15 Minutes With: The Blogger Behind Half Baked Harvest
Your ideal kitchen soundtrack:
TG: Right now, it's all about the Christmas music.
TG: A pan of warm, freshly baked chocolate chip cookies.
Kitchen utensil you can't live without:
TG: My chefs knife, for sure.
Kitchen utensil you rarely use:
TG: I think I've used my spiralizer three times since I bought it…
One food you could eat forever:
Last meal on Earth:
TG: Oh my gosh, this is so hard. I'd try to eat everything. No really. I'd have a little breakfast (eggs and toast, pancakes, crepes, french toast), pasta (fettuccine, ravioli + dad's pasta dish), french fries and so much chocolate (cookies, brownies, pecan pies, etc).
Recent recipe from the blog you were most eager for readers to make:
TG: The Overnight Pull-Apart Brioche Cinnamon Roll Bread.
Recipe from Half Baked Harvest that best reflects your personality:
TG: Probably these Gingerbread Surprise Beignets with Spiced Mocha Hot Chocolate. I just love getting to have fun with my food and photos. I think these reflect that.
Any recent recipe fails?
TG: YES. So many actually, but most recently I tried to make pork belly tacos and they just turned our horrible. I think it was the pork belly. It was all fat and I'll probably never try to cook pork belly again. Never.
What's your go-to 20-minute-or-less dinner:
TG: Oh, I have so many — but either fluffy pancakes, buttered noodles or buttered toast, a runny fried egg and side of sautéed spinach.
One ingredient you could do without:
TG: Spam. I just could never get into that.
One ingredient you can't stop using:
TG: Chocolate and pomegranates. I love them…but not together.
What advice do you have for people learning to cook for themselves at home?:
TG: Just have fun and don't stress about whether or not you're doing it right. You learn as you go and sometimes mistakes turn out to be delicious!