Recipes

Why didn’t my recipe turn out?

There could be several reasons that the recipe didn’t turn out. The best way to make sure that everything turns out as it should is to fully read the blog post and the recipe before beginning.

If you’ve already experienced a failure, try re-reading the post and checking to make sure you didn’t omit an ingredient or skip a step.

If you’re baking, you may want to check your oven calibration. Since every oven is different, you may need to adjust your baking times. It’s also possible that your leavening agents have expired, so be sure to check the package if you haven’t used them in a while.

Where do you come up with your recipe ideas?

My recipe inspiration comes from everywhere. I know that sounds cheesy, but it could be from a restaurant dish, a place where we’ve traveled, something I saw on TV, or even another blog.

Photography

Who takes your photos?

I take all of the photos for A Teaspoon of Happiness, especially the food photography, unless otherwise noted. There’s a chance that if I’m in the photo, someone else – probably my husband – took the photo.

Any photos from another blog or website – mostly in recipe round-up posts – have been fully credited to their original source and should be pinned accordingly.

What kind of camera do you use?

I am currently using a Nikon D5100 DSLR with a Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens. It’s taken me a while to get the hang of it, but I shoot exclusively in manual to get the best results. Older pictures are taken with my point-and-shoot camera or the kit lens for my DSLR.

Where do you get your photography props?

Most of the props I use in my photography are thrift store or antique finds. I really enjoy looking for new pieces, but I don’t want to break the bank, so I’m always hunting for new treasures. Even a lot of the fabric I use comes from thrift store remnants. Some of the dishes are our everyday dinnerware and others – if not from thrift stores – are probably clearance purchases.

Copyright

Can I use your photos on my site?

Maybe, but I’d love for you to ask permission. Please send me an email or fill out the form on my contact page, letting me know how you plan to use it, and I promise I’ll get back to use as soon as possible. If I’ve already given you permission, please make sure to credit with a link back to the original recipe’s post (not just my homepage).

What about a recipe?

You’re more than welcome to use any recipe from my site, as long as you write it in your own words. I work hard to create recipes from my own perspective and personal experiences, so I hope that you would do the same for your readers, too. If you do this, I would ask that you refrain from using my photography on your site.

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