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Cara is the co-founder of Big Girls, Small Kitchen a food website for twenty-something cooks looking for user-friendly, affordable ways to navigate their kitchens. The first post went live in November, 2008. In 2012, Saveur selected Big Girls, Small Kitchen as one of the best cooking blogs on the web.

Her first, co-authored cookbook is called In The Small Kitchen: 100 Recipes From Our Year of Cooking in the Real World and was published in May 2011 by the William Morrow imprint at HarperCollins, with a foreword by Ina Garten. In the Small Kitchen is in its second printing.

In March 2011, Cara and her partner launched Small Kitchen College, the first community-based website of its kind to focus entirely on college cooking, eating, and food. The contributors include over 30 undergraduate journalists, chefs, and tastemakers from schools across the country.

You can catch Cara on video on Rodale's Tasted Channel here


Social Media

Big Girls, Small Kitchen has a commanding influence on twitter, facebook, and pinterest.  Cara built up the site's twitter following to over 7500 followers and credits a strong social media presence for increased traffic, book sales, and advertising opportunities. 


Selected Clips & Posts

Totally From Scratch Shirley Temples. Big Girls, Small Kitchen. August 6, 2014.

Giant Layered Cookie Cake. Big Girls, Small Kitchen. April 3, 2013. 

Golden Zucchini Sandwich. Big Girls, Small Kitchen. September 14, 2011.

Cherry Cornmeal Cake. Big Girls, Small Kitchen. August 3, 2011.

Author Archive. Big Girls, Small Kitchen. 2008-2011.


Selected Press

Big Girls, Small Kitchen's recipes and cookbook have also been featured in The New York Daily News, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and Glamour magazineand online at Time Out New YorkSaveur, Brides MagazinePaper Mag, Yahoo Food, and Design*Sponge.



Cara has appeared in several series of cooking and lifestyle videos. You can see samples here and here. Videos have also been featured on

Cara takes all her own food photography. Samples can be seen here, here, and here.


Freelance Food Writing & Recipe Development 

Cara has written articles on food and cooking and is available to work on assignments for brands and publications.

She is also experienced in recipe development. Most recently, she created baked good recipes for Entenmann's Big Book of Baking, for which she also acted as the stylist for the photo shoots.