Welcome to Sweet & Savory by Shinee
- Are you throwing another party and need some inspiration for your menu?
- Perhaps, you’re looking for a gorgeous homemade layer cake for a birthday party, or elegant pastry for a bridal shower?
- Or are you having a laid-back game-day gathering with friends and looking for an amazing appetizer menu?
Well, you’ve come to the right place!
Sweet & Savory by Shinee is the place to help you throw the most delicious party where your guests’ll rave about that beautiful cake you’ve made, those dainty little macarons you’ve successfully baked in your own kitchen, and where your amazing game-day spread leaves your guests happy and satisfied (no matter whose team wins).
I believe food brings people closer. Making a special day even more special with beautiful gourmet food- surrounded with family and a good laughter– should never be daunting. That’s why I’m committed to making made-from-scratch gourmet easy and approachable. You can now add extra joy to any kind of gathering with delicious gourmet food. Culinary degree not required! If you follow my directions, you’ll get perfect results every time. If I can do it, you can do it!
Don’t take my word for it though. Check out what my readers say about delicious, yet gorgeous food they’ve made for special occasions:
“Thank you for this amazing (chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling) recipe. Made it for my friend’s birthday cake and it turned out incredible. Was absolutely a hit.”
“My second ever attempt at macarons… They look amazing! Thank you so much for this recipe, instructions were perfect and I can’t believe how fantastic they look. Not to mention, taste great.”
“Just want to let you know that I tried your bacon chicken meatballs served with the sauce for our usual party night. Everyone loved the meatballs, especially the sauce! We almost dipped the sauce on every bite of the meatballs.”
See? Now you too can treat your loved ones with homemade gourmet for any occasion without breaking a sweat. Imagine those big smiles on everyone’s face at the party as you bring out that beautiful cake YOU’ve made!
Now, a little bit about me…
I’m a small town girl with big city cravings…
Living in rural North Dakota and not having access to many restaurants and bakeries, I craved impressive desserts on special occasions and big city flavors in my everyday life. You see, one thing (and probably the only thing) I absolutely loved living in Los Angeles is the diverse food I’ve experienced there. From pretty macaron shops to neighborhood Italian restaurants, I got to eat whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.
Now, since my favorite bakery is more than 100 miles away, I had to learn to bake gourmet desserts from scratch. And instead of driving to the next town (30 miles away!) for a nice meal, I wanted quick n’ easy yet special dinners that I can make right in my own kitchen.
Through numerous trials and errors and consulting my trusted cookbooks, I’ve created approachable recipes with easy-to-follow directions to satisfy my cravings for gourmet eats.
I don’t miss big city food anymore (well, maybe a little…) because now I can impress my friends and family with a batch of beautiful macarons and celebrate birthdays with homemade layer cake from scratch, right here in my own kitchen. Nothing makes me happier and more accomplished than seeing my loved ones enjoy my beautiful- and delicious– creations.
…Besides spending countless hours in the kitchen, traveling is another passion of mine. In fact, I uprooted myself from my homeland, Mongolia, a decade ago to explore the world. How and why I settled in ND is a whole another story for another day. But you can read some of my travel journals right here.
- Me and my husband at Yellowstone National Park
I live with my husband, Garrat. He is a rancher by day, a handyman on demand, a plant nerd all year-round and my #1 taste-tester in the kitchen.
In January, 2016, we welcomed our son Grant into this world, and now, we’re a happy family of 3. You can read more about our little guy here.
Oh and one more thing… If you make any of my recipes, I’d love to see how it turns out. Make sure to submit your photo here to contribute to our community corner, where I feature all of your creations. Nothing feels more rewarding than seeing all your creations!! You too can check out what others have made right here on our community page.
Thanks so much for stopping by! It’s an absolute pleasure having you here.