Molly Yeh certainly didn’t set out to live on a farm. But in 2013, the Juilliard-trained percussionist and food blogger moved from New York City to East Grand Forks, Minnesota, with her now-husband, a fifth-generation sugar-beet farmer.

Her days spent in the kitchen developing fun, clever recipes like tahini-blondie ice-cream sandwiches, pretzel challah and Funfetti cake quickly made My Name is Yeh one of the most popular food blogs around, leading to work contributing recipes for Betty Crocker and Food52.

Her first cookbook, Molly on the Range: Recipes and Stories from an Unlikely Life on a Farm, combines her signature beautiful photography and delicious recipes with a few irreverent stories. The recipes give a glimpse into Yeh’s life, including growing up in the suburbs of Chicago (Mum’s Matzo Brei and Lindsay Lohan Oreos), her college years in NYC (schnitzel bao with Sriracha mayo and sesame pickles), her post-college years in Brooklyn (shakshuka couscous), her travels (Asian Scotch eggs) and more.

From learning to love Midwestern specialties like tater tot casserole to crafting an Instagram-ready tiered cake, Yeh doesn’t hold anything back.

By Molly Yeh, mollyontherange.com