Monday, December 23, 2013

Guest Post: Meet Lindsey!

I'm so excited for this week, and it's not (all) because of Christmas! I have several guest posts for you this week, and I get to introduce you to some awesome bloggers! Hope you will take the time to read their posts and check out their blogs - they are some great ladies!

First up is Lindsey from the Crafty Practitioner. She has a yummy recipe to share with you, and we did something fun: a Q&A! I came up with a few insightful (ha) questions, and Lindsey indulged me with the answers. Enjoy getting to know her!

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Q&A with Lindsey

1. When and why did you start blogging? 

I actually started blogging quite a long time ago, I think it was in the fall of 2009. It was on a different blog from my current one called "Waiting on our Miracle". This blog was centered around my journey with infertility. My husband and I were going through treatments trying to get pregnant and I used my blog as a place that I could share my feelings and discuss what we were going through. We didn't share what we were going through with much of anyone in our "real life" so I needed a place to vent. I eventually progressed on to a new blog that I named "Worth the Wait" which focused on my pregnancy and the first six months of my son's life. I felt like both of these blogs were very focused on specific topics and I really wanted a lifestyle blog where I could talk about all the things going on in my life as well as fashion, beauty, and other things and that is when I created The Crafty Practitioner!

2. What do you think makes your blog unique from others? 

I try to incorporate many different things into my blog including recipes, DIY projects, crafts, link ups, fashion, giveaways, and person writing pieces.

3. What are three blogs you read that you would recommend to others? 

Life As Always - sarahandstewart.blogspot.com
You Gotta Have Hart - ugottahavehart.blogspot.com
Flying on a Rainbow - flyingonarainbow.blogspot.com

4. What is an "ice breaker" fact about yourself that most people wouldn't know? 

I thrive on to-do lists. I cannot function without them.

5. Do you have a favorite holiday tradition? What is it? 

My favorite holiday tradition now that I am married is the Christmas hustle and bustle and Justin's grandmother's house. There is so much family and it is awesome. I grew up with just my parents and myself for holidays most of the time so it was always more quiet. Justin's Gram makes handmade ravioli and homemade sauce and the holidays are just full of tradition up at her house!

And now for a yummy recipe!

Crafty Practitioner's Cornbread Casserole

 Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
Servings 8-12 (depending on size)
Ingredients:
  • 19 oz. Creamed Corn (Canned)
  • 19 oz. Canned Whole Kernel Corn
  • 3/4 Cup Yellow Cornmeal
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 2 Eggs (Beaten)
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1/3 Cup Sugar
  • 3 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • Pepper to taste
  • Butter or Pam for Casserole Dish
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Butter a 9 inch casserole dish.
  3. Mix cornmeal and sour cream together and set that mixture aside.
  4. Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and pepper together.
  5. Add melted butter, eggs, creamed corn, kernel corn into dry mixture.
  6. Add cornmeal mixture in.
  7. Pour into buttered casserole dish.
  8. Base for 60-70 minutes.

3 comments :

Jamie @ You Gotta Have Hart said...

Yummy! I absolutely love this dish and I could eat it year round! The first time I ever made it was when Paula Deen's Food Network show first got popular.. since then, I've spruced up my recipe and it's a crowd favorite. Now I'm craving it. Too bad we are having a non-traditional Christmas meal this year or I would totally be making it :)

Sarah Alway said...

Yay, I love Lindsey!! Her blog is so awesome. And I can totally identify with the "to-do" list thing... I literally couldn't function without them! The recipe looks super yummy, too, but let's face it I don't like to cook so this is never going to happen in my kitchen. :-) Adorable blog you have here, Lindsay! PS do you guys secretly want to fight each other over the Lindsey/Lindsay thing? ;-)

Jenni@FlyingOnARainbow said...

That recipe looks amazing! I have no idea what half the ingredients are though, the Atlantic ocean has a lot to answer for! Thanks Lindsey for introducing me to Lindsay's blog :)