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A Peek Inside our Kitchen (and a Win a Box of Homemade Goodies!)

You may have been reading this blog of ours for days, weeks, or even years (yay! and thank you!) Sure, we post a picture here and there, or a video of our hands… but after all that time I figured it was about time we gave you a bit more of a peek inside our kitchen. Let you get to know the people behind the words and pictures and recipes that you see here every week.

As we’ve been wanting to do more with video on the blog, we took a digital video class this fall at a local art school. Just for fun. And as our class project, we decided to create an “about video” for the blog. For you. So rather than just reading about us, you actually get to see and hear us in all our awkward glory.

You’ll have to excuse our quirks, like the lumpy cake batter, mixer explosion, side talking and begging cats. Because that’s who we are, really and truly. No gimmicks. No special effects. Just us.

I hope you like it (and us!)

On, and if you’re hungry after watching that, check out the Classic Reuben Sandwich recipe and the recipe for the Yellow Cake with Chocolate Fudge Frosting that we prepare in the video.

About Lindsay & Taylor

In other news – this weekend has been designated COOKIE BAKING BONANZA. I’ve got a few dozen boxes of cookies to send out to friends and relatives…

And I want to send a box to YOU, too!

One lucky reader will win a box of homemade goodies from yours truly. What’s inside? Well, I don’t really know yet. Cookies for sure (and lots of them), and most likely some homemade jam, but probably some other goodies I decide to throw in there too. Surprise!

This is a quickie – I’ll be drawing the winner this Monday morning – so don’t delay! Click through for your chance to win!

Giveaway is now closed. Thanks for entering!

Congratulations to Charlsey, comment #160, our randomly selected winner!

Disclaimer: The goodies in this giveaway are homemade, made in my own (non commercial) kitchen. I’ve personally sampled all the edibles contained in the gift box prior to sending them and I’m still here. However, should you win, you consume at your own risk. Please don’t sue me. Thanks!

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  1. 201
    Gina Guthrie
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    You guys are so cute! love the video, and I LOVE all your amazing recipes. Keep up the good work!

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  2. 202
    Kristen
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 1:50 pm

    This is such a nice giveaway! And I love your site :)

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  3. 203
    MJ Ostinato
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Oh, man, homemade cookies are my favorite thing but I don’t like to make them for just he two of us. Would love to try YOUR cookies :)

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  4. 204
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    your kitchen is awesome! and i have my very own begging cat as well ;) haha!

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  5. 205
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    You guys are so adorable! My BF and I are just the same – sandwiches & cake :)

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  6. 206
    Erin T
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    I love homemade goodies!!

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  7. 207
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    You two are unbelievably adorable together!

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  8. 208
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Well I’m just down the road in Knoxville, so those cookies will have no problem making it to me while they are still fresh! :) 

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  9. 209
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I love you two! You’re just the greatest :) 

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  10. 210
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Great give-away guys!  Happy Holidays!  It’s snowing today and I’m in the mood for some cookie baking!

    Reply

  11. 211
    Katie Brizendine
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    Love love love the blog

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  12. 212
    Jessica
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Nice! Boxes are cookies are my favorite gift to give for all occasions, especially for birthdays and the holidays.

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  13. 213
    Sandy Headtke
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Love homemade and love surprises.   So generous to give a homemade gift.

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  14. 214
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    That was an extremely sweet video! Meanwhile, I will be holding off on cookie bonanza until next weekend, since there is likely to be plaster dust all over my kitchen this week and I like to get my cookies in a bit closer to Christmas so they’re somewhat fresher. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

    Reply

  15. 215
    Leigh
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    I can’t thank you enough for your brussels sprouts mac n cheese. My friend Alison has decided that it is what she will be serving at her wedding. Now she just needs to find the perfect brussels sprout mac n cheese loving guy!

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  16. 216
    Laura
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    Cute video! That cake looks amazing. Excited for your giveaway!

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  17. 217
    Rachael
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    What a fun giveaway! Thank you!

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  18. 218
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    Cookies, cookies, cookies! Yum. I wanna win. :) 

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  19. 219
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 2:56 pm

    I would love to win this.  My health prohibits me from being able to do any baking, etc, so this would be perfect for us.

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  20. 220
    Stephanie
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway! 

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  21. 221
    Yoon Jeong Lee
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:03 pm

    Wow…. you guys are such an adorable couple, I dream to be like you guys one day!

    Reply

  22. 222
    Jenny
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    You guys are so cute!  Not cheesy at all.  I wish every blogger would do this!  Nice job.

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  23. 223
    diana
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Voluntarily putting oneself on video? You’re beaver than me! Happy holidays!

    Reply

  24. 224
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    You guys are the cutest! What a fun video.

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  25. 225
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    yum i’d love to win!!!

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  26. 226
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Cute video and nice giveaway. Happy Holidays!

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  27. 227
    Sofia
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    Great video!  What a fun way to get people to know about you!  And I want your sandwich and cake dinner!!!!!!

    Reply

  28. 228
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    This is an amazing giveaway!  Homemade goodies for the win! 

    Reply

  29. 229
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the video and was going to comment to say so anyway, but I would love to win a package of your yummy baked goods!  Your cake in the video looks yummy!  The sandwich too.  Thanks for providing such a fun and informative blog to all of us food bloggies out here!  HUGS!

    Reply

  30. 230
    Cori
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    You can never eat too many cookies! :)

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  31. 231
    junecutie
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    I love reading your blog, and I would love to win!

    Reply

  32. 232
    Gidget Shenefield
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Love you blog and getting to know you better is just a plus!
    Thanks!

    Reply

  33. 233
    Mimi
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    What a cute video! You guys have such darling personalities!

    Reply

  34. 234
    Sandra Lea
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    You are a cute couple.  Nothing is better than homemade anything!

    Reply

  35. 235
    Sascha
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    a box of homemade cookies is so much better than ordering tiffs treats

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  36. 236
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    Homemade goodies are the best!

    Reply

  37. 237
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Your video is adorable! Love it!

    Reply

  38. 238
    Tierney
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    i love homemade cookies and a box from one of my fave food bloggers would definitely be a highlight to this wonderful baking season!

    Reply

  39. 239
    Susan M
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    I am enjoying your blog and wish you both a Merry Chistmas. Can you also send copy of recipes of your baked goods…..thanks

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  40. 240
    Roberta
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    Love cookies and loved your video. It’s so sweet. And the cake looks lovely. Thanks!

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  41. 241
    Traci
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Nice to meet you two!  Your kiddos are beautiful and so is the joy you bring through your food and sharing your process!  Thank you!

    Reply

  42. 242
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Loved the video! I create chaos when I bake too. :) And this is such a great giveaway – I’d love to get some goodies! :) 

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  43. 243
    Chelsea
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Your blog is so fun; thank you for sharing! :)

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  44. 244
    Julianne
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    Wow!  What a fun giveaway!!  I’d sure love to win!!

    Reply

  45. 245
    Malinda McConnell
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I’m so glad I found this blog via twitter. I love to cook but I sometimes get stuck in a food rut. Your blog gives me new things to try and experiment with. BTW, the ending of the video wasn’t cheesy at all lol :-)

    Reply

  46. 246
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Hi,  
    I am one of your newer followers so this was fun to see and hear you both and learn a little bit more about you guys.  Thanks for sharing.
    Lizzy

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  47. 247
    Paula
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    I stumbled across your blog while cruising pintrest. I loved your introduction video, what an awesome couple. We also have a blast cooking together when we have the chance…even 26 years later :)

    Reply

  48. 248
    Karla G
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 6:15 pm

    Homemade goodies are the best!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  49. 249
    Jeanne
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 6:53 pm

    Loved the video – so cute! 

    Reply

  50. 250
    Dorothea
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    Oh my! Homemade goodies are the best!

    Reply

  51. 251
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    That sounds all kinds of amazing! :O I’d love to be able to share more homemade goodies with my friends. :D!

    Reply

  52. 252
    Helen B
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 7:37 pm

    Free cookies, better yet homemade by you? Now that’s the icing on the cake, er um, I mean the icing on the cookie!

    Thanks for the opportunity.

    Reply

  53. 253
    Becca Entenberg
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Ugh I would love homemade cookies from you guys!

    Reply

  54. 254
    Erika Blankenship
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I love giveaways along with homemamde goodies!

    Reply

  55. 255
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    Oh my gosh…how stinkin’ cute are you two? Love love love this video!!

    Reply

  56. 256
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Love the video and what a fabulous giveaway!

    Reply

  57. 257
    Sue
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Love your video….yummy giveaway!

    Reply

  58. 258
    Eddy
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 8:28 pm

    Generous offer,  sweet video- cats are a nice touch!  Thank you for your blog and all the wonderful ideas within it!!  Happy Holidays.

    Reply

  59. 259
    Michelle Nadalin
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Mmmmm…..all looks so good! Homemade goodies would be a lovely surprise in the mail box!  

    Reply

  60. 260
    Amy
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    What a truly *sweet* giveaway! 

    Reply

  61. 261
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Such an awesome giveaway! Merry Christmas!

    Reply

  62. 262
    Meg Brack
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Would love to win some of your treats! It would be a great birthday gift to me

    Reply

  63. 263
    Roger Harder
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    Here’s my entry!! Thanks…

    Reply

  64. 264
    Janet
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    OMG! Goodies in the mail are the best! 

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  65. 265
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    What a fun giveaway! Can’t wait to hear what goes into your goodie boxes (I do hope you’ll share that with us!). Now off to watch your video :  )

    Reply

  66. 266
    Desiree Ream
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 9:28 pm

    Like your kitchen and that you have fun cooking together. 

    Reply

  67. 267
    Corisa
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    love the new kitchen!

    Reply

  68. 268
    Kerry
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Great video! Love your blog!

    Reply

  69. 269
    Juli
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Love the video – and I so want a slice of cake now!

    Reply

  70. 270
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    Oh my gosh!  You both are so adorable!  I love the video and I love how you two cook together!!  Just cute! 

    Reply

  71. 271
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 10:12 pm

    This is a great idea, thanks! I’ve loved everything I’ve ever made from this site so I can only imagine what it’d be like to receive your goods in the mail :)

    Reply

  72. 272
    Amulya
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    aww, this is such a nice give away! and that video was totes adorbz

    Reply

  73. 273
    Brenda
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    I would LOVE to win some home baked goodies!!!!  If I win, I promise to send a box back to you!!!  

    Reply

  74. 274
    Tasha
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    What an adorable video and a thoughtful giveaway! 

    Reply

  75. 275
    Wanda @ My Sweet Zepol
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Lovely idea to make an about video and a homemade giveaway! 

    Reply

  76. 276
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    Nice video…and cake! What a fun giveaway for readers to try your treats!

    Reply

  77. 277
    Norma Lindh-Nussbaum
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    Cookies needed!!

    Reply

  78. 278
    Lizi B
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    Happy holidays! Baking really is my favorite activity this time of year.

    Reply

  79. 279
    Diane Monsen
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Love your video!

    Reply

  80. 280
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    Honestly, this video could not have been and better or any cuter. You guys have got to be the cutest couple and you seem to completely complete each other!  I loved watching this video and feel almost like I know you guys just a little more now. I love that this is totally real and totally YOU! Nothing fake! 
    Thanks for sharing! :)

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  81. 281
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Oh what an adorable video…..

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  82. 282
    Posted On December 6, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    I really enjoyed seeing the inside of your kitchen and the two of you working together. :-) Thanks for the giveaway.

    Reply

  83. 283
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Seriously, I live off of sandwiches. 

    Reply

  84. 284
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Such a nice idea! I would love to get a cookie box from you!

    Reply

  85. 285
    josh
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I’d like some cookies, please!

    Reply

  86. 286
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Amazing, as always.

    Reply

  87. 287
    Becky
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 1:34 am

    Great video! Fun to see you both a little more “in person”!

    Reply

  88. 288
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 5:11 am

    Oh my goodness, what an adorable video. Love it. And congratulations on a great class project.

    Reply

  89. 289
    Megan
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 5:55 am

    What a fun giveaway!

    Reply

  90. 290
    Chris H.
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 6:25 am

    You guys are adorable! Love the video & “getting to know you” ;-) Will that cake fit in the box? (maybe a sliver or two)

    Reply

  91. 291
    maureen shanahan
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 6:44 am

    NOT Cheesy, just charming. Very happy to be sitting at your table, good luck!

    Reply

  92. 292
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 7:32 am

    you guys are the cutest!! love the video and seeing you guys in “real” life ..  love it! Happy Holidays! 

    Reply

  93. 293
    Debbi R
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Winning homemade goodies would be the best! Thanks for the chance.

    Reply

  94. 294
    tammy
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Great video!  Hope you got an A!  Merry Christmas!!!

    Reply

  95. 295
    Susie Jones
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 8:13 am

    I love homemade Christmas cookies!!

    Reply

  96. 296
    Valerie G.
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 8:18 am

    What a fantastic giveaway! Merry Christmas!

    Reply

  97. 297
    Robin Lowery
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 8:35 am

    I truly enjoyed seeing how you two really are! As I watched I was struck by how much you remind me of my husband and I(granted we’re much older). I’m the messy tornado, and my husband neatly cleans up after himself(and me). My husband is also the weird one and I giggle a lot at his weirdness and I love him for it! That and a lot of love has kept us happily together for 35 years. Here’s hoping you get to enjoy your cooking together for at least that long. Thank you for letting us see just a glimpse of what life in your kitchen is like. Just to let you know, I’ve taken advantage of several of your recipes with great results. Please keep them coming!

    Reply

  98. 298
    Clara
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 8:36 am

    As a college student living in the dorms, without a kitchen :( treats like these don’t come along too often!

    Reply

  99. 299
    Lisa
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Love coming here for inspiration and now a chance for yummy stuff!

    Reply

  100. 300
    Terri
    Posted On December 7, 2013 at 8:56 am

    Homemade goodies?!? Love it and love your blog! Thank you guys!

    Reply

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