Welcome to Fifteen Spatulas

Hi and welcome! I’m Joanne, and I want to ask you a few questions.

Are you intimidated by cooking from scratch? Do you want to learn why cornstarch makes your waffles crispier, or why egg whites won’t whip if you get a drop of egg yolk in it? Are you looking for new recipe ideas to jazz up your family dinners?

If you answered yes to any of those questions, I think you’ll like it here. Especially if you like looking at pretty pictures of food.


I created Fifteen Spatulas because when I first started cooking, I couldn’t find a place where I could learn the how’s and why’s of cooking, and see what recipes were actually supposed to look like throughout the process. I found that many recipes didn’t have a picture at all (not even of the finished product!), let alone any pictures of the steps, and the instructions always seemed like they were written by a robot.

This website is a place where I help you learn those valuable bits of kitchen knowledge, because knowing and understanding the fundamentals of cooking is what makes you a rockstar cook. It’s my hope that with my step-by-step photos, detailed instructions, and recipe videos that I inspire you to make something that you’ve always wanted to make yourself, but have been a little nervous about trying in the past. I want to help you wow your friends, family, and yourself.

If you have 90 seconds to spare, I made this welcome video to give you an idea of what Fifteen Spatulas is about:


Always from Scratch


All recipes on Fifteen Spatulas are from scratch, but I promise that cooking from scratch isn’t as intimidating as you might think.

The most common comment I get from people is that my step-by-step photos and simple explanations take the intimidation factor out of cooking.

Always Curious


Do you ever wonder if using fresh pumpkin for a Thanksgiving pumpkin pie is worth the effort?


Or if you should age your chocolate chip cookie dough?


I’m always testing out my kitchen curiosities and sharing them with you, because I imagine you’re curious about these things too!

What Readers Say About Fifteen Spatulas


“Finally someone explains something in an easy to understand manner. I have a cook book on properly cooking different types of meats, and none have explained it better than you.”–Bettie G.

“I have been so tired of failed recipes lately and this was a delicious change, it turned out FAB!!!! You are such a great baker.”-Moriah L.

“These are the absolute best directions I have ever read! I appreciate you pointing out the differences between muffins and cupcakes, and the results of these muffins totally validate my impression of you.”-Kristen H.



Ready to explore Fifteen Spatulas?


Here are five of the most popular recipes:


  1. Crispy Baked Chicken Wings
  2. Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
  3. Mini Bacon Egg and Toast Cups
  4. Hot Buttered Fluffy Pretzels
  5. Ooey Gooey Rocky Road Cookies
Here are some of my favorites:

Read more about my story and Fifteen Spatulas on the About page.

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