Welcome to the 3rd issue of “Just Grilled” The purpose of this series is to introduce to you to some blogger folks out there that I’ve run across that have inspired me, are incredibly interesting, informational and so entertaining that I can’t pass up the chance to introduce them to you . Hopefully you’ll make some new friends along the way.
Steph and her three cats are the owner/authors of Plain Chicken. She lives in Alabama, is an accountant by day and chef by night.
I think the look of her blog is just fabulous. I love the cartoon animals and the colors are so crisp and fresh and the blog easy to read. She takes great pictures and consistently sends us some fabulous mouth-watering recipes.
I couldn’t decide on a favorite post of hers, it’s a tie between the
and Flipflop Cakes
I think you get the picture – too many good recipes come out of that kitchen.
So Steph is you would sit down at the microphone please:
Name: Stephanie Parker
City: Birmingham, AL (a.k.a. The ‘Ham)
Blog url: http://www.plainchicken.blogspot.com
How long have you been blogging: 2 years this month! I am still working on my photography, but it is coming along.
Six words to describe the food you like to cook: Simple, easy, quick, flavorful, chicken.
Six words to describe you: Shopping, traveling, cooking, animal & Auburn Tigers lover.
Proudest moment in the kitchen: Making my first Fondant cake!!!
Most embarrassing moment in the kitchen: I let my husband pick a recipe for dinner and he picked chicken spaghetti. It turned out to be the worst thing I ever made. It made with chicken, spaghetti, tomato paste and Velveeta cheese. It was just a sticky pile of goo. We still talk about how bad it was.
Rules of conduct in your kitchen: Try at least one new recipe a week and don’t be afraid to make the recipe your own. Have fun – you can always order pizza.
Favorite ingredient: Chicken – of course!
Most overrated ingredient: Organic foods – I know a lot of people swear by organic, but I just don’t trust what I am getting unless it is from a local source.
Favorite local ingredient: Silver Queen corn – I love homemade creamed corn.
Weirdest thing you ever eaten: Calamari – I am not a very adventurous eater – the weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten would be probably just normal for other people.
Favorite kitchen gadget: My Kitchen-Aid Mixer – couldn’t live without it.
Everybody loves it when I cook: Desserts – I give cakes and cookies away all the time. I am very popular at the office for that very reason.
Favorite all-time restaurant: Hamilton’s in Auburn, AL – we go there with my parents before Auburn University home games. The food is great; their Fried Green Tomatoes and Shrimp made the Top 100 Dishes to Eat in Alabama list. The atmosphere is the best – everyone is having fun!
Favorite Cookbook: That is hard – I get most of my recipes online now. If I had to pick one it would be Southern Living Homestyle Cooking. It has tons of recipes from readers and local cookbooks.
What music do you like to cook by: I love to cook to Michael Buble, top 40 and Christmas music is a must at the holidays.
If I owned my own restaurant, I would name it: 2 tsp (Two Teaspoons) – It is a combination of my husband’s and my initials and there are only two of us.
What famous person would I love to invite over to lunch (living or deceased): Michael J. Fox – I’ve had a crush on him for over 20 years!
If I were President who would I appoint as my Chef: Guy Fieri – he goes to the best places on Diners Drive-ins and Dives and I would love to have him recreate some of those wonderful dishes. It also doesn’t hurt that he seems like a lot of fun.
In my opinion my best blog post was (provide url link):
Either my Snicker’s Cheesecake that is made with Greek Yogurt
Or my Artichoke Bread post
Both are good and simple recipes and the pictures turned out great.
So there you have it, I thought the interrogation was fun. Thanks to Steph for being my 3rd raked over the coals, grilled blogger! And readership, please don’t hesitate to take a look at www.plainchicken.blogspot.com you’ll be glad you did.