The Best Food Blogger of 2014

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Who doesn’t like to eat? It’s a daily and frequent activity that can get pretty boring if not made creatively. And truth be told, there is not a soul on earth who doesn’t like a good treatment on their palate every once in a while.

Jocelyn-profile-picAs a parenthood community, we searched around the world for the best of the best. This year, Jocelyn from Inside BruCrew Life was voted best of the best in our food category. She won first place after 50 carefully nominated and selected parent food bloggers from around the world.

One of the main reasons we were so attracted to Jocelyn’s blog is because of the list of homemade recipes she has going on. If you are looking for a blogger with a LARGE variety of dishes that are guaranteed to be loved by your entire family, then you would surely love Inside BruCrew Life. Want to know a little more about her before you start surfing through her recipe pages? Here’s a little preview of what Jocelyn and her blog are all about:

How do you feel about being our Top Food Blogger for 2014?

I am so excited and humbled to have made it to the top of the list. It is a joy to be able to have a job that I love doing and to be able to share it with others on my blog. I love and appreciate all my readers for making it possible.

What was the first dish that inspired your creative cooking skills? Why?

The first thing I remember making was a cherry pie for my dad when I was 5. I have been hooked on baking and creating ever since. There is something about getting my hands in the flour and dough that makes me want to come back each day to do it again.

Have you ever attempted to make a well-known dish that just did not come out right?

For the longest time I could not get banana bread to turn out. It didn’t matter what recipe I used. Every single one didn’t turn out. But I kept working at it and now banana bread and I are friends.

On your blog, you mention your addiction to chocolate, coffee, and diet Dr. Pepper. Have you ever thought of creating a recipe with this mixture?

Up until now I had never even thought about the three things together, but now you have me curious what I could come up with that would taste good. Let’s just say the ideas are swirling in my head.

What is your absolute favorite health dish?

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Just recently we started eating quinoa. I love how versatile this super food is to include in different salads and dishes. My husband created a Roasted Red Pepper & Asparagus Quinoa for lunch one week, and now I could eat it every week. It is so delicious and fresh!

What dish do you like to prepare for your kids the most? Why?

My husband and I love making homemade pizza and popcorn for our family movie nights. My husband grew up making pizza in his family and now we are carrying on that tradition with our kids. The kids love to get in the kitchen and to help put the toppings on the pizza. They also love to help me come up with new ideas for different chocolate covered popcorns.

You say you usually don’t make the same thing twice. How is that possible?

My brain never shuts off when it comes to food ideas. I have a notebook full of ideas, a list on my phone with ideas, and a stack of post it notes on my desk with even more ideas. There are some things that do get made over and over because they are favorites, but usually I have so many ideas that I can’t wait to try out a new one each time I get in the kitchen.

What is the most important lesson you learned about being a food blogger?

The most important thing I have learned is to be yourself and to be honest. Letting your own voice shine through your writing and recipes is the best way to connect with readers. Finding and staying true to your style and voice will make your readers want to come back each day.