{a day in the life} Steph’s Bite by Bite

Today’s “a day in the life” is the gorgeous Steph of Steph’s Bite by Bite. If you’re new to her blog, it is a fun mix of food, life, and fitness. All captured in beautiful pictures! I can’t wait to try some of her recipes, including her breakfast margaritas (!), lime poppy-seed doughnuts, and apple and squash pizza


Tell me about yourself and how you started food blogging.

Food has always been a passion of mine. Like…always…of course, baking chocolate chip cookies with my mama is one of my earliest kitchen memories. As an adult I’ve become obsessed with building my kitchen “portfolio” and am always trying new things (the Hubby hates this because it’s very rare that I ever make the same thing again…LOL life of a food blogger). So, one day while searching for a new recipe I stumbled upon Joy the Baker and I was instantly sucked in to the food blogging world.


Take me through your day. 

  • 4:45 wake up and let the pets out, make a cup of tea
  • 5:15 check emails, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • 5:30 type up blog post (if I didn’t do it the night before…which usually is the case)
  • 6:10 4 mile run or 45 minute workout
  • 7:00 shower and get ready for work
  • 7:40 make breakfast, pack lunch, check more emails
  • 8:00 off to work
    • While at work I do bad things, I comment on blogs, I tweet, I post on facebook, I scan pinterest, I menu plan…bad, bad, BAD
  • 5:30 get off work, head home
  • 6:00 take Baxter for a walk
  • 6:40 cook dinner, take any blog photos
  • 7:30 eat dinner, chat with hubby, watch a little TV
  • 8:15 edit blog photos
  • 9:00 scan pinterest
  • 9:30 go lay down in bed and get ready to do it all again

What is your one must-have kitchen tool or gadget?

My garlic press. I HATE chopping garlic.

What is your favorite day of the week? Why?

Saturday! Because I don’t have to go to work, and I still  have tomorrow off

If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you go and how long would you stay?

Costa Rica! I went there for my honeymoon and did not want to leave. The Hubby and I are considering selling everything and opening up an ice cream shop there (I’d sell doughnuts on the side too).

What recipe on your blog are you most proud of? 

My Banana Peanut Butter Cups because they were the most incredible little snack treat I’ve ever made. Like EVER.

What recipe on your blog do your readers seem to love most?

Lime Poppy Seed Doughnuts


What have you found to be the most challenging part of blogging?

Finding the time to keep up with it all! Blogging is seriously a full time job. Between creating recipes, photographing, blogging, keeping up with ALL the social media outlets, reading other blogs, commenting on blogs, and photo editing, it gets a little overwhelming sometimes. I actually spend more hours working on my blog than I actually do at my full time job.

Do you have any advice for someone who is interested in cooking or food blogging?

Share your passion with your readers! Passion draws people in and will keep you excited about blogging.

Who would you like to see featured here in the future? 

Kita from Pass the Sushi
Erin from The Spiffy Cookie
Scarletta from Scarletta Bakes


I can’t believe the energy some people have! What an early bird Steph is! It is inspiring…but I think I’ll still sleep in until 6:30 pleaseandthankyou.

You can find Steph on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter….while she is at work ;)

Thanks for letting me pick your brain Steph!

When you make a recipe from my site tag it with #RachelCooks!
I love to see what you're creating!


  1. Love this feature! I bookmarked those doughnuts, but missed the pb/banana cups! So excited to try these :)

  2. Another fun feature Rachel! I wasn’t familiar with Steph’s blog, but am excited to check it out :)

  3. Great post! Those banana bites do look delicious. I really would like to be a morning person but getting by lazy butt out of bed is so hard!

  4. What a great interview with Steph! She has a fabulous blog and seems like a wonderful gal to get to know!

  5. My favorite part is about the ice cream shop – how cool would that be?!

  6. I lived in Costa Rica for a while, and while it is unreal to visit, living there sucked. I hated it almost instantly. I love surfing and sun and all the stuff that made me wanna move to costa rica, but the ticos are brutal.

  7. I love Steph so I loved this post… and Steph- I’ll be your first customer if you open that ice cream shop in Costa Rica;-)

  8. wonderful post! Love finding new blogs to follow!

  9. I love posts like this because they introduce me to great blogs I’m not already aware of. I am seriously drooling over those pb banana cups!! I must make them stat :).

  10. Fabulous interview!!! I just adore Miss Steph and her blog! Girlfriend knows how to rock a bikini too!!!! :)

  11. Steph is a ball of energy, I’m tired just reading what her day is like :) Great post.

  12. Breakfast margaritas! Ohh boy! Sounds fantastic :) I love reading about other bloggers and their lives.

  13. Loved the interview!

  14. Ah! I am so excited that you mentioned me :-) And I too am bad while at work commenting on blog… like right now.

  15. I love this post! Steph is one of my faves! :)

  16. Thank you so much for having me today!! I am loving this series!!

  17. Great post! I really enjoyed reading this :)

  18. Yay, another of my blogger faves! Great interview, Steph and Rachel. :)

  19. Aw, I love Steph! Great guest post!

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