Sunday, June 7, 2009

An Interview With My Blogger Mommy

I've always had a great passion for food. I love the warm, sweet and inviting smell of melting chocolate. I loved noshing on holiday confections my grandmother delicately created. And it just doesn't seem like Christmas if our table is not graced with a dinner of ham, chicken and dumplin's (yes, I said dumplin'), black eye peas and pea salad. I enjoy talking about food just as much as eating it, hence the B-4-B blog, an outlet for this stay-at-home-mom to express her inner-foodie.

I was quite fortunate to come across the Adopt A Blogger Event via Dine & Dish. Wow, there are so many people out there passionate about food and what a great tool to share and learn from one another. Being that my food blog has been running for 6 months, I was considered a "newbie" and was matched with Bunny from Bunny's Warm Oven. Bunny, my blogger mommy had adopted me and how lucky am I!

She has a beautiful blog, delectable recipes and a shared passion of baking. I know I'll learn a lot from her. If you've never visited her blog, I urge you to do so.
Please enjoy the following interview featuring Bunny! Do any of you share common interests?

Do you have a favorite cookbook?
As a matter of fact I just bought 2 new cookbooks this week....Martha's Cookies and Martha's Cupcakes. I love both of these cookbooks!! I've seen so many wonderful recipes in them that it just makes me want to run to the kitchen and bake!!
What would people be surprised to find in your kitchen?
Boy this is a hard one, I have a measuring tape in my kitchen gadget drawer. I swiped from my hubby! I am seriously measurement impaired! If a recipe says something has to be this long and this wide I have to measure it, eyeballing something just doesn't work for me.
Name three things you always have on hand in your refrigerator or pantry.
There are three things that you will always find in my fridge...cream cheese, I wait till it goes on sale at 10 pkgs for 10.00 and stock up. Butter is a must, and sour cream would be the third. With these three items in the fridge I'm good to go for baking!
Do you have a favorite comfort food?
My favorite comfort food would be anything made with cinnamon and apples. I love the combination, just the wonderful aroma coming from the oven is comfort to me.
Where would your ultimate culinary destination be?
Believe it or not my ultimate culinary destination would be right here in the good ole US. I would head south, I LOVE southern food!! The biscuits the cobblers, cakes .....mmmmmm!!! I would love to sit at the hand of a southern baker and learn everything about southern cooking and baking.
What are you having for dinner tonight?
Because I have to be into work at 2pm today I'm making Ham and Green Beans in the crockpot so it'll be waiting for the kids and Sam when they're ready to eat. It's one of those meals they really like having. During the summer when the kids have no schedule to keep and Sam and I are working the crockpot is my best friend!
What is your favorite thing about blogging.
Sharing great recipes with people who are as excited about baking as I am! The whole reason for my blog was to share recipes and learn. I have learned so much about baking through other bloggers. The blogging community is wonderful group of people. The friendships I've formed are priceless to me. I look forward to sharing, learning and making new friends for the years to come.

Here is a tasty tease of a recipe using one of Bunny's staples, cream cheese. I'll post the bread early next week, so come back by and visit!

Cream Cheese Spread
adapted from Ina Garten

6 oz. whipped cream cheese

1/3 c. sugar
Zest of 2 oranges
  1. Combine all ingredients until just combined.
  2. Spread on Orange Date Bread (recipe featured next week)


Bunny said...

Oh be still my heart, a cream cheese spread I can put on anything!! I love the ornage in this, I be here for the bread sweetie!!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

I agree with her about how wonderful the blogging community is. You can learn so much and develop such wonderful relationships!

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Congratulations on being adopted by Bunny. That's so exciting. Wish someone had adopted me when I was starting. You have a great blog and I wish you continued success. You'll meet many new friends along the way.

Heather said...

isn't bunny the best?! she's so creative and talented! love the interview :)

Karen said...

Nice post about your "mommy" :) Check out my blog... I made your ricotta... love it!!

Kristen said...

What a great interview (and a yummy recipe!)
Thanks for participating in Adopt a Blogger!

Liz said...

Hi! This is my first visit and I found tis wonderful cake with orange flavor and dattes (I love them both!). Thanks for the recipe

Psychgrad said...

Nice to meet you guys! You're definitely in good hands with Bunny and Carol. I just came here from their blog after drooling over their baked goods...and now I'm drooling over yours.