Ann Reardon

Hello, my name is Ann I am a qualified food scientist and dietitian who likes to cook ridiculously unhealthy desserts!

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I have worked as a consultant dietitian in the food industry, then as a community and public health dietitian for a number of years.  After which I resigned to take on a role as a youth pastor.  We’ve had countless dinners and meetings at our house over the years, so there has been plenty of opportunities to bake and cook for guests.    Again and again I have been asked, “Can you teach me how to cook that”.  After writing out the recipes numerous times and even having friends come to my house to learn how to cook, I decided to one day start a cooking blog.

In March 2011 my third son was born (three wonderful boys), he was quite unwell and I was up feeding him 3 hourly throughout the night until he was 7 months old.  To stay awake during those times I started  Yes, that’s correct most of the first years posts were typed one handed at all hours of the night while feeding a baby.

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I often get asked how can  you make all of those cakes and desserts and not be overweight?  Well, there is no magic pill – all of our meals are low fat and healthy, I eat plenty of fruit and excercise regularly.  I try to only make amazing desserts when we have people coming over to share it with.  I did have intentions of adding the recipes that I use for dinner to the blog, but I keep getting sidetracked with desserts – they photograph so much more beautifully.

I have been cooking sweet things and collecting recipes ever since I was a little girl.  What a blessing to have a mum that taught me to cook despite the mess that kids make in the kitchen.

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Above is a pic of the first recipe I ever wrote out – my friends mum had made the most amazing chocolate cheesecake, so I asked for the recipe.  I have a recipe file that is thick with gems collected over the years. If there is no source listed it is because I don’t actually know where they came from or I have adapted or developed the recipes myself.

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  1. Video Suggestion: Pemmican. I would value your opinion on it’s safety in a modern context. Thanks for your time 🙂

  2. Hi Ann love your video

  3. Hi Ann, I’ve been a big fan of your videos for a long time and when I came across a journal article whose abstract properly shocked me, I thought you would be the perfect person to make a video educating us about the topic. The article observes that the carbohydrate content of beverages containing high fructose corn syrup may vary widely depending on the degree of hydrolysis of the oligosaccharides:
    “With inclusion of mild acid hydrolysis, all samples showed significantly higher fructose and glucose content than the listed values of carbohydrates on the nutrition labels. The underestimation of carbohydrate content in beverages may be a contributing factor in the development of obesity in children.”
    I’m not a food scientist by any means, but I so enjoyed your video about the nutritional differences between sugars, “Debunking ‘Healthy’ Tiktok DESSERTS,” and was hoping you could bring some of your dietitian skills to the topic. (I also think, if I’m understanding the findings correctly, that your thumbnail and title could be quite eye-catching.) Here is the URL:
    Thanks for reading this far!
    – Fez, a poetry grad student in Virginia.

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  5. Hey Ann! I watch all your videos even the debunking ones and one helped me realise one of the chanles i wach was completly fake!So thank you!

  6. I was all your videos and i like to bake and out of coincidence I happen to find this!

  7. Hi Ann! made a delicious version of the gingerbread and made it summer themed! I love your videos and look forward to watching them every time. Thank you for being a huge inspiration and motivating me to bake more difficult things!

  8. Hello Ann, I made this delicious chocolate chip cookie recipe, me and my family loved it, however it was very sweet! is there by any chance I can add less sugar?

  9. I am very disappointment I buy twice the PDF form to do the up gingerbread house but, never got the PDF on my email.

  10. Hi Ann!
    I am doing a cookie recipe exchange countdown with many of my favorite blogs on the very tiny Jen Spice YouTube channel. I would like to use some of your links and images to share my favorites. Please let me know ASAP if this is okay or if I need to pull them down. BTW we love your macarons! My son makes me bake them every year on his birthday. Your new cookbook is brilliant!

    Jen Olson

  11. Hi Ann!
    Me and my friends watch all your videos. Pls do some more debunking!!!


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  13. cant’t for ur next video thx go subscribe to salty dog and me yay for more info about me

  14. Hey Ann I love your work can’t wait for your next video it’s so inspirational. Would love to see tiny brownies and ice cream,! Thank you for inspiring me every day. Hope my video gives us some inspiration.

  15. Ann,I watched your episode on fruit mince pie and it should have been regular raisins and even though the recipe may not of said that it should have been cooked together before you put it in the pie. If you have a product in Australia called Nonesuch mincemeat, that’s what it should be like.

  16. Hi Ann, I was inspired by your teeny tiny cooking videos and so me and my sister decided to make some mini food. We went to the wheat field outside of our house and picked a bit of wheat, dried it and ground it into flour. I then made it into a tiny wholemeal pancake batter and fried it. It actually tasted like pancake too!

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