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A Simple Palate
Bethany Kramer smiling in a bright white kitchen wearing a pink sweater.

Simple Recipes, Elevated.

Welcome to A Simple Palate!

Here you'll find hundreds of easy-to-follow recipes that are simple but elevated in flavor. The recipes are always seasonal, with the occasional indulgence because life is about balance.

Every recipe on A Simple Palate is always seasonal, always flavorful, and best shared with the most important people in your life. We keep things simple around here. That means accessible ingredients, easy to follow instructions, and recipes that have been tested to perfection.

I’m a firm believer that you can be successful in the kitchen no matter your level of cooking experience, and I’m here to help you do just that.

Bethany Kramer smiling in a bright white kitchen wearing a pink sweater holding a dutch oven

About Bethany

Nice to meet you! I am the recipe creator, food stylist, and photographer behind A Simple Palate. I started this blog in 2014 with a bold vision to share my love of good food with others. Fast forward nine years, and 250+ well-tested recipes later, I'm grateful every day I get to share food as my full time job!

I have vivid memories starting when I was eight years old cooking alongside my mom, reading her recipes handwritten on envelopes, with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra crooning in the background. Italian cuisine was the first that I learned to cook, and you’ll see that reflected here on my blog, with plenty of Italian recipes and then some. One of my greatest passions is cooking for my loved ones and it’s where I feel purpose.

After spending some time living in California, my husband Drew and I now live in a house near my parents in Pennsylvania. My dad is a contractor and he built the house himself (see my kitchen reveal) and it brings me so much joy being close enough to cook with, and for, my parents again.

My recipes have been featured in Buzzfeed, Shape, Country Living, Oprah Magazine, CNBC, Reader’s Digest, MSN, and countless other sites and publications.


What you will find on A Simple Palate

  • ✓ Everyday, good quality ingredients to make simple, elevated dishes.
  • ✓ Perfectly outlined recipes so that your meals are packed with flavor every time.
  • ✓ Easy, straightforward recipes for any cooking level.
  • ✓ Something for everyone: there are gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian, and meat-focused dishes.

What you won't find on A Simple Palate

  • ✗ Fussy, complicated recipes that take hours to make.
  • ✗ Unusual, hard to find ingredients.
  • ✗ Loads of fancy gadgets or tools. Everything needed is common to home kitchens.
  • ✗ Recipes that aren’t full of color and the best seasonal ingredients.

Fun Facts

Bethany Kramer and Drew Kramer walking together with arms around eachother and the sun in the background

I’m married to my best friend Drew. Who just so happens to be A Simple Palate’s tech support, web developer/designer, and official taste tester! When Drew isn’t helping with the blog, he is working as a product designer for tech companies.

Bethany and Drew standing together on a pier in Malibu

We both have a love for traveling and have moved around the US quite a bit together. We love trying all the delicious food along the way of each adventure we take.

Bethany Kramer on one knee next to her English Springer Spaniel named Hudson in an empty field. Bethany is wearing a black beanie, a vest, and black ripped jeans

I’m a very happy puppy momma to our English Springer Spaniel, Hudson.

Bethany standing at the New Jersey waterfront with New York City in the background

I was born in Jersey and was raised by incredibly loving family members that are from both sides of the Hudson river. So I grew up with a deep love for both New York and Jersey.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you available for freelance or sponsored work?

Absolutely! Please reach out to me using my contact form. Depending on fit and availability, I would love to work with you.

Where can I find you on social media?

Follow me @asimplepalate on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, and Youtube. Sorry fam, I don't do Tiktok.

Do you take your own pictures? What camera do you use?

I take all my own pictures, do all the styling, writing, and everything else – this is a one-woman show! You can find all of the info about my equipment and website on our Resources for Food Bloggers and Shop page.

Can I interview you?

Absolutely! Please write to me using my contact form for media, press, or publication enquiries and include a brief statement of what the interview will include and where it will be published.

Can I share your recipes on my own website or social media?

All of A Simple Palate content is exclusively mine – all pictures, recipes, texts, unless stated otherwise. You are welcome to share my photography with a link credited to the original post. Kindly, please do not copy or paste my recipes to your blog/site or any other platform. I reserve the right to ask you to remove anything of mine from your site/platform. If you have any questions on sharing my recipes, please ask. Thanks for spreading the word!

Who designed your website?

My husband, Drew – web developer/designer, and official taste tester for A Simple Palate! To find more details, head to our Resources for Food Bloggers page.

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  • Doris says:

    Congratulations You both, Bethany and hubby Drew, who work to show online FOOD that are prepared with love, indulgence, and balanced ingredients. I’ve been entertained and filled with courage to try something new at 85 years1

  • Cid Gillispie says:

    Hi Bethany,
    I’m getting ready to make your naan pizzas tonight. Any suggestions if and when to add pineapple and mushrooms as the toppings? Thank you!

    • Bethany says:

      Hi Cid! You can saute mushrooms to cook them prior to layering on the pizza, or slice them thin and top them on the pizza before baking. Pineapple should work too! 🙂 I would bake it on the pizza. Hope you enjoy the recipe!

  • Linda Lewis says:

    Do you have a separate Pinterest page for vegans? I’ve been very unwell and the antibiotics made me feel so sick, but my daughter-in-law made the cauliflower and leek soup and it literally saved me ….. especially as I’m vegan! Thanks so much. Regards. Li da

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