September 29, 2015

Bloggers From Omaha No. 5 – Janelle Shank

Kim’s note: This is the fifth installment in a series introducing different voices from around Omaha. Each week Whenever I can, I’ll introduce a different Omaha blogger, what his or her blog is all about, and since I love getting recommendations as much as I love giving them, I’ve asked each person to share some Omaha tips. Janelle Shank is a marvel in the kitchen, and if her dishes taste half as good as they look in her photos, she’s one of the best food bloggers around. Hope you enjoy getting to know all these bloggers from Omaha!


Bakes In Slippers

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Name: Janelle Shank

Blog: Bakes In Slippers

Find @bakesinslippers on: Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Snapchat



Describe your blog in five words. Simple, yet delicious homemade food.


Janelle's dutch oven bread

Janelle’s dutch oven bread. Photo courtesy Janelle Shank


What are the two most popular posts on your blog? What makes them so good?

Cranberry Sauce – it can be made in the slow cooker and is just a holiday tradition.

Chocolate Chip Brownies with Sea Salt – I mean come on it’s chocolate, brownies, chocolate chips and sea salt (perfection!)


What social media channel are you on the most and why? Instagram – I love the visual beauty of it. You can feel invited into someone’s home or world with just a picture.

Simple Chocolate Cake from the Omaha blog, Bakes in Slippers.

Simple Chocolate Cake from the Omaha blog, Bakes in Slippers. Photo courtesy Janelle Shank


You get one hour to spend on writing, where in Omaha do you go? If not at home, I am very basic and would hit a Panera. I love the people watching aspect of it.

If friends visit from out of town, what three places would you take them to? The Zoo of course, JCoco for dinner, and Stella’s for burgers.

What’s your favorite free thing to do in Omaha? Walk around downtown and taking pictures. Living downtown makes it easy, you meet and see so many types of people.


More about Janelle

Janelle went to culinary school and graduated with her baking and pastry certificate, quickly realizing that everyday professional baking wasn’t for her. Soon an interest in recipe development, food photography, and food writing lead to the decision to start Bakes in Slippers. Janelle’s approach to food is simple, not overly complicated, but always completely delicious. You don’t have to churn your own butter or grind your own spices to get amazing results.



  1. Thank you for being awesome and for featuring Omaha bloggers. It was an honor to be asked!

  2. Erin O'Brien says

    Awesome highlight! Janelle’s blog is beautiful (and it reminds me I need to get in the kitchen, especially this fall!).

  3. Loved getting to know this warm lovely girl a bit more! I’ve never been to Stella’s. Will have to check it out!

  4. All this food is making me hungry.

    I’m sort of new to Instagram. Just getting started with it.

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