As promised, it's my first installment of "Seven Sporadic Questions". A monthly feature that will spotlight various food bloggers from around the interwebs.
This month we will be talking to Tiffany from Eat at Home. Tiffany is one of the first people I can remember from when I started my little blog. I've tried a few of her recipes myself including her Chicken Tortilla Soup and homemade biscuits. What I love about her cooking is that she's obviously a busy mom (4 kids!) and she chooses dishes that please the pickiest palate without breaking the bank.
1. What inspired you to start blogging?
I had a small blog for poetry and other writing for several years. Then I started noticing food blogs, The Sporadic Cook being one of them. The food blogs and bloggers impressed me and made me want to try my hand at it.
2. What's your favorite thing to make for a crowd?
3. What's your favorite thing to make for just you?
Homemade ice cream. Any flavor is good, but my favorite is Coconut Macadamia.
4. If you could invite 3 famous people (living or dead) to dinner, who would they be? Any particular reason?
Fannie Flagg, the author of numerous books including my favorite Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe. She's a great story teller and she's funny. Laura Ingalls Wilder, another great story teller. Both of these women also write about food in their books because food is so closely tied with people, family and culture. The third person I would invite is Eugene Peterson, who is the author of The Message Bible translation. I watched an interview with him and was fascinated. He also understands and appreciates story telling and he has a passion for getting the Word of God into the hearts of people through story.
5. When you think of your childhood, do any favorite dishes come to mind?
Lots and lots of things. My mom is a really good cook. Pudding Cake is one that I often asked for on my birthday.
6. What do you have in your kitchen that you just couldn't do without? (besides your stove/oven of course)
My slow cooker. There are days we wouldn't get to eat at all if it weren't for this wonderful appliance. I wish I had a programmable one, because that would be extra awesome.
7. What's your favorite part of blogging? Do you think you'll keep doing it for a while?
I really like that blogging is learning. There's always something new to figure out, like photography, writing, cooking, tech stuff, business... I love to learn, so this is perfect for me. I also like connecting with other bloggers and readers. It's fun to share recipes and conversation with people. I expect to keep blogging for a quite a while.