Contact Me: averiecooks@gmail.com

I’m Averie Sunshine and welcome to my blog. I began blogging in 2009 as a way to share recipes, and what began as a little hobby, has turned into one of the best things I’ve ever done.

Sharing recipes, connecting with readers, making lots of friends along the way, and cooking up a storm has been so much fun.

I post new recipes on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

In June 2013, my first cookbook, Peanut Butter Comfort: Recipes for Breakfasts, Brownies, Cakes, Cookies, Candies, and Frozen Treats Featuring America’s Favorite Spread, was released.

The accompanying blog post about it is here

In October 2o14, my second cookbook, Cooking with Pumpkin: Recipes That Go Beyond the Piewill be released.


I have a passion for baking and creating sweet treats and desserts. I do have quite a sweet tooth, and yes, I eat everything I make.

I have the most fun in the kitchen when I am making something sweet and dripping with chocolate

I like to keep the recipes I create straightforward enough for the everyday cook to tackle and I use commonly found ingredients so you’re not chasing all over town to specialty grocery stores for items.

We’re all so busy and pressed for time and my recipes are generally fast to prepare, proving that you don’t have to slave away in the kitchen to obtain fabulous results.

One of my favorite things to eat is chocolate

And homemade peanut butter

Through blogging, I have discovered a passion for photography. Taking pictures of the food I’ve made is almost as much fun as eating it.  Almost.

I was named one of the Ten Best Food Bloggers by the Huffington Post, and my work has appeared in Better Homes and Gardens, Martha Stewart’s Martha’s Circle, Gourmet Live, Glamour and more.

I live in San Diego, California and am fortunate to live in such a beautiful, sunny place where the ocean is near and the sky is blue.

When I’m not in the kitchen cooking or taking pictures of the food I create, I enjoy spending time outside enjoying San Diego’s beautiful weather, doing yoga and running, and spending time with my daughter.

Contact Me: averiecooks@gmail.com

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Please see my FAQs or Press Page for more information. My blog was originally called Love Veggies and Yoga but since 2011, I’ve used the name Averie Cooks.

Photo of me taken by Brandon Matzek