This is me, trying to be a Food Blogger

Lets just ignore the fact that I haven’t blogged in months. I’m not going to make any promises that I’ll be better at blogging, because apparently, there’s a big chance that I can’t keep that promise. But, I’m here now…so HI! And I’m here with waffles….YUM!

Those of you that know me, know that I’m pretty obsessed with food blogs, the Food Network, Southern lifestyle magazines, DIY projects, etc. Just take a look at my weekend reading material.


You’ve probably heard me mention The Pioneer Woman a time or twenty….and how that’ll be me someday, but maybe not living in the middle of nowhere with a family that herds cattle for a living. Just the cooking, blogging, photography, crafting, rustic lifestyle, animals, children, beautiful ranch house, horses, garden, cookbook, book and TV tour part of it!

A few weeks ago, I made the best gosh dang waffles in the world, and have been wanting to share them with you ever since, so this morning I set out to do just that… food blogging Pioneer Woman style!!

Here I am being a food blogger and putting my ingredients on the kitchen table as opposed to the kitchen counter, because the wood is prettier and the lighting is better.


So far, so good!  But, seriously, who measures their milk in a mason jar?

Next up: adding wet ingredients to dry and whisk whisking away. How do food blogger photographers make this process look pretty? It’s just eggs on top of a flour mixture…..


a lumpy, egg and flour mixture.

Okay, so this pic is totally un-pioneer-woman-worthy. That empty milk gallon in the background….what was I thinking!!


I’m going to blame that empty milk carton for things taking a turn for the worst!



I’m not going to blame myself for forgetting to spray or coat the waffle iron. It’s totally that stupid milk cartons fault. It just ruined my photography feng shui or whatever.

Oh, you want some of this Wally?



Okay fine, those puppy eyes worked, this mess can be yours!


(at least I took a picture of the mess on the mantle because the stone background makes it pop much more than the kitchen counter…..BEST Food Blogger EVER!)

Haha. Wow, eyes closed and everything. At least Wally thoroughly enjoyed that.


Caleb, on the other hand, was wondering when his “best gosh dang waffles in the world” were gonna be ready and if Pioneer Woman ever forgets to coat the waffle iron with nonstick spray.

Probably not…..

Wasn’t he looking ultra-country this morning with his “no-shave-November” beard already in full force and a camo tee?


He’s so cute….

I could take pictures of him all day.

Okay, fine, the man is hungry.

This time I’ll remember to spray and even take a picture to prove it!


Am I succeeding as a food blogger yet?


Oh, you were confused by the eggs? I thought I’d get extra fancy and put an egg on top of the waffles, but that’s the last pic you’ll see of the eggs because I may or may not have overcooked them a little bit…..

BUT, the “best gosh dang waffles in the world” turned out and I took them outside for a food blogger photographer photo shoot in the natural lighting with some festive autumn decor!


I mean, c’mon, check out those pumpkins and all that fall-looking-shit inside that bowl in the background.

Mmmm syrup!


Don’t mind the fact that all of the syrup is in the back corner of only one pancake.

It’s really hard to photograph and pour at the same time. Gotta hand it to you Pioneer Woman.

But, once again, at least this dude wants my breakfast….


Thank you Wally the Wiener for your continuous support and your generous offer to fund my Food Blogger Photographer career.

I think we’re off to a good start!

PS: the best dang waffles in the world recipe can be found here: Food Network’s Waffle of Insane Greatness. I doubled the recipe for 6 people. And, yes, it is VERY important for the batter to sit for 30 minutes. I know it can be hard to be patient and wait for waffles, but the cornstarch has to break down, otherwise it’ll leave a weird aftertaste. These waffles are fluffy with just the right amount of crispiness. So good! Enjoy :)

3 comments for “This is me, trying to be a Food Blogger

  1. amy vigilante
    November 9, 2013 at 8:04 pm

    hahaha rachel i love you. THis was thoroughly entertaining

  2. November 11, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    YUM!!! You crack me up! <3 Love you

  3. Amy
    January 28, 2014 at 10:46 pm

    Blogging about food is hard b/c when it’s good all you want to do is eat it!!! :) Great job though!

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