Subee at Boulangerie Carton in Paris (stocking up on jambon/fromage baguette sandwiches and other treats for the flight home).

Subee, aka Susan B. Walter, is a well-fed but time-starved cook, gardener, recipe developer, writer, photographer and mom.

She has been cooking and baking since she was a kid growing up in Washington state, but didn’t fully realize her passion for food until she moved to Paris after college. Living there for two years taught her that good food doesn’t have to be complicated, and that chocolate croissants can be part of a balanced diet.

After business school and a decade working in brand management (more chocolate!), Subee embarked on a new career as at-home mom. She now shuttles two kids around West Chester, PA (effective 7/14), and cooks from scratch as much as the real world allows. She loves the challenge of creating meals that are wholesome, easy and family-friendly – in other words, recipes you’ll want to make over and over again. The best of these recipes are posted here on Subee’s Kitchen.

Subee reads (and appreciates!) all comments posted on the blog, and will make every effort to reply to questions. You can also contact Subee directly at subeeskitchen[at]gmail.com.

For more information on the kitchen (below), check out this post

The new kitchen looks out onto a patio and the vegetable garden. (Photo credit Katrina Mojzsez)

Inside Subee’s Kitchen, as seen on Houzz.com. (Photo credit Katrina Mojzsez)

42 thoughts on “About

  1. The cranberry sauce recipe sounds delicious! I love your approach to keeping Thanksgiving recipes so simple and classic. Can’t wait to read future posts!

  2. I also endorse your approach to Thanksgiving! Who wants to look at disappointed faces across the table?

    I made Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake… once.

  3. Hi Subee! Happy to have discovered your blog. Hope to see you one of these days when you venture out to the west coast again. 🙂 xo Shauna

  4. Happy to have finally made my way to your blog. Love it and looking forward to my next shopping list. I haven’t said that in a while. Congrats!

  5. Hi, Sue!
    Your blog is terrific! So many tempting (and brilliant) ideas. Until Sara explained your business card, I didn’t realize I could tap into your treasure trove of good ideas via the web.. I agree with you (heartily) about birthdays…and am thrilled to see pictures of your recent trip. Our tiny Paris apartment was right above the market near where you bought cheese…so your account made us eager to return! But first there are several receipes I’m eager to try,….starting with the corn chowder. More, soon!

  6. I love reading your Blog Sue!! Congratlations again on your win! It was delicious.. I am going to make the Cilantro Lime Sauce this week…I will try at least:)

  7. Hi Sue,
    I too worked at a Baskin Robbins, Port Washington, NY, in high school. Of course I tried every 31wondelful+ flavor, put on some unwanted pounds, and still have fond, mouthwatering memories of pumpkin pie ice cream at halloween, and peppermint stick at Christmas time. Then, I also traveled Europe in college, and remember sweetly my 1st gelato…hazelnut, in Florence, Italy. I’ll never forget how absolutely delicious it was! More recently, around 10 years ago, I meet my friend’s husband who went to high school in my home town, but what drew me to him was his work. He started Ciao Bella, a gelato company. I found him fascinating. Like me, he loved gelato. More importantly, to work at something you love is something special. He put in years of hard work building the business, then sold it. Guess where he landed now…SaraBeth’s Kitchen. Another perfectly yummy company! Sue, you’ve found your passion… cooking, and you’re spreading the good word to your bloggers. I say “Amen” to that!
    yours truly,
    Stacy F.

  8. Sue,

    I also love reading your blog… you know me and my behind the times way of thinking – hard to get me to sit on a computer for long, unless it is work related! But your blog is stellar! I love the way you incorporate photos into all of your recipes. The visuals are mouth watering. I know where to go when I am ready to make something “new”.


  9. Sue,
    as promised, here I am, I love this, you are a women after my own heart. Anybody who knows me knows I am not what someone would call a “great cook”however, I am,however, surrounded by great eaters. My son LOVES RIBS, my daughter LOVES to cook, that being said I will be visiting your page quite often! The visuals are terrific. Your blog ROCKS !!!!
    Alex C

  10. Hi, Sue!
    Love your kitchen – and now your website! I recently found you through Houzz as my husband and I are planning a kitchen remodel. When I saw your kitchen on the website I was floored because it is almost identical to the way I wanted ours to lay out. We already have the bay window like yours; we just have to knock down a side wall and install an island, redo the cabinets, etc. The open house picture was a great visual for me, too, so I could “peer” into your kitchen and envision what our home could look like, especially for entertaining. I am so excited to get started! One question: what type of floor – maple, oak, mahogany, etc. (and color?) did you use? Would love to duplicate that also. Thank you for any information you can share. Can’t wait to start trying your recipes, too…

    • Hi – Thanks for checking out the Kitchen! Our flooring is fir (which is naturally reddish, but it’s stained in MinWax Puritan Pine), because we were trying to match the rest of the 100-yr-old house. However, I don’t think I would recommend it unless you too have an open floor plan and are trying to match existing flooring. It is VERY soft. Good luck with your project!

      • Thanks for your help. Looking forward to trying your recipes and keeping up with your blog. Have a good one!

  11. Do you like your marble countertop? Etching and staining as bad as they claim? Did you go w honed or polished? I have to choose very soon. Everyone warns me but its so beautiful! Hope you have time to reply! Thanks! Ps. I have 4 independent boys who like to use the kitchen but don’t always like to clean up after themselves! Teens might be worse than toddlers! Ha

    • Hi Tya – I love my marble countertop and haven’t had any issues with staining. I do have quite a few etching spots, though. (It happens instantly upon contact with acids such as lemon juice, vinegar, OJ, etc.) These are only visible if you’re looking for them, and they don’t bother me. But you should be aware of the issue. If you’re set on white marble but are nervous about your other kitchen users, you could look into a product/application called ClearStone (clearstoneusa.com) They claim it protects marble from stains and etching for up to 15 years. I’m intrigued by it, but would be nervous to affect the natural “feel” of my marble slab. Hope this helps!

  12. Hello Subee, I came across your kitchen on Houzz, I actually added a post about several items I had questions about. I have about the same size room but no bay window planned. It is actually a huge picture window. I was wondering if you have time to take a look and shoot some advice my way? I know you have answered tons of questions. I love you blog as much as I love your kitchen. 🙂

  13. Hi Subee,
    After looking at thousands of inspiration photos on Houzz for my kitchen remodel, your kitchen is hands down the most beautiful kitchen I have ever seen. Period. I am blown away every time I look at your kitchen’s photograph. It’s like a breath of fresh air at the beach! I am remodeling my philadelphia kitchen and have decided on white cabinets and subway tiles with marble countertops, as I am trying to bring some of your kitchen’s fabulousness into my own! Can you tell my what hardware you chose and where I can find it? I have a polished nickel bridge faucet and your cabinet hardware (knobs and pulls) are just perfect- simple, timeless, elegant. Thank you for your help, and I am excited to follow your blog! Sincerely, Alexis

    • Thanks, Alexis! My cabinet hardware is from Restoration Hardware (ordered online). The pulls are “Bistro” (in various lengths, depending on the width of the drawer) and the pulls are Aubrey. Mine are a brushed nickel finish. I hope you enjoy your new kitchen!

  14. Hi Sue, I am so inspired by your kitchen and cooking. We are in the process of building a home and I want to put marble in my kitchen. Are your counters honed or polished? What type/brand of sealer do u use to help protect against staining? What material is on the perimeter of your kitchen? It looks different than your island. Your kitchen is stunning!
    Be well, Lori

    • Hi Lori,
      The perimeters are pietra di cardoso, which is like a slate/marble combo. The counters are all honed, and were sealed w/silicone sealer upon installation 3 years ago – haven’t done anything since. No staining, but you will get etching on the marble even with a sealer. Good luck!

  15. Hi there beauty queen. So excited to start reading your blog! You are truly amazing…always have been. xo, Jen Welputt Guthrie

  16. Hi Sue – I’m always a little late to the party, but I just discovered your blog through the famous houzz photo of your old kitchen. What a lot of fun I’ve had on your blog today! I cook every meal for our family, and my husband is a caterer, so we’re all about food – which brings me back to that kitchen. We’re about to embark on an addition/reno of the 70s kitchen in our Hudson Valley 1870 victorian farmhouse – and your kitchen is just what the chefs are ordering! Is there any place the floorplan of your kitchen exists? I’d love to take a look at it, or get basic dimensions if possible. Cheers to PA – I know you’ll still make food magic there – plenty of great food that way!

    • Hi & thanks! We have not published any floorplans from the project, though you could probably piece together most of the major dimensions from various comments/replies in Houzz (and here from the Inside the Kitchen post). You could also consult with our architect, Chris Pickell. I am trying to move forward — too painful to keep rehashing details from the old kitchen. Though yes indeed — a surprising bounty for foodies here in PA! Good luck w/your project — just stick with your gut and don’t let people talk you out of what you want.

  17. Hi Subee, we live very close to each other- we are near Exton, PA- all good vibes! Thank you for delicious farro 🥗!

  18. Loved your prize-winning chile verde. It’s great for a crowd but too much for the two of us. Can I freeze it?

  19. Hello-
    I’m finishing a spec home and I really love your kitchen and taste. Do you do consulting work to help pick out tile, paint colors, floor coverings, etc.?
    Thank you,
    Alia Maha

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