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?
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 ;-)
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.