It’s time yet again for another interview with a fun, featured blogger! I stumbled across Nicole’s blog Young, Broke, and Hungry a few months ago and became an instant fan! Her blog title is self-explanatory, and I’ll let her fill you in on the rest!
-Tell us about your blog and why it’s great
Young, Broke and Hungry is a modern day guide to living on a budget. I feature recipes that are easy to whip up, no matter how small your kitchen is and on Sundays I do either two of the following: Young and thrifty which showcases DIY Projects or cheap eats, restaurants that cost under thirty bucks for two people.
-What is your favorite food/recipe? Least favorite?
My favorite food is chocolate but strangely enough I am not huge on chocolate recipes. They are too rich for me.
-What is the first recipe you learned how to fix?
Oh man…I don’t think my memory goes back that far. Probably quesadilla’s since it’s as easy as 1,2,3.
-Who taught you how to cook?
Honestly? The free cooking magazines at my local library taught me how to cook but my mom distilled the value of being fearless in the kitchen. She is known to fly by the seat of her pants when it comes cooking or baking.
-What food/recipe still seems daunting to you?
Croissants! All that folding of the dough and waiting. I don’t have the patience.
-What is your spouse’s/family’s favorite meal that you cook?
Since its just me, whatever I am in the mood for!
-Tell us about a kitchen disaster or recipe mishap
My most common kitchen disaster is burning my arm on a hot surface. I am incredibly accident-prone.
-Who is your favorite celebrity chef?
I don’t necessarily have a favorite. There are so many great chefs out there that are doing amazing things with food.
-Who is your favorite food blogger?
The Domestic Rebel always has creative dessert recipes that make me scratch my head in awe. Also, Haley is a kickass person with a personality that shines brightly.
-What is your day job?
I am a lifestyle writer for The Capitol Hill Times and romance writer at night.
-If you could cook/bake all day instead of your day job, would you?
I am lucky enough that I already do that! Part of my day job is to develop recipes for the gastro 101 section of The Capitol Hill Times.
-What is your favorite restaurant?
Wandering Goose. It’s this great southern restaurant down the street from me. They sell a mean biscuits with gravy.
-If you were going to open up a restaurant or bakery, what kind of place would it be? What would you call it?
The Brown Banana, a bakery that specializes in banana bread.
-If you had your own cooking show, what would you call it?
Young, Broke and Hungry.
-What is your favorite part about food blogging? Least favorite?
My favorite thing about food blogging is being part of a wonderful community of people and to share my recipes with my readers. My least favorite part that I struggle with everyday is the comparison factor. Why aren’t I getting twenty thousand hits a day when so and so is? What I am doing wrong? Lately though I have turned it around into something positive. Instead of comparing, I have been learning from the success of other food bloggers.
-What is something (food or blog related) that you’ve always wanted to do, but haven’t yet?
Learn how to make éclairs. Choux dough seems complicated but I heard its not and I would love try my hand at it.
-White chocolate, milk chocolate, or dark chocolate?
Dark Chocolate with sea salt.
-Comfort food of choice?
Orzo pasta with butter. My mom used to make it for me when I was sick and to this day, I reach for it when I need some comfort in my life.
-Sweet or savory?
I’ll have to say both! Chicken and waffles is the greatest dish known to man. Oh! And bacon smothered in maple syrup.
-What is your favorite herb?
Rosemary. No question about it.
Thanks Nicole! You just made me want nothing more but a large bowl of Orzo pasta with butter…how Heavenly! I also like the dark chocolate with sea salt…yum! Everyone go over and check out Nicole’s blog!