This blog started as a place for me to share recipes with family and friends in October 2007, and after over two years of spending most of my free time working on this site, it’s grown into much more.  I think of it as my little home on the internet, and accordingly, Sugarlaws has expanded to cover my two true loves: food, and, of course, fashion.

And it just keeps growing.  Sugarlaws is about all the things that I adore, whether they’re food, fashion, beauty, hair, or interior design!  I just moved from Manhattan to Houston, Texas, so I can’t wait to rid myself of the tiny-apartment mentality and decorate our new house!

You might be looking at this page because you’ve just stumbled into this site for the first time, or because you’ve been a loyal reader or subscriber for years.  Either way, look around, check out some of the archived recipes here, and style posts here.  And if you like what you see, or you want to get in touch, drop me a line by clicking here.

Welcome to Sugarlaws.  Enjoy!

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38 responses so far ↓

  • 1 DONALD SWAFFORD // Jan 14, 2010 at 4:30 am


  • 2 VCK // Jan 26, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Umm… unless that’s your father-in-law, that is super creepy!
    I’m wondering who does your photography. Are you a professional model? All of your shots are really well-done and look like the come from a catalogue.

  • 3 Ru // Feb 3, 2010 at 3:46 am

    I found this website one day by accident, just searching for some recipe. Now, that I’ve read almost all the repicies and tryied a few as well ( they were reaally good!), I think this website is amazing! Keep on the great work, Katie! Best greetings from Lithuania ( as you can see, your website is realy popular all over the world! ;))

  • 4 grace // Feb 5, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    hi! I think this is the second time i’ve found your website, first for a recipe and second i was searching for the juno calypso dress and wanted reviews. 🙂 I saw your fashion shots, (i love fashion too) and I think they’re really good!! Do you post them on chictopia?
    okay, well i’ll prob keep reading you blog(:

  • 5 Rosemaryandthegoat // Feb 14, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I found your site last summer we were were starting Don’t see anything about what kind of camera you use. I just bought another one, hoping to improve my pictures.

  • 6 Consuelo // Feb 19, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    Love this website! Food and fashion- great combo! Was looking for a way to make healthy homemade pasta without the machine.  I am so excited to try the one mentioned in your blog! All the other recipes look great and so do your outfits!

  • 7 Angela // Feb 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    I really enjoy your site.  Came across it by doing a random search for a recipe…  Your love for food and fashion is similar to mine and your blog does a great combination of both!  Keep it up:)

  • 8 katy // Feb 21, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Hey all!  Sorry I haven’t had a chance to respond to these.  I am definitely not a professional model, just a regular person!  And my camera is a Canon Rebel XTI, with a F2.8 50mm lens.  I use the same camera and lens for both the food and the style posts, so they’re definitely versatile!

    (also, um, sorry, I am already married!)

  • 9 GUY // Feb 24, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Actually I came across your site through stumbleupon. Now its forever in my favorites. Not much into womens fashion, but sure do love the recipes!!  Great job. Please keep up the good work.

  • 10 Lisa // Mar 23, 2010 at 8:03 am


    as a huge fan of mini muffin frittatas, i was looking for some new ideas for fillings and found your site through a google search…LOVE the site! Immediately added as a favorite – keep up the great work!

  • 11 Samantha // Mar 28, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    i stumbled upon ur website…i am doing this french project and is/was looking for french food and pictures. and you have amazing food pics!  and i love the name of ur website. i am almost done with my project ( i am creating a french menu ), i am on the desert part now ( most fave part ). anyways, you are very pretty, awesome photos, and keep it up!!! 🙂

  • 12 James // Apr 12, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Recently stumbled on your website and….wow…is all I can say..I will definately be trying a lot of these recipes. I just applied for Culinary Management at George Brown College in Toronto, Canada…Thanks for your posts…I look forward to see more..

  • 13 Alex Boucher // Apr 14, 2010 at 2:53 am

    Love your blog. You have an amazing style, your recipes are deliciouse and you are just so beautiful.

  • 14 Renee Ferguson // Apr 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    while looking for a Goats Cheese quiche recipe I came across your website. Thanks for posting your recipe of this delicious quiche and thanks for being such a creative blogger.
    kind regards,

  • 15 debra Q // Apr 29, 2010 at 11:40 am

    was looking for a banana strawberry muffin recipe and your site came up. I may have come for food but I stayed for style.
    I love both your fashion, and your recipes are nice and healthy too. Keep up with this awesome website.
    Just wondering, it looks like you live in NYC. My daughter does too.

  • 16 Trevor // May 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Greetings from (ever-so gastronomic) Lima.  Like so many others,I love your site, which I found while tryning to figure out how to….”render duck fat!”  (I pay $9 for a whole, red fleshed, fat laden duckie here..and in Manhatan now!?!?) Anyay, I am listing you in a new Times (of London) “50 best food blogs” competitio.  anyone else wiling to support!??

  • 17 Jaclyn // May 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Yummy banana apple cake! My fiance is gluten free, so I just switched to alternative flours and he loved it! (Me too) Gonna make this one again soon cus we ate it too fast to share 🙂
    Looking forward to trying out some other recipes on your site

  • 18 Maria Pistole // Jul 21, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Hey what is it your holding in your hand in nearly every picture?  It seems strange!

  • 19 Katy // Jul 21, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    Hey Maria — In a lot of my photos (before I had Kristen as my amazing photographer) I was using a remote for my camera — that’s what I’m holding in the ones above!

  • 20 Natasha // Aug 17, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Hi –
    I just launched my site called Pink Junction — its a lifestyle social network for women to share recipes along with tips and advice!
    Thought you could share your recipes with fans in addition to your blog…its similar to facebook..but, only for women –
    thanks for your support in advance,

  • 21 Style Maniac // Sep 29, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Just found you through Glossing Over It. Fashion+Food=Two of My Favorite Things as well. Can’t wait to read more!

  • 22 Isabell // Oct 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Just found your website after seraching for great thing to use lemons for. I am going to try orzo with lemon and parsley, so thank you for sharing your ideas on food and everything else on the site.

  • 23 jonathan alpeyrie // Oct 13, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    How are you?
    I get google alerts when my work or my mug appears on the a new website. I saw yours. I only took the first shot (the shot I took of you, top one). You should make that clear by adding my full name at the bottom of that photo as a credit.
    I hope you do not mind.



  • 24 jonathan alpeyrie // Oct 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    thank you.

  • 25 Jess // Oct 21, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Hey…i just came across your site and I love it!  We have similar interests when it comes to food and I can’t wait to try some of the recipes you have posted!

  • 26 Diane Epling // Oct 21, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Stumbled on your site and found your recipes to be so good. Nice blog, too. Keep up the great works.

  • 27 leyla // Nov 7, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Love your site and the apple pie looks great.  I have really enjoyed the addition of the style posts.  I found you two years ago while searching for a snickerdoodle recipe (which is also great).  Keep up the good work.

  • 28 ell // Nov 11, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Do you have an occupation in the fashion business?  How do you get to meet so many celebs?!

  • 29 Abdulaziz // Nov 16, 2010 at 6:59 am

    I wanna be your son for a week.

  • 30 Tanya R. // Nov 23, 2010 at 11:26 am

    Ahhhh! I just ran across your blog and I am going to be a regular! LOL!

    The recipes look delish and the your fashion is so right on. (I cannot wait to try those eyelashes at Sephora!)

    THANK YOU!!!, for loving the 2 things I do: Food & Fashion!

  • 31 Jessica V. // Nov 29, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    okay 🙂
    i just randomly ended up on your blog, and i am from a small town in Nebraska.  I am planning on Majoring somewhere out of Nebraska in fashion merchandising, but am struggling on deciding, where, what, and how! haha 🙂 but you seemed very educated on the topic. and i wondered if you had any advice.
    have a great day! thanks.

  • 32 admin // Nov 30, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Ell and Jessica — I can answer your questions both at once!  I don’t have a job in fashion (although I wouldn’t turn one down!) — my job is totally unrelated to this blog, which has its pluses and minuses!  Ell, I get invited to these events as a blogger, when companies want me to write about their products or events.  Jessica, unfortunately, because I don’t really know much about working in fashion, I’m probably not the best resource.  But I do know there are a number of terrific schools in and around NYC, and a lot of undergraduates do internships with fashion companies that lead to jobs after graduation.  Hopefully that helps a little bit!

  • 33 Brandi // Jan 4, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    you say that you job is unrelated to fashion, may I ask what you do in NYC?  I am planning to move there in march and I am so excited

  • 34 Jess // Jun 25, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    So nice to meet you today at the Cadillac event!

  • 35 Patty // Dec 10, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Sorry we missed the event at Elaine Turner this week….book looks darling ….can’t wait to start it. Say hello to Chad for me….

  • 36 Katie M. // Mar 29, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Hi Katy,
    I loved your book Moving Neutral! I wish there was a sequel! I would read in if there is one! I hope there will be a sequel! I think your a great author, and I hope there will be more books by you!
    Katie M. from Wisconsin

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