Thursday, June 3, 2010

Seven Sporadic Questions: Stirring the Pot


Happy June everyone.  This month's featured blogger is Kim of Stirring the Pot.  
I've enjoyed Kim's blog quite some time. I love her adventurous cooking spirit, and frequent use of fresh ingredients.  She's also a very kind person and always quick to give an encouraging word.

1.  What inspired you to start blogging? 
 I didn't know about food blogging until one of my friends sent me a link to the Pioneer Woman's site.  PW's site opened up the doors of food blogging for me.  I quickly discovered other food blogs, which in turn inspired me to create my own blog.  At the time, I had just received my copy of Tyler Florence's Stirring the Pot, so I decided that I would try to cook my way through Tyler's cookbook and blog about it.

2.  What's your favorite thing to make for a crowd? 
 I like to make spaghetti and meatballs at all our family functions.  Everyone likes it and it is really easy.  I make about 100 meatballs and prebake them.  The next day all I have to do is boil some pasta and throw the meatballs in the crockpot with the sauce until it heats up.   


3.  What's your favorite thing to make for just you? 
 Buttered noodles. 

4.  If you could invite 3 famous people (living or dead) to dinner, who would they be?  Any particular reason?
 Bobby Flay, Jamie Oliver, and Tyler Florence.  I have major foodie crushes on all of them ;-)





5.  When you think of your childhood, do any favorite dishes come to mind?  
My mom was a great cook and made a terrific chicken dish with homemade noodles.  But, in the end, I'm going to have to go with buttered noodles again.  Not only were they the first thing I learned how to cook, but my friends and I loved them and we had them at every sleepover as kids.  We even had a special buttered noodle pan!





6.  What do you have in your kitchen that you just couldn't do without? (besides your stove/oven of course)
 I couldn't live without my chef's knife or my cutting board, but my favorite kitchen pieces are my Mom's old mixing bowls.  I love knowing that she used them and now I am using them. I'm hoping to keep them for my daughter.

7.  What's your favorite part of blogging?
  Do you think you'll keep doing it for a while?  My favorite part of blogging is getting to know other bloggers who share my passion for food.  I love that I have made so many great friends who offer so much encouragement and support.  I have absolutely no plans to quit blogging, ever.  So many recipes, so little time.

17 comments:

Mimi said...

Great interview. I love Kim's blog. She is one of the most positive and engouraging blogger ever. Right up there with Ingrid.
Mimi

MarfMom said...

This made me hungry! I found your blog through SITS and I love food blogs! My husband's gramma makes these amazing mini meatballs for Italian wedding soup. I agree: buttered noodles are yummy. I think that my comfort food would be pastels: a Brasilian dish my mom and gramma and now I make.

Bridgett said...

I love Kim's blog and was glad to learn a little more about her. She is such a talent and always has something good to say when she comments to others. I enjoyed reading this down to earth interview.

The Blonde Duck said...

Great interview!

Lori said...

Hi stopping by from SITS. Love food blogs. I sometimes take pictures of my food for my blog but it is not a food blog. Cracking up that you can cook and your fave is buttered noodles.

Mya said...

Cute idea. :)

teresa said...

aw, i love kim! great interview, it's always so fun to get to know other bloggers.

Cinnamon-Girl said...

I adore Kim! It was so nice to get to know her better.

theUngourmet said...

This was a fun post! I began blogging after stumbling onto PW as well. :)

Abby said...

Buttered noodles! That's my kind of girl!

Velva said...

Cheers to you Kim! I follow your wonder blog on a regular basis.... We also share the same foodie crushes.

Julie M. said...

Great Interview! She sounds like my kind of cook. Thanks for introducing us.

Tiffany @ Eat at Home said...

Great interview! I'm intrigued with buttered noodles now. I'm off to check out your blog.

Monica H said...

great questions and interview! I'm going to have to go check out her blog.

Kristen said...

What fun questions & great answers. I love finding new food blogs, so off I go to check out Kim'S

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a great weekend!

The Japanese Redneck said...

Buttered noodles and a 100 meatballs....where's a fork?