Hi, I am Kirsten the face behind Treat Yourself Sweeter. I created Treat Yourself Sweeter as a haven of wholesome recipes for you (and me!) to create at home. I have a passion for cooking and feel at home in the kitchen. I love exploring new ingredients and believe in wholesome, nutritious food… and of course, the occasional sweet treat! So, grab a drink, sit back, relax and explore Treat Yourself Sweeter.
If you want to find out more about me, read on…
11 facts about me (because 11 is better than 10!)
I grew up in a Hungarian family, where the way that you learn to show love is through food. If you didn’t feel like eating, the response was ‘are you sick?’ or the dreaded Grandma food guilt trip of… ‘don’t you like it?!'(to which you wanted to say, I love it- but the 3 bowls of gulyas, 2 schnitzels and homemade doughnuts have filled me up) Never. Ever. Say. That. To. Grandma….
I moved away from home in the country after university to the city
to get up to mischief to get a job 😉 plus my amazing foodie cousin lived here. She took me under her wing and taught me what a REAL breakfast is all about… my now favourite meal of all time.
I was always surrounded by inspirational foodies. My mum is an amazing cook and gave me my love of chocolate, sugar and cheese. I am pretty sure that I put on 5kg every time I visit her for a weekend… and the three of us (mum and sis) are complete goofs when we get together!
My sister and I are chalk and cheese- we both love cheesecake though and she is beginning to have an appreciation of coffee. It’s pretty safe to say she missed all the cooking genes (unless you want nachos, carbonara or macaroni cheese… then she is the bomb!)
I LOVE to travel and have been lucky enough to see a few different countries- attend cooking schools and even had the privilege of learning from some local home cooks.
My day job… oh yah, that little thing. I am a full time teacher
on the way to the crazy house I actually love my job and the kids I get to teach, but I dream of one day owning my own café with soulful music, candles, great food, amazing coffee and the most amazing wines. Oh- and some of my cupcakes like these! I’d also love to be a full time blogger.
I have NO technical, computer, blogging experience apart from self teaching and stuff ups along the way- which I have done a lot (have I mentioned this is the second time that I have written this page because the internet crashed, I hadn’t saved and I didn’t know how to get it back. Ah well.. pretty sure this version is better!) You can read about my blogging here
I have a partner, but you probably won’t ever see him on here. He hates the camera (one of the ways we differ!) this little munchkin on the other hand LOVES the camera and puts a smile on the face whenever I see her! (bonus fact… she loves celery… go figure!)
It is highly (okay, probably 100% sure) that you won’t see seafood on this site. None… I don’t like it, in fact I am a little scared of it and… I tell restaurants I am allergic, because it saves the embarrassment.
I own a cupcake and cake business called Treat Me Sweeter… blogging has taken over my
life time and I don’t make cakes anymore… except for me 😉
Here is a couple of my favs!
So, now it’s your turn… tell me about you! Leave me a comment and don’t forget to follow me on social media & to sign up for email updates and recipes!
Some photos on here are by Little Red Photography. Find her on Facebook!