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My first post went live on March 14, 2010. I had absolutely NO idea what I was doing. My second post featured two sentences and a photo lifted from Cook’s Illustrated (which has since been updated)…thank goodness not a soul was reading. For the next few months, I snapped  photos with my flash and the steadiest hands I could muster, and started sharing my favorite recipes. Who knew this little venture would be the source of so much joy and satisfaction as well as lasting friendships? Through French Fridays with Dorie, Tuesdays with Dorie, Daring Bakers, Foodbuzz, The Secret Recipe Club, two Improv Challenges, Sunday Supper, Twelve Loaves and Chocolate Party, I’ve met the nicest folks from across the globe. I want to thank each and every one of you who visits my little ol’ blog whether daily or just a couple times a year. THANK YOU!!! I’m happy to be celebrating another Blog Anniversary!

For those of you who may have missed these, here  are a few of my most popular and personal favorite posts over the past year:

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Icing~

Twix Bars~

French Apple Tart~

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries~

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade~

Muenster Spinach Pinwheels~

Rolo Cheesecake Bars~

White Chocolate Popcorn~

Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars~

Plaited Easter Bread with Cream Cheese Filling~


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158 comments on “Blog Anniversary”

  1. Your photos are great, I could make a party out of the apple tart and pinwheels! Thanks for the fun give-away and congrats on 3 years of yummy blogging:@)

  2. I think I’d like the Baker’s Assortment, the ‘Baking Spice’ sounds interesting for a pie:@)

  3. Hey! I was reading in those early days. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜€ I only found your blog two or three months ago, but I already love it ๐Ÿ˜€

    Have a wonderful week ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. Happy blogiversary Lizzy!!! I love the selection you chose… especially the French apple tart! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Happy 3 years!! Love your posts!! Penzey’s extracts are the absolute best!!

  7. I would love to win the extracts gift set!

  8. Congratulations! It’s been a wonderful 3 years. I am so you are part of the blog world.

  9. Lizzy-Your blog has evolved into something quite remarkable. I’m proud of you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Happy anniversary, Liz! I am so thrilled that I’ve had the opportunity to get to know you a bit over the years. Your kindness and grace shine through your words and your gifts in the kitchen are amazing. I never realized you were a member of so many cooking ‘clubs.’ Wow, the ambition! Well worth it as far as I’m concerned though. I’ve benefited from your cooking many times with some awesome recipes. Looking forward to the next 3 years and what they’ll bring.

  11. I’d lik the baker’s assortment! I’d make cake!

  12. Happy Blog Birthday! I would love the extracts.

  13. Congrats on your blog anniversary! I LOVE Penzey’s. I feel lucky to live close to one.

  14. Congrats on your 3 years … looking forward to the next wonderful years ahead… lucky to have met you. Your recipes are all perfection.. nice roundup and again Happy Anniversary to you!

  15. Happy third Blogiversary, Lizzy! I clearly remember the day I spotted you in DB, and thought “Wow, this lady has got some serious talent!”..and then your entremet..Whoa! Scrolling through some of your favorite posts got my stomach rumbling. I reallly want some Muenster-Spinach pinwheels for breakfast!

  16. Lizzy: I so admire you for sticking to your wonderful blog for so many years. It is so professional and your photos are mouth-watering. I have enjoyed our friendship since the Martha Stewart chatroom days and beyond. Kaye

  17. Congratulations, Lizzie!

  18. Congratulations on three years! Your posts are gorgeous, and I always look forward to reading what you write. The featured recipes all look great, and I’m especially looking forward to trying that tapenade. Love your family photo!

  19. Happy Blogiversary! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d love to win the extracts!

  20. COngrats on 3 years! I’d love to win the Baker’s Box. I’d probably make Cafe au Lait bars first!

  21. Happy Anniversary!! Your recipes are devine!! Those extracts would be put to great use in my kitchen!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Lizzy,
    Happy Blogiversary! I am glad that I have come to know you over the years and enjoy your friendship and support. Your recipes are and photos are impeccable, and inspire me, almost daily You are a great asset to our blogging community!

    I would like the extracts!

  23. I think I’d get the Bakers Box and make your red velvet brownies, those look delish!

  24. Happy anniversary, Liz! You’re always one of my favorite blogs to read and I usually want to eat everything you make. I still say you should trade in your picky family and let me move in. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. Iยดm so happy to be one of your blogging friends Liz, and hope to meet you in september, if all goes as planned! Amazing blog you put together my sweet friend!

  26. Happy 3 years! Funny how long we’ve all come from our first post ๐Ÿ™‚ I’d so go for the extracts! Love Penzey’s!

  27. Congrats! Love that you’re living your passion ๐Ÿ˜‰

  28. Congrats On three years of sharing your delicious recipes. You are an inspiration. Hugs

  29. Really cool site! Happy Anniversary! I would go with the Bakers Assortment – the cinnamon and vanilla sound delish…and they would land in my amazing french toast recipe first!

  30. Happy Happy Blogaversary!!!!! You know I adore you and this blog!

  31. Happy 3 Years dear friend! Congratulations on your hard work and love for cooking! I expect to see you with your own food cooking show someday! Your name willl be in : the BIG LIGHTS!!!!! You are great and full of inspiration! Keep up the great work Liz!….Love, Judy xo

  32. Lizzy , Happy 3rd ! 3 years of wonderfully scrumptious and drool-worthy posts ! Looking forward for more of your awesome goodies in the year ahead ! โ™ฅ

    Since I’m not in your side of the world , all I can do is sigh lol

  33. Happy Blog Anniversary, Liz! I’m so happy to have connected with you through Sunday Supper and 12 Loaves! The Double Strength Madagascar Pure Vanilla Extract and the lemon extract sound amazing! I would bake cookies and a tart?

  34. Well done and congrats, Liz! You share the best recipes and your baking skills are off the chain!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Glad our paths crossed and I look forward to more of your beautiful posts. Thanks for opening this to Canadians! Whoohoo! Everything here looks great! xoxo

  35. Happy 3 years of blogging!!

  36. I’d love to win the Penzeyโ€™s Extracts Gift Box

  37. I’d make some almond cookies

  38. Happy Blog Anniversary, sweet Lizzy!! I am so glad to have found your blog over a year ago. It was a blast following you! Cheers to many more years of delicious food! xoxo

  39. I’d like the baking set. I’d bake my Easter Cookies!

  40. These desserts look fantastic! Iโ€™ve never made a chocolate popcorn or a grasshopper bar, but I guess it would give me another chance to practice this baking business. I still havenโ€™t mastered that โ€” probably because I tend to stay away from the necessity of trying. I might as well jump in, because these recipes look like a winner. Congratulations on your Blog Anniversary.

  41. Happy Blog Anniversary Liz, what an amazing accomplishment! I truly enjoy reading your posts and so glad we could connect in the foodie world. Wishing you all the best for many years to come!

  42. Congratulations, Lizzy! It’s been an amazing journey with you! And, just look how far we’ve come! You have been such a lovely friend and kind mentor. I cannot wait to meet you in Sept! I wish you continued success and will always be able to say I knew you before you were famous! xoxoxo

  43. I’d love those extracts! They’d be delightful in some cut out cookies ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. happy blog anniversary!! such an awesome achievement!

  45. Hi Liz,

    Happy third blog anniversary! What a sweet giveaway!


  46. Liz,

    I forgot to answer the question: I would love to make a ton of pies and cakes with the Penzey’s Extract Assortment!


  47. Liz~ I love your blog and am so happy to know you and your family through it. It is such an honor to have you bee part of Sunday Supper! Congratulations!

  48. Happy Blog Anniversary, Liz! Iโ€™m so glad to have connected with you. Wishing many more years of happy cooking and baking.

  49. Just found you through Google+ and wanted to say Congrats!

  50. I would love to win the extracts gift set and make homemade pizzelles with them.

  51. I seem to not be getting your posts any more, Liz? Don’t know why? Anyhoo, I love everything you cook or bake. Congrats on your blogaversary. Please throw my name into the ring, I adore Pennzey’s spices. xo

  52. Lizzy–Congratulations on your 3rd blogiverssary. Your blog has developed into something wonderful. Every time I visit here I am in awe of your talents, both with baking and now photography. I love the pic of you and your family. Families are such wonderful blessings–picky eaters included.

  53. Congratulations Liz…yes, it has been 4 wonderful years of lots of sharing…thank you!

  54. Congratulations on 3 great years! I’m so glad to have discovered your blog through SRC Group C :). Thank you for the giveaway opportunity and can’t wait to see what you cook and bake up next!

  55. Happy blog anniversary Liz! I’m so happy we’ve had the chance to get to know each other! You are a wonderful person and a talented baker!!!

  56. Happy 3 years! Great blog. Very professional looking photos and food and yes, what fun to “meet” such wonderful people all over the world!

  57. Happy Anniversary!!! I would love the cocoa and the vanilla!

  58. Happy Blogiversary!!! You are one classy lady and have a beautiful blog to match!! I always love dropping by to learn something, get inspired and of course… DROOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I wish you years and years more success!!

    Hugs!! Ramona ๐Ÿ™‚

  59. Happy happy Blogiversary my friend, you are one of the most inspirational cooking/baking goddesses ever ๐Ÿ™‚
    Lets have many more years of your treats!!

    Choc Chip Uru

  60. Congratulations! It is funny to look back at how we started and wonder at our lack of knowledge and skills. You now have an amazing blog to be well proud of.

  61. Happy Blogoversary!! It’s amazing how much you learn as you go! I just learned a few tricks just the other day! I love your top post! I will have to make the twix bars soon for the kiddos!

  62. Liz, Today is my 3 year blogging anniversary – so I’m right there with ya! I didn’t know what the heck I was doing when I started my blog either. We’ve come a long way baby ๐Ÿ™‚ I love reading your posts and drooling over your yummy photos. Congratulations!!!

  63. My dear friend Liz.
    Congratulations on the anniversary of his blog. I only knew him for 1 year, but it was the time to indulge me with so many wonderful recipes. Nice selection of dishes.
    You are a special human being! Congratulations on your beautiful family.

  64. Oh yummy!! thanks for the generous giveaway. I’d love to get me some of those extracts ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!! Congrats dear Lizzy! You were just a great then as now and have been a REAL inspiration to me. Have a wonderful week!

  66. I would like to win the extracts. Almond is one of my favorite smells. I would bake Almond Shortbread cookies with jam thumbprints. My all time favorite cookie.

  67. Liz,
    just saved this blog for later use! Thanks soooo much. This recipes are FAB.

    I also want to thank you for supporting the KAY MARIE SISTO WALK to end domestic violence. I shall be sending you a personal note….

    YOU ROckkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk ๐Ÿ™‚

  68. Congrats Liz! You have such a lovely family. I enjoy stopping by here and seeing all the incredible things you bake.

  69. Happy Anniversary ~ all of your recipes look fantastic!! I just found you thru Pinterest. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  70. Happy Anniversary ~ all of your recipes look fantastic!! I just found you thru Pinterest. ๐Ÿ˜‰
    I’d like the bakers assortment to create some goodies for my turn at Bunco!!

  71. Happy anniversary, Liz! Thank you for all your stories of home and travel AND your always stellar recipes =)

    The recap list is a great reference tool. Mille fois merci.

    Congratulations on all your successes. With all the support you give to fellow food bloggers, you deserve multiplied blessings delivered to your doorstep.

  72. P.s. I would love the Madagascar vanilla which I’d use for cake =)

  73. Congratulations of your anniversary Liz!!! I’m one of your loyal fans (you rock!)-love all your recipes and posts ๐Ÿ˜‰

  74. Congratulations on three fabulous blogging years, Liz! Wishing you many, many more! I’m so happy I’ve had the chance to meet you through blogging, what an honor to know you. On a side note, if I were to win the prize, I would love the extracts. xox

  75. Congratulations on your 3 year blogiversary! I’m so glad we connected through blogging. I really do enjoy your posts and recipes.
    If I won I would like the baker’s assortment. It’s a great package for bakers.

  76. Congratulations on your 3 year blogiversary!!! I bet you were having so much fun that the time just flew by. Your baked up some amazing treats that have certainly blown my mind! Looking forward to seeing what you bake up this year.

  77. IF I were to win, I would like the Baker’s assortment.

  78. Happy blog anniversary, Liz!!! Wishing your blog many, many more… I love each one of the dishes displayed in the pictures. Skinny chick, you baking is fabulous!

  79. Congrats on your three years! I am so glad that I found your blog through that salmon recipe.
    Of all your popular posts I must say that I made three of them. Pinwheels are my favorite for large get togethers and this New year I made your recipe with muenster cheese, though I literally have to look every store to find the cheese but it was worth looking for it since everyone loved it.
    Everyone wants to win the extract package but I really want it. I made something today using lemon extract and my daughter did not like that brand.

  80. Happy Blog Anniversary! Love your blog, always amazing recipes!

  81. Congratulations on 3 years of blogging, so glad I found you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I like the Bakers Assortment, and I’d probably make cupcakes!

  82. Congratulations Liz! I love your family photo, love the smiles. Now I know you know exactly what I am talking about with portion sizes and feeding teenagers. I love all of your recipes and so glad we have crossed paths. Looking forward to keeping in touch over the next several blogiversarys. Take Care, BAM

  83. Congratulations on your anniversary. I’ve been following you for a long time. I remember those beautiful red velvet brownies like it was yesterday!

  84. I’d like the Baker’s Assortment and would first make a crumb topped coffee cake.

  85. Congratulations on 3 years!!!!
    There must have been quite a few of us all started at the same time… I love all the recipes you shared. I am sure I remember some from Foodbuzz. The r\Red Velvet Slice looks amazing ๐Ÿ™‚

  86. Happy Anniversary! It’s been an absolute pleasure ‘knowing’ you too Liz.
    I jumped for joy when I read you lovely contest is open even to we Canadians! Thank you. I’m going to check back in the morning, I can’t seem to do it on my phone!

  87. I always love to read stories about how the food blogs got started! So sweet and interesting! Congratulations on your anniversary!

  88. Oh, and I’d like to win Penzeyโ€™s Extracts Gift Box.

  89. Happy Anniversary, Lizzy! I think I got to know you from Ping’s Pickings and have never looked back since. Your posts are very entertaining and not to mention those yummy delights that you share with us. Continue to have fun and hey, I’m going to check out your earlier posts ๐Ÿ™‚

  90. Congrats on your blogging journey, Liz! U’re one hell of a baker! Good luck to all, too bad it’s not open to Asia :<

  91. Congratulations! Lovely posts. Shame I’m not a US resident for those great prizes.

  92. CONGRATS Liz! The blog is beautiful! Who knew this is where “The Internets” would take us after so many years from the Martha boards to our own cozy little corner at Girlie’s! You have done a fabulous job! Mim

  93. Liz – Congrats on three years! It has been fun, hasn’t it?

  94. Congratulations on this wonderful blog! I know I would love the extracts. I would have to double check all my pins and recipes that I have saved to make a scrumptious dessert. Thanks for the opportunity.

  95. How could you ever pick a favorite recipe! I understand the joy you mention. I never knew I would enjoy blogging (and cooking) and connecting with others the way I have.

    Happy blog-o-versary!

  96. I would love to win the bakers assortment. Congratulations on your blog. You have done such a great job.

  97. Oops! I would love the baking spices (but would gladly take either)! I would try to whip up some unique cookies or bars.

  98. Yum. Love penskys! I would make a lemon creme brรปlรฉe.

  99. Lizzy,
    Happy 3rd blogoversay! So happy to read all your delicious posts. I would love the extracts. I would bake cookies. Probably the Venetians again.

  100. Happy Blogiversary, Liz!!! I am SOOOO happy to have “met” you, and your beautiful blog is one of my very favorites!

  101. P.S. I’ll take the Baker’s Assortment!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  102. Congrats on 3 years – your blog is teriffic! I’d love to win the extracts. The first thing I’d make is an almond poppy seed cake with the almond extract.

  103. Happy blogging anniversary Liz! To many more delicious and elegant posts!

  104. Happy Happy Anniversary. Soo glad I discovered you and your blog. Your recipes and writing are the shizzle. And Penzeys? Ze absolute best.

  105. oh Dear Lizzy I told you this before, I think you are AMAZING, is not only about your wonderful recipes, that are amazing and delicious, is about you too, Im really happy to be your friend, who knows maybe some day I can visit you and we can bake together LOL
    Happy anniversary dear Lizzy!!

  106. Lizzy~ congratulations! I can’t believe it’s been 3 whole years! Your success is well deserved; you’ve worked so hard and done such a beautiful job! It couldn’t happen to a nicer person! If I win, I’d love the extracts…what would I bake with them? Hmmm…you know me, always the last minute decisions! Happy Blogaversary!

  107. Congratulations Lizzy! Wow time flies… 3 years is a BIG milestone. Your hard work really shows on your blog, continuous amazing recipes after recipes (and encouraging me to bake more often!). Looking forward to many more delicious posts from you. xo

  108. Liz Happy Anniversary! It seems like yesterday that you started your blog.

    If I won, I would like the extracts. as they are all my favorite flavors.

  109. Happy Anniversary! Love your recipes and photos.:).

  110. Congrats on the blog anniversary. it is always a pleasure to read your posts and share comments. So many good recipes. And what a great giveaway

  111. Both options are great. I think I would prefer the extracts and primarily use them for special baked goods (cookies and such).

  112. Congratulations and Happy Anniversary! I’ve been a loyal follower for years! You are such a great inspiration and remarkable teacher! Thanks for all the great recipes and beautiful photos!

  113. Happy Blog Birthday, Liz! Here’s to many more delicious years to come!!

  114. Congratulations, Liz! I’ve loved watching your site evolve! (and trying your recipes!)

    I’d love the extracts. I’d make ice cream!!!!

  115. I love Penzy’s! I’d definitely love the baker’s assortment. Their spices are just awesome. I’d bake a cake!

  116. Congratulations to you Liz! What a wonderful ride this blogging experience is, isn’t it? You have such a great line up of dishes above but I rested right on that Easter Bread with cream cheese filling. Yum!

  117. I love your site, and your recipes! As well as your friendship! Congratulations–you deserve all your success.

  118. Happy Blog Anniversary! I like the extracts.

  119. A very big congratulations Liz! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes and photographs…great job!!

  120. first of all CONGRATS! my friend. What a wonderful blog you have created for yourself and all your readers! I so enjoy visiting you each week and getting inspired! Second of all- awesome giveaway! Gotta run now but will be back to enter in the a.m.

  121. Congrats–and after entering I am headed off to check out the twix recipe!

  122. Ooops and I would love the cocoa powder assortment. Cookies, cakes, you name it!

  123. I would choose the extracts because I’m always running out. (I left a comment a couple days ago w/out entering–sorry!) I bake from my Mother’s recipes, so it would be a cake of some sort.

    Congrats on your success, Liz. It is well deserved.

  124. I remember the first time I posted on your blog (a real blog with lots of readers and comments), moments later you posted something on my blog. You were so kind, I know you must be a kindred spirit. Over the years I have enjoyed all your yummy posts but most of all you take time to leave a kind comment on a little blogger like me. Thanks Lizzy! Congrats!!

  125. I would like the extracts–the orange is intriguing.

  126. Happy 3rd blog anniversary! I hope there’ll be many more to come ๐Ÿ™‚

  127. Congrats Liz!!! It has been so much fun getting to know you and your family. All of the pics look just as enticing this time around.

  128. This line up of delicious baked goodies are something I cannot get tired of looking. Happy Blog Anniversary, Liz and I wish you lot more success. ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Happy 3rd blogiversary, Liz! More power to you and your blog! Looking forward to seeing more of your mouth watering baked goodies! You are such a treasure in the blogosphere! Hugs!

  130. Congrats on your 3 years โ€ฆ I saw you are so involved that I thought your blog is older than 3 years:). Keep on doing this wonderful work:)

  131. I’d say the baker’s assortment! I haven’t used orange extract before.

  132. Congratulations on three years! Great achievement with tons of wonderful recipes! Lot to learn from you Liz!

  133. Happy Blog Anniversary! I hadn’t seen some of the posts you shared above with the photos and look forward to reading them. I’d love the extracts and would have so much fun figuring out what to make with them.


  135. Happy Blogaversary, Lizzy! I have enjoyed your blog so much. Your recipes and photos are always a delight. Thanks for sharing them and your lovely family with us!

  136. Fรฉlicitations, Liz! Love what you do and so happy to have met you last time you were in Paris. You have such a lovely family, who must be so proud of you. Hugs, Jill xo

  137. Aaw, what a beautiful family you have! Happy Bloggiversary! Hmm, Grasshopper cheesecake bars…yum!

  138. Congratulations my friend. I am so happy to have met you through blogging. You always inspire me, and so many others.

    Look forward to hanging out again this year at Mixed. If I’m lucky I’ll get off the waiting list for FBF and see you there.

  139. Congrats on your blog anniversary, I love stopping by to see what you are making! I would to win the Penzeyโ€™s Bakers Assortment

  140. loving the blog would love the bakers assortment

  141. Congratulations!! I love your family shot, a beautiful family for sure. Thanks for 3 years of wonderful posts Lizzy, we all look forward to each and every one.

  142. Congrats, What a beautiful picture. Thank you for this sweet giveaway. I would like to win the baker’s assortment.

  143. Happy blog anniversary! Our blogs are the same age–just 3 days apart. ๐Ÿ™‚

    You’ve baked up some wonderful goodies over the last three years–wishing you more happy blogging for years to come!

  144. Such a lovely compilation of deliciousness! Congrats on your anniversary Liz!

  145. I would love the baker’s assortment. I would make chocolate cinnamon bread with it, yum!

  146. Oh wow, what a cool giveaway. I would love to have the lemon extract & almond extract. Both are great to be used on my cookies.
    Happy Blogaversary dear! May many more to come.
    Best wishes

  147. The bakers assortment for some muffins!

  148. The bakers assortment.

  149. I would love the extracts gift box and bake desserts everyday for a month ๐Ÿ˜›

  150. Well, i just found you not to long ago and I admit to wondeing how your family stays so skinny with all that awesome baking. But I’m glad I found you and i would love that baker’s assortment! Thanks Liz-go for four more years!

  151. A Penzeyโ€™s Extracts Gift Box! (I love Penzey’s)

  152. Congratulations on your blog anniversary! So many of us started in 2010! For the giveaway, it’s a hard choice for me, but I would say the Penzeyโ€™s Bakers Assortment. Thanks Liz!

  153. Either would be terrific! Too many ideas to mention with such great products. Something sweet for my hubby!

  154. Happy blogiversary, dear Liz! You are one of the bloggers that I most respect and admire – not only are you a pleasure to read but seriously, you have mad skills in the kitchen. Everything you make is divine – delicious but also a feast for the eyes. You could take any photo, blow it up and put it on the wall as art work. Here’s to many many more years of blogging, cooking, baking and friendship!

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