Interview with a Blogger: Krissy from Dainty Chef

Krissy’s blog, Dainty Chef, is one of the wonderful food blogs that I follow. I am constantly in awe of the crisp photographs and seriously delicious recipes. Krissy makes each post personal and I always feel like I am learning something new from her blog! Thank you, Krissy, for taking the time to answer my questions! – Lauren

Who are your favorite chefs/bakers?

My favorite chefs/bakers would have to be my mother and my grandmother. I have learned so much from both of them growing up in the kitchen with them. They are a true inspiration to me and have kept us well-fed for many years. They pull off dinner parties with such ease & grace that I hope I am able to do the same one day!

What is your favorite meal or dessert you’ve ever made?

This is a tough question because I have made some really delicious things. I think the dessert that knocked my socks off was Tres Leches cake. I served it at a dinner party to some of my college friends and we were all blown away by it. It is currently my choice every year for my birthday cake.

If you could have a guest of honor (from any time in history) over for dinner, who would it be and what would you serve?

I would pick my Grandpa. He died the Monday after my husband & I were married. It was something that we knew was coming, but never did I think he wouldn’t be at my wedding to see me walk down the aisle. He loved my Grandmother and her cooking so much that it would have been an honor to cook or bake for him. Since it wasn’t until I was married that I developed a passion for baking & cooking, he never got to sample anything I ever made. I would serve him one of his favorite meals, Lemon BBQ Meatloaves. For dessert, I would make him a Chocolate Pound Cake for dessert, knowing that he loved that cake so much.

Best baking/cooking tip?

My favorite cooking tip would be to shred your chicken with your KitchenAid mixer. It is a huge time saver! If you place warm chicken into the bowl of your mixer, turn on the speed to medium, and wait a few minutes, you will have perfectly shredded restaurant style chicken.

What is the best piece of advice you would give a baking/cooking enthusiast?

This may be the teacher in me, but knowing that everyone makes mistakes in the kitchen. I have had some pretty bad failures in the kitchen, but knowing that tomorrow is a brand new day to start over is always a good feeling. Another thing I would say is enjoy and challenge yourself in the kitchen. I always have some good tunes on and make sure that I don’t stress. Cooking & baking is supposed to be fun!

What is your favorite movie snack and why?

I love Cinnamon-Sugar popcorn. I just make popcorn in the microwave, pour a little bit of melted butter over it, then sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on top. My mom used to make it for me all the time growing up. Being one of four kids, it was nice to know that she made that special snack just for me.

What is your favorite movie and why?

The Sound of Music or Singin’ in the Rain, I am a total nerd when it comes to musicals. There is just something so magical about both of those stories, I never get sick of watching them.

What would your last bite on earth be?

Chocolate chip cookie dough

{photos courtesy of Dainty Chef}

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