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Second Blog Anniversary

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Today, I’m sharing some of my most popular posts this year in honor of my Second Blog Anniversary! These are your favorites along with mine.

Second Blog Anniversary

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!

Popular Posts from 2011

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. Perfect for any occasions and to celebrate my blog anniversary:

Red velvet brownies on a white ceramic tray

Red Velvet Brownies with White Chocolate Icing 

Not a true chocolate brownie, but a dense red velvet base topped with an amazing white chocolate frosting!

3 twix bars stacked on a square white plate

Homemade Twix Bars

With all the delicious components of a Twix Candy Bar, this homemade version with shortbread, caramel, and chocolate is even better!!

Overhead view of French Apple Tart

French Apple Tart

With a layer of applesauce topped with a swirl of apples in a buttery crust, this apple tart is tres bien!!!

Mascarpone Filled Strawberries

I’ve been making versions of these cheesecake filled strawberries for decades! Perfect for dessert buffets or a sweet appetizer.

Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Tapenade

I made this again for my book club (10 years after the first time I served this to them), and it was still a major hit!

Muenster Spinach Pinwheels

These are super impressive and delicious! Plus they look harder to make than they really are.

Rolo cheesecake bars on a narrow white platter

Rolo Cheesecake Bars

A combo of two of my favorite indulgences, cheesecake, and Rolo candies!

White Chocolate Popcorn

I’m a popcorn addict and adding white chocolate was genius!!

Grasshopper Cheesecake Bars

These mint cheesecake bars are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day, but delicious any time of the year!

Plaited Easter Bread with Cream Cheese Filling

A braided loaf is always impressive! And when it’s filled with sweetened cream cheese, it’s also incredibly delicious!

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158 comments on “Second Blog Anniversary”

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

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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!!

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

  6. Happy 3rd blog anniversary! I hope there’ll be many more to come 🙂

  7. 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.

  8. 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. 🙂

  9. 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!

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

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

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

  13. 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.


  15. 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!

  16. Félicitations, 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

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

  18. 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.

  19. Congrats on your blog anniversary, I love stopping by to see what you are making! I would to win the Penzey’s Bakers Assortment

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