Welcome to “Taste Matters” where I dish up some tasty tidbits, a kitchen tip or two, my current cookbook crush, some menu ideas from some of my food blogger friends to get you through your week, a weekend entertaining menu and recipe roundups for even more meal ideas!
A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. –Colin Powell
Truer words were never spoken when it comes to food blogging.
Last week I touched on how in the food blogging business, there’s always something that needs doing. A food blogger has to be a good cook, a good writer, a good photographer, a technical expert, a videographer and a marketing person.
It was a number of years ago I became intrigued by the idea of a food blog. My personal chef business kept me extremely busy and my little dream never got off the ground. Then, a little over four years ago I fell in a customer’s kitchen, fractured my right kneecap and couldn’t do much of anything for six weeks. Blessings come in strange packages and I finally had the time to start my blog. You can read the whole story here: How I Fell Into Food Blogging.
I learned early on that a food blog has to be a labor of love first and foremost and if all one does is focus on financial gain, frustration will get the best of you. It’s been four years of ups, downs, learning, overcoming roadblocks, successes, LOTS of hours and a lot of fun! Thank you for reading, subscribing and following my little labor of love.
Kathy said: “This was the best cauliflower recipe I have ever made! Absolutely delicious. I liked it so much I used the remaining sauce on a mushroom and onion stir-fry I had made to go with our steaks. My husband ate half of it right off the pan. Thanks for sharing!”
Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker – Recipes for Entertaining (Affiliate Links)
Heading into the fall entertaining season with holidays and football get-togethers, Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker – Recipes for Entertaining by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufman will be a cookbook you reach for over and over. Part of the Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker series, this cookbook has over 300 recipes for casual and holiday entertaining that can all be made ahead, making you a more relaxed, confident host. With everything from appetizers like Hot Artichoke Dip with Pita Crisps to desserts like Slow-Poached Pears with Warm Chocolate Sauce, this cookbook will be indispensable!
How about 25 kitchen tips instead? Save time and minimize labor in the kitchen with