Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The All New Saucy Jocey's Kitchen!

Saucy Jocey's Kitchen got a makeover! I've always had a thing for polka dots (see here) and retro style, and I was so inspired by the gorgeous vintage kitchen themed bridal shower my lovely maids of honor threw me, I decided to give the blog a new look!

I followed LPF Media's tips for creating a branding guide, which was crucial in giving all of my retro-love a cohesive direction. It's amazing how much fun font-shopping can be! Does that make me a nerd? I gathered a bunch of inspiring images on Pinterest, picked out a few signature colors and fonts, and created a brand new logo! I hope to work the retro-kitchen style into my food photography as well. I apologize in advance to my husband for all of the mismatched colored glass serving ware and polka dot napkins which will soon fill our kitchen. :P

Along with the new look, you will notice some new types of posts! I'll be sharing all of my foodie travel adventures in SJK Travels posts. I just returned from Vienna (eeeek! so beautiful), Asheville, Charlotte, and Savannah, and I'm headed to AUSTRALIA soon, so stay tuned! #SJKTravels will hold all of my wanderlusting foodie pictures. :)

I'll also share my favorite tested-and-approved recipes from other bloggers (all with step-by-step pictures of course), kitchen gadgets, restaurants, grocery items, and more! Follow #SJKApproved to see my list of favorites!

A friend of mine recently asked me to write a how-to guide for cooking with fresh ingredients for one or two people on a budget. I know this challenge WELL. You want to eat fresh produce and meat at its peak freshness without any waste, but you don't want to grocery shop 4 times a week, and you don't want to eat the same leftovers for days on end! I've learned some tricks to making it all work, and I'll share those (hopefully along with some menus and grocery lists) soon!

As always, there will be plenty of delicious recipes with step-by-step pictures. I hope you all enjoy the new look and direction of the blog! Stay tuned for more!

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