Welcome To Stephanie's Sweet Treats!
I'm Stephanie! I am a huge believer that sweets can fix all issues. All of my life, I was either baking or thinking about baking, or eating baked goods. I love sweets so much. I have a huge passion to share my homemade desserts with all of you, so you can learn how to easily bake them too.
How I Started Out
I used to only use box mix (who doesn't??) and I would slather on frosting and call it a day. I used to want desserts fast and quick with very little effort. I never spent too much time building my skills. However, everything changed for me once I had my son.
I had severe postpartum depression. I had a very hard time finding my joy; until I got to watch Great British Baking Show and I thought, I could do that! I struggled with being a new mom and being with my baby who had a few issues at birth. I needed something that would make me feel like me again.
Baking gave me so much joy. I loved being able to create something beautiful (eating it was great too!). My first big project was mini cheesecakes topped with chocolate covered strawberries for a Valentine's Day party and I was hooked.
I was hooked on wanting to improve and getting better and better.
Over the last couple of years I have learned so much. Mostly by trial and error and by reading tips and tricks from other bakers. So, now I want to share all of my new tricks on how to get a good bake packed with flavor that looks impressive but is easy to do too. I basically want to show you everything.
In July of 2019, I decided I needed to lose weight. I was always a bigger girl, but after having a baby and eating everything in sight, I had to change my ways.
I started off by not eating fast food. After I knew I could handle that, I stopped buying junk food (goodbye sour cream and onion goldfish!). After that I started to workout 3 times a week. Then I did 4 times a week. Then 5.
After that I started to really hone in on my diet. I am doing a high protein, high veggie, and low carb "diet". More like a new lifestyle now.
No programs. No special diets. No magic pill. Just me, eating healthy, and exercising. When I write this now, I have lost 47 lbs in March 2020. Do I have more to go? Yes. I am so happy with how far I have come.
Weight loss + Desserts? Can You Have Both?
YES. I believe that you can have things you like in moderation. I seriously bake desserts all the time. Obviously I do take test bites of my desserts. However, I tell myself I can have dessert once a week.
When I do have dessert its a little piece. Not a whole chunk of cheesecake like old Stephanie would have done. You can have desserts and enjoy life while trying to be healthy at the same time. It is possible.
I am married to my very best friend who encourages me to bake as much as I have. He is also a certified taste tester for anything that I make. We have been together since 2011 and he has been my rock through everything. He very much supports me constantly baking him desserts.
I have a son who is always wanting to help me in the kitchen and is so spoiled with all of the cookies and cake that I make. He is a toddler, that makes baking challenging sometimes. One of his first words was "Cookie" and he makes everything worth it.
I Hope To Make Stephanie's Sweet Treats Your #1 Destination For Your Dessert Recipes
My main goal here is to make you want to try out new dessert recipes. Recipes that you never thought of trying on your own. I want to show all of you how possible it is to bake all these amazing desserts, whether it be a chewy cookie, a moist and creamy cheesecake, or fudgy brownies. It is all possible.