Today we’re collaborating with Chelsia Rief of Catz in the Kitchen, a blog that focuses on food as a means of bringing the family closer together. Chelsia is one of our newest contributors, but she’s no stranger to delicious food and hospitality, and she has a whole section of her blog’s recipe index devoted to gorgeous homemade cakes that will make your mouth water.
To get to know Chelsia a little better, and to find out the motivation behind the Piece of Cake Pinterest collaboration board, we’ve asked her a few questions:
Q. How long have you been contributing to the Evermine blog?
A. I’ve been contributing for Evermine’s blog just a hair over a year.
Q. How do you come up with your blog post ideas?
A. I just get inspired by the seasons and personal events. That is usually how I choose what I want to bake or make, and then I figure out how I want it to look all packaged up.
Q. What has been your favorite blog post to write for us? Why?
A. That’s a tough one. It would have to be the Moscato Cupcakes because I made those for my parents to help celebrate their anniversary, or the Espresso Chocolate Chip Brownie Cookies that I made with my husband in mind. I just like to get in the kitchen, create food and then dress it up. I think it makes the receiver feel so encouraged and happy, and that is what I aim to do through my cooking.
Q. What sorts of things do you do when you aren’t working/blogging?
A. I love to hang out with my family. My 3 kids and husband are my best friends, and there is nowhere else I would rather be than with them, but I do enjoy working out, saving a buck by shopping at Goodwill, and playing board/card games.
Q. Can you tell us a little about the A Piece of Cake Pinterest board?
A. Well, cake is my true love when it comes to desserts, and it’s been that way since I was a kid. I’ve always found them to be kind of magical with their beautiful layers and perfectly piped frostings. Growing up, celebrating birthdays was really only meant for kids, which meant once you grew into an adult, the celebrating kind of ends. Cakes are a celebration of life, whether it be for birthdays, weddings, baby showers, anniversaries… it is all about celebrating that person and making them feel special and loved. I think cakes are beautiful, yes, but they symbolize so much more, and that is why they are meaningful to me.