Stephanie Wilson

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Thank you for stopping by! The recipes and entertaining ideas you will find at 31Daily are inspired by a lifetime of gathering with the people I love and admire in the places I’m always inspired by.

You will also find recipes and ideas inspired by our readers and their questions, suggestions, and comments. It’s a beautiful community that shares a love of food, family and friends, entertaining, and celebrating everything from gatherings to holidays and teatime… in and for all seasons.

Stephanie’s Food Background

I began cooking at the earliest age, learning and perfecting skills taught by an indulgent mother and grandmother, both tremendous home chefs, who let me explore and experiment with flavors, textures, and ingredients before I reached 10.

Through those experiences, cooking became an integral part of my life, which eventually expanded to more than 15 years of catering large events, event planning for universities and nonprofit organizations, publishing my own cookbooks and publishing a university cookbook, and always finding time for afternoon tea gatherings.

Additional Professional Background

In addition to more than 20 years of experience in culinary and event planning, I’ve also been blessed to work extensively in the media as a television news writer and producer, some of which won national awards and published books.

I have worked in television and radio, producing nationally syndicated television programs for CBS and other affiliates, a television series on teenage suicide, which won a national Angel Award for excellence in the media, written news copy, and produced news for a local CBS affiliate.

Personal Life

I was born in Seattle, Washington, but spent my early years in Washington State, Oregon, and Southern California with my family of 5. As the oldest child, I enjoyed “helping” my younger siblings in all things (I’m smiling because “helping” may not be the word they use– I took my job very seriously).

After graduating from Seattle Pacific University with two degrees in communications and history, and graduate classes at Portland State University and Duke University, I began my working life, and then shortly after, married my sweetheart, Rick.

We have raised our son in the Puget Sound area and love living life to the fullest, from years of traveling for basketball and cooking for lots of really large teenage and college basketball boys to visiting with friends and family living all over the world.

When Did 31Daily Begin?

This website was a natural extension of my love and experience in cooking. While I had been writing online for 5-plus years, I published the first 31Daily blog post in May of 2016. I wanted to create a space dedicated to delicious food, beautiful living, and tea.

The inspiration came in the middle of the night during an unusual Seattle warm spell when the spring flowers bloomed, and early crickets were making music. And summer outdoor parties were on my mind.

And the next morning, it all began.

Here, you will find the fresh, delicious recipes I love making and eating at home. From healthy to healthy-ish, from sweet treats to quick and easy recipes… to simple weeknight dinner meal plans.

Afternoon Tea

Afternoon tea is a favorite respite in the middle of the day. Whether at home or in a favorite tea room, here you will find plenty of inspiration and pro tips for easily hosting your afternoon tea. Or find simple-to-make recipes for finger sandwichessavorysweets, and scones.

My family and happenings around Seattle

Let Us Know What You Love

I would love to hear about what you’re cooking, baking, and creating and it would mean the world if you would tag @31daily1 on Instagram or followed me on Pinterest. Let’s share ideas!

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Thanks for joining in the journey!

Stephanie’s Cookbooks and Books

Stephanie’s books can be found on Amazon in print and ebook formats.

You May Have Seen 31Daily Here

Since beginning 31Daily in 2016, we’ve been incredibly honored to be featured in blogs like Pioneer Woman and media outlets like Parade, TeaTime Magazine, Victoria Magazine, Brit & Co, PureWow, BuzzFeed, Yahoo!, Mashed, Livestrong,, Google, and others.

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