Today's post is an unusual and special post. I wish I had more time to put into it, because it is honoring the most important person in my life - my husband, Ben. I made him Oatmeal Creme Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches.
Thanks to the hard-working Amanda (I Am Baker), a group of bloggers and I are celebrating our significant others today by featuring their favorite recipes and a few little fun facts about how they deal with living with a food blogger! 🙂 Think about it. They have to exude patience and endurance while waiting for their dinners when we decide we need to first snap that perfect shot of our food for the blog. They put up with cold meals once in a while (well, reheated in the microwave at the least) and help make sure the kids stay away from the photo shoot and keep their dirty little paws out of the frame. 🙂
The recipe I'm featuring for Ben today is Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches. I put two of his favorites together (Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies and Ice Cream Sandwiches). To make these, just follow this recipe for Oatmeal Creme Pies and sandwich your favorite ice cream in the middle. That's it! And, that's as far as I'm going to talk about the food, because I want this post mostly to be about Ben.
Let's talk about Ben, specifically. He is my biggest cheerleader in all aspects of my life, especially about my blog/career. Although he works full time and accepts extra projects on the side, he still graciously offers to watch our kids every Saturday morning so I can head off to the coffee shop for some uninterrupted, kid-free, chore-free, distraction-free, writing time.
Not only is Ben my biggest cheerleader, but he is my best blogging assistant! He takes on tasks from building faux table-tops, to holding a up a reflector, to working as a hand-model (as displayed in photo above), to trouble-shooting my camera and computer.. 🙂 He is always my videographer and he even built me a desk for my home office! More on that in a later post.
Ben is the best travel buddy, too. He came with me to the BlogHer Food conference this past spring in Austin, TX where we had fun together tasting our way through the city. While I was at the conference and parties, he was swimming at the hotel's pool with Judah. He was so patient with my schedule. When we travel other places together, he is always encouraging me to take photos of the restaurants we enjoy so I can write about them and share them with you.
The participating bloggers are all asking their significant others the same five questions to offer a little more insight about them. I emailed Ben the five questions and here is how he responded:
1) What is your favorite blog? - It is a woodworking blog called The Wood Whisperer. Marc Spagnuolo is hilarious and explains how to do things easily.
2) What is your favorite food photo prop I use? - The massive diffuser that takes up the eating area. 😉
3) What is the weirdest thing you have seen me do for a blog post? - Take about 100 clips of video for a how-to video.
4) If you could have your own blog, what would you call it? - "Ben's Stuff" (Haha! You know he put a lot of "thought" into that answer!)
5) What do you do for a living and what are your hobbies? - Teach seminary students for a living. I like sports, watching football and woodworking!
Ben is often my dishwasher, taste-tester, babysitter and videographer... but the roles he is best are Husband and Dad. He is hard-working, dedicated, focused, committed, creative and talented.
Visit the other blogs below to read their appreciation posts:
Lauren from Keep It Sweet Desserts made M&M Kit Kat Cake
Rachel from Rachel Cooks made Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
Shanna from Pineapple & Coconut made Best Ever Chicken Enchiladas
Meaghan from The Decorated Cookie made Homemade SpaghettiOs
Amy from Very Culinary shared a Fabulous Video!
Liz from The Lemon Bowl made Lebanese Meat Pies (Sfeehas)
Cassie from Bake Your Day made Something FabulousErin from The Law Students Wife made Chicken Stir Fry with Thai Peanut Sauce
Heather from Sugar Dish Me made Bourbon Apple Shortcakes
Dorothy from Crazy For Crust made Pretzel Toffee Peanut Butter Cookies
Lauren from Climbing Grier Mountain shared At the Table with Mr. B
Tanya from Lemons for Lulu made Something Fabulous
Erin from Texanerin Baking made Healthier New York Times Chocolate Chip Cookies
Jen from Jens Favorite Cookies made Chocolate Pudding
Jamie from Thrifty Veggie Mama made Something Fabulous
Diane from Created By Diane made Rocky Road Cookie
Nikki from Seeded at the Table made Oatmeal Cream Pie Ice Cream Sandwiches
Meagan fron A Zesty Bite made Something Fabulous
Taylor from Greens & Chocolate made Something Fabulous
Amanda from i am baker made Classic Cheesecake with Double Crust
Kristy from Sweet Treats & More made Something Fabulous
Lauren from Healthy. Delicious. made Something Fabulous
Erin from Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts shared a Round up of Hubbies Favorites
Rachel from Set the Table made Mexican Chocolate Shake
Julie from Julie's Eats and Treats made Something Fabulous
Stefani from Cupcake Project made Graham Cracker Waffle Cones
Katerina from Diethood made Something Fabulous
Betsy from Java Cupcake made Something Fabulous
Kimberly from The Daring Gourmet made French Almond Cake