Friday, March 26, 2010

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I was featured on CafeMom for The Art of Comfort Baking! This article can be found on The Stir, a CafeMom blog, which keeps mom up to date on the latest beauty tips, health advice, entertainment news and so much more!

Brooke Griffin of the Art of Comfort Baking: What's In My Fridge
Posted by Brianne DiSylvester on March 26, 2010 at 12:00 PM

Every Friday in our "What's In My Fridge" feature, we'll be chatting with a different food blogger, asking them about their favorite foods and kitchen tools.

This week, I interviewed new mommy and baker Brooke Griffin from The Art of Comfort Baking. She lives in Savannah, GA, has a 3-month-old daughter, Julianna Rose, is a mark. makeup rep by day, and baker at heart. Find out what she can't wait to feed her daughter and which dessert is so good she hides it from her hubby.

What's in your fridge?
In order to not waste food, I always decide what I'm going to make and shop for just the week. Otherwise, I throw too much out because I forget what I bought! Right now, I have corn tortillas and lots of shredded cheese to make enchiladas. Also, we love to grill (it's finally getting warm out!), so one night I know we will make barbecue chicken and asparagus on the grill. Yum! Other than that, I HAVE to have all the necessities needed to bake -- like eggs and lots and lots of butter.

Tell us about The Art of Comfort Baking and what inspires you.
I started my blog, the Art of Comfort Baking when my beautiful daughter, Julianna, was born and I became a stay at home mom. Comfort baking for me is all about taking pleasure in the entire process and having fun in the kitchen; then sharing the outcome ... it's a win-win! Everyone's happy!

If you could only eat one sweet treat for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Chocolate Cherry Cake. It's hardly gourmet -- made with cake mix from the box and a can of cherry pie filling! But, it's the best! My sister and I once devoured one in two days; we ate it for breakfast, lunch, and dinner!

You're a new mom: What can't you wait for your baby to try for the first time?
This is actually a really important topic to me ... Jules will definitely be getting homemade baby food. I want her first foods to be wholesome AND delicious! So, I'm really just excited for her to try foods that I will make for her. I will probably start out with fruits and veggies, such as apples, bananas, and peas.

What's your favorite baking tool?
Easy! My Kitchen Aid mixer! I could not live without it. I bake so much that having a hands free mixer is the only way to go.

Chocolate or fruit desserts?
No contest, chocolate all the way. All I can say is that it's in my blood ... my mom always has chocolate on hand!

What dessert is so good you hide it from your hubby and don't share?
When I make chocolate chip cookies I have to hide some of them or they will be gone in like a day. I personally witnessed my husband eat almost the entire tray right as they came out of the oven once!

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