May 21, 2010

Happy 1st Anniversary

Well, it was one year ago that I started this blog. I started it after some coaxing from my sister. I loved making different foods, and loved beautiful food. (Honestly, I go somewhere fun and the only pictures I would come back with is the food!)
It has been really fun to see the changes over the past year. I have gone from pretty pitiful pictures to pictures I am proud of. I have found, somewhat, my voice. I have grown as a cook and have experimented more than ever before.

Here are some of my favorite moments:
My first post ever - Caramel Cheesecake Flan
Having a pretty nasty Anonymous comment and learning to overcome it with humor. I also learned that women rally together. Thanks for your support. I have learned to not let it bug me.
Showing off one of the dishes I am known for - Dinner rolls and learning a new shape.
Posting about what's in season monthly
My first recipe made completely on my own, no altering or googling of other recipes.

And here are some of my favorite, tastiest recipes:
Zucchini Bolognese
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Chicken Posole I am actually making this tonight
Mint Chocolate Swirl Cookies
Minestrone Soup
Surf and Turf Steak
Chocolate Souffle
Sweet Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa

Thanks for reading, supporting, commenting, and trying the recipes! I hope you have liked this blog as much as I have.


Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Happy anniversary! I love your blog and all the pretty pictures you take.

Eeny said...

I love your recipes and your blog.
Happy anniversary.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Brooke said...

Thanks for a whole year of awesome recipes and so many great giveaways, too! Love your blog! Happy Anniversary!

marc, michelle and Jackson said...

Happy One year! I am so happy for you!

Cathy said...

Happy birthday, blog! I'm loving it!

Hannah said...

I love your blog, Sarah! So glad you started one.

Connie said...

Congratulations on your one year mark! Your recipes are awesome and I had to go back and read the anonymous comment. It made me laugh! I have a daughter who hates Hawaiian Haystacks, maybe it was her? :-)

Here's to another wonderful year!

Jessica Hills said...

Congrats on a year! Sounds like we both started our blogs around the same time! It has been fun; and I am glad I found your blog. I always need dinner ideas!

Mindika said...

Happy Anniversary! You have great recipes. I couldn't believe that comment about Hawaiian Haystacks. Some people are just weird. Good for you, for taking the high road! We love Hawaiian Haystacks around here.

Kami said...

Happy 1st year Sarah! Thanks for so many great recipes!

shopgirl said...

Hey Sarah, Happy 1st Anniversary! You have a great blog!

Mine is coming up soon too.


Steph said...

Happy Number 1. I swear by your roll recipe. You are my foodie blogging hero. You make beautiful, wonderful tasting food, that even I can make.

Barbara Bakes said...

Congratulations on a wonderful first year. Wishing you another year filled with great food and fabulous foodie friends.

michelle said...

Happy anniversary!

I love blogs and I love food, I am a major recipe collector.

I too had a nasty anonymous comment this year, I found it surprisingly hard to overcome. Good for you for handling it with humor!