Hi! I’m Julie Blanner. It’s so nice to “meet” you!

JulieBlanner.com is the resource to find your favorite original recipes, tips and home design inspiration.

My award winning food, entertaining and home blog receives millions visitors, like you, each month!

My recipes are easy for everyday and elegant for entertaining! They have been tested in our kitchen and beyond ensuring they’re picture perfect and delicious, every time!

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As a former caterer and event planner and a busy working mother of 3 sweet girls, I have created recipes that are easy, adaptable and scalable. Whether you’re cooking and baking for two or a crowd, I have the best recipes for you!

and so much more!

In addition, you’ll find expert tips, step-by-step photos, video tutorials, substitutions and variations to customize recipes. 

My philosophy of easy and elegant cooking and baking is infused in my approach to home that blends function and design. 

Less is more – thoughtful pieces, paint colors and decor with space to celebrate life. 

My site is filled with…

and so much more!

About Julie

Julie Blanner is the founder and creative director, wife and mother of 3 sweet girls. 

As a former caterer and event planner, she started this site to share recipes easy enough for everyday, but elegant for entertaining and home that blends function and design.

Our recipes and homes have been featured on Martha Stewart, Today, Oprah, People, Better Homes and Gardens, Country living, Elle Decor, the Washington Post and many more!

I hope Julie Blanner will become your resource for recipes and home.

New Features Designed for YOU!

I’m so excited to introduce new features to make my site easier than ever to use!


Click the ♡ or SAVE button at the top of every post, preview and recipe card to save for easy reference (perfect for last-minute dinner ideas, paint colors and more!). or complete the form below to save and return to your favorites.

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In each post you’ll find a form to automatically email a recipe or post directly to your inbox to save for easy reference! Example below

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recipe card features

  • Cook Mode – Toggle cook mode on in the recipe card to prevent your screen from going dark.
  • Scale – Click on 1x, 2x or 3x to automatically double or triple a recipe!
  • Checklist – Click the box next to an ingredient when you’ve added it to the recipe to ensure you don’t miss one (or double up).

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Chances are, our most popular recipes will be your favorites, too!

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Connecting with you is one of the many things I love about blogging! These are a few ways we can keep in touch!

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What Readers Have To Say

Really beautiful Julie. You have indeed created a calm and soothing space and I am really inspired by your work. Thank you so much for sharing. I always look forward to opening your emails! Following you as you transform that very heavy and dated house into a light and fresh, clean, organized home with such an airy happy vibe has been inspiring and fun. I’m looking forward to what’s to come!


Classic, peaceful, natural, and visually pleasing–that’s how I would describe your home! Your style is very calming
in this stressful, chaotic world. What a gift of a safe haven you are creating for your family. Thanks for sharing! You inspire me to do the same!


Julie – I am NOT a baker. In fact, I almost break out in hives when I think about it and I’ve had some real disasters. But these cookies have put me on the map!! When I read the recipe I felt like I could give it a try. Well, the cookies came out perfect and were so delicious. My family is still talking about them and I feel like I conquered the world. These will definitely become a holiday favorite. 


These have to be the best sugar cookies I have ever had, let alone ever made. I have been baking more lately and I am still getting better and better. I must say I baked these to perfection, they definitely hit the spot. In addition, I added your fluffy cream cheese frosting recipie and added maple extract. That put it over the top! Great job with this recipie. Thank you for making me look like a pro with these cookies!


Frequently Asked Questions

How did you start julieblanner.com?

I started sharing photographs and details from weddings and events I planned, sprinkling in recipes and home decor projects we were working on.

How did you learn to cook and bake?

I spent a lot of time cooking and baking at my grandmother’s farm. I realized it’s really simple – a few simple, fresh ingredients can make the most memorable meals. While in college, I worked for a caterer, honing in on the skills I learned as a child. During my event planning career I catered small parties. Now, I cater to our family of 5 and love hosting friends.

What is your favorite food?

Do I have to choose? I could live on tacos and pasta!

Where are you from?

I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and returned (St. Louisans almost always do) after 17 years away. We also love spending time at our lake cottage nestled on Table Rock Lake in Southwest Missouri.

A variety of breads with bows and ribbons on a table.