• http://meatandpotatoesfoodie.blogspot.com/ Miss Meat and Potatoes

    What a great idea! I adore sriracha and just know I would love this. Such a good point about the tendency to want to ‘show your chops’ via gifts. I went overboard this year on the cookies too, to the point where I am vowing to cut it back next year. I still have a whole canister I have to throw away. Flavored salt is a nice alternative and doesn’t spoil near as fast. Happy New Year!

  • http://cookcanread.wordpress.com Sarah

    Awesome idea!

  • http://www.eatingfromthegroundup.com Alana

    Yes! Yes! and Yes! Thank you for this, and happy 2012!

  • http://sumptuousspoonfuls.wordpress.com/ Ann from Sumptuous Spoonfuls

    Great post … and I love the salt!

  • http://thisbountifulbackyard.wordpress.com Rebecca

    Well said! I like to bake, but I don’t do it to show off. That’s what I choose to spend my free time on, and I would hate for others to think I’m judging them for NOT baking. I’d also hate for them to judge me FOR choosing to use my time to bake. Let’s just be ourselves, do what we want to do, follow our passions, and enjoy the bounty! Thanks for the words of wisdom, and I will have to check out that article.

  • http://www.pastrychefonline.com/blog Jenni

    What a wonderful post–one that cuts to the heart of my stance of food snobbery, recipe sharing (or not) and the over-seriousness of food blogging. So happy I found you via Sumptuous Spoonfuls and Food in Jars on facebook! Best to you–in all seriousness ;) Okay–not so seriously, but heart-felt-edly–in 2012! :)

  • Ellen

    This post just made me a reader…so refreshing to hear a food blogger acknowledge the leisure and privilege it often requires to DIY, especially in the chi chi food category and gift exchanges, not just plain feeding your family. Many people do wonderful things with little time and little budget, yes, but let’s face it, they are superstars. The rest of us are human. :)

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  • http://www.twitter.com/retrorecipes Mandy

    I ask myself this question all the time.. Am I making things because I want to save money and I like to make things, or am I trying to get some June Cleaver props and a big helping of “you don’t have kids, it must be so nice to have time” pats on the back. I think taking yourself less seriously can never be a bad thing.. and I’m making this salt :)

  • Janet

    Really enjoyed this post! Looking forward to exploring the rest of this blog. Thanks!

  • Neha

    While I do not understand why I was not privy to any of the mangled, tasteless cookies that you know I would have enjoyed nonetheless, I am willing to let you make it up by making more awesome posts like these. Go Linds!

  • Maggie

    Long live da rooster!

  • nadia

    this post makes be burst with joys of all sorts:
    from sriracha salt, to a critique of nyt and blog culture.
    just magic!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ Destiny

    This article achieved eaxtcly what I wanted it to achieve.

  • http://amusebouchefortwo.blogspot.com Tracy

    Cheers to keeping things authentic and organic…Happy New Year!