My first Vlog entry: Easy Pasta Salad!

You may not know this, but in real life, I’m a fairly shy person. I love blogging because my voice comes across in my writing, however, the subject of vlogging has always made me nervous.

I will say, though, I really do love watching vlogs from bloggers I’ve followed for a while. I always have an idea in my head about how people’s voices sound, and usually I’m wrong. It’s always a fun surprise to actually hear a blogger for the first time, you know?

Well, I definitely had to bite the bullet when Foodbuzz informed me that a recipe idea I submitted for their Tastemaker’s Program was accepted! The criteria was to make a vlog featuring my simple (30 minute or less) recipe that uses Newman’s Own products. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the package at my door!! It included quite a few salad dressings, pasta sauces, and ::gasp:: a FLIP CAMERA!! So, thank you so much Foodbuzz and Newman’s Own for this amazing opportunity. You helped me take the giant leap into vlogging. :-)

Hope y’all don’t laugh at me too much. I stumbled on my words a few times, but I think I actually want to do this again!

FTC disclosure: I was supplied Newman’s Own products and a Flip camera for free, but my opinions of this recipe are completely my own.


  1. your loving sister says:

    awwww i love your vlog!! you’re great in front of the camera! and the recipe sounds yummy!

  2. Holy crap! This vlog is awesome!! You did an amazing job and this looks so tasty! (Who moved the camera for you–your hubs? )

    • The Nifty Foodie says:

      Thanks! Yes, the hubs was the camera guy. Took a lot for me not to laugh into the camera…he was being silly. 😛

  3. You did awesome! :)

  4. Great job, Amy!
    You look wonderful on camera, and it’s lovely to hear your actual voice.

    Hope you do more in the future.


  5. Go Amy! :) Watch out Food Network. I thought that you were quite the natural. Good job!

  6. I freaking love it, Amy!! You did such a great job and congrats on being chosen to do this! I give you lots of credit for wanting to do a vlog again b/c I’m pretty sure my first experience was my last. :)

    • The Nifty Foodie says:

      Hahaha! Well, it may/may not be food related. I will say this was nerve-wracking. I kept telling myself, “don’t drop the bowl, don’t cut yourself, be careful”. LOL!

  7. You did so well!! Loved the vlog!

  8. I love this!! I’m super jealous of your flip-cam :)

  9. You are seriously so adorable — especially when you said “I am so messy, y’all!” :) (I’m a messy cook too, so I’m with you!) Also, the recipe looks delish!

  10. hmmm…i might try this….MIGHT…

    you sound so grown up…aww….

  11. Your amazing, easy to connect with and the recipe sounds yummy too. I say keep the vlogs a comin’. :)

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