Carmen Keels

Carmen Keels is a music teacher in NYC by day, and baker by night. She has been developing as a baker since she made the decision 7 years go (while 8 months pregnant) to only bake the family bread instead of buy it. This lead her to set up a bread subscription service for her Harlem neighborhood that ran for two years. She has been an audition finalist for the Great American Baking Show, and has been featured in Kitchn's series The Way We Eat. Baking is her specialty, but she is always up for any culinary challenge. Lately Carmen has been baking for social justice by working to raise money for various Black Lives Matter organizations, local and national, by having physically distanced bake sales.
These Flaky Sweet Potato Biscuits Are My Go-To Recipe
It's from one of my favorite cookbooks, Jubilee, by Toni Tipton-Martin.
Dec 19, 2022
Julia Child’s Perfect Sandwich Bread Is the Underrated Recipe Everyone Should Be Making
Kitchn Love Letters
It's so easy to make, but has flavor like you spent two days on it.
Aug 14, 2021
I’m Finally Sharing My Grandma’s Top-Secret Zucchini Bread Recipe
Kitchn Love Letters
Thanks to her secret ingredient, no other recipe tops it.
Jun 19, 2021
I Make Jar After Jar of This Homemade Ranch Dressing (No Other Recipe Tops It)
Kitchn Love Letters
It's everything you would want in a ranch salad dressing and more.
Mar 12, 2021
I’m a Teacher, and This Frozen Lunch Makes Me Miss in-Person School Just a Little Bit Less
Kid-tested, teacher-approved.
Feb 15, 2021
I Bought a Car at Costco During a Global Pandemic — Here’s How It Went
No awkward negotiations over price!
Jul 15, 2020