Winner's Q&A

Winner of Your Best Buckle, Slump, Grunt, Crumble, Etc.

By • August 7, 2013 • 30 Comments

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Congratulations to EmilyC, whose Perfect Peach-Blueberry Pandowdy won the contest for Your Best Buckle, Slump, Grunt, Crumble, Cobbler, Crisp, Sonker, Pandowdy, and/or Betty

   

1. Describe an early food experience that has influenced the way you think about food and/or cooking.  
My mom has greatly influenced the way I approach cooking and entertaining. From her, I learned that the key to good cookies is to remove them from the oven before you think they’re done. She taught me the importance of seasoning to taste as I cook -- and to not shy away from butter and cream. For better or worse, she taught me that you can’t have too many serving pieces, platters, and silverware for setting a special table, even if you lack the storage space for them!

2. What’s your least favorite kitchen task
Unloading the dishwasher, hands down! 

3. Your favorite kitchen tool?
It’s technically my husband’s, but I love the copper hamburger ring that his grandfather made. It’s beautiful from many years of use.  We use it every time we make burgers.

4. What is your idea of comfort food?
Staying with the burger theme, I’d say a cheeseburger with French fries and a thick chocolate malt.

5. What is your greatest kitchen disaster?
While it may not rank as my greatest kitchen disaster, I recently spilled a new bag of Penzey’s cocoa all over my stove and floor. (I hadn’t sealed it completely after my prior use, a very bad habit of mine.) It was a colossal mess to clean up, and I’m pretty sure there’s still cocoa lurking in weird places throughout my kitchen.

Tags: winner's Q&A, contest, your best Buckle, Slump, Grunt, Crumble, Cobbler, Crisp, Sonker, Pandowdy, Betty, fruit, dessert, summer

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8 months ago Midge

Congrats Emily! Can't wait to make your pandowdy.

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks Midge! Hope you try and like it!

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8 months ago inpatskitchen

Warmest congratulations Emily!!

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks Pat, appreciate it!

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9 months ago darksideofthespoon

Congrats! My worst cooking disaster is the same as yours, hehe.

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8 months ago EmilyC

Well, it's nice to hear I'm in fantastic company! : )

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9 months ago JanetFL

Another win! Congratulations, Emily!

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8 months ago EmilyC

Many thanks, Janet!

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9 months ago fiveandspice

Emily is a trusted source on Scandinavian Cuisine.

Woo woo! Go Em!

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thank you Em!

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9 months ago Madhuja

Congratulations, Emily! Great job! :)

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks so much, Madhuja!

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9 months ago lisina

congratulations emily! you are racking up the wins!!!

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks lisina -- I count myself lucky!

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9 months ago aargersi

Abbie is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yay! Congrats! Love the photo(s)

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks Abbie! We've got lots of tractor wheels pics -- we take them each time we visit my parents' farm and they become a marker of how much the kids have grown!

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9 months ago hardlikearmour

hardlikearmour is a trusted home cook.

Congratulations, EmC! The photo of you and your daughter echoes the photo of the pandowdy in a really cool fashion.

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks HLA -- and I hadn't noticed that about the photos but you're right!

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9 months ago creamtea

Congratulations, Emily! Growing up we had a family joke about Apple Pandowdy, and we'd all giggle endlessly anytime anyone mentioned it. But your peach-blueberry version sounds seriously yummy.

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks creamtea! : )

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9 months ago sdebrango

Suzanne is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations Emily, your pandowdy looks absolutely delicious.

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks Suzanne -- really appreciate your note!

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9 months ago Kukla

Congratulations, Emily! Well deserved win!

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks so much, Kukla!

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9 months ago Kitchen Butterfly

Congratulations - I've learnt of a new dessert. Pandowdy!!! Sounds superb. Off to read the recipe....

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks KB! Pandowdy is relatively new to me, too -- it's now a favorite!

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9 months ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Congratulations, Emily!

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8 months ago EmilyC

Thanks Barbara!

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9 months ago healthierkitchen

congrats Emily, on your beautiful pandowdy! I love that word...

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8 months ago EmilyC

Me too! Thanks Wendy!