"What's for dessert?"
Growing up, my brother and I asked, "What's for dessert?", almost every night after dinner. Our mom worked full time, but most days she also came home and cooked us a homemade dinner. And while I'm pretty sure that dessert was the last thing on her mind, my mom is a superwoman, so we had dessert most nights too! (Bonus!)
My mom always had a box of brownie mix in the cabinet; they were her go-to. Needless to say, I ate a lot of box mix brownies as a kid. You know the kind: add water, egg and oil, and then bake.
But why would you want box mix when you can have homemade goodness?
Hey there sweet peeps, I'm Miranda!
Nurse by day, baker by night! Yes, I primarily work as a registered nurse, but I am also the owner, founder and baker of Ditch the Mix, a home bakery specializing in brownies and cookies located in Columbus, Ohio.
I have been baking my entire life, from the age of about 4 or 5 years old. My love for baking was sparked by three women in my life—my mom, Aunt C and my grandma (Ma Maw).
As a little girl, you could find me in the kitchen baking with MaMaw and Aunt C (and eating all the baked goods, or at least that's how the story goes). With their guidance, I learned how to bake from scratch and with love. It didn't take too long before I realized that I could bake anything from scratch—including brownies.
Over the years, I have been perfecting my baking skills—from all the dessert requests for almost every gathering (a girl can't just bring a side dish I guess lol) to Pinterest-inspired experiments. And fast forward to now: what was once just a hobby, is now a growing home bakery business—Ditch the Mix—and we have you to thank for it!
So welcome sweet peeps, and thank you for visiting!
I can't wait to bake for you very soon!
No matter whether you're looking for treats for yourself, your family or your coworkers, a gift for a friend, or something sweet to celebrate a special occasion....
Ditch The Mix! Get your homemade fix!