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Team Meet and Greet

We have a stellar team of people working everyday to deliver you fun and fresh recipes! Let’s meet the folks who help things run smoothly here at Pinch of Yum.

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Did you know we have a pretty stellar team of folks that help run Pinch of Yum each and every day? We have an entire team of geniuses that help with a little bit of everything – from helping customers adjust baking temps at different altitudes, to coordinating details with our partners, to shooting viral videos, and beyond.

All of us that you see here are part of Team Pinch of Yum, but we’re also part of TinyBit – the parent company to our family of businesses. Here are some of the other amazing people that we get to work with during the week, Creepy Gnome Santa included.

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Today we want to give you a chance to meet the Pinch of Yum team (7 of us!) so here’s a very big virtual hello to you! 👋


Lindsay

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What do you do at POY? I started Pinch of Yum in 2011 because I loved sharing recipes with people. Over the years, our team has grown! I’m not the only one here anymore, which is so great. Currently, my role is Content Director – so I ideate, create, and approve all of the content that we share with the world. I write some blog posts, develop most of the recipes, and just generally set the direction for where things go and what kind of content we share. ❤️

Where do you live? Twin Cities suburbs

What’s your emoji aesthetic (five most recently used emojis, not including faces)? ❤️💄🌮🤡🎥

What’s one thing that makes you excited? I love planning (and going on) trips! It’s been almost two and a half years since we went anywhere – combination of Covid and having a baby – so I’m excited to start getting back out into the world.

What’s your favorite POY recipe? Too hard to answer, but some of my most-made recipes are the baked chicken meatballs, soft chocolate chip cookies, and yellow chicken curry. More recently (and as I’ve discussed at length), I am LOVING the pistachio loaf.

What’s your most controversial food opinion? Zero interest in sugar cookies.

What’s your current favorite outfit? Hoodie and jeans. Always my favorite.

What is your happiest food memory? When I was in high school, my family used to go to a cabin in Wisconsin for summer vacations. I have so many happy memories of sitting outside in the mornings on the comfy green deck chairs eating mom’s granola and drinking coffee and watching the sunrise over the lake.


Jenna

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What do you do at POY? As the General Manager, I manage the POY team, work on growth projects related to SEO and traffic, and make sure projects and processes at POY are moving along smoothly.

Where do you live? St. Paul, Minnesota

What’s your emoji aesthetic (five most recently used emojis, not including faces)? 🍸❤️🤷🏻‍♀️🤌🕺🏻

What’s one thing that makes you excited? Basically anything my one-year-old does these days – so many new, exciting things!

What’s your favorite POY recipe? Date Night Rigatoni

What’s your most controversial food opinion? I cannot stand butter on my pancakes.

What’s your current favorite outfit? Comfy leggings and a big oversized sweater – my winter-in-Minnesota uniform.

What is your happiest food memory? When my husband and I lived across the river in Minneapolis, we made last-minute reservations down the road at The Bachelor Farmer (RIP 😭) on a Sunday night, during a snowstorm. We had Swedish meatballs and smoked fish, ordered old fashioneds, and ate and drank it all while watching the snow – the coziest. To this day, it’s still our most memorable meal.


Eman

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What do you do at POY? I’m the Content and Growth Specialist for POY. I work closely with the brands we partner with, help plan new content for the site, optimize our existing site content, and ensure readers have a great experience when making recipes and bopping around on the blog.

Where do you live? In the great suburbs of Minneapolis, Minnesota

What’s your emoji aesthetic (five most recently used emojis, not including faces)? ❤️✨💪🌻🍣

What’s one thing that makes you excited? Walking through a plant or flower shop!

What’s your favorite POY recipe? So many favorites, but we frequently make the Basic + Awesome Veg Lasagna, Sheet Pan Shrimp and Cauli Rice, and Chipotle Chicken Cobb Salad.

What’s your most controversial food opinion? Drinking a plain glass of milk is a big no from me.

What is your happiest food memory? So many of my favorite memories surround food. One of my happiest ones though is almost immediately after my daughter was born, I turned to my husband and said, “Okay, after 9 months, I’m ready for sushi now.” 😂 We had sushi delivered to the hospital and happily ate out of to-go boxes as a new family of three.


Emily

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What do you do at POY? I am the video specialist at Pinch of Yum. I do all things recipe videos including shooting and editing videos for recipe blog posts, step-by-step instructions, and social media.

Where do you live? Toledo, Ohio

What’s your emoji aesthetic (five most recently used emojis, not including faces)? 💕😑☕🎉🍕

What’s one thing that makes you excited? Family vacations!

What’s your favorite POY recipe? Tough choice! Maybe a tie between Instant Pot Red Curry Lentils, Blueberry Pancakes, and Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuits, but there are quite a few we make on a regular basis.

What’s your most controversial food opinion? I love peanut butter and pickle sandwiches (bread and butter pickles).

What’s your current favorite outfit? Comfy, distressed jeans, cozy sweater or hoodie, & converse. This is what I wear about 9 months out of the year!

What is your happiest food memory? I love exploring and trying new foods on vacation. Probably my favorite place to eat my way through is Walt Disney World. I often make extensive notes on my phone with a list of all the snacks and food we want to try while we’re in the parks.


Krista

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What do you do at POY? I’m the Shoot Assistant for Pinch of Yum and you can find me supporting Lindsay in the kitchen on shoot days, responding to reader questions and comments on the blog, and testing recipes to ensure a great reader experience.

Where do you live? Shoreview, Minnesota

What’s one thing that makes you excited? 90s and 2000s hip-hop and R&B music

What’s your favorite POY recipe? Instant Pot Hawaiian Chicken Tacos

What’s your most controversial food opinion? Feta > blue cheese 😬

What’s your current favorite outfit? Half-zip pullover and black joggers

What is your happiest food memory? It’s a tie! As a little girl, I loved making broccoli and cauliflower English muffin pizzas with my dad on Friday nights. I also have many happy memories of eating at my favorite Korean restaurant. Feasting on kimchi pancakes, a big bowl of bibimbap, a side of japchae, and unlimited banhan (side dishes) is my ultimate happy place!


Rita

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What do you do at POY? I’m a writer here on the team. These days you’ll mostly find me in the blog posts and newsletters, but I am also probably over-using all caps and being just a bit too excited about things for our videos and any other copywriting that comes up as well! THIS IS WHO I AM.

Where do you live? Minneapolis, Minnesota

What’s your emoji aesthetic (five most recently used emojis, not including faces)? 👀🏆👏🏻☠️🎉 (but if I’m really honest, it’s probably just 👀👀👀👀👀)

What’s one thing that makes you excited? I get excited to think about who my kid is gonna be in this world. She’s wildly creative, disarmingly smart and already a better negotiator at 8 years old than any human I have ever known. Like, I don’t know how we got a tiny little roller rink in our basement but I’m certain she does.

What’s your favorite POY recipe? Crunchy Roll Bowls…we eat these almost weekly. Without fail. But also, every time I ask my child what she wants for dinner, she says Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies so…tie, I guess.

What’s your most controversial food opinion? I would be fine if watermelon didn’t exist and also, I love butter, but I do not butter my pancakes and you can’t make me.

What’s your current favorite outfit? I love to live in jumpsuits because then I really only have to think of one thing to wear lol.

What is your happiest food memory? Growing up, my grandparents had a pretty big garden in their backyard and I used to love going through and picking the tomatoes with my grandpa. He was so careful and particular and refused to pick them until they were “just right.” And then when we found the first perfect ones, before gathering them for my grandma who was always always always canning, we’d pluck them from the plants and eat them like apples and I can still remember the taste and the smell and the sunshine.


Kailey

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What do you do at POY? I am a Communications Assistant at POY. You’ll mostly find me in our inbox chatting with readers about their “family secret for the best mashed potatoes” or “how to find that crumble recipe with the berry jam in it.” Midday, you can find me designing Instagram stories, gathering analytics for social and SEO, and other various behind-the-scenes projects.

Where do you live? Los Angeles, California

What’s your emoji aesthetic? ❤️👍🤌🔥🌞

What’s one thing that makes you excited? Beach picnics

What’s your favorite POY recipe? Liz’s Roasted Broccoli Salad (sub carrot bacon, no cheese)

What’s your most controversial food opinion? Snails can be delicious *gasp*

What’s your current favorite outfit? Blue jeans, white t-shirt, sweater vest, cozy socks, and sneakers

What is your happiest food memory? Meeting my monthly reading goal so I could get a free pizza from Pizza Hut! 😂


And that’s our Pinch of Yum team! We have the best team and the very best readers.

Thanks for joining us for today’s meet and greet and allowing us the chance to introduce ourselves!

Cheers to you and whatever delicious things you’re cooking this week. ❤️

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    Emily

    OMG YAY! Loved meeting the team today! The photos are super fun, and the little bios show me that I have something in common with each of you!

    Special shoutout to Kailey who lives in the same city as me; maybe I’ll run into you on Space Mountain or at Pizza Hut (OMG Bookit!)

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    Elisabeth

    What a lovely post! It’s nice to meet you all! (And please share your Disney eating tips, Emily!)

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    George Maurice

    What a great post Thank You. Living in Canada, unlikely to meet any of you, but very pleased to meet you all virtually and say THANK YOU

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    Jennifer M

    This was a delightful read. I always hugely appreciate how you all don’t hide the fact it takes a team to handle all this awesome work and create such a great wraparound experience for readers/viewers/fans/folks cooking at home on crazy busy nights. I truly get excited when I see a new video, recipe, email, post from your team. Way to go ya’ll, way to go.

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    karen

    Hi Everyone. Nice to meet you. I love the favorite recipe answers. It gives me ideas.

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    Sandy

    Great post, I loved learning about the team and hearing their favourite food memories.

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    David Cearley

    Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to recognize your team and share some behinds the scenes insights.
    Much appreciated.

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    Catherine Moscarello

    All of you are my go-to kitchen friends! Thanks for the behind-the-scenes glimpse.

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    Tera

    This was so awesome!! I see a lot of the team around POY and FBP, but LOVE the personal intros! Y’all are delightful.

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    Robin

    Was there someone testing recipes at high altitudes? I am very interested in that here in Colorado. I can use all the help!

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      Krista @ Pinch of Yum

      Hi Robin! We don’t usually test recipes at high altitudes since most of us who work in the kitchen live in the midwest. But we’d be happy to help you if you have any questions about baking any recipes at high altitudes!

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    Nati

    I love this post and I must say this makes this site stands out even more than others. Often people thinks its a one person blog but so happy to see and meet the team behind all the great work. Keep up the great work and love love love the recipes!

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    Kristin

    Love this post! I’ve been a POU follower for several years and it’s been so fun following and watching this site grow and now virtually meeting the team responsible for the magic! Well done ladies! 👏

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    Henry Mosley

    This post lifted my spirits. So many cheerful and upbeat people on one page! It’s hard not to notice that the virus has brought many changes in our lives and unfortunately not many people get to organize work management remotely, we constantly need to meet via video conferencing. We need to protect ourselves, our loved ones, and our colleagues, so I am amazed at how well you are dealing with this problem together. Our team also wants to learn online collaboration, so we found a good video blogging site https://callmechat.com/strangers/ for users from different countries to communicate our ideas to others. A lot of businesses are trying to become influencers of their thoughts in this critical situation, so hopefully, we’ll do well.