Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Seven Sporadic Questions: Eat At Home


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?  
I've made Chicken Pot Pie and Baked Spaghetti for 100 people before.  If I have a smaller crowd of around 10-15, I like to make Chicken Fiesta with Black Beans in the slow cooker. 





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.

24 comments:

Cristine said...

Loving this! Great questions and great blog!

Velva said...

Awesome! Love it.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Good post, will have to try some of her recipes.

Mhel said...

Blogging is great! You get to learn more as you write more. I just recently converted my blog into a foodiesite, but still with a little bit of general topics. Dropping by from SITS!

The Blonde Duck said...

I love this interview. I need to look up those books. All I read was Laura Ingalls Wilder when I was little.

Mary Ann said...

I love Tiffany, and I love her recipes. Mostly, though, I love her heart of Gold and desire to serve.

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

Julie, thanks for interviewing me. That was fun!

Pam said...

What a great idea for a post!

Julie M said...

Sounds like a really interesting blog! I'll definitely have to check it out.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

The pudding cake looks so yummy! She sounds like a comfort cook - I'm off to check out her blog.

teresa said...

this is so fun, i'm going to go check her out!

steph said...

great interview!

My Little Space said...

Julie, Oh, I'm so sorry that I've left out your name in the awards list. However, I'm honour to have you to come over to collect the awards now. I'm adding your name in here right away! Please feel free to pick them up. Don't forget! I'll be back after this.
Have a great day, dear!
Cheers, Kristy

Mara... said...

I love it!! Great 1st interview, I'll have to check out her blog. Sounds like some great recipes to be found!

Monica H said...

Fun. I can't wait to see who you interview next!

Kim said...

This is a great idea, Julie.

Cooking for 100 people - yikes!! However, the baked spaghetti looks incredible:D

Bridgett said...

I love meeting new bloggers and this was a great interview!

Katy ~ said...

I thoroughly enjoyed this post! Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Barbara Bakes said...

Fun idea! I'm off to check out that pudding cake.

theUngourmet said...

Tiffany's blog is terrific! I found her blog shortly after I began blogging. Great interview! ;)

Jessica {The Novice Chef} said...

Loved reading your answers!!

Barbara said...

Love this idea! It introduces us to bloggers we perhaps have not been following!
Great questions, too.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Wonderful idea for posting. I enjoy getting to know my blogging friends better!

CherylK said...

As a fan of Tiffany's blog (Eat At Home) I'm so happy you interviewed her! Great interview with great questions. Now I'm going to explore your blog, too!