I've been adopted by the coolest food blogger. How did that happen? Well, the wonderful Kristen at Dine and Dish decided to have a blogger event. She paired newbie food bloggers (those that have been blogging for less than a year) with veteran food bloggers. When she was a new food blogger she was taken under the wing by some veteran bloggers and she wanted to return the favor.
I almost didn't send my name in to Dine and Dish, I mean, who the heck am I? Just some girl trying to learn to cook (a bit late in life) and trying to work her way through her...um...shall we say rather large stack of cookbooks? But I decided to sign up and then kinda forgot about it...until I heard from Kristen who said I'd been paired with veteran blogger Peabody of Culinary Concoctions by Peabody.
Talk about hitting the mother lode! You must go check out her blog. I have a sneaking suspicion we were paired because Peabody is a hockey fan. She has an affinity for the Calgary Flames (which works for me because of Owen). We both have mothers who are cancer survivors, we both have, ahem, a few to many cookbooks. Of course she hates summer and I hate winter so I think we'd work well together.
She states that what she wants to do with her blog is to inspire people to go to their kitchen and bake. Taking a look at her blog, that would be pretty easy to do. I thought I would spend a few minutes checking out the recipes on her blog and I ended up being occupied for days. This woman really makes me want to bake. She makes me want to put on an apron, surround myself with flour (throw out my scale) and spend the day in the kitchen baking concoctions like Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cake, Marshmallow Snowflake Cupcakes, Texas Big Hairs Lemon-Lime Meringue Tarts, Snickery Squares, or Pumpkin Cheesecake Towers (which, don't laugh, made me think of diving right into that stream of caramel).
It's not just the recipes, her food photography is amazing. It really showcases the recipes and makes you want to try to recreate them. Normally I keep a sheet of paper that lists all the food blog recipes I want to make. I had to get a separate notebook to record the recipes of Peabodys I want to try.
So go check out her blog here...you won't be disappointed. I can't thank Kristen enough for pairing me with such a great food blogger. And I dare you to check out the blog and not want to get into the kitchen to bake!