Smitten Kitchen.

Smitten Kitchen. Need I say any more? If you like food blogs and you log on to www.smittenkitchen.com, then that’s it. You’re hooked.

Deb, the wonder woman behind the blog, describes the blog like this:
“Fearless cooking from a tiny kitchen in New York City”.

Smitten Kitchen presents you with an array of great recipes.  Smitten Kitchen is my inspiration. Whenever I don’t know what to cook or bake, I head straight to my computer, type www.smittenkitchen.com and voilà I find something. I might alter it a bit, but that’s just the way I am (it might also be due to the fact what my cupboards/refrigerator present me with in terms of ingredients).
And it is always,  a l w a y s  lovely.

This is taken straight from the blog:

The Smitten Kitchen, in its latest physical incarnation is a 80 42 square foot (whimper) circa-1935 sort of half-galley kitchen with a 24 foot footprint, a single counter, tiny stove, checkered floor and a skylight on top a noisy window at the end to the avenue below.

What you’ll see here is: A lot of comfort foods stepped up a bit, things like bread and birthday cakes made entirely from scratch and tutorials on everything from how to poach an egg to how to make tart doughs that don’t shrink up on you, but also a favorite side dish (zucchini and almonds) that takes less than five minutes to make.

What I’m wary of is: Excessively fussy foods and/or pretentious ingredients. I don’t do truffle oil, Himalayan pink salt at $10 per quarter-ounce or single-origin chocolate that can only be found through Posh Nosh-approved purveyors. I think food should be accessible, and are certain that you don’t need any of these things to cook fantastically.

The Writer, Cook, Photographer and Occasional Dishwasher

Deb is the kind of person you might innocently ask what the difference is between summer and winter squash and she’ll go on for about twenty minutes before coming up for air to a cleared room and you soundly snoring. It’s taken some time, but she’s finally realized that there are people out there that might forgive her for such food, cooking and ingredient-obsessed blathering and possibly, even come back for more.

In previous iterations of her so-called career, she’s been a record store shift supervisor, a scrawler of “happy birthday” on bakery cakes, an art therapist and a technology reporter. She likes her current gig – the one where she wakes up and cooks whatever she feels like that day – the best. When she’s not prattling on about galley and grub here, Deb is an occasional freelance writer and photographer.

Deb likes bourbon, artichokes, things that taste like burnt sugar and baked goods with funny names. She is aghast that there are cooks who actually clean as they go, preferring to leave a bombed-out mess of dishes and a thin film of flour behind in her cooking wake.

See, it is intriguing, isn’t it.
Hurry; type www.smittenkitchen.com, lean back and enjoy!

Sugar and Charm

I don’t really remember where I found this blog, but as all other blogs here, I really like it. Specially the sweets recipes. Yes, I do have a sweet thooth, what can I say. Pictures, logo and texts below is straight from the blog in question.

This is the talented person behind the blog:

And this is her own words about her blog:
“Sugar and Charm is a lifestyle and entertaining blog focusing on hosting tips, sweet recipes, charming crafts, design, photography and snippets of my life. There may be a baby section in the near future since we’re expecting our first, Spring 2012! I started Sugar and Charm Blog in July 2010 as a way to share my love for entertaining, baking and design. My husband, Zan, helps me tremendously with Sugar and Charm! He’s the art director of S&C and my muse 😉 He’s pretty much awesome and I don’t think I would blog without his help.

I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science Education. My major was focused around everything I truly love and value in life: food, nutrition, family studies, fashion, sewing, child development and interior design. After I graduated I was inspired by my obsession with design, florals and celebrating life’s events so I decided to start my own event design company, Sugar and Charm Events. Aside from planning weddings and parties, one day I hope to own a boutique party store, write an entertaining book and possibly teach FCS. I would be overjoyed to inspire children and teens on how to create and live a happy lifestyle while always valuing the simple things in life. I have a plethora of goals and dreams that I would love to achieve… hopefully there’s enough time! 🙂

     Sugar and Charm has gained a lot of positive recognition online with features on HGTVProject Wedding,Style At HomeOne Charming PartyStyle Me PrettyThe Sweetest Occasion and many more inspiring blogs and sites. Recently I had the honor of having two of my parties published in print, Southern Weddings andLitlies Parenting Magazine. I have contributed to various online publications such as Style At Home, Simply The Sweet Life Magazine and in the fall of 2011, I signed on to blog about party tips, desserts and cocktails for General Mills’ blog Rock Ur Party. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find a little charm at S&C!
Xoxo,
Eden”

You can find the blog at www.sugarandcharmblog.com