Friday, May 23, 2014

Breaking Into Food Blogging

I have been writing for the's Bread Baking section since 2008. I started off with a completely new section and went from zero hits a day to over 10,000 hits a day and, during the holidays, over 20,000 hits a day. It's not bad for part time work. If I had to do it all over again, though, I would have set up my own bread baking blog and cut out the middleman when it comes to profits.

Interestingly enough, I saw Career Food Blogging: The $100,000 Food Blog Business Plan by James Gregory last night and downloaded it. I woke up at 4:30 am this morning to read it through. Impressive!  Mr. Gregory has taken food blogging to a new level, one that I should consider when I choose a niche for my next blog. He discusses the importance of food photography, website design, and choosing affiliates. He also brings up app development, something I have been looking into for Even though I have been food blogging for all these years, I still gained a wealth of information from this book.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Homemade Applesauce for 6

Homemade Applesauce for 6

This is the most basic way to make homemade, old fashioned applesauce.

Yield: 6 servings.

  • 12 tart cooking apples
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or honey
  • Pinch of salt

First prepare the apples by washing them and then peel, core, and quarter them. Place them in a large saucepan and fill halfway with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Cover and reduce heat to simmer. When the apples are tender, add sugar and pinch of salt. Stir. Cover and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and mash the apples with a potato masher or in a blender. Chill and serve.