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Greetings! I am Julia, and welcome to Julia’s Album – my blog where I regularly share easy-to-make weeknight (and weekend) dinner recipes, as well as an occasional dessert. Majority of the recipes on my site are savory dishes – mostly dinners, main dishes, pasta recipes, soups, salads – you’ll find lots of those here at Julia’s Album, with an occasional dessert thrown in for good measure. I started following a gluten free diet in 2014, and the majority of savory recipes on my site are gluten free or include a gluten-free option. My blog is a great resource for busy people (that’s all of us, right?!) who want to eat well without spending a ton of time on cooking.

I actively use both my FACEBOOK page and my PINTEREST page – you’re welcome to follow either or both, if you’re looking for DAILY delicious dinner ideas and inspirations both from me and other food bloggers (I share both my recipes and the recipes of other food bloggers via my social channels). Just like on my blog, most of what I share on FACEBOOK and PINTEREST are savory recipes (dinners, main dishes), with an occasional amazing dessert!

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The recipes presented on this site are everyday, familiar foods, cooked from scratch. A good place to start is my Recipe Index where the recipes are categorized by course (Breakfast, Dinner, Desserts, etc.), major ingredients, type of diet, etc.

I love to eat healthy, and I have a whole section devoted to Healthy Recipes. I also love to make hearty, comforting foods – so, I have lots of pasta recipes, recipes with bacon, I often cook with fish.

I cook and eat a lot of gluten free food and have a large section of my site devoted to gluten free recipes.

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  • Ana September 16, 2012, 3:20 pm

    Hi Julia! I just found you (thanks for stopping by on my blog) and I’m in awe of your photography and cooking skills. You’re amazing! If you just started this blog then I can’t wait to see where this goes! Everything about it is already perfection. I will definitely follow you and can’t wait to make some of your delicious recipes. Thanks for sharing!

    • Julia September 16, 2012, 11:47 pm

      I LOVED photography on your site! Thank you for your kind words – it will be fun to follow your blog!

  • Jean | Delightful Repast September 28, 2012, 6:34 am

    Julia, love your blog. But, my goodness, I hope you’re not going to try to keep up this frequency of posting – with a husband, two energetic dogs and a corporate job – whew! Love “peasant” food – hate things like sous vide and other trendy nonsense! 😀

    • Julia September 28, 2012, 6:30 pm

      Thank you! You’re right, keeping the blog is not as easy as it seemed before I started it :). It takes a lot of time investment for sure!

  • Olga October 1, 2012, 1:22 am

    Great photos here!

    • Julia October 1, 2012, 11:21 am

      Thank you!

  • Holly | Beyond Kimchee October 8, 2012, 4:48 pm

    I love your site, the recipe, the photography and everything else. Looking forward to seeing many great recipes from your blog.

    • Julia October 9, 2012, 6:43 pm

      Thank you for such a sweet comment!

  • Natasha @ Natasha's Kitchen October 16, 2012, 9:51 pm

    Great website Julia, I will be checking in regularly from now on :). Looking forward to try your recipes.

    • Julia October 17, 2012, 1:57 am

      Thank you! I loved your blog and happy to see you visiting mine!

  • Marcela October 19, 2012, 1:53 pm

    Hi Julia! Thanks for passing by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. Beautiful recipes, beautiful pictures, congratulations!
    Also, how nice to read that you are a twin. I have (fraternal) twins myself!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • Julia October 19, 2012, 4:15 pm

      Thanks for visiting back! It’s fun to have twins, I am sure. They are usually such buddies!

  • Liz December 4, 2012, 6:46 pm

    Hi Julia, Thanks for stopping by my site today! Love your pics and recipes. I’ll be stopping by often! 🙂

  • Julie Thomson January 2, 2013, 3:21 pm

    Hi! I’m working on a round-up of agave dessert recipes for The Huffington Post Taste. I’d love to include your crepes with ricotta filling recipe. Please contact me if you’re interested. Thanks!

  • Eat Well and Sleep March 3, 2013, 10:35 am

    Hey Julia,
    Great blog. Great photography. Glad I found you. Are you on Twitter? Can’t find a link if you are.

    • Julia March 3, 2013, 8:07 pm

      No, I am not. I am ashamed to admit I’ve never used twitter. For now, I am on Pinterest and Facebook.

  • Juan Beltran March 5, 2013, 1:55 pm

    Hi Julia,

    I’m hoping I can connect with you via email (apologies if you have your address somewhere on your blog – I browsed everywhere and couldn’t find it!). I have a blog suggestion that I’d like to share with you. Can you shoot me an email when you get the chance?


  • Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet March 21, 2013, 4:30 pm

    Hi Julia, you just commented on my blog so I popped over to take a look. You have amazing dishes and pictures! I also have an identical twin! I have mentioned her in a few of my post, I refer to her as my twinny! Look forward to reading more post!

    • Julia March 26, 2013, 12:48 am

      Another set of twins! How fun!

  • Natalie March 22, 2013, 2:40 pm

    I absolutely adore your blog and can’t wait to try out some of your recipes.
    Your photographs are absolutely mouth-watering too!

    • Julia March 26, 2013, 12:48 am

      You’re so sweet, thank you! I am glad you’re visiting and enjoying the recipes and the photos!

  • Himanshu April 12, 2013, 10:00 am

    I loved your blog. It is full of so many yummy recipes. Will try some from here soon and let you know 🙂

  • Dee Newman May 17, 2013, 2:29 pm

    I love love love your pictures Julia. I am about to buy a new camera. Can you share you photography gear?

    • Julia May 17, 2013, 6:33 pm

      Hi Dee! My gear is embarrassingly simple and cheap. 🙂 I have a very old Nikon D80 DSLR camera (camera body) that is not produced any more, but you can buy used ones for about $300! That’s cheap! But the most important part is actually the lense – the lense that I use is a very basic 50mm Nikon lense – Nikon Normal AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D Autofocus Lens. It costs around $100 – I bought it several years ago at B&H (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/). This $100 lense is truly a classic – it will fit just about any Nikon camera body and it’s excellent for food photos or portraits!

  • Dee Newman May 17, 2013, 7:35 pm

    That is sooooooo helpful Julia. Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Judy July 14, 2013, 4:50 pm

    Okay, Julia!! Now that I have discovered your little secret, I will post for all the world to read….everything this pretty girl cooks is magnificent! And, since I am her mother-in-law and have known her since she couldn’t boil water, I have to brag that without a doubt, she has become the best cook I know! You go Girl!

    • Julia July 16, 2013, 10:01 am

      Judy, thank you for your kind words! You’re so sweet!

  • Olga / Olga's Flavor Factory July 24, 2013, 11:05 am

    Hello Julia! It’s been great that I paid a visit to this website and reading your recipe ideas you shared. I’ll be happy to keep watch of your wonderful recipes, they’re great to share! Keep it up! 🙂

  • Aysegul September 10, 2013, 7:53 am

    Your photos and recipes look great. I felt very inspired..
    Love your blog!

  • Marina | Let the Baking Begin! November 5, 2013, 5:29 pm

    With as much deliciousness as you’re making, I have no idea how you stay this thin and beautiful! What’s your secret?))

  • Ten November 8, 2013, 11:27 am

    Love your blog and photos…the food looks so yummy…will definitely try some!

    • Julia November 12, 2013, 2:20 am

      Thanks for stopping by and your kinds words! Hope you enjoy some of the recipes! 🙂

  • Veranika November 18, 2013, 4:09 pm

    Love your photography! !

    • Julia November 22, 2013, 5:55 pm

      Veranika, thank you! 🙂

  • Farah November 21, 2013, 1:02 am

    Oh wow. I came to your blog for the unbelievably enticing pumpkin pancake recipe, and I was sucked in. I couldn’t stop clicking-I’ve bookmarked so many recipes to try now. I can’t wait! Pumpkin pancakes this weekend-and I’ll let you know how they turn out 🙂

    • Julia November 22, 2013, 5:55 pm

      Farah, what a sweet comment! So glad you like the pumpkin pancakes recipe – it’s a good one, I promise! 🙂

  • Carol McDermott December 12, 2013, 11:12 am

    Your blog has unbelievably gorgeous photos and delicious sounding recipes that have made me want to make, and EAT— EVERYTHING!! I pinned a cookie recipe, went to your website, decided it was one I’d like to make…..then saw another food photo on the side bar that caught my eye by looking delicious, the next thing I knew- I had easily saved a bunch to make later. I’m on a baking blitz for Christmas and now have more to make that I’m sure will be added to the yearly repertoire! As well as the need to purchase the ravioli mold from Williams Sonoma 😛
    I love everything about your blog from the beautiful photos, enticing and easy to follow recipes, to the tips (such as the one you have on photo editors).
    Kudos to you! 🙂

    • Julia December 19, 2013, 2:47 pm

      Carol, thank you for such sweet comment! It made my day! And, you have such a lovely blog about travel & food – how cool is that? 🙂 Yes, the ravioli mold from Williams Sonoma is a must if you want easy ravioli!

  • Nadeen January 5, 2014, 7:42 pm

    Found u on pinterest. Browsed and love the pics and recipes! Let me know if u ever want to guest blog on my site! I am throwing an Oscar party and would love ideas of what to serve!

    • Julia January 6, 2014, 2:40 pm

      Nadeen, thank you for stopping by! Oscar party sounds very interesting! I might not have a guest post for you, but I might have a party recipe soon that you may want to link to – I’ll let you know! 🙂

  • judi January 8, 2014, 7:03 am

    Just found your blog via Pinterest. Mouth watering photos. Can’t wait to spend some time catching up on your posts and trying some of your recipes. Doesn’t look too good for my New Year’s diet resolution.

    • Julia January 9, 2014, 2:37 pm

      Hi Judi! So happy you found my blog via Pinterest! 🙂 I hope you’ll enjoy the recipes! 🙂 Some of them are not New Year’s diet resolution friendly, some of them are. 🙂

  • Little box brownie February 4, 2014, 8:24 am

    Fantastic blog. I have really enjoyed reading through.

  • Irina March 4, 2014, 7:35 pm

    Wow, beautiful pictures and website! I just found your site. I know how much work goes into good content. Thanks for sharing your recipes with all of us!

  • Dina Chmut March 20, 2014, 1:48 am

    Hi Julia!
    I found your blog while searching for a good salmon recipe on Pinterest, and stumbled upon your asian salmon recipe (with the rice noodles & asparagus). Luckily I had all the ingredients on hand, and made that recipe right away. O. M. G. I was BLOWN away! It was THE most delicious salmon I have ever made, thanks to you!! My sisters were both also drooling, and it was gone in a jiffy. The marinade turned condensed sauce was just magic. Thanks so much, looking forward to trying more recipes again soon!

    • Julia March 28, 2014, 3:20 pm

      Dina, thank you for stopping by and for your super kinds words! So glad you enjoyed that salmon recipe with asparagus – it’s one of my favorite ways to eat salmon! Salmon works so well in Asian-inspired recipes! Thanks again for taking the time to comment! 🙂

  • Donna Forbes March 22, 2014, 5:14 pm

    Just found your blog after “pinning” one of your recipes. So far, every one I have looked at, looks amazing and I can’t wait to start trying some of them!
    Your photos make the food look mouth watering, but I was most impressed with the wonderful words from your mother in law.. great praise indeed!!

    • Julia March 28, 2014, 3:16 pm

      Donna, thank you for very sweet comment! 🙂 I am glad to hear you’re enjoying the pictures! 🙂 I am very flattered by the praise from my mother-in-law, too! 🙂

  • Sophia July 28, 2014, 4:28 pm

    Wow! I love all your crepe recipes… In Russian, we have blini, which are similar. You can eat them with ricotta and honey. Mmm, always a treat! Thanks!

    • Julia August 7, 2014, 2:42 pm

      Yes, I am very familiar with blini – I grew up eating them on weekends! 🙂 Usually with homemade strawberry or sour cherry preserves – yumminess! Thank you for visiting my site!

      • Sophia August 7, 2014, 3:21 pm

        Hi Julia, Me too, especially on the weekends! Are you Russian? Mmm, sour cherries preserves 🙂

        • Julia August 19, 2014, 2:53 pm

          Yes, I am Russian. 🙂 Homemade cherry preserves – I miss them!

  • Valentina October 29, 2014, 12:11 pm

    Stumbled upon your Blog through Pinterest. It is Fabulous!. Love it. You should do a page for beginning bloggers, like myself on tips you have learned over time. 😉 We would appreciate that.. 🙂
    Keep up the good work!.

  • Maria December 11, 2014, 10:59 pm

    Aloha Julia,

    I have used your recipe and baked your Apple-Squares!
    I changed it into a loaf pan and added cranberries – it was devine!
    Thank you very much for sharing!
    I am a fan and follower 😉

    Best wishes,

  • LD January 4, 2015, 6:54 pm

    Please add me to your email list. Love your recipes! Thanks for sharing.

  • Kathy February 8, 2015, 7:15 pm

    Hi Julia,
    I stumbled onto your website and I am so glad that I did. I found out recently that I am highly gluten intolerant. I started doing some reading and was feeling like there was no way I could do a gluten free diet – until I saw your website and recipes. I am very excited to try several recipes I saw. Thanks for your great photos which really encourages me to try cutting gluten out of my diet!

  • Gina July 12, 2015, 3:54 pm

    This was AMAZING!!!!!! The sauce was so light, not heavy like most Alfredo. I make a few adjustments, added more cheese and seasonings. This recipe will definitely be added to our regular meal rotations.

  • Marcelo September 2, 2015, 11:46 am

    Hi Julia..
    marrie me ?!

  • Suzanne December 24, 2015, 8:33 am

    Omg! this site is fantastic. Please tell me, how on earth did you learn to cook like this? Are you formally trained in cooking or purely self taught?

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  • NJ March 24, 2016, 5:38 pm

    Hi Julia,
    You’re photos are absolutely gorgeous!! I found you on Pinterest and can’t decide what to make first. No question about it – I’ve already subscribed.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

  • Margaret Campbell April 7, 2016, 11:18 pm

    I don’t have a website or blog (if they are two different things. I am 84 years old this year and trying to stay in the loop but my technology expertise is less than good. I clicked on Pinterest and from there found you. I really need some in structions and how to print the recipes I want for my book.

  • Ann June 17, 2016, 12:11 pm

    You have a really great blog and i just love your recipes, especially all those yummy pasta creations. Your pictures look so delicious 🙂 Keep up the good und frequent work! Can’t wait to read more about your ideas 🙂

  • Tzivia June 26, 2016, 11:01 am

    Hi good morning found you thru olgaa (olgas flavor factory) and Natashas (Natashas kitchen) blogs and decided to come check your blog out Julia’s album sounds really way cool and very interesting and yummy recipes luv have a very sweet safe and blessed Sunday and summer cheers

  • JOAN B VARGO September 13, 2016, 5:52 pm

    I really want to make your Chocolate Bundt Cake which you adapted from Epicurious, and would like to know if you have a printable version, without the photos, which are a great help, but too many pages to print. Thank you

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