Monday, September 15, 2008

I've Been Adopted!!!


Ever feel super lucky? I do! Dine and Dish's wonderful hostess Kristen put together this great enterprise called Adopt a Blogger. Newbie food bloggers get paired with pros as mentors for three months.

I started this blog in June of this year. Already, it has become a central part of my life. I am loving every moment I spend sculpting this site. I have met such nice people, united by the same culinary passion. It's truly an enriching experience.

Like cooking, blogging about food is an experimental process which involves many hours of planning, creating, researching and eating your props... As soon as I saw the post from Kristen announcing this event, I jumped on it. I am so glad I did because I have been paired up with a wonderful food blogger: Robin Sue of Big Red Kitchen. Her blog is so beautifully designed and easy to navigate. The pictures and recipes are gorgeous and enticing. I have only praise for my new blog mom and her witty writing.

We have been emailing and she is already helping me so much with her wisdom as well as her technical expertise. I can see that I will be learning a lot, and getting the most out of her mentoring. First thing on my list was to taste some of her recipes. So this past weekend, I went through her delicious repertoire. I wanted to try everything I saw. I made things easy on myself and decided to put it to a vote with the family. They chose the Chicken Satay-- anything with peanut sauce is a favorite in this home.

chicken satay table

The flavorful recipe is so simple to make. I had most of the ingredients already in my pantry. It was the perfect ending to a relaxing day which started with friends at the beach and ended with this delectable meal.

chicken satay plate

I am planning on spending much time visiting her big red kitchen and trying out more of her recipes.

chicken satay with peanut sauce


VeggieGirl said...

Hooray for being "adopted"!! :0)

Elra said...

I would love being adopted too, as I am still have a lot to learn as well. I can see that you've improve a lot from looking at this post.

Kristen said...

Look at those photos, girl! I'm impressed! Gorgeous :)
You'll love Robin... she has a great site, as do you. I think you'll have a lot of fun together :)

Alexa said...


It's a great concept. If you are interested, you should email Kristen and let her know. If she gets enough volunteers she'll pair you up.

Thanks for everything!!!

Passionate About Baking said...

Oooooooooh congrats on finding such a super new Mom Alexa...I'm sure you'll do her proud. What a great beginning; absolutely delicious satays! WOW!!

Robin Sue said...

Alexa- I am so happy you liked the Satay! And your pictures are fantastic!! I will link that recipe to your site as your pics make it look even tastier. Thanks for all the flattery, I hope I can get my head out the door now! Blogging is great, isn't it? It has become a central part of my life as well and I have enjoyed the people I have met (online) along the way. Thanks for such a great blog to add to our foodie joy.

Susan C said...

I love the way you presented the satay in a pitcher. That's an unusual and clever (and appetizing) display.

This recipe does sound delicious.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

How fun to be adopted! You've got a wonderful blog mom!

Manger La Ville said...

I have always wanted to make chicken satay. Thanks for the recipe.

Hillary said...

That sauce looks marvelous. The peanut sauce is my favorite part of chicken satay, a favorite appetizer of mine!

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