About Me

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Before I was a blogger, I was an avid blog reader. To this day, my favorite part about a blog is the “About Me” page. It’s the first thing that pulls me in and gives me a sense of the blog’s author. That’s a lot of pressure for a single page!

So who is the girl behind this blog? I’m Madison. I’m a 27-year-old food editor living in Minneapolis, Minnesota with my husband, Joe, and our Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, Nutmeg and Pippa. We’re expecting our first baby in March! Above all things, I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, followed (in no particular order) by my family, coffee, yoga, cooking, a good sweat session at the gym, Instagram, early mornings, fall and football. {Go Gators!}

This blog was started when I was a college student interning for Better Homes and Gardens magazine as a way to keep track of all my recipes. Over time this food blog has grown and morphed along with me into a blog about all aspects of life. You can read more about my story here.

I’m so happy you’re here. I hope you’ll stay a while and be part of the conversation. As always, you can e-mail me (madisonjanemayberry@gmail.com) with any questions you may have!


  • I love your blog, it’s beautiful, as are you! Always happy to check out a fellow vegetarian in the blog world, and I used to be a journalist too so I’m sure we have lots in common! I’m from the Cayman Islands so FL was always our closest port of call, though I confess I haven’t been to Iowa. Will have to be added to my to-visit list! Looking forward to checking out all your recipes. And btw, love that maxi dress in the top photo! Maxi dresses are tough for me to buy (I’m tall-ish so I struggle!) but you can’t beat black and I have been looking for one just like that! Is it an old pic?

    Your wedding pics are stunning! Congrats girl!

  • I just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, especially the No Fat Talk Tuesday special. You’ve inspired me to tackle my own body image issues. Of course, I’m still working on it, but I find a lot of strength in the honesty of your posts.

    You can read more about the award in my latest post here: http://fitbuttfabulous.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/who-me/

    Thanks for being inspirational!

  • Emmyclaire256

    Your blog is absolutely lovely! I stumbled upon your chopped salad recipe on interest and fell in love with all your recipes. I do have one question for you— are you an Alpha Gam?

    • Madison Mayberry

      Emmy – Thank you so much for your kind words! Yes, I am an Alpha Gam from Iowa State. Are you?

  • Cannella Vita

    Beautiful blog! I am your newest subscriber, and am inspired by your photography (I am a teenage food blogger)!

  • Just found you in a friend’s post on FB. Think I will love this! Love your post about yourself! I am anxious to explore your site.

  • Yvonnetay66

    This morning I woke up to Pillsbury FB post of your “Cinnamon-Banana Stuffed Muffins” – that 1 muffin made my mouth water. I love cinnamon and I love anything banana. So I had to take a look. Little did I know that when I would take that look – there would be not only a creative woman behind Espresso and Cream, but a very beautiful one. I can tell you are a beautiful lady inside and out.

  • Heather22

    what a small world your famliy looks so familiar do they happen to live in idaho

  • eskmom

    Hi! Yes, I found you through Pinterest and I did decide to stay awhile. I did pin a few of your recipes that I knew my picky teens would eat, and I did credit you with them. (bloggers work hard and deserve to get their credit). How exciting to be at the beginning of your life. I love your spirit/enthusiasm and hope that your life is filled with many blessings and much happiness. Oh, and irony: I was born in Iowa and grew up in Florida, tho God and my hubby planted me in Pennsylvania. Nutmeg is a sweetheart; I can see that would be a face that would brighten any day.

  • Megan Custer

    I randomly stumbled upon your blog through a pinterest link. To my surprise, I remember you from Iowa State (I worked for a campus magazine and got to design a spread about your cooking contest success). Small world! Your blog is amazing, and I can’t wait to keep up with it (especially since I am vegetarian as well). Congrats on your continued accomplishments!

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  • Elizabeth Ann

    I’m your newest follower via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen! 🙂

    • Madison Mayberry

      Elizabeth, thanks for stopping by! I hope you like what you find on E&C! 🙂

  • Emily @ Perfection Isn’t Happy

    Hi Madison! I just found your blog via the HLS Pinterest page — I’ll be there in September also. Love your blog!

  • haleysimmons

    Just found your blog when I was reading through some Stitch Fix reviews – a random way to run across you, but I’m glad that I did! Looking forward to following along 🙂

  • Christina

    Happy to find your blog! 🙂 I blog over at call-christina.com by the way, stop over and see me! 🙂

  • Hey! I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. I was out of town when my post went live, but you can read more about it here: http://erinmjustice.com/2014/02/14/feelin-the-blog-love-versatile-blogger-award/

  • Summer

    “I was fearful that Tracy was going to be a nazi in her videos (just a notion I had about her)”… Do you know what a nazi is? Are you really comparing a work out video to genocide? I’m Catholic and completely offended by your statement. I hope you’ll consider removing such an ignorant statement.

  • sarah goodman

    could it be true that you have the greatest hair in all of the land?! i think so.
    so so happy to have found your blog. i am in MN too! with the same poopy “infertility” word in my background. praying for you and your family as you grow!

  • Brooke Baker

    I just found your blog and am so excited to read more about your journeys! Go Gators 🙂