Haylie began her career as an actress and singer-songwriter gaining worldwide attention for her role in "Napoleon Dynamite" and has since appeared in numerous film, television and theatre productions including the hit series, "7th Heaven" and Broadway's "Hairspray." Now Haylie is serving up a fresh approach to food with an appreciation for homemade classics and a love of entertaining friends and family with The Real Girl’s Kitchen television series.
Haylie's real interest in cooking sparked after her dad gifted her his grandmother's cookbook full of family recipes. Tucked inside, Haylie discovered a handwritten note from a café owner dating back to 1934. The note included one of his top-secret recipes, inspiring Haylie to share her recipes in the same gracious sentiment. The Real Girl’s Kitchen blog and cookbook have since become a destination for fans and foodies alike.
The Real Girl's Kitchen takes you into Haylie's kitchen and world, where she blends her Southern roots with her busy life in Hollywood — family, friends, kitchen adventures (and debacles), blogging and fabulous food.