Meet the peeps 9

I'm totally about to eat that peep.

ModernDomestic chronicles an obsession with baking, pastry, dessert, and living the sweet life in our nation’s Capital.

I think I was fated to write a pasty blog. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of making Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies with my mother. Even at the tender age of five, the magic of baking fascinated me. The same ingredients –  flour, sugar, fat, and a leavener – can produce drastically different results, from cookies, to cakes, to scones, to quickbreads. That fascination has always stuck with me. In high school I loved baking elaborate cakes for my friend’s birthday parties. In college, my favorite part about being a campus activist was baking things for our weekly activist meetings. And these days I spend most of my spare time trying to perfect my cupcake recipes, or working on my ever evolving quest for the perfect chocolate frosting.

Started in July 2008, ModernDomestic was originally intended to be the next web-based Martha Stewart Living for the young, DC-based, domestically-inclined urbanite. Since then, the blog has evolved from covering all things domestic to focusing on baking, pastry, and my obsession with sugar. I guess you really do write about what you love. While you’ll still find the occasional entry on design, decorating, or housekeeping, most of the writing is strictly sugar and flour focused.

I hope you enjoy this labor of love. And I’d love to hear your ideas, feedback, and tips! Please send me an email at moderndomestic@gmail.com.

Thanks for visiting!

-Jenna Huntsberger
The ModernDomestic
November, 2009



  1. Uncle Mike said

    Aha! You’ve found your true calling as a blogger. I think you’re on to something big here.

    I found your blog through Facebook. Is it only available through FB, or can I subscribe by RSS? I want to read every word!

  2. oh Jenna, me too, I would love nothing more than a day of sewing and organizing!

  3. […] of the reasons I started this blog was to motivate myself to tackle more items on this domestic to-do list. And yet, while I had an […]

  4. I like your blog and hope to blog about it myself. I’ll link to you if you link to me. My blog is blarneycrone.wordpress.com Liz

  5. Mrs B said

    Hi Jenna, I know exactly how you feel. I’ve just started a blog covering similar ground. Pop by and have a look some time – domesticdispatches.wordpress.com.


  6. melanie said

    omg! lol ^_^ when i read this it was like….wow! this is exactly how i feel, i got lots of home projects that i just don’t know where to start at times. Glad to have bumped on your site. ^_^

  7. melanie said

    p.s. interesting site! expect me peeping once in awhile lol ^_^

  8. Pops De Milk said

    Awesome idea for a blog! I can totally relate 🙂
    I’ve even gone as far as buying a 700 page book called The Science of Housekeeping.


  9. momromp said

    I’m glad you were featured this week; this is a great blog! I am also fascinated by baking. Cooking is fun, but you start with a chicken (or beef, or a leg of lamb, etc.) and you end with a chicken. With baking, you start with all these disparate ingredients and they somehow meld into something completely new. My husband is convinced that baking is magic. Looking forward to keeping up with your blog!

  10. Hélène said

    I bake a lot also, since a very young age. I just discovered your blog. I’m sure I’ll spend many hours reading it.

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