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Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meet Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life.

How well do you know your fellow Tasty Kitchen members?

Everyone, say hello to Alice, known here at Tasty Kitchen as savorysweetlife. She’s shared some amazing recipes with all of us, ranging from, well, from savory to sweet. And sometimes, all those flavors are in the same dish, like the Grilled Peaches with Ricotta Cheese and Balsamic Reduction pictured above.

A quick look at her Tasty Kitchen profile will tell you that Alice was born in Seattle, where she also lives. Her musical tastes are varied, she loves chocolate and coffee, and loves to bake more than cook. But did you know that aside from her restaurant experience, she’s also worked in 3D animation? That she’s a stay-at-home mom with three adorable children, and that she bakes and decorates all of their birthday cakes?

It’s those little bits of interesting, personal things that make us feel like we’re truly starting to get to know each other. Which is important in a community. It’s nice to know that the awesome member whose recipes always make you drool shares your secret love for crushed potato chips on top of her mac and cheese. (Yes, Alice does.) Or that time you left the stove on with a pot on a burner and ended up deforming your pot, leaving a nasty smell in your house? Yep, she’s been there too. And she shares your pain.

Don’t you feel better now?

So we’re going to start regularly introducing you to your fellow Tasty Kitchen members, and give you a chance to learn more about them. We’re hoping it will be a way for all of us to connect with each other in a more personal way.

Now, let’s all get to know Alice! But first, how about a quick look at some of the treasures in her recipe box?

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Meet Alice Currah of Savory Sweet Life.Clockwise, from top left: Absolut Pear Champagne Cocktail, Coconut Chicken Tenders with Honey Marmalade Dipping Sauce, Muddy Buddies, and Chocolate Ganache Recipe.

Q: First of all, what do you enjoy most about cooking?
A: I love when the people I cook for enjoy my food.

Q: So what’s your go-to dish or meal?
A: Steak and mashed potatoes. We eat steak seasoned with just salt and pepper each week, with a nice helping of mashed potatoes on the side. I particularly like using London broil because it is very inexpensive, yet very tender if prepared correctly.

Q: Okay, what if you had to eat something right now, and had only 3 minutes to get it ready?
A: That’d be Glorified Top Ramen. I’d cook top ramen according to the package directions, drop an egg in there and top with green onions. Yummos!

Q: Give us one of your favorite kitchen tips that you wish you’d always known.
A: I wish someone would have told me that having a nice knife would make my life so much easier. I’ve always owned cheap knives; I invested in a couple of new ones which have made cooking more enjoyable.

Q: Complete the sentence: “I panic when I realize I’m out of …”
A: Chocolate!


Thanks for answering our questions, Alice!

For more of Alice, her wonderful cooking and insightful writing, check out her awesome sites, Sweet Savory Life and Everyday Alice. And when you do, you may find out that Alice and her husband Rob just celebrated their 10th wedding anniversary. Happy anniversary!


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tapakah on 5.6.2010

Пожалуй, это один из самых интересных блогов, которые я когда-либо видел :). Прикольные статьи, Прикольные комментарии. Так держать! :)

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Heather on 1.27.2010

So nice to meet you. I love your chocolate ganache recipe….I have used it more than a few times.

ajira on 1.27.2010

Oh! I remember that recipe.. sounds so yummy. Can’t wait to try it. I’m going to look for your blog too.

Great idea Ms. Drummond!

Soyon on 1.27.2010

OMG, ramen with an egg and green onions. Used to live on that as a kid. I just discovered your blogs and have enjoyed reading them!

Colorado Mann on 1.27.2010

Beautiful! And the photography isnt bad either :)

Nicole on 1.27.2010

Her chocolate cake (I think it’s depression era) is to DIE for. My 10 year old makes it all the time and we fight over it. I think it’s time for another one.

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mrsjaybob on 1.26.2010

Love this new feature of Tasty Kitchen. What a great way to get to know one another better!

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3bakingsheets on 1.26.2010

Savory Sweet Life is such an inspiring blog (and purdy to look at, too.)

Alice, thanks for keeping us other bloggers, foodies and fans motivated and sufficiently stuffed.

AmazonVal on 1.26.2010

Hey what the heck? My avitar is missing. Oh well…by the way, this is a fun idea. Alice, I will look for your blog.

AmazonVal on 1.26.2010

Hi Alice! I’m still new here and my digital camera is broken, so no recipes in my box just yet. I’m enjoying yours and look forward to more. My avitar is temporary, even though I too have brown hair and brown eyes. Alice, I will be making those yummy chicken fingers tonight.

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sdodds92 on 1.26.2010

This is such a fun idea! It is a great way to learn about other members! Thanks Mrs. Drummond!

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bridget350 on 1.26.2010

I love this idea!!! Hi Alice! :)

Brown Sugar Anna on 1.25.2010

I just found Alice about two months ago and love her site. Her recipes are AMAZING and yummy. To top it off, she responds to your questions. Who has the time to do that? Thanks Alice and Ree for introducing her on this blog. Best of luck to you both.

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ameliaknapp on 1.25.2010

That cupcake looks too good to eat! I feel like I can taste the delicious chocolate just by looking at it.

alice on 1.25.2010

Thank you everyone for your sweet and kind comments! Looking forward to reading others who are featured here in the future!

NormaB on 1.25.2010

I pressed the submit button too soon – oops!

I’m with you on the knives! Having sharp knives is a must in my eyes, and having my son around to keep them razor sharp is a real bonus these days!

NormaB on 1.25.2010

Nice to meet you, Alice! I can hardly wait until I don’t need to work full time any more so I have time to check out more recipes and blogs. I need some time so I can share some recipes too.

Heather on 1.25.2010

Oh my, those peaches looking uh-mazing! I too highly value having a good knife!! I was at a friend’s house Saturday, and she was having trouble chopping carrots, so I offered to help – and said, “Well, your first problem is that you’re trying to chop with a bread knife . . .” haha! But the other knife wasn’t a whole lot better.
Funnily enough, the next day, that knife was destroyed while another friend, Tim, tried to muscle his way through a very hard, frozen DQ ice cream cake heh. I was excited for her when she got a new knife – not super fancy, but at least with a unibody construction!

Dandy on 1.25.2010

I didn’t realize that Alice had another blog!

Carrie L. on 1.25.2010

Alice – you say you love London Broil if it’s prepared correctly. How do you fix yours?

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Jen the Proud Farmer's Wife on 1.25.2010

So nice to meet you! :-)
Love your blog!

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maggiewann on 1.25.2010

Oh, no, more wonderful recipes to try—beautiful work!

TR on 1.25.2010

Thanks for sharing!
It’s always interesting learning about


Amanda on 1.25.2010

I LOVE Alice and love her work and her amazing spirit! She is truly a wonderful woman!

I cant think of a better person to feature first!!


Jesslyn Weaver on 1.25.2010

Fun!! This will be a great way to get to know the other members. :)

Jamie on 1.25.2010

wow. just based on those peaches, I’m a new follower too!

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goodlifeeats on 1.25.2010

Hi Alice! I really enjoy your blog and photos. These peaches look amazing!

Bridget in Minnesota on 1.25.2010

A pleasure to “meet” you, Alice.

I will hop over to your blog!

SMITHBITES on 1.25.2010

this is EXACTLY why i love the world of food blogging – you get to ‘meet’ so many talented people! and since i’m a former Seattle girl now living in the midwest, i’m always looking to make that connection back to my hometown – thanks Ree – Alice just got herself a new follower!

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terri on 1.25.2010

Love this new feature. Always great to make new friends!

Tricia Z on 1.25.2010

Hi Alice! Nice to meet you! I love your beautiful photography.

PIper @ TheCrazyApron on 1.25.2010

Wow Alice, you’re recipes look amazing and you take beautiful pictures! Thanks Ree for sharing. That’s what I love about this place. There’s no competition; it’s all about sharing and enjoying each others recipes!

Janet on 1.25.2010

I had a nice long ‘visit’ with Alice a few weeks ago after Ree mentioned her name somewhere…..what a delightful, sweet woman, that Alice. :)

Maria on 1.25.2010

Fun post! I love Alice:)

ljcadv on 1.25.2010

everything looks so tasty!

Spruce Hill on 1.25.2010

Love this new feature. I love all of Alice’s recipes!

Heather on 1.25.2010

What a fun idea! I love your recipes (and your blog) I’ve been reading it for a while now :) Can’t wait to try out some more but its hard to do all the cooking I want when I live alone. Anyone want a roommate/cook? ;)

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Carol on 1.25.2010

Very nice to “meet” you, Alice. I love your blog….the photos make me swoon!


Vivian on 1.25.2010

Love Alice’s blog! She makes some of the most beautiful cakes :) Looking forward to reading more post about contributors.

Heather O. on 1.25.2010

I look forward to checking in on your blogs often!

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Food for My Family on 1.25.2010

I love Alice. She’s a sweetheart, and I’ve been reading her blog for quite a while. Loved getting to know more about her!

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Ree | The Pioneer Woman on 1.25.2010

Well, guess what? This new “Meet the Member” feature worked for me because I just learned something I did not even know: that Alice has another blog besides Savory Sweet Life! How did I miss that?

You’re a wonderful woman, Alice, and I’m so glad you share your gifts with the world (and the world wide web) around you.

Amy from She Wears Many Hats (missamy) on 1.25.2010

Hey Sweet Alice!

I’ve enjoyed your blog for a while now. Your photography, your food and your sweet family are always a fun treat to read about.

:-] Much love!