Introducing Brie’s Bites – a teen takes on recipes and good food!

Introducing Brie’s Bites

bries bites logoBrie’s Bites is a blog from the perspective of a teenager and her take on recipes and good food. And I’d like to take a moment to introduce her first and then I’ll give her a chance to tell you about herself. In our house, cooking and preparing meals is a family affair. We work together to create made from scratch recipes every day. While all of my 5 teenagers love cooking and helping in the kitchen, only one of them loves it enough to start her own blog. You’ve seen my daughter Brielle around my blog for a long time. She’s lovingly referred to as mini chef and mini me around here. She really is my mini me. She is 14 years old and has loved cooking with me since she was barely walking and could sit on the counter and “help” stir and knead (ever give a 2 year old dough to knead? They think it’s playdough and knead it for a looooong time… it’s wonderful when you don’t have a stand mixer, which I did not back then!). A couple of months ago, we began chatting about her doing some “guest posts” on my blog from her point of view. In fact, at the time, if you even knew how many recipes on my blog she has actually prepared for us you’d tell me it was more her blog than mine. Especially when I had my accident/surgery back before Christmas. I’m still not 100% up to par and standing for lengthy periods of time is difficult for me, so she steps in everytime. She is a wonderful mini chef, she’s constantly improving and is starting to develop her own recipes alongside traditional recipes. I love it. I took some time to ask her a few questions about herself, and then I hope you’ll hop on over to her blog and give her a warm welcome and some comment love. What teenager doesn’t love comments? I’m pretty sure she’ll respond to everyone!

Interview with Brie of Brie’s Bites

Hi Brielle, as your mom I am really excited about you joining up in the food blogging community. What made you decide you wanted to do this?

I’ve always enjoyed food, the way it looks, the way it tastes. I’ve been called mini chef for a loooooooong time and my mom has a blog, so I really wanted one of my own too.

Do your siblings like to help prepare and cook food? Will we be seeing anything from any of them on your blog?

The two oldest – my brother and sister, help when they like whatever we’re making but they are kind of picky so we have to make foods that they will eat. My other two sisters help me out a lot in the kitchen. I am planning on featuring recipes done by each of them though, and hopefully more than once.

What is your favorite thing to cook in the kitchen? A particular dish or recipe? Or just a general type of food?

I love to bake cookies. In fact, I really just enjoy baking in general. But I also love to make my family breakfast and I try new things all the time.

Is there anything you really don’t like eating?

Hot dogs are disgusting. I don’t like them at all. I am also not real crazy about pizza. Only certain kinds. Fresh ingredient pizzas are about the only ones I like. My mom told me she was like that as a kid too. I know I am not a “normal” teen, but yeah, pizza is really that one thing I don’t really love… pizza and hot dogs. I’m not a big fan of grapefruit or Brussels Sprouts either.

I understand, I’ve tried to like Brussels Sprouts my whole life and just never have. What do you like to do when you’re not in the kitchen cooking, baking or whipping up some delicious morsel of food?

I enjoy writing, painting, crafting in general. I also like to help you out in the garden. That’s been really fun this summer. I love hanging out on the computer on facebook with my friends, watching youtube videos, and playing the Sims. I also like photography a lot and I am just learning how to edit with photoshop and I love decorating my photos.

What kinds of recipes can we hope to see on Brie’s Bites in the coming weeks and months?

I like a wide variety of foods, so I plan to cover a little bit of everything. Probably lots of cookies because you know, Christmas is coming soon and we always bake a lot. I’m also planning to get my brother and sisters involved in my blogging and getting them to share their favorite recipes and stuff they know how to make. I’m sure it will change and grow as I get better too. I hope you’ll come see me over at Brie’s Bites!

You sound like you’re going places Brie! I cannot wait to see more on Brie’s Bites and I’ll be sure and send some people your way! Thank you for talking to my readers today. Now, everyone go check out Brie’s Bites!

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  1. says

    Congrats Brie on your new blog and joining the wonderful blogging community. I can’t wait to see all your cooking adventures and recipes.

  2. says

    How Fun!! I can’t wait to see what Brie cooks up! I don’t think people give teenagers enough credit these days. If the saying “Give them roots and wings” means anything, I am sure she will do well! :)

  3. Jen N Linda says

    Brie…I hate hot dogs too! They’re SO gross! I can’t wait to see all of your cooking. Now, can you teach MY 16 year old to cook? 😉

  4. says

    How exciting for Mother and daughter!!! WOW, I can not wait for this day! Congrats to you both and look forward to loving Brie’s site as much as I love yours Momma!!


  5. says

    How fun that you have your own food blog Brie! Wish I had something that cool to do when I was your age! Good luck and have fun in the kitchen! I’ll be anxious to see what you’ve been making.

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