I love doing this – I have met the most amazing bloggers by doing Blogger of the Week! This week is no exception 😉 Hope you enjoy Michelle – this week’s Blogger! Go over and Say “hello” from Who Needs a Cape today and be inspired!!!! ~ Heather
1. Your Website: Taste As You Go (http://www.tasteasyougo.com)
2. When did you start blogging? I launched Taste As You Go in August 2008. Although I loved food, writing, and sharing stories… I had no idea what I was getting myself into!
3. What’s your favorite thing you have published? Since I’ve been blogging for so long, it’s really hard for me to choose an absolute favorite. So instead of doing that, I’ll shareone of my favorite posts — my recipe for Stuffed Mushrooms with Sausage and Crab Meat (http://www.tasteasyougo.com/
2014/03/stuffed-mushrooms- sausage-crab-meat-recipe.html) . I developed the recipe through a partnership with Jimmy Dean, and it was the first recipe in my arsenal that was not only solicited by a major brand but also promoted on social media by that brand. It felt so great being recognized for my work and creativity!
4. Bloggers you love? In no particular order… Kristen from Dine & Dish (because she’s extremely genuine and honest in all of her posts, even when she’s discussing the messy side of life… and because her recipes are always so approachable)… Beth from Budget Bytes (because she breaks down each recipe and shows how much it’ll cost to make per serving, illustrating that it really is possible to eat healthy, home-cooked meals without breaking the bank)… and Ali from Alexandra’s Kitchen (because her photographs are stunning and because you can tell she fully stands behind the recipes she’s sharing).
5. Biggest flop? This one never made it onto the blog, but I’ve alluded to the incident in several posts… I attempted to make roasted salmon one night for my then-boyfriend-now-husband and myself. I was excited about it because I splurged and bought the wild-caught salmon (before I switched over to only buying wild-caught salmon) and made a big deal about how delicious dinner was going to be. Well, I learned after the fact (when it was too late to do anything about it) that I was sold fish that had already started to turn, resulting in some of the most revolting tasting fish we’ve ever eaten. It was so awful, neither one of us could eat salmon (at home or out at a restaurant) for months after that. I felt terrible because I ruined salmon for us because I didn’t think to ask the salesperson if I could smell the fish before I bought it. Lesson learned! Biggest success? Honestly, I don’t think my biggest success is tied to any particular blog post. I think my biggest success has to do with the fact that I’m still blogging after all this time. There are a lot of food blogs out there, most of them more successful and prettier to look at than mine, but I’m still attracting a loyal body of readers who appreciate the content I’m putting out there. Plus, they’re fabulous to interact with on social media! So, as long as I still enjoy it, I’m going to continue blogging and sharing my recipes, restaurant reviews, and general thoughts about food-related issues!
Thanks so much Michelle! I have to add one more link – you’re a girl after our own heart here at Who Needs a Cape! We LOVE our slow cookers and this Chicken with Tomatoes and Artichokes (pictured below) looks amazing! Thanks for participating with us! ~ Heather