Blogiversary Q & A

In honor of my 1 year blogiversary, I thought I’d do a little Q & A for you all to get to know me better. If you have additional questions, please leave them in a comment and I’ll gladly answer.

Q: What is the best meal you’ve ever had?

A: When Eric and I were dating, we were fortunate enough to eat at Mario Batali’s restaurant Babbo in New York City. We had to wait in line for the restaurant to open and were one of the last people to get a walk-in table. One of the wait staff took extra special care of us and over the next 4 hours we ate the best meal of our lives. It was not a cheap night, but one we still remember fondly and I think one of the key steps to our transitions into Foodies.

Q: Would you rather order in pizza or Chinese food?

A: Chinese, definitely, give me some steamed dumplings and an egg roll and I’m a happy girl.

Q: Are there any foods that intimidate you?

A: Fish, pretty much any kind. I’m not sure why but it truly scares me to try and cook. I can do shellfish, but “regular” fish is not something I’ve mastered yet.

Q: If you were only allowed to have one cookbook for the rest of your life, which one would it be?

A: Julie Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking. It may not have pictures, but the information packed into each page is truly amazing.

Q: What is your favorite kitchen tool?

A: My Kitchenaid Mixer, its like a vortex of spinning power.

Q: I remember your dog had surgery, how is she now?

A: Bailey is doing great! Her leg is almost completely healed and she seems to be in less pain and discomfort than she was after her first surgery when we thought she was completely healed about a year ago. She is back to running around the yard, taking daily walks and getting lots of extra treats and love with her cute face. She is such a great addition to our family!

Q: Where is your favorite place you’ve traveled?

A: We’ve traveled to many amazing places and I’ve loved them all. Seeing new places and cultures is a passion for me but I think Paris always has and always will have a special place in my heart. I could go there over and over again and never get tired of it; the food, the people, the architecture and of course the language all make it such a magical place.

Q: What TV shows are you watching?

A: I love TV. Sitting down and watching it is one of my favorite relaxing activities, I have alot of shows that I watch. Here are a few: Modern Family, Parks & Recreation, 30 Rock, The New Girl, Once Upon a Time, Worst Cooks in America, No Reservations, Army Wives, Top Chef, Bethany Ever After, Real Housewives of NYC, Flipping Out, and many more!

Q: How often do you really cook each week?

A: I’d say I cook a full dinner that takes about an hour give or take, 3-4 nights a week and typically I make at least one dessert or sweet dish a week, I also make about 1 larger dinner on the weekends and at least one full breakfast. I don’t cook any more than I did before I started this blog, which is why I actually began logging all these meals, friends kept asking my what I was making for dinner! Spending an entire day in the kitchen on a Saturday is fun for me even though I usually end up with a sore back.

Q: It’s Easter time, do you have a favorite Easter candy?

A: I sure do, Peeps are one of my favorite things to eat, preferably in pink or purple. I like stale Peeps so after buying them, I immediately open the package and allow them to sit for a day or so, 2 days stale and they’re perfect. I also love the chocolate marshmallow eggs that Hershey makes. Yes, I realize my favorite Easter candies are the grossest kinds.

Q: Do you have other hobbies besides cooking and traveling?

A: I like to read, when I have time, I love entertaining, I’ve recently taken up golf with Eric and have started lessons which I enjoy more than I thought, and I love taking walks with Bailey and Eric, its a great time for Eric and I to talk and share ideas.

Q: Any kitchen tasks you dislike?

A: Dishes. I hate doing dishes and I have a pet peeve in which I can’t stand to touch wet food in the sink so I always have to wear rubber gloves when I do dishes.

Q:Where do you like to shop for dishes and serving accessories?

A: Crate and Barrel, Anthropologie, Sur la Table

 

I hope this little Q & A has given you a small snapshot into who I am! And if you have any other questions just put it in the comments, I’m happy to answer!

 

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