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Indiana Blogs: Everyday Moms Meals

Indiana Blogs: Everyday Moms Meals

Everyday Moms Meals is an Indiana blog with simple, delicious food on the menu!

From treasured family favorites to new, fun things she’s found in cookbooks or on the web, there’s a lot to love–and try.

As self-describedmeat and potatoes” kind of people, there’s good Hoosier staples here. In other words? You’ll find great new twists on the essential Hoosier meal!

Indiana Blogs: Everyday Moms Meals

Why did you start Everyday Moms Meals?
I started Everyday Mom’s Meals in May of 2010. I began blogging as a “once in a while” type of thing, sharing random recipes I would find, or ones I had been making for years. In May 2011, EMM, had a total makeover.

I began posting daily, taking photos of every dish I shared and the biggest change was when I started my Facebook Fan page, which now has over 4,000 fans!

What about that name? Why Everyday Moms Meals?
Because that’s me, and what I do! I am an everyday mom.

I want to put good food on the table that my family will enjoy. I like home style, “everyday” foods that are not intimidating to novice cooks, but are tasty enough for the veteran at home chef.

What are three of your most favorite posts?
My 3 favorite posts are:

  • Strawberry Short Cake: This is a recipe my mom has been making for years. This past summer when I posted it, it became an instant hit. But my reason for it being a favorite? Because it included my son Alex and a fun afternoon we shared together.
  • Sea Salt Hand Scrub: I love this post and it’s not even food! This is the post that has been found the most through Google searches, from all over the world. I think it’s so neat that people from the US, to Germany to Russia are reading how to make this. Plus, I like the fact it shows my versatility as a blogger. Yes, 99% of my posts are food, but every once in awhile, I step out of my kitchen to show another side to me, and other things I enjoy.
  • Peanut Butter Fudge: This recipe is one of a handful that I was making long before I was an experienced cook, let alone a blogger. I have had more people say to me “This is so easy. Thank you. I never thought I could make fudge.” And to me, that is a complete success b/c I want people to log on, try a recipe, and feel good about themselves and know they too can cook for their families.

What keeps you ready and raring to post? Why do you blog?
My fans. Friends, family, complete strangers. The wonderful foodie community blogging opened to me, is one of the biggest blessings in my life.

I started EMM at the encouragement of others just wanting to read my recipes. Now I have thousands of fans/readers from around the world sharing in what I do, supporting me, and loving me. I don’t need any other reason that them!

Have you always been happy in the kitchen or is this a more recent development?
I’ve always enjoyed being in the kitchen, but it wasn’t until I became a full time wife and mother I had the time to develop that love. And truthfully, it wasn’t until I started blogging, and interacting w/ other bloggers I had the courage to try so many new things, and know it would be okay if I failed.

I’m very lucky that I have a husband and son who are willing to be my guinea pigs with different foods, techniques and recipes.

It’s dinner! What five people, living or dead, would you like to have over?
The first on the guest list would probably be my 2 grandfathers who are no longer w/ us. One b/c he passed in 01 and has never met my son, or known me as a wife and mother. The other b/c he was married to my Grammy-the ultimate home cook and I want him to know I am taking after her, and so much more.

The other 3?
Rachael Ray b/c I think she is hilarious and the first tv cook that made me feel like I could cook her meals.
A player from the Pittsburgh Steelers. I could never pick from my favorite team, but any would be a thrill to our family, and especially to my husband and son! We bleed black & gold.
A random fan from EMM. I would love to invite all 4,000 into my home to say thank you, so maybe one of them as a special treat.

Your last meal. What would it be? Would you cook it or would you want someone else to handle it?
It would have to be something my mom makes. Probably her beef and noodles, over mashed potatoes w/ a side of her homemade coleslaw.

While I can make all of them, I would want hers. They always taste better when mom makes them! Oh, and her pumpkin or peach custard pie for dessert!

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