Can I use your photos/recipes on my blog/website?
I’m always so honored when someone wants to share my recipes. Please use only one image and always include a link back to my website and the original post. If you want to use more than one photograph, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I followed your recipe, but it didn’t work for me.
I work very hard developing recipes and try to be as precise and as descriptive as I can, sharing all my tips and tricks with you in the recipe instructions. I promise that I don’t hide my “secret ingredients” or omit important steps. The purpose of this blog is to share recipes with every tiny detail, to the best of my ability so that it will work for YOU.
However, if you substitute ingredients, don’t use the same equipment, don’t follow the timing, you may have different results. I also don’t know your cooking experience. Some recipes are difficult for a novice cook.
Of course, I’m human and there might be typos or something might need to be clarified. “This didn’t work for me. Do you know why?” doesn’t really give me any insight into what might have happened, so please be clear. I would love to help you figure out why something didn’t work out, so please leave a detailed question in the comment section and I will do my very best answer you as soon as I can.
Can I substitute another ingredient for the one you have in your recipe?
If you substitute an ingredient, I can’t guarantee that it will work. If I’ve tried using different ingredients in the same recipe, I will usually mention it in the recipe. For example, if I’m using beef in a recipe, but I’ve tried chicken and had great results, I will write it in the recipe.
I’m the only one working on these recipes, so it’s hard for me to test numerous options. Have fun, experiment! Don’t stress out too much about it. You don’t need my permission to use blueberries instead of raspberries. Cooking is all about coming up with different combinations and adjusting things to your taste preference. I would love to hear the variations that you come up with.
Which skillet/saucepan/baking utensils do you like/recommend?
I have written several posts where I talk about certain kitchen appliances, cookware, bakeware and tools that I really like. You can find them here – Favorite Kitchen Tools, or visit my Amazon Shop for all my recommended products, all of which I either own or have used often. I only recommend the products that I love and use myself.
I saw pictures and posts of other children. Who were they and where are they now?
My husband and I were foster parents for about a year. None of the children that were with our family were available for adoption, so they are no longer with us. I can’t share any details about the children. You can read more about our experience in these posts:
I want to start a blog. Can you give me some advice?
Congratulations! Blogging is so rewarding , but it can be intimidating to start. Here’s a post that I wrote sharing my experience. Starting a Blog
What camera do you use?
Who takes the pictures and videos on your blog?
I take most of the pictures on my blog during the week or my husband will take them on the weekends. My husband also takes all the videos. We work as a team:).
I have a personal question or am too shy to comment. Can I write you a personal email?
Absolutely! I love reading messages from you guys. The best way to contact me is through email.
My email is email@example.com.
Disclosure: There are affiliate links in this post. This simply means sometimes I recommend a product or service and if you choose to purchase that product or service from my recommendation, I will get a small referral commission. Of course, this is at no extra cost to you but it does help to pay a tiny bit for the work I put in to creating recipes and sharing tips with you. I really appreciate your support. Thank you. The main intent of this post is to simply share my experience with you, so if you happen to find a great deal on a product I recommend at a garage sale, anywhere else online, or at a store, by all means, take advantage of it:). I won’t be mad, I promise.