We had the privilege of interviewing both ladies over the last few weeks and I think you will all quickly see that they fit right in with our community. With all that said let's learn how they SHINE!
First up in the right corner is Lauren from New Jersey!
Lauren comes to us via her blog at www.lacucinadilauren.blogspot.com where you will see her delectable dishes posted daily. While it may look like Lauren spends all her time in the kitchen we quickly learned that she is a busy woman outside of the kitchen. Lauren is a high school English teacher (and yes she knows the difference between lie and lay!) and has a seven week old and a 2 1/2 year old keeping her busy.
We love that Lauren's favorite foods are pasta and chocolate...she's certainly a woman after our own heart!
To hear more from Lauren about what she'll be bringing to the table (literally) this football season listen to our interview with her here:
Next up in the corner on your left hailing from North Carolina, Kate!
Kate joins us as the author of www.goodiesbykate.blogspot.com where you will see Kate's amazing ability to craft a cake into just about any object. Don't be fooled by all the baking though, Kate is a master chef as well and often posts her scrumptious suppers on her family blog.
Like Lauren you may think that Kate devotes all her time to cake baking and cooking but she is kept busy by her twin boys Brandon and Connor...they are both 2 1/2 and keep Kate hopping!
It was great to hear from Kate how she loves to be creative in the kitchen and tries out new recipes that meet the allergy needs of her kiddos. Kate's favorite "go to" ingredient is cinnamon--I wonder how she'll work it into her recipes this season?
To learn more about Kate and what she's cooking up for this football season listen to the interview with her here:
These ladies sure do bring a lot of creative energy and passion in the kitchen to our challenge. I can't wait to see what great dishes they cook up this football season!
We'd also like to take a minute to welcome our celebrity judge for this Snack Throwdown Season. Joining us each week to give her professional opinion of each recipe offered up by our competitors and with a score that will be added to votes from the readership and votes from Struble Suds is Jen Perez from http://www.beantownbaker.com/. Jen surely knows good food based upon all the fantastic food found in the posts on her blog.
Your goal this holiday weekend? Peruse the three blogs provided by these ladies and let us know what recipes you find that you can't wait to try!
For me? The Better than Sex Cake found over on Lauren's blog, the Red Velvet Cupcakes found on Jen's blog, and the "Sushi" cake found on Kate's blog. Can you tell I have a sweet tooth?
Signing off until Monday...