Below you'll find answers to the most common questions I receive. Click on the + sign to see the answer to your question. If you have a question that isn't answered here, please feel free to contact me!
Inspiration is everywhere! 😀 I get inspiration for my recipes from a variety of sources – magazines, cookbooks, cooking shows, blogs, restaurants and from family and friends. I love using new flavors and techniques to change up classic recipes.
My favorite and most treasured source of inspiration is from the memories I have of my grandmother's cooking when I grew up on her farm as a child.
If you'd like to feature one of my posts on your site, you may as long as the guidelines below are followed:
- Include no more than ONE (1) of my photos in your post
- Include a link back to the original post
- Include proper credit
ex. Old Fashioned Chicken Soup from Scratch from Dishes & Dust Bunnies
- If you make a recipe from Dishes & Dust Bunnies and would like to share the results on your own blog, please re-write the recipe in your own words and include a link back to the original post. Let me know if you post something and I'll check it out! 😀
- I do not allow republication of my post or recipe text without permission. Copying my content and pasting it into your own site not only violates my copyright, it also impacts how my site (and yours!) show up in search results.
I'm all about experimenting and trying new things, so if you'd like to try substituting an ingredient, go for it! With that in mind, if you do make a substitution or use a technique other than what I mentioned in the original recipe, I can't guarantee it will turn out the same.I'm all about experimenting and trying new things, so if you'd like to try substituting an ingredient, go for it! With that in mind, if you do make a substitution or use a technique other than what I mentioned in the original recipe, I can't guarantee it will turn out the same.
That sucks – I'm sorry to hear a recipe didn't turn out for you! 🙁
It can be hard to pin point what exactly went wrong in a recipe since there are many factors involved – an ingredient may have been forgotten, is expired, was measured incorrectly, oven temperature issues or technique – or it might be something as simple as a typo on the site. I'd love to help you figure out what went wrong, so if you're really not sure about something please contact me! 🙂
If you're looking for a particular recipe, please check out my Recipe Index or you can use the search box at the top of my site.
No, I don't follow a particular diet. I enjoy a wide range of foods and eat just about whatever I please! I'm a fan of old fashioned home cooking and comfort food/soul food – especially anything cheesy, meaty, saucy, ‘noodley' or chocolatey. 😀
Many of my recipes can be adapted to suit other diets by using substitutions, etc. Since I'm not a dietitian or expert in all different diets, unfortunately I can't give specific recommendations on substitutions, etc.
As I'm not a dietitian, unfortunately I don't feel comfortable providing the nutritional info for my recipes. Another reason I don't include specific nutritional info on the site is that the calorie amounts/data for a recipe can vary quite a bit depending on the product used. For example, mayonnaise you use in a recipe may be different than what I use (ex. product brand, lighter version, substitution, etc) – this would change the nutritional info.
To keep it simple, I leave it open for you to decide which brands and products are best for your individual diet. From time to time, I'll let you know what my favorite products/brands are and if they're also right for you – awesome! If not, that's ok too. 🙂
If you'd like, you can get a rough idea of the nutritional info for a recipe by using one of the many calorie counter websites found online.
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