Please feel free to contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions or inquiries.
Hello there! Nice to meet you. My name is LaKita, and welcome to Simply LaKita!
It all began in 2013 when one stay-at-home mom decided to take all of her handwritten recipes, some of which were tried and true family favorites, and document them online with a blog. What began as a place to keep those recipes and share my kitchen experiments quickly became Simply LaKita.
A lot has changed since 2013, I returned to working outside the home, relocated from the Atlanta area to the Northwest/Panhandle Florida, watched my son grow into a college graduate, and never had a dull moment with my ever-curious mini poodle named Shakespeare. Also along the way my house became home to a stray cat named Gabby, I decided at the end of 2016 to leave the corporate world to pursue full-time entrepreneurship. Along the way, I grew my little blog and ate a ton of delicious food.
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I was raised in the south and grew up in the kitchen around great food. I learned how to bake by standing in the kitchen on a milk crate to reach the counter to help my grandmother make anything from cakes to pies to biscuits. As a young child, my mother taught me how to read a recipe and the proper way to measure ingredients, from this it wasn’t long before I was able to make recipes unassisted on my own.
My father, an Army veteran, purchased a Canon camera and learned how to take photographs as a way to document his travels. From this, my love of photography was born when he gave me my first camera for Christmas one year. I would take pictures of friends, buildings, trees, and anything else that I could get my hands on.
For a long time, I was navigating through life trying to figure out what I wanted to be when I ‘grew up'. But two constants remained in my life and that was food and photography. Naturally, Simply LaKita became a place where I could make delicious food and learn to take beautiful pictures.
What You'll Find On Simply LaKita
Here you'll find simple weekly recipes with a modern twist on comfort food. Recipes that are uncomplicated and do not require many ingredients or a lot of time in the kitchen. You'll also be able to find a dessert that requires no baking, a dinner that can be made in less than 30 minutes, plus a few tried and true family recipes.
All recipes include step-by-step instructions and process shots to use as a reference. We strive to make sure that each recipe is simple enough that anyone can create it in their kitchen to share with their family and friends.
What's used to photograph?
I love the convenience of taking pictures with my iPhone, but I mainly shoot with a Canon EOS 6D with 50mm 1.8 and 100mm 2.8 lenses. I try to shoot in natural light whenever possible, and I use Photoshop and Lightroom to edit my photos.
What day is new content posted?
I publish at least two recipe posts a week and almost daily, you can find me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Any partnership opportunities?
I work with a variety of clients to suit their needs be it sponsored posts, brand partnerships, recipe development, or food photography. If you are interested in working with me, please contact [email protected]. Media kit available upon request.
Accept guest posts?
No. Unfortunately, we do not at this time.
Need a Bio?
Please feel free to use the following short bio for partnerships:
LaKita Anderson is a foodie, family/self-taught baker, and the chief content creator of Simply LaKita (simplylakita.com), a food blog that shares simple weekly recipes with a modern twist on comfort food. She began blogging as a way to share her family recipes and love of food photography. What began as a creative hobby, developed into a small business and she was able to grow her creative passion into a full-time career.
Thanks for stopping by! Happy eating!