Brianne is a Chemical Engineer-turned-stay-at-home-mom/wannabe-pastry-chef-and-wedding-planner with a meticulous, perfectionist nature and a huge fear of failure. Somehow this all kinda makes sense to her. But, alas, she also has a toddler, a baby on the way, a mortgage, a wheat allergy, high cholesterol, and not enough willpower to to spend her days surrounded by flour, sugar, butter and chocolate. Oh, and David Tutera does not yet have her on speed dial to give him input on floral design and custom table linens. But that doesn’t mean she doesn’t still LOVE LOVE LOVE food and parties and such. So in her own corner of the interwebs, she is creating a little virtual home for my recipes, thoughts, party ideas, mommy moments, and all that fun stuff. And, just like in her real home, she hopes you’ll all gather in the kitchen with her. And why the name Cupcakes and Kale Chips? It’s all about balance, yin and yang. Or oatmeal and salad balanced with chocolate chips and sundaes. She likes to share some good-for-you stuff and some just-plain-good stuff, and in the process, maybe even help improve her own sense of balance.