The Chef Next Door: About


Sarah Bates is a recipe developer, food photographer and the author behind The Chef Next Door blog. She's a passionate baker and home cook who loves sharing food with family and friends. A mother to two young adult sons, she loves spending time with her kids every chance she gets! 

Most days you'll find her in the kitchen creating new recipes, but she also enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time outdoors with her pup, Oscar.

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  1. Nice to meet another fellow Michigander blogger.
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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Gghie! I've been checking out your blog too and I love it! I love your post about your vacation to Charlevoix. One of my favorite areas! What part of MI are you from?

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