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Adopt a Blogger #3 (Recipe: Honey I’m Home Bread)

QUICK UPDATE 4/14 1:30CST – Adopt-a-Blogger is officially closed to new bloggers. If any additional experienced bloggers come forward willing to mentor someone, I will update my Twitter status to announce that additional space is available.  Matches will be posted next week!

I clearly remember the first time I made this bread for a couple of friends of mine. We had a meeting at my house and I decided to make some homemade bread. I was fairly new to the whole bread making thing, so choosing to make homemade bread was a stretch for me. When they came over, I brought out my fresh loaf of Honey I’m Home Bread along with some whipped honey butter. They oohed and ahhhh’d and later insisted that I teach them how to make bread. A couple of weeks later, they came over again and I showed them how simple bread baking was.

They both have since become really, really great bread bakers (and unlike me, have stayed skinny, which kind of ticks me off!). That experience was the first time I remember really teaching someone how to do something that I once had thought was difficult to do. I couldn’t believe that I was the one teaching someone else how to make homemade bread!

Having a mentor to turn to when you want to learn something new, improve upon what you are currently doing, or just share an experience with someone is so important. That is why I created Adopt a Blogger in the first place a few years ago. It seemed like so many of us had talent and skills we could share with others, but there wasn’t any formal way for us to do that.

I’m excited to kick off yet another round of Adopt a Blogger. Thank you so much to all of you who have made this blog event a success! I appreciate your participation and commitment to making our food blogging community a friendly and helpful one.

Now for the details on how you can participate!

If you were adopted in one of the previous adopt a blogger events, consider adopting someone this time around. If you adopted before, you can adopt again. I am limiting the number of potential adoptees to 20 for this round. So, I am looking for 20 newbies and 20 experienced food bloggers. First come, first serve basis. If you miss it this time around, we’ll get you next time! (Note – I will increase the number of slots *if* I get enough interest from the experienced bloggers to adopt the newbies!)

  • Newbies – Newbies are food bloggers who have a blog that has been up for a year or less. If you are just starting out, you must have had at least 1 month worth of consistent posting on your blog.
  • Experienced Bloggers – Anyone who has maintained an active food blog for over 1 year. If you have a blog that is younger than a year old, but feel like you have the whole food blogging thing down and could provide some expertise to someone just starting out, then please feel free to sign up as a veteran.
  • Newbies will commit to writing one post about their Veteran. Veterans will commit to doing the same. Trying a recipe out and posting this on your blog would count as well, as long as you are introducing each other and the blogs.
  • You will each add each other to your respective blogrolls.
  • At the end of the 3 month mentoring time, where the Veteran will help the newbie find their way, I ask that the Veteran write one post linking back to this Adopt-A-Blogger post with a piece of advice for new bloggers. I also ask that the newbies write one post about what they have learned about blogging during the 3 month mentorship. Please note that by three months, I don’t mean that you have to be in constant contact with each other. Just keep in touch with each other for the three months and be available to ask/answer any questions that might pop up.
  • If you are interested in participating, please leave a comment on this post indicating if you are a newbie or a veteran. Please make sure you enter your website information in the form as well as an email address. If that information isn’t included, I can’t get a hold of you which means you won’t be able to participate!
  • Once we have reached have reached 20 newbies and 20 experienced bloggers, I will carefully match you all up and the adoption will be official!

Now for the recipe:

Honey I’m Home Bread (from Recipezaar)

  1. Put these ingredients in your bread machine as your model of machine calls for, and let the machine do the work to mix.
  2. Put in greased loaf pan to rise again.
  3. When raised as much as you want, put in 325 degree oven for 30 to 35 minutes.
  4. Let Cool.

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  1. I’m a newbie and would love to be adopted and have a mentor if there is still space available.

  2. Bah! I’m too late! I’ve been waiting for the next round of this cos my blog was too young last time! Thats what happens when you go away and internetless for Easter! If you have any space or could sneak me in, I’d be very happy ;)

    Nics last blog post..Spaghetti alla Crema di Scampi

  3. Hi Kristin, I’d be willing to adopt a blogger…

    HoneyBs last blog post..Potato bread and rolls, some thank yous and reminders!

  4. Hello! I would love to be ‘adopted’ by a veteran :)

    I have had my baking blog for a few months now, and I love photographing my baked goods! (half the fun ;) )

    Zahras last blog post..Hello

  5. HI- I am relatively new to blogging bout 6 months, but I think I know enough to help someone if you still need me, Id like to have an adoptee..Id Love to help them.

    Donnas last blog post..Brussels Sprout Hash With Caramelized Shallots, and Giveaway winners!

  6. What a great idea! Is for ideas like this that I’m happy and motivated to keep blogging.

    Congratulations on advance to all the bloggers who signed in (beginners and veterans) sure thing you all will learn, make new friends and will have lots of fun in between.

    I would loved to participate but I arrived too late!! (damn!).

    Trust there will be more Adopt a Blogger to come ;D

    heidileons last blog post..Lazy weekend: Couscous Salad – Finde relajado: Couscous Salad

  7. I am so excited to be able to mentor! What a fabulous idea- thanks for the opportunity!

    Janets last blog post..Lemon Souffle

  8. I have only been blogging since October, and am trying to improve on my photography skills. I think being mentored might be a good idea if someone wants to take me on :)

    Chef Es last blog post..Garden Party & Photography Lessons

  9. I’m a newbie. If I’m not too late and you have enough experienced bloggers, I’d love to participate.

    Caroles last blog post..Key Lime Coconut Cake

  10. Hello! I know I missed the latest Adopt-A-Blogger, but Id love to participate & get adopted in the next event!!!!

    Trams last blog post..Green tea frozen yogurt

  11. OH! I missed the latest “Adopt a blogger”! I’m really looking forward for next one and, hopefully, get adopted!

    Domas last blog post..Blackberry Craving

  12. I am sort of a newbie to food blogging. I am trying to improve my skills. Would love to be adopted if I am not too late. Thank you so much!

    Hindys last blog post..Homemade Bagels

  13. This is a great idea and I found your blog this way. Unfortunately I’m too late to join. boo hoo – and next year, I’ll be counted as a veteran blogger – darn! I could sure have used the help.

    Ciaochowlindas last blog post..Strawberry Almond Cream Tart

  14. newbie here.

  15. Newbies…we may be late…but, we are worth the risk if there are any pros willing to show us the ropes!
    Kristin and Chris Ann

  16. Aw man! I missed this round. I’m a definite newbie and would so love a mentor for round #4!

    I’m ready and waiting to be adopted! I need some blog affection here! Keep me posted!


    Scootabakers last blog post..Strawberry Ganache Tart

  17. I am real newbie ( less than 6 months) and would love to participate. I have a lot to learn and quite a few ropes to climb.

    Velvas last blog post..Favorite Crowd Pleasing Dish

  18. I’d love to participate for adopt a blogger #4! :) :)
    .-= Jenee Libby´s last blog ..l’étoile. =-.

  19. I’d like to be be able to participate in the next round as a newbie.
    .-= momgateway´s last blog ..Peaches and Cream Two Ways: Doughball and Tempura =-.

  20. My baby-blog is 5 months old, I would love to be adopted by a veteran – I am usually a very well behaved girl, a little stubborn every now and then

    If you open another round of adoptions, please include me if possible!

    Thank you….


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