About The Lazy Mom

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About The Lazy Mom…

Hi everyone! My name is Trisha and I call myself The Lazy Mom. No, I don’t sit around the house in my robe and bunny slippers all day. Okay, most days I don’t do that. But I do like to cut corners so that I can spend more time with the ones I love and less time in the kitchen. Some may call that inventive. I prefer lazy.

This blog is about recipes that are quick, easy, and within a $20/day budget. I try to create recipes that are kid-friendly but still allow us adults to feel like we aren’t eating hot dogs and mac and cheese every night. Don’t worry – I have recipes for those, too!

This blog will also follow the “cook once, eat twice” philosophy. When possible, I’ll provide Round Two Recipe options so that leftovers can be remade into something glamorous to stretch your budget.

There will be humor in this blog. I might swear. I may fail a time or two, but I’ll certainly explain why and how not to follow in my footsteps. I am a teacher by nature, so I’ll also feature Cooking Basics 101 seminars with some basic how-to’s on broad topics.

Last, anything I publish on this site is mine. Don’t try to copy it and use it as your own. That’s just mean. If you want to message me for guidance on starting your own site, please do. I’ll never be too big for my britches to help another blogger out. We all have to start somewhere and I’ve put a lot of work into this site and my product. Feel free to share with your neighbors, but give credit where credit is due. Steal my stuff and I will have to activate the Lazy Mom Legion of legal freaks.

I am so happy you’re here to read, laugh, and experience cooking through this site!


Want to contact me?

Email: thelazymomscookingblog@yahoo.com

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/thelazymom/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/lazymomcooks

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thelazymomcooks

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5 thoughts on “About The Lazy Mom

  1. Hello Trisha! I love your blog. I am a newbie and would appreciate any advice. One thing in particular is what kind of camera and lens do you use? I don’t have a camera but want to purchase a DSLR I think. Could you help me? I have asked people to come visit your blog, sign up and comment. What I really appreciate the most is what you said. I have asked several other bloggers about cameras and most have not even returned my email. I am just trying to blog/journal. I would love to one day be able to review and cook from cookbooks for a free cookbook to review only. I wouldn’t even know where to start to advertise but I would not want to make money. I would review cookbooks or kitchen items for someone but not for money. I wouldn’t mind doing a giveaway. I have no idea how to do any of that and am really computer illiterate. I need to get a designer. I bought my domain and need all the help I can get. Thank you so much for your consideration. I am just looking forward to our friendship. I LOVE your blog! I am a retired cardiac nurse and my passion has always been baking. I always made sure we baked at the hospital. I made all the birthday cakes and pastry for the staff even after working for 14 hours knowing I had to work again that night. I love it that much.

    1. Bea – I’m happy to coach you!
      My camera is a Sony A65. I use a 50m Prime lens for my food photography. Together, it’s not too terribly expensive. You can buy a macro lens, but I find the prime works perfectly. You can’t take a bad photo with this camera. I have named mine Ryan Gosling and I write poems about him entitled “Ode to an A65”. I haven’t ever gotten past the title because, well, it speaks for itself.

      Lighting and backdrops are a whole other discussion that I’d be happy to have with you. Why don’t we chat over email? You can reach me at thelazymomcooks@yahoo.com. That way I can get a feel for what you have in your home and how we can make it work.

      As for the actual setup, I have a post on backdrops on this blog. My best tip when it comes to food photography is to get an idea of what style appeals to you most. Go onto Pinterest and create a board devoted to food photography. Pin those photos that you like and that you’d like to try out. Your style will come to you along the way. I went through two other styles before I finally settled on my current one. (The first two were heinous and awful, but were all taken with my phone – gasp!) Make sure to follow me on Pinterest so I can see what you’re pinning to this board and how we can achieve a similar, but not totally copied, look.

      Last, make sure you also start honing your voice. This is the imaginary voice that the reader hears when they read your content. Are you wanting to come across as sweet, sarcastic, helpful? Who do you want to be? Your writing should be concise, clear, and helpful. A successful blogger tells people how to do it, why the reader should trust the blogger, and make the reader feel like they’re let in on a valuable secret that no one else knows. This will keep the reader coming back for more. Kind of like the candy man…come here little girl…hee hee.

      There’s 900 more things I could tell you, but they will happen along with way. Let’s start with these three things and we’ll go from there. Keep in mind that this takes time, motivation, and passion. I did a tongue in cheek post on the top ten things I wish I’d known when I started food blogging. It’s meant to be sarcastic. It’s meant to hit a few nerves – and it did – and it’s meant to be an eye-opener for those venturing into this business. Read through it and let me know what you think.

      Thank you for contacting me and asking for help! I have no problem coaching you as you start this journey and am glad to help!

      1. I’m so impressed with you, Trisha. After I read your bacon wrapped meatloaf post, I started roaming around your blog…and I’m sitting here wondering why I haven’t really sat down and read this from start to finish, because you’re funny, you’re incredibly sweet (your response to Bea…I can’t tell you how many bloggers I’ve reached out to for advice, with zero response..so I’m totally impressed), and your recipes are killer.
        I known that I’ve known you for a while…but I didn’t really “know” you. It is a pleasure to meet you today… 🙂

        1. Pleased to make your acquaintance as well, my friend! Haha! Thanks for stopping by and sticking around, too.

  2. I really enjoy this recipe! I am a vegan home cook and I used it on some seitan (wheat meat) twice, and as a dipping sauce for Chinese style dumplings, with pleasing results. Thanks! I’m going to start following you in Instagram. I just subscribed to your blog and noticed your address – I’m just down the road in Calistoga! 🙂

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