You have questions, I [might] have answers. Below are some questions I’ve gotten and you might have the same questions looming in your head too, so take a peek and your question just might be answered! If not, please use the contact form above to get in touch with me, or leave a comment below :)
Well, believe it or not, I’ve always been blogging. I had a blog in middle school that I used as my journal and I gave up on that. I tried again in high school and kept it for a while and then college came around and I had no time or interest in keeping up with a blog. Fast forward few years later and I decided to start another one (the one you’re reading now) that I would keep because I wanted to document all my cooking and recipes and life virtually. Mostly everything I’ve ever printed off in my life (photos, recipes, etc.) have always been shoved in a drawer, never to be seen again. I started this blog to document my life and my cooking. I wanted to share and inspire with other foodies like myself. I never knew that my blog would transpire me to meet so many amazing food bloggers and readers. I have fans?! What?! I love you all!! It’s a great community and we all have so much adoration and support for one another.
I thought it was a cute play on words but it also described Jason & I perfectly. We’re a table for two! We cook together, eat together, live together. It’s a great description of us. :)
Sometimes. Maybe I kind of dug myself a hole with this name since it kind of means a place setting for two at a table, but I came up with the name because Table for Two is a name for Jason & I’s current lifestyle. I make portions for 2+ almost every day I cook since we love leftovers to bring to work. So, long story, short: most all my dishes are for 2+ and we almost always have leftovers but don’t fret! I do occasionally have recipes on here that are for two and in Fall 2015, my cookbook, Dinner for Two will be released. You can be sure the portions in that book are for two ;)
Technically, no but I like to say it’s my second full-time job, if that makes any sense :) During the day/week, I work full-time as a web developer for a company in Washington, D.C. This blog was a side-project that has now turned into a second job and small business! These definitely keep me very busy but both web developing, cooking, photography, and traveling are my passions in life so I wouldn’t trade them for anything in the world!
Honestly, it’s all about planning and organization. I plan out most my posts a month in advance, meaning, I have a little notebook and write down all my ideas, inspirations, and plan out how I’m going to execute these ideas or recipe inspirations. I create and cook/bake/test 4-5 dishes on the weekend, photograph them, edit them, and put it into my editorial calendar so I can see all my posts. I use my editorial calendar heavily as it is my number one planning tool and a great way to stay organized. I have a post on the editorial calendar plugin here.
No, I didn’t. I wanted to but I decided to go into the technology field instead. Everything that I know is either through my mom or self-taught through trial and error.
Sure! That’s what this blog is all about. I want to share and inspire. All I ask is that you appropriately cite your sources and give credit where credit is due and please do not just copy & paste my words. Be creative :) Sharing does not mean taking my photo & my entire recipe and posting it on your Facebook page or elsewhere. Sharing means asking permission to use my photo then LINK BACK to my post for the full recipe. I’m more than happy to allow you to share my stuff, but all I ask is you ask permission first. Thank you! Please read my site policies page for more information.
To be honest, it’s hard impossible for me to tell you what went wrong as I wasn’t there with you in the kitchen. Maybe go back and try again? If it was a bread recipe, is your yeast too old? Did you kill it with too hot of water or maybe it didn’t activate because the water was too cold? See what I mean? There’s just numerous possibilities as to why it went wrong and it’s impossible for me to tell you. I wish I could, honestly! It’s all about practice and trial & error in the kitchen :) good luck!
Sure! If you have experience with substituting ingredients, then by all means, go for it. However, don’t come back and yell at me for a failed dish.
Most my recipes are very customizable when it comes to halving or doubling. However, halving and doubling dishes is known to be finnicky because you’re altering a recipe that was made specifically for the written portion size. If you do end up adjusting the recipe’s serving size, please do not come back and yell at me for a failed recipe.
I’m sorry it didn’t turn out the way you imagined. I only post recipes that have been thoroughly taste-tested and enjoyed by myself and my family. We all have different taste preferences. Just because you didn’t like it doesn’t mean the recipe is bad. Please refrain from publicly insulting my recipes because it wasn’t what YOU thought it’d be. Please contact me instead and maybe we can figure something else out for you that you’d enjoy just as much.
Yes, I’m sure. Recipes that are posted on this blog have all been tested exactly as it is written and they have turned out as I intended. I refuse to post a faulty recipe so you can guarantee whatever I have written is accurate and from my own kitchen experiences
Chances are, if you didn’t find it via my categories menu at the top of the blog or using the search feature in the right sidebar at the very end, then no. Sorry!
Every so often I will. Just depends on what it is and how it fits in with my blog and our personal taste/food preference. Regardless, I’d love to hear your thoughts so feel free to contact me about it!
Typically, when I post food pictures on Instagram, I either just made it or am in the process of making it – therefore, it’s not on the blog yet. Remember to check the caption of the photo, too, because most times, if it’s a dish I’m featuring on the blog that day, it’ll say, “on the blog today!” and then you can click the link in my profile that will take you to this page where you can click on the photo and it will take you to the recipe. However, with pictures that don’t say that, it’s likely because I’m making my dishes for future postings.
I work on a month-out schedule. For example, if I’m making a dish/dessert on January 19, it likely won’t show up on the blog for another 3-4 weeks.
Unfortunately, no. There are many reasons as to why I don’t post nutritional information on my recipes, one of which is that I’m not a registered dietician or nutritionist so for me to give any sort of nutritional information would be incorrect and inaccurate. There are also many differing factors when it comes to nutritional information and since I do not have the knowledge in this, I do not feel comfortable posting this sort of information. If you must have this information, there are many calculators out there (free and paid) that can help you with calculations. A simple Google search would pull up some of these calculators, but again, I’m not endorsing them as I do not know how accurate they may be.
No, I do not accept guest posts of any kind.
I have no professional training in photography, I just shoot, shoot, shoot. Practice makes perfect — it’s really true! Some of my old pictures are horrid to look at, but it also shows that I’ve come a long way and there’s improvements every day. That’s why I don’t take them down – it shows that practice makes perfect, and even today, I’m still learning.
Yes. In fact, everything on here is original, unless otherwise noted, and so is the design and specific code that I coded for my blog, aside from the template. In general, no. You may not use my photography without first contacting me for permission and even in those instances, I still may not allow it. Sorry, not trying to be a total b!tch here. Please read my site policies page for more information.
On one knee. Ha, just kidding. You can read about how we got engaged here.
Sometimes. Most of the time, I like cooking by myself. It’s “my time” and it’s a stress-reliever for me. He does cook for me though on occasion when I ask him to whip up something delicious for us :)