Have you checked out? If not, what are you waiting for?! Recipe Girl couldn’t be a more practical and diverse food site! That shouldn’t come as a surprise, however; creator and cookbook author Lori Lange used to be an elementary school teacher! With that said, the visual aids are mouth-wateringly amazing. When you go to a site or crack open a cookbook and you can’t find a picture to see what the food actually looks like, it takes away that desire to cook it. Luckily, Recipe Girl’s index is all photographed. You get to see exactly what you are about to eat…or at least what it should look like! Her top-rated recipes from last year cover every taste-bud: from bacon corn griddle cakes for the manly-man of the house, to monster cookies for the kiddos, to a light spinach salad with avocado and goat cheese for the ladies’ luncheon! If the Bacon and Corn Griddle Cakes are giving you a slight heart spasm, check out her Skinny Chocolate-Caramel Banana Bread. Recipe Girl is on all the latest Skinny Swap trends and has low-cal, low-fat options as well! Before her cookbook hits the shelves, let’s get the scoop on how Lori traded in classroom chalk for all-purpose flour and built herself the biggest room for learning yet: Recipe Girl!
1. What inspired you to start writing your blog? I was an elementary school teacher for 12 years- the kind of teacher who worked all day at school and then came home and worked correcting papers, organizing projects, etc. until I went to bed at night. I’ve never been one to sit still for long, so when I stopped teaching to take care of my son– I needed something to do. A friend suggested I start a recipe website (stemming from my passion for entertaining and cooking). I took his advice, and have been working on my site ever since!