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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. loving the blog would love the bakers assortment

  2. 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.

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

  4. Happy blog anniversary! Our blogs are the same age–just 3 days apart. 🙂

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

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

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

  7. 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

  8. The bakers assortment for some muffins!

  9. The bakers assortment.

  10. I would love the extracts gift box and bake desserts everyday for a month 😛

  11. 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!

  12. A Penzey’s Extracts Gift Box! (I love Penzey’s)

  13. 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 Penzey’s Bakers Assortment. Thanks Liz!

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

  15. 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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