If you ask me what my favorite TV show is, I tend to draw a blank. And then I’m like, “oh DUH – Gilmore Girls.” (If you’re new to Earth and aren’t aware of this show, it’s about a young single mother who got pregnant at 16 and her daughter, who is about 16 when the show starts. There’s a whole bunch of family dynamics but it’s also a sweet portrait of a small town and the characters who live there.) Why do I forget that it’s my favorite show? This might sound strange, but to me it’s not so much “just a TV show,” but a part of who I am. I’ve watched it more than any other television show or movie; I’ve seen the original series at least eleven complete times. It’s moved beyond being “just a TV show” and become mingled with my life and my own memories. [Read more…]
It’s a funny thing, making friends on the internet. And as I’ve learned over the years, it doesn’t take much. In the case of my friendship with Molly from the universally-loved blog My Name is Yeh, it started with a tweet. I found her blog in late 2013 because apparently I was living under a rock. I remember finding her site, falling in love with the photos and recipes, reading her “about me” section and being all like “OMG I JUST FOUND MY NEW BEST FRIEND.” So obviously I tweeted something to that effect to share my newfound love for her site. This was shortly before I launched Cake Over Steak and my old personal website with my illustrations was still up on my Twitter profile. (It is now gone because it mysteriously disappeared from the internet along with the hosting company I used for it, although it had wonderful timing because it happened about a week after I launched this site.) Molly tweeted back at me and said how much she loved my illustrations, so I told her to stay tuned because I was launching an illustrated food blog in a few weeks. When that day came I made sure to let Molly know the site was live, and she was the first person to comment on my first blog post. Ever since then Molly has continued to be incredibly kind and supportive of my blog. [Read more…]
I pin a lot of recipes. I get irrationally sad and frustrated sometimes because I know I could never make all of them. These “Wish List” posts are a way for me to highlight some of the amazing recipes I would like to make, with each one focusing on a specific ingredient or type of food, etc. If you make something from here, please let me know! I will live vicariously through you.
Some of you may be sick of pumpkin, but Thanksgiving isn’t even over yet, so please excuse me for this.
I used to steer clear of pumpkin things, because all I ever really had it in was pumpkin pie. Well the thing is – I don’t really like pumpkin pie. Surprising, right? I know, I’m weird. Once I started getting really interested in cooking and following food blogs, my eyes were opened. Food bloggers are crazy! They’ll throw pumpkin in anything. I’m convinced that food bloggers look at the year in food seasons instead of traditional seasons. It’s not fall or autumn, people – it’s PUMPKIN SEASON. But I’m totally okay with that. I feel like the food blog world really outdid themselves this year with pumpkin, so I went a little crazy with my pinning as well.