About Us

Hi, my name is Alison.  Our blog is inspired by the lovely Miss Rosie Dickens, who brought much joy to our kitchen.  We still create in our kitchen, but we are sadly without Miss Rosie.  Our blog gets its name from her because really what is more inquisitive than a yellow Labrador?  In real life, Rosie wasn’t stranger friendly, but she did love her family to bits and pieces.  She even loved her cat, Mr. Seven.  Seven is a ginormous orange tabby cat, think Garfield, who lately is so pleased with Susie that he chirps when she pets him.

I’m enthusiastic about all things food and I do mean all things.  On Rosie Discovers you’ll find recipes and reviews of all the extremely wonderful things we discover.  Along with food you’ll also find things that we love.  These could be books, makeup or just about anything.

A little about me, I’m a former master barista and a librarian.  Weird combination, huh?  I think both really bring something to our recipe creation.  While I’m not a professionally trained chef I have baked and cooked almost my entire life.  I was the girl in school who baked something for almost every single project.  Due to the baking, I almost always got an ‘A’.  (Okay it wasn’t all due to the baking, I am a smart cookie :))

My sister Susie also is behind this blog.  You’ll never see her in person but she writes and tastes all the recipes.  Okay, so you might see her in person, but that isn’t really important.  What is important are that the sweet rolls never stop coming.  Sometimes she even helps deliver the sweet rolls because eating 12 rolls minus 2 for the baker is not the best choice. 

You’ll also see posts from a new author, Josephine.  She is a foodie that has received deliveries of sweet rolls.  That is how much we like her.  We drive to give her treats.  She knows quite a lot about food especially in the Chicago area.  Josephine used to write for Hedonist/Shedonist Chicago which you can find here.