Hi there. My name is Karly and I’m a homeschooling mama of two kids and married to my high school sweetheart. My husband and kids demand that I feed them every day, and for some reason they don’t consider cold cereal a proper dinner. As you can see, life is hard. I decided that if I’m going to be forced to cook for my family, I may as well have fun with it and share my favorite recipes with you.

Aforementioned high school sweetheart turned husband.

In the nearly ten years that I’ve been married, I’ve considered frozen pizza a gourmet dinner (that was the first couple of years) and then moved on to Hamburger Helper (that was years three through five) and have finally (thankfully, says my husband) moved on to food that doesn’t come from a box. In the past five years I’ve come to really enjoy cooking and trying new recipes.

The two kids. Go ahead and say it…they’re cute. I know. Apparently, I’m good at the people making.

I love photography and, honestly, taking photos of the food I cook is one of my favorite parts of this website. It’s fun to make something pretty, you know? Even better if it tastes yummy! For those that have asked, I shoot with a Nikon d700. It’s a pretty awesome camera. I have a couple of lenses, but the one I use for my food shots is the Nikkor 50mm 1.4G. It’s my baby. My sweet, little, low-light loving, bokeh making baby. I’m also a professional senior photographer – the high school kind of senior. Not the old person kind. But, I do think old people are pretty great. I have a website and blog. You should look at it. We recently moved out of state and I’ve decided to focus on food full time.

You probably won’t find a lot of dinner recipes on this site, because I don’t get a lot of light in my kitchen around the dinner hour, so it’s hard to photograph in there. We recently moved to a new house with plenty of light in the kitchen, so I’m enjoying sharing more dinner recipes. However, most of the recipes on this blog are for baked goods, sweets, treats, and yummy things that will make you gain weight. Sorry about that.

Oh, and why the name Buns In My Oven? The first recipe I ever made and photographed for the sole purpose of putting it up on the internet was hamburger buns. I know the name makes you think I’m pregnant, but I promise I’m not. The only buns in my oven are the yeasty kind.

If you’d like to work together, you can email me at [email protected] or hop over and check out my portfolio site.