Friday, August 19, 2011

Over 200? Woah

So I was taking a stroll through my list of posts today and I noticed that I had over 200 posts up already! And my blog is just over a year old (yeah, I missed it's birthday last month. Oops!).  That seems like a lot of posts. Is it a lot? Maybe, but 'a lot' in a good way I think :)

When I started this blog I had no idea if it would stick. I had no clue if the novelty would wear off in a matter of weeks, or if it would become an integral part to my love of baking and cooking.

Luckily for me, it stuck.  Because of this blog I have been able to meet some AMAZING people, and try my had at things I never would have though possible.  I've tried dishes from all over, and I feel like I am just getting started because my 'to try' list is insanely long! It's one of the few long 'to-do' lists that I find exciting to have around.

I've also gotten to travel because of my blog. I attended BlogHer '11 in San Diego at the beginning of the month, and who knows where I may go next!

I thought I would do a little wrap-up of some of my favourite recipes so far. If I saw this list a year ago, guaranteed I wouldn't have thought that it was a list I had made!

Fish Tacos with Lime Coleslaw
Originally posted: March 26, 2011

I made this two nights ago and I still love them just as much as the first time I made them.  The balance of the fish, the dry rub, and the lime coleslaw is out of this world.  Topped with some fresh avocado...bliss.

California Rolls
Originally posted: July 05, 2010

Every time I make these it still shocks me how simple they actually are to make. They are perfect when you need a simple meal and are a great way to use up those veggies sitting in your veggie drawer.

Vanilla Bean Latte Cake
Originally posted: July 11, 2011

This is the perfect cake for a girl's night. What female doesn't love a delicious frothy latte? And who doesn't love cake? BAM! This cake was born and it is awesome. I am also proud of this cake because it shows how far my decorating has come, and how far it has yet to go :)

Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream
Originally posted: September 23, 2010

I. Love. Lemon. I never know that I had such a love for lemon in desserts until I started baking on my own.  Then I realized that more and more often I was finding the urge to add some lemon zest to anything and everything.  While lemon cupcakes with lemon buttercream may be considered a 'lemon overload' to some, I find myself shoving these babies in my mouth.  It's one of the rare occasions where I enjoy my dessert as much with the icing as I do without! And we all know how much I usually love my naked cupcakes.

Vegan Black Forest Cupcakes
Originally posted: August 01, 2011

These cupcakes were full of win. Vegan? check! Insanely cute? check! Satisfied my vegan girlfriend's pregnancy cravings? CHECK! I consider these a complete success.

Tiffany & Co. Cupcakes
Originally posted: July 05, 2011

Who would of thought a year ago that my cupcakes could ever look like this? Not I!

Whole Wheat Garlic Knots
Originally posted: June 03, 2011

I think I can safely say that I am over my fear of using yeast. I'm not saying that I don't find it incredibly exciting each time my dough actually rises, 'cause that is definitely a cause of the kitchen happy dance every time, but now I don't put off trying a recipe for fear of having yeast involved.  And these things are aweosme. So much garlic, so much happy.

Lemony Glazed Bundt Cake
Originally posted: May 29, 3011

Once again, lemon makes an appearance.  Aren't bundt cakes just so pretty?

Focaccia Bread
Originally posted: May 10, 2011

Another triumph over yeast, and such an easy bread to whip up.  The food processor does most of the work for you!  This is the perfect bread to serve with almost any meal, and it makes tasty panini's too.

Strawberry Shortcake Cake
Originally posted: August 15, 2010

This is hands-down an ultimate crowd pleaser.  If you need a cake to bring to a party, potluck, baby shower, etc., whip up this baby. So delicious!

Tikka Masala
Originally posted: December 31, 2010

We love Indian food in our house, and this dish comes together pretty easily.  I find it has become a comfort food for us in the winter months; it warms you up inside and out!

OK, I'm going to stop here. I am afraid this list will just keep growing!

Thank you so much for being here and being a part of this blogging craziness. It has been such a blast! I have a backlog with a ton of recipes to post, so I will be getting on that ASAP.

Until then, Enjoy!


  1. This is fabulous! I hope to do the same in a year :) I've been a blogger for less than a month!
    Baking question for you...I'm deff more of a cook than a baker, but I love baking (sometimes it doesnt love me)....Is a food processor necessary when a baking recipe calls for it? Or is my KitchenAid mixer enough?

  2. I love this recap! I'm so impressed at how many posts you have. I've barely broken a hundred. Hehe keep up the fine work lady

  3. Hi Samantha! When a recipe calls for a food processor for baking (ex: to knead dough) you can use the KitchenAid stand mixer. Just keep an eye on it because it will take a different length of time to get to the final product. Do you have a particular recipe in mind?
    And you can totally do it in a year! your blog is awesome!

    Thank you so much Amy :) I still love it, so here's to 200 more!