Blogger in Focus: Pinch of Yum


You know that time of day when you realize you have to make dinner and you haven’t planned anything? I used to panic, now I just head to Lindsay’s site, Pinch of Yum. She always has incredible, fresh recipes that are ready-to-go and time and time again, they make my family grab for seconds.

As I search for posts to share for the kitchen, something from Lindsay’s kitchen always finds it’s way. Do you need proof? Check out all of the posts she has shared with our readers. We have made each of these at home and they are all winners (especially that salad…I have to make a double recipe now!).

What I really appreciate about Lindsay and Bjork’s work…wait, I didn’t mention Bjork! Bjork is Linday’s husband and the tech and business end of Pinch of Yum. So, again, what I REALLY appreciate about their site is that it is transparent. Lindsay takes gorgeous photos and shares her tricks and how she captures them. She even wrote a book to help you improve your food photography .Click here to check it out!. *affiliate link

Every month Bjork shares a post about how the business is growing and what they have changed. Successes, failures, learning points, income, traffic, expenses…it is all there for us. They have also started a program called “Food Blogger Pro“. Can you see why? They are making a very comfortable income from their site and they have opened their doors to share how they have done it. Mighty generous folks.


A little about Lindsay…

I’m Lindsay. and I do the cooking, writing, and photography around these parts.

My husband, Bjork, is in charge of the tech support and income stuff for Pinch of Yum. Plus he’s cute and I like him. Together we’re the Pinch of Yum team.

{We are also the Food Blogger Pro team!}

My “real job” is teaching elementary school age kids how to read and write and do math. I thought about becoming a full time blogger once, but my heart needs to teach. I love it.

Last year Bjork and I had the opportunity to work at the orphanage in the Philippines where my three siblings lived before being adopted. These girls were my students and they made my days very, very happy. Here’s a page with more information on the orphanage and the beautiful kids who call this place home. It’s a slice of heaven on earth.

In the cooking department, I’m a food enthusiast with an appetite for almost anything. I love to cook vegetarian dishes, but we’re not strictly anything when it comes to what we eat. I love desserts, especially straight up salted dark chocolate. I try to cook things that are practical, interesting, and delicious. I adore noodles, curry, lentils, and pasta. Is that the same as noodles? Doesn’t matter. I love it all.

Some of my favorite things in life are chocolate chip cookies, lake runs in the fall, Chipotle, cute pugs, and learning more about following Jesus.

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And now a little “taste” of Lindsay’s work…



First Run on Pinch of Yum on SEPTEMBER 18, 2013

Oh, haiyyy. Just gimme a minute to lick the final cinnamon streusel crumbs off my sticky fingers and attempt to be coherent enough to write something.

Or get another slice. Cause coherent thoughts might not be happening.

This pizza, and by pizza I mean subtly sweet thick crust topped with a heavy sprinkling of cinnamon streusel crumbs and drizzled with a warm maple glaze, is so distractingly good. And much like yesterday’s awesome chili was inspired by my hoarding of those blue corn and flax tortilla chips from Target, today’s dreamy cinnamon sugar greatness was brought on by a summer trip to the Wisconsin Dells and a fine dining experience at the one and only: Pizza Ranch.

I kind of cringed when I wrote that because I’m visualizing of all you fancypants readers sitting there drinking your tea with your pinkies out who will now judge me.

Or more like GET JEALOUS. Fancypants, get real witcha self.

Deep Dish Apple Streusel PizzaWhat I found out relearned at the Pizza Ranch is that dessert pizza is basically the world’s most lovable food.

Show me a person who doesn’t like dessert pizza and I will show them this photo/diagram of deep dish cinnamon streusel dessert pizza, and how that barely sweet pillowy crust is just saturated with that butter and sugar cinnamon streusel while still holding on to its textured crumbs on top and how the whole thing is being altogether bear-hugged by that warm maple glaze.

Thaaaa Textuuuure. Gives me chills.

“But when would I even eat this?”

Okay. I know this is breaking the rules on a few levels, but hear me out:

Eat it for breakfast. It’s so thick and pillowy and bready, and the cinnamon flavors are so cozy and I swear the flavors taste the better when you are wearing sweatpants and a fleece. At least that’s true if you live in Minnesota and you own items of clothing called “fleeces”. It reminds me of a cinnamon roll in dessert pizza form, or coffee cake pizza. It begs you for a steaming mug of coffee, a big glass of milk, or a shmear of sweet cream butter. But I did not just say that.

I think normal people have it for dessert or something. And I guess that’d work.



Author: Pinch of Yum Serves: 8
Course Dessert
Servings 8



  • half of this batch of dough or any other pizza dough**
  • cinnamon sugar to taste
  • ¾ cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cold butter cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil**
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon real maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream



  1. Preheat the oven to 425. Generously oil a round cake pan. Place the ball of dough in the cake pan and press outwards until the edges of the dough are creeping up the sides of the pan. Sprinkle the dough lightly with cinnamon sugar.


  1. Pulse the flours and sugars in a food processor with the butter and oil (or form crumbs with your hands). Pulse JUST until crumbs form and sprinkle over the pizza on top of the unbaked crust.

  2. Bake for anywhere from 8-10 minutes. When the crust and topping are golden brown, remove from oven and allow to cool slightly.
  3. Whisk the powdered sugar, maple syrup, and cream together. Adjust consistency with a little extra water or milk. Drizzle over the warm pizza. Cut into wedges and serve with coffee or a big glass of milk. Mmm.

Recipe Notes

**I was already making the cinnamon swirl bread when I made this recipe, so I just used half of the base dough for my crust in this recipe. I’ve also used store bought dough rolled into a circle and that worked just fine, too. You can adjust the amount of dough depending on how thick you want it. **Use canola oil if you’re worried about the taste of the olive oil. I didn’t notice a taste at all.


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