Emily Dickinson is undoubtedly most known for her literary works. But did you know that in her lifetime, she was possibly more famous for her baking?

She was a well-educated woman who was also rebellious. Perhaps this helped to fuel her desire to master skills like writing and cooking, and these two things were often connected. According to NPR, early drafts of her poems are often found on the backs of cake recipes and flour labels.

NPR's Morning Edition recently discussed Dickinson's baking skills, such as her cakes and gingerbread.