We've introduced you to Lynn of Queen of the Castle Recipes before on our blog via an award post back in January. As you may know, I am not the cook in the family. That responsibility and talent lies with Andy. So you may wonder how it came to be that I would have befriended someone who has a recipe blog.
Lynn stumbled upon The Bumbles one day via one of our earliest posts that I published about a baseball book. You see, in addition to being a terrific cook, author, Mom and Queen of her castle, Lynn is a big baseball fan. It may be the only thing she and I have in common! Well, that and our sense of humor.
Her blog posts a variety of recipes she has made - of her own doing and ones submitted by her readers or from cookbooks, magazines or cooking sites she admires. But what makes her posts of interest to me is that she always tells us the story behind why she's tried it out. Or how the process went. Or how it turned out. She even posts the ones that would be considered a "Fail." She talks about how to cook fish in your dishwasher. Or about unsuccessfully using the piping hot hood of a car as a cooking surface. Don't worry. She generally uses traditional methods and makes delicious dishes. But it is that creativity and instinct to think outside the box that drew me to her and keeps me coming back for more recipes to talk Andy into testing out.
So when I had an idea for a cooking related post over on Lifesnips I knew just the person to turn to. No - not Andy! Lynn.
By collaborating with Lynn via e-mail interviews we created a post of 10 Simple Essential Tools That Should Be In Your Kitchen (But Probably Aren't). I needed something that would be easy enough for novices but could provide a few new tips for the old pros as well. And I wanted to entertain - even those who could care less about cooking or kitchens.
I think I succeeded in reaching these goals - thanks in large part to Lynn. So hop on over and decide for yourself. Be sure to leave a Comment over there for her to see - and by all means share your own essential suggestions. The Lifesnips audience might learn something from you too!
I'm always looking for new ideas for Lifesnips posts. If you have a topic you'd like to see covered, send me an e-mail. Who knows - maybe some day you'll be the featured interview!