Meet Alex

Welcome to allspice, I’m Alex.

I’m an amateur baker and wannabe mixologist, sharing all my favorite recipes.

I started this blog in 2014 as part of a ‘pie of the month club’ out of my tiny Brooklyn apartment with my best friends. It’s original name was Pies Before Guys. Our monthly get-togethers showed me how easy it is to unify friends with a slice pie and glass of wine.

I’ve had a few life changes since this blog started 9 years ago, including moving to Chicago, marrying my best friend and having an adorable baby. But I continued making pies and tried to keep this blog alive as much as I could.

After sharing more than 60 pies here, I knew it was time to expand my horizons. So after some soul searching, I rebranded this blog in 2020. My initials, ALL, inspired the rebrand to allspice. Now you’ll find all sorts of things here: cocktails, cookies, brunch ideas, and of course…still a few pies.

TLDR; If you like sweets and puns, you’ll feel right at home here. Welcome to allspice!

Here are a few of my favorite posts to get you started:

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