About Me


Clearly I’m not a natural at the photos of myself. Hope my goofy side shows here :)

Hi! Welcome to my blog! Grab a cup of coffee (or beverage of your choice) and stay with me awhile. My name is Aimee and I’m the author here behind Shugary Sweets! And yes, “SHUGARY” is spelled correctly. It’s a take on my last name.



I grew up in the Chicago suburbs, and except for an 8 year hiatus to Ohio, I’ve lived in the Chicago suburbs my whole life. I married my best friend, Michael, in 1995 and we have 4 amazing children together. I’ve learned through the years how to be a mom, how to be a better mom, and how to accept not being the best mom.

My favorite dessert is Rice Krispie treats. I’m sorry. I can’t help it. I know on my blog there are some incredible cheesecakes, cakes and brownies…but it’s the classic krispie treat that I have zero will power over! My obsession for these treats is apparent when you see that I have over 15 varieties on the blog!

I am self-taught foodie. Years of helping my mom in the kitchen serve dinner to my dad and brothers has served me well. I grew up knowing how to make meatloaf, tuna casserole, and stuffed peppers! And I learned the joy of having the family around the dinner table each night. As times have changed, I still try to get my own family around that dinner table each night (and yes, I still serve those classic comfort foods to my own children)!

I believe in the art of balance. Everything in moderation. If you’re going to enjoy dessert, make sure it’s worth it. Skip the treats that don’t “wow” you, and enjoy seconds of the ones that do! I love taking daily walks (thanks to my fit bit I’m obsessed with number of steps, and most days walk an 8-mile path).

I’m also a huge coffee lover and have a thing for collecting mugs. I don’t own any matching sets, just a hodge podge of random mugs that strike my fancy!

Be sure to follow me on Instagram….it’s where I share all the “behind the scenes” of my life! From what’s cooking in the kitchen, to what late night snack I’m eating. Exciting stuff!



I began writing here back in 2007, and it was all family stuff. Occasionally you may see one of those awkward stories pop up in the related links at the bottom of a post. In 2011, I re-branded and officially began “FOOD BLOGGING” under the name Shugary Sweets.

You’ll find my recipes range from classic and approachable to over the top! I try to bring back those good things my grandma made when we were children. You’ll see boxed mixes, Cool Whip as well as from scratch cakes and brownies! I try to appeal to everyone, but mostly my own family. What you see on the blog, is what we eat! If you’re new to cooking and baking, don’t be afraid. My recipes are easy enough for even you!

As for the photography, I am far from being an expert or trained in any way. I do take all my own photos using this camera with this lens.

Please stay awhile, poke through my recipes, and reach out to me if you have any questions!


***NOTE*** Shugary Sweets is NOT responsible for weight gain or damage to your keyboard from excessive drooling!

You can contact me any time at shugarysweets@yahoo.com