crisis — inspired to pursue something I didn’t learn in business school or in 15 years as a marketing communications executive, or in the last 17 years as a parent – writing about and sharing my passion for yummy food. Our family’s 2008 trip to Italy, when I realized I had succeeded in raising two passionate eaters, further fueled my own desire to share my enthusiasm for eating and cooking through a blog. With a little tech support from @techsavvyteen, I started OMG! Yummy in February of 2010.

Everybody has a Story

As I started blogging and sharing my endless enthusiasm for food, I discovered something really intriguing: the best stories are told in the kitchen and everyone who has a kitchen (or eats in one), has a story.

My food memories unfold in my bubbe’s tiny New York City kitchen which was no larger than the single cabinet, stove, sink and refrigerator it contained. Her workspace was limited but her baking talent knew no bounds. Even in her early 90s, she still greeted us with hot home-baked challah bread, whose smell sweetened the hallway of her old apartment building on Avenue N on most Friday evenings. With her inspiration still alive in me, I strive to make cooking like granny cool again, sharing recipes and stories that nourish and satisfy.How Did Bubbe Bake It - BlogHerFood aha moment

I also hope that OMG! Yummy will inspire you to get in the kitchen, gather around the dinner table, share a story, create a memory, and just enjoy a nutritious and satisfying meal with family and friends.

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4 Responses to Date Syrup: A Sweet Addition to your Pantry

  1. Deb August 30, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Date syrup is a new-to-me ingredient. I am looking forward to seeing the creative recipes! My mom often cooked and baked with molasses. Can date syrup be used in place of traditional molasses? I might have to try a few of her recipes with this new ingredient!

    • Beth Lee September 2, 2014 at 8:03 am #

      I have not tried it as a direct replacement for molasses yet but given it’s taste and consistency and all that I have read, I would say yes. Please check back in with us if you try it and let us know how it works. In any case, with your creativity, I just know you will like this ingredient in your kitchen Deb. Thanks for coming by.

  2. sandycorman August 30, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Sounds interesting. Looks wonderful on the baked chicken.

    • Beth Lee September 2, 2014 at 8:00 am #

      Yes, I really want to try baking chicken piece or wings as an appetizer, I bet it’s delicious.

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