Why did you start this blog?
I (Aimee) started this blog as a way to share recipes with my mom when I was first at college and living out of state. I wanted to share the new recipes I tried, and I wanted mom to share the recipes that I grew up with. Eventually the blog grew to a little more than just the two of us sharing with each other, but sharing our favorite recipes with you too!
What is your favorite food?
Aimee – My favorite food is either pizza or chicken enchiladas!
Ellen – I love a loaded stuffed baked potato. Think butter, sour cream, salt and pepper, cheese, ham, etc.
What is your least favorite food?
Aimee – I hate tomatoes (but I do love ketchup, marinara sauce, salsa, etc – just not raw big pieces of tomato), I hate pickles. I’m learning to love fish with a husband who goes fishing. Oh, and I hate polenta in any form. Yuck!
Ellen – Tamales
I made your recipe and it didn’t work. What went wrong?
We try to be very clear and concise in typing out our recipes, but we too our human and sometimes we write an ingredient wrong, forget an ingredient completely, or miss a step in the instructions. However, most of the time our recipes are tried and tested. Because we weren’t in your kitchen with you cooking it’s hard to know exactly what went wrong, and there are many things that could have caused the issue. Its possible the ingredients you used were different than ours, your oven temperature is off, you measure ingredients different than us, etc, etc. Let us know what part of the recipe you think went wrong and maybe we can figure out a solution together. We both cook and learn through a lot of trial and error, so hopefully you can learn that way too!
What camera, lens and other photography tools do you use?
Aimee – I use both a Nikon D5100 and a Nikon D7100 and I use both. I almost always shoot with my 35mm f/1.8 lens. Sometimes I use this 50mm f/1.8 lens too. I often take my pictures in the late evening because of my work schedule, so I shoot my photos in my lightbox, with a white poster board background and my homemade mini table top or using this flash bounced off the ceiling. I use my Ravelli Tripod for most pictures.
What hosting do you use?
We use Bluehost right now. It’s completely affordable, especially if you sign up for 3 years at once it makes each month only 3.95 and has, so far, been able to handle all our needs.
Do you eat everything you make?
Yes, we do. We don’t eat the entirety of everything we make, but we do sample everything. We wouldn’t be comfortable telling you something is delicious unless we really think it is.
I tried your recipe and loved it, can I share it?
Yes! We are so glad you tried and love our recipe as much as we do. If you want to share the recipe on your blog please rewrite the recipe in your own words and we would love if you’d link back to our site. You can also share a photo of ours, only if you include the link back to our site, and don’.
Unless otherwise specified, some rules I always follow or things I always do in the kitchen:
- I use all-purpose flour
- I pack my brown sugar
- I use instant rise yeast
- I use unsalted butter
Will you try out my product or food and do a blog post review of it?
We love to try out new products; however we don’t have time to try out every new thing. Email us at [email protected] and we can decide if your product is a good fit for us. Depending on the value of the product we do charge for our services, and we will always be completely honest with our reviews. For more details email us or visit our Advertising Page.
Can I guest post on your blog?
Yes, we do accept guest posts for our blog, however, we only accept posts that we feel are a good fit for our blog. This means recipe posts. If you have a recipe that you would like to share with our readers, email us at [email protected] with the subject: Guest Post and we will try to work out the details together to see if it will be a good fit.