April 13, 2012

I'm Joining the 'Ultimate Blog Party 2012!'

Ultimate Blog Party 2012

Well, I just learned about the "Ultimate Blog Party," hosted by Janice and Susan of the blog 5 Minutes for Mom.  The "Party" is an opportunity for bloggers to come together and 'meet' one another ... well, 'meet' in a blogland kind of way - through a huge linky party!  I like 'meeting' people.  So, hey, I figured I'd join in the fun!

If you're a new visitor here stopping by from the "Party," welcome to The Kitchen is My Playground!
This is me:

I'm Tracey, and I love cooking - especially baking. I consider my kitchen my playground and am trying new recipes all the time. I very rarely leave a recipe alone. I like to tinker with them and explore what happens with the changes. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't ... but it's always a fun adventure. The Kitchen is My Playground is where I share my tinkerings, recipes, and kitchen adventures … well, the successful ones anyway.

I spend most of my time outside the kitchen as a first grade teacher. I absolutely love having the privilege of teaching little ones. My students warm my heart every day. I especially get to see their joy each day when they're out on the playground. When it came time to pick a name for my blog, I immediately equated the joy I experience when in the kitchen to the joy they show me every day playing. And that's how the name The Kitchen is My Playground came to be.

To read more about me and the types of things I post about, please visit my About Me page.
And the Recipe Index is a great way to check out posts that may interest you.

It's nice to 'meet' you!  Thanks so much for stopping by.


  1. I'm excited to have found you again - I recognize your childhood photo in the kitchen - and stumbled upon you via UBP 12! I'm a new follower. Come say hello sometime!


    1. Well, welcome, Stella!! Glad to have you here. I just popped on over to your blog ... LOVE it!

  2. Tracey, thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it's always nice to meet someone from your state, I've met another one from Shelby from the UBP12 party, so this is pretty cool! I can tell that visiting your blog will be dangerous, lots of foodie posts destined to add weight to me! BTW, I grew up in Charlotte, went to carmel Academy ( now called Charlotte Country Day ), lived over on the south east side near South Park, boy has that area gotten BIG! let's keep in touch! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  3. Hello! Super cute website! Enjoy the UBP festivities!!!

  4. What a fun site! Stopping by from the UBP!

  5. Hi Tracey! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog :) I'm so happy to have found your blog too. I love new cooking sites and yours looks divine! I'm happy to be your newest follower!

    Have a great day,
    Lisa @ Flour Me With Love

  6. Hmmmm... Delicious! You got yourself a new follower! And I have to say, you haven't changed a bit, pitty you didn't get to keep the kitchen!

  7. Such a cute site! Stopping by from the UBP '12 and cant wait to see what you come up with next. You can find me at http://projecthousewifebyrachael.blogspot.com

  8. Hopping over from UBP. Glad I made it & met you. Look forward to using some of your recipes. I love to cook...and I love teaching kids!

    Stop by when you get a chance

  9. Every mom's favorite place is her kitchen. I love my kitchen more than our bedroom... Visiting from UBP.

  10. Hello! I found you via the UBP--and so glad I did! It looks like you have some really yummy recipes and can't wait to check out more of them. I'm not sure if it was your blog that I found the No-Bake Chocolate Eclair Dessert recipe from or not, but I made it back in February for my birthday--and it was to-die-for!! :) (I think I originally saw it on Pinterest.) Anyway, it is nice to meet you!


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