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Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Win $50 Visa GC from BlogHer & ConAgra 9/8
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When I started blogging two years ago the blogging world was in full swing, however there weren’t very many resources to help with my new endeavor. I went through months and months of trying to figure out this foreign world in which I had chosen to place myself. Where should I start, what should I write about, how do I find people to read my blog other than my Mom? As a food blogger, where do I go to find resources on the food world? I have been recently introduced to a site called The Dish from ConAgra Foods. It’s a great site for bloggers of all types…
ConAgra's Got The Dish. And a $50 Gift Card Giveaway. Pam cooking spray, Wesson vegetable oil, Orville Redenbacher's popcorn, Pudding Snack Packs, Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard, La Choy Chow Mein Noodles…all products in my pantry. Always. And all products that are part of the ConAgra Foods family. ConAgra Foods was founded in 1919, but they've been making food you love since…you ready?…1861! That's when Gilbert C. Van Camp manufactured pork and beans. I'd say they've, um, grown a little since then *ahem*.
ConAgra Foods has created a new spot on their website that I think you are all going to like!The Dish is a great place for everyone, but is an especially great resource for bloggers ConAgra wants to help bloggers with their content as far as food knowledge and much more! Everyone can use a little help when it comes to a post topic. We all have days when our minds go blank, right?
Anyone who has followed this blog knows one thing about me--I love to eat and cook! I'm always searching for new recipes to try or looking for a way to spice up a current recipe of mine. Every night I literally spend hours thinking about what to cook the next day. I have to consider healthy, tasty and easy-to-cook recipes to add them to my database.Most times I use the Internet or a cookbook to give me a basis-- needless to say I needed something easier to plan my family's needs.Luckily, I was introduced to a new website for bloggers: ConAgra's "The Dish".
I can't believe how fast this summer is going by! Lately I've been seeing more and more people pinning holiday-related ideas on Pinterest, and it's starting to make me panic just a little bit! (This Halloween picture is a pin I saw JUST TODAY!) Before we know it the holidays will be upon us! Of course that means lots more cooking and eating and celebrating!
As a mom, you face a test every single night. It’s pass/fail. Lives depend upon how you perform for this test. There are no free passes or nights off. You must appear to take the test each and every night.
For the sake of full disclosure, I'll admit that I'm not a foodie. Foodie is a term I've seen thrown around the blogosphere, and I've always assumed that it is someone who is knowledgeable about food, cooking, and devotes a good deal of time sharing their knowledge with others.
Do you blog about your trials and tribulations with food? Do you reach out to your readers every so often in search of new and exciting recipes? Are you tired of cooking the same meals night after night and looking for guidance from food experts?Do you ever wander the grocery store aisles in search of something new?
As bloggers, we all get writer’s block from time to time, right? It’s usually when I haven’t done anything “blog-worthy” in awhile, I get the blog blahs and it leads to no pictures and no good content. My craft table lies untouched, my camera collects dust, my cookbooks stay put on their shelves. When I’m not feeling the inspiration, you know what would be helpful? A website aimed at bloggers, filled to the brim with ideas for our choosing. How about a website offering to send us products to try?
I became familiar with ConAgra (on more than a "I buy lots of your groceries" kinda level) when I met some of their fine people at Blissdom 2011. They sponsored a lunch complete with a cooking demo by George Duran, cookbook author and host of TLC's Ultimate Cake Off.
Some weeks I have ideas for blog posts coming out of my ears. The creative juices are flowing at full speed, and I can't seem to get my fingers to type as fast as my brain is working. I love those weeks! On the other hand, there are many weeks when I experience major writer's block. I browse the Internet, Pinterest, and my own collection of cookbooks and just can't seem to find any inspiration for a new recipe or post idea. Those are the days when blogging feels forced instead of fun.
I'm not a food blogger, but I play one on the internet. I love reading blogs about food, pinning recipes on Pinterest (my Food and Drink and Dessert boards are my fullest by far), reading articles about food photography and - every once in a while - try my own hand at creating recipes
My macaroni and cheese kitchen is smiling. Smiling from ear to ear because I made a recipe with more than four ingredients. There are seven ingredients to be exact. And it's healthy...only 387 calories per serving. Maybe a few more calories if you added extra walnuts to your plate...like me. Delicious with extra walnuts never tasted so good.
I love to cook. All day long, I love to cook. I went to college for Culinary Arts - I didn't finish because I ran out of money - stupid money, getting in the way of EVERYTHING. I really like to share tried and true recipes with you guys - after all, something can look really awesome on Pinterest, and you can follow every direction and every step and end up with something totally unpalatable.
It happens to all us of. It's five o' clock and our kids are hungry, but we have no idea what to make. I am not a fan of fast food and certainly don't like my kids eating it, so coming up with a quick meal is my only option. On a weekly basis, I create a meal menu. I create my grocery list based on what my menu will be for the week. This not only helps me to stay within my grocery budget, but I also waste less food.