mary_small_webHello and welcome to my food blog! In case you wanted to know a little bit about the blogger, photographer and food junkie behind hazelnutandcocoa.com, read on…

My name is Mary and I recently decided to take my love of food and photography to the web. Here, I will share recipes that I love (and hope you love too). I’m interested in cooking with the basics and I’ve found that the best food comes from simple, yet, high-quality ingredients.  I try to buy things that I can generally afford and want to share recipes I’ve either adapted from friends and cookbooks, or created on my own.

Sometimes I go on a health-food kick for a while and research recipes that are healthy AND tasty. Then, there are days I need a cookie and a tub of ice cream. I’m sure you have these bi-polar episodes as well. I’m sure.

I live right smack in the middle of a large northeastern state that has lots of cows and football fans. Can you guess which one?  Some weird things about me: I love the sound of fresh snow crunching under my boots. I lived in NYC for several years and never once saw a random famous person on the street even though my co-workers and friends claimed to see them all the time. My favorite TV shows are LOST, Cake Wars, Project Runway, Under the Dome, Roswell, and Homeland.  I binge-watched the entire first 3 seasons of Homeland in two weeks and then I promptly stopped watching TV for about a week because I basically overdosed on TV there for a bit. :)

Jeez… you’re still reading? Awww…

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you find something good here.  Feel free to ask me anything.

- Mary


  1. kelly
    Jan 19, 2014 @ 20:30:46

    Hey Sis…great job…looks great…..Sweet site.

  2. Yarn Snob
    Jan 21, 2014 @ 19:25:58

    Food blogger! And I knew you before your were famous.

  3. Mary
    Jan 22, 2014 @ 16:29:46

    Thank you, Kelly! It’s still a work in progress, but I’m having fun.

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