We love hearing from our readers through Facebook, Instagram and especially in person. We have so much fun creating our blog posts and hope that you look forward to receiving them in your inbox each week. This week we are taking a break from sharing more recipes with you to answer some commonly asked questions about The Blind Pig Blog.
- What do you do with all of the drinks and food that you create for the blog? That’s an easy answer… we drink and eat them. Many of the drinks and recipes that we make for the blog have made it into our regular rotation. We love to share the food we make on the blog with friends and family, so what are you doing next Friday?
- Does everything you make contain “The Blind Pig” twist? No. We make plenty of food and drinks on a daily basis that do not contain extra libations at all. In fact, when we are not cooking things up for TBPBlog we try to eat fairly healthy. Actually, Blind Piglet #2 prefers recipes that we make without a twist.
- Do all of the recipes and concoctions you make get featured on TBPBlog? No. We try all of our recipes out at home before posting. Many of the recipes we try get tweaked and adjusted before making it to the blog. Some we try and nix altogether. Some recipes we prepped, took photos, and then never made it into the queue. We try to bring you relevant recipes with current trends and if we just don’t feel confident with a recipe, we don’t post it.
- Do you get paid to feature certain products on your blog? Not currently. Everything that we feature on our blog is because we believe in the quality of the product. We like to feature products from smaller companies when we can. When our blog grows up and we get the opportunity to be paid for a feature, we will be sure to be transparent about it with our readers.
- How do you decide what you want to blog about? We think about what kind of entertaining our readers may be planning for in the near future. If there is an upcoming holiday, we want to give you some ideas to serve your guests. Throughout the year we are on the lookout for ideas to include in the blog. Rhonda has a huge file of recipes that she has kept throughout the years. When we need some inspiration we look through Rhonda’s files. When we find something that interests us, we play with the recipe and tweak it to make it relevant and current.
- What is your favorite ingredient to use in TBPBlog posts? For Rhonda it is Kerrygold Irish Cream. The chocolate flavor makes it so easy to add to many dessert recipes, and we have been surprised how easy it is to incorporate into other things.
- What is your go-to drink when you are out and about? Craig hands down loves to drink anything with Fernet Branca or Fernet and Coke. He orders it everywhere we go. Rhonda’s go-to drinks are usually a Templeton Rye and Ginger Beer (Maryann or Ginger) or a Correlajeo Skinny Agave Margarita. It’s just easy to order and most bars are able to make it.
- Where is your favorite place to go out and have a drink? Craig’s favorite place is Sable Kitchen and Bar in downtown Chicago at the Kimpton Hotel. Rhonda’s favorite place is Village Burger Bar. They have really good Corralejo Margaritas and I love their sweet potato fries. Really she just loves anywhere with a great patio and fire pit.
- What have been your favorite posts? Choosing a favorite post is a lot like choosing your favorite child. It’s difficult to pick just one. (Don’t tell, but Blind Piglet #3 is our fav. Shhhh!) We do have a few favorites, though. Some of the posts that are special to us are because of things that were going on in the background when we were prepping or taking photos.
- Corralejo Skinny Agave Margarita: This was our first official post and some of Rhonda’s girlfriends came over to help us kick off the post.
- The Watermelon Wars: Both of these drinks are delicious and it truly was a war between us to decide which recipe was better.
- Mary Ann or Ginger: To this day, this is still my go-to drink when out and about.
- Golden Mint Crinkles: This cookie recipe was a family favorite to begin with, and we were able to make it even better.
- Salted Whiskey Caramel Corn: We had a lot of activity in the house the weekend we made this post. This post always makes me think of warmth, family, and home. Not to mention all of the caramel corn was gone within two hours of the photo shoot.
- Tequila Ceviche: We used this recipe all summer long. It was so easy, tasty and fresh.
- There are more, but we don’t want to bore you.
- All of the margarita posts: Corralejo Skinny Agave Margarita, Jalapeno Popper Margarita, Santorita,
- Christmas Morning Bread:
Still have more questions? Bring it on. We would love to answer them!
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