BUTTER MY KITCHEN (I'm guessing great food just from the name) has been blogging for almost a year. She lives in Minnesota, so she probably had a little frost on her punkin over the weekend. I had a friend from Minnesota once, and they are hearty folks up there... Needing hardy cooking to strengthen their souls, and that is exactly what you get from TAMILYN (the author of the blog).
But, before I get to the blog, here's a little bit I learned about Tamilyn. Checking out her profile, she is another happily married cook who blogs. Two younguns and her husband have been lifelong Minnesotans. Moved from the big city (Minneapolis/St. Paul) to a small town 19 years ago, and still feels like the "new People". She reminds me a lot of my wife. In her interest category, she is a scrapbooking photographer, who drinks wine and cocktails who is addicted to the food channel when she is not traveling. One hobby that she has that has nothing to do with my precious is camping. I think the only way i could get my wife to camp would be in a trailer, with Internet access, near someplace that delivers fast food, with a TV running in the background to drown out the sounds of nature... Oh, wait, that just described Tamilyn's recent camping trip...
I kid cause I love, Actually BUTTER IN MY KITCHEN had a couple of terrific posts about the family reunion she just participated in. It rained, and they were only were 6 miles from home, so they spent one night in the camper ready to party with the cousins and family the next day. I loved all the pictures and very hardy food that was served (all outdoors, lots of grilling).
And speaking of food, Tamilyn's recipes are obviously cooked for a real family, easy to follow, lots of photos and very pleasing. She calls her husband, "the Dude " (I need a cool blogger nickname... But I digress). He always looks very happy.
Bacon cheeseburger meatballs (what's not to love in those three words)
Grandma's Chocolate Zucchini Cake
Turkey breast cooked in Pomegranate juice (this one really sounds good)
A GREAT cheesy potato crock pot recipe
And wait til you find the sweet 16 daughter's B-day dinner...
These are obviously family friendly, she obviously really cooks these (I am growing tired of seeing posts of magazine recipes that the bloggers hadn't really cooked ...But I digress). She tells great personal stories to go with her posts (I really like that part of blogdom). She is a cat lover, having just spent $300 on her "FREE" kitten (again, happily married cat people are 80% of foodies (in my opinion... for what it's worth)). There is lots to enjoy about Tami, but I especially enjoyed her tagline...
Cooking, Baking and Why I Need a Good Bottle of Wine (or Vodka, Rum, Beer ...)
Click HERE to find BUTTER MY KITCHEN. She is my kind of blogger!
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