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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8 Responses to Pumpkin Pie Granola Sweetened with Date Syrup

  1. Carol Sacks October 23, 2014 at 7:52 am #

    Very festive, Beth! Hope you’re having a lovely fall, even if it’s unseasonably warm this year!

    • Beth Lee October 23, 2014 at 9:09 am #

      Thanks Carol. I’m excited for Halloween and am trying to get in the fall spirit as best as I can!

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  3. Betsy @ Desserts Required October 23, 2014 at 7:10 pm #

    This granola looks delicious. I love pumpkin in cakes, cheesecakes, brownies, truffles, ice cream…pretty much everything!

  4. King October 23, 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    I could noot resist commenting. Perfectly written!

  5. Diane October 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm #

    This looks scrumptious! I love homemade granola! It’s pinned and shared!

  6. Hannah October 29, 2014 at 8:24 am #

    Fantastic, Beth! No pumpkin overload here…I’m always happy to learn about more pumpkin inspiration like this granola. Date syrup is perfect for sweetening. Happy fall cooking to you!

    • Beth Lee October 29, 2014 at 2:25 pm #

      And of course, like the granola you sent to me, adding in fresh dates at the end would be lovely too. We are not sick of pumpkin here either. It’s been so warm that the pumpkin flavors have been helping us get into the spirit of fall!

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