About Me

Hello, friends! Thank you for stopping by. When I started this blog nearly 10 years ago as a college senior I never could have imagined that I would still be blogging all these years later. Throughout the years, Espresso and Cream has gone through as many changes as my life itself. What once started as a food blog as evolved over the years to include many parts of my life as a recipe developer, wife, momma, fitness enthusiast and healthy living advocate.

I live in Iowa with my husband, Joe, our two little girls, Ainsley and Collins, and our Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Pippa. I work as a freelance writer, recipe developer, blogger and leader at Beautycounter. 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!



  • Reply Anna Wootton June 24, 2012 at 4:44 am

    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!

  • Reply Katie H. July 1, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    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!

  • Reply Emmyclaire256 July 9, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    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?

    • Reply Madison Mayberry July 10, 2012 at 3:16 pm

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

  • Reply Cannella Vita July 22, 2012 at 3:04 pm

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

  • Reply Jan Gifford August 8, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    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.

  • Reply Yvonnetay66 August 8, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    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.

  • Reply Heather22 August 11, 2012 at 1:24 am

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

  • Reply eskmom September 20, 2012 at 9:05 am

    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.

  • Reply Megan Custer November 6, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    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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  • Reply Elizabeth Ann January 15, 2013 at 1:06 am

    I’m your newest follower via Confessions of a Cookbook Queen! πŸ™‚

    • Reply Madison Mayberry January 15, 2013 at 8:48 pm

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

  • Reply Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy August 12, 2013 at 7:47 pm

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

  • Reply haleysimmons November 25, 2013 at 4:41 am

    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 πŸ™‚

  • Reply Christina January 2, 2014 at 4:17 am

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

  • Reply justice February 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    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/

  • Reply Summer September 13, 2014 at 6:20 am

    “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.

  • Reply sarah goodman October 14, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    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!

  • Reply Brooke Baker May 11, 2015 at 8:07 pm

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

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