Name: Amy Bronee
Blog name and URL: http://www.FamilyFeedbag.com
Where were you born? Victoria, BC, but I was raised in Ottawa, ON
Where are you living now? Victoria, BC
Why did you start your blog? I had just had my second child and I wanted an ongoing creative project. Since I was cooking several times a day anyway, a food blog made sense.
How did you decide on your blog name? I wanted something that rang true about my time in the kitchen. Sometimes I wish I had gone with a more artsy name, but cheeky is more me.
What do you blog about? The majority of my posts contain an original recipe with photos and a description of what inspired me to make it. I enjoy cooking with seasonal ingredients, but I’m not a slave to it.
What post are you most proud of and why? I adore canning, so writing about it (and now teaching classes in canning) brings me an unnatural amount of joy!
Plus, things like jams and chutneys make for pretty pictures. My recent recipe for blood orange and vanilla marmalade makes me swoon whenever I view that post.
Which post do you wish received more love and why? My recipe for double chocolate snacking cake comes to mind. That cake is epic and I adore the photos.
Which post’s success surprised you and why? My recipe for cheesy scalloped potatoes is currently my most-viewed post.
People say they want healthy recipes, but post something about potatoes in ooey gooey cheese sauce and pageviews and pins go through the roof!
What is one (non-kitchen) gadget you can’t live without? My laptop.
What is one kitchen gadget you can’t live without? A chef’s knife.
Favourite food, care to share a recipe? Apple pie would be near the top of my list of maximum deliciousness. But I also love my sweet chili BBQ sauce for grilled chicken.
SWEET CHILI BBQ SAUCE
Ingredients (makes enough for 2 1/2-3 lbs of chicken)
1/3 cup tomato sauce
2 tbsp tomato paste
1/3 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup malt vinegar
2 tbsp honey
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground mustard
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
Directions: Mix it all up. Use half the sauce for grilling and heat the rest in a saucepan to toss with grilled chicken.
What else should we know about you that may or not be in your “About Me” page? I haven’t missed an episode of Coronation Street in years. You didn’t say my answer had to make me look cool!
What makes your blog unique? From the recipes to the photos, all my content is homemade.