Don’t let her name fool you; Dabblings is far from a dabbler. Yes, she cooks, bakes, cans, cures, raises animals, blogs and photographs. (She says she’s a “life connoisseur.” We say “wonder woman.”) But these activities are far from, well, dabblings; with every project, every undertaking, Dabblings throws herself head-first into creating something special. (Check out her most recent addition to Charcutepalooza. Now that’s dedication.)
Better yet, she makes her recipes approachable, even for those of us that are not the self-described “do-it-yourself-ers” that she, so obviously, is. Too nervous to try your hand at a Chicken Liver Terrine with Chipotle and Raisins? Try out her crazy-good Old Fashioned Sour Cream Cookies (pictured above) instead. Thoughts of Cucumber Jelly making you quiver? Cucumber and Ginger Tea Sandwich has got you covered. But no matter how comfortable we feel in the kitchen, Dabblings’ recipes challenge us, make us want to try something new. Peony Ice Cream with a Blackberry Honey Swirl? Mock Jaboticabo Pop? Okay, you’ve got us. We’ll dabble.
- What do you cook when home alone?
A nice salad and a glass of red wine
- Your most treasured kitchen possession:
The green binder my mom gave me at my wedding shower. It holds all of our family recipes and many of the recipes she made for us when I was growing up.
- The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is: