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June 10, 2009

One Year Ago Today…

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I started this blog one year ago today.  There were several reasons that I started it.  One was that I had been recently introduced to the world of food blogging by the lovely ladies on the Nest’s What’s Cooking board.   I loved looking at all the new and yummy recipes.  Another reason I started it was becuase I needed something to do over the summer.  I am currently a substitute teacher so as you can imagine there isn’t any work as a sub in the summer.  Thankfully I did teach summer school to fun group of 21 pre-Kindergarteners and pre-1st graders.  I had a blast with them and I’m excited to be teaching summer school again this summer.  Another reason that I started the blog was to have some where to chronicle all the recipes that I was trying and those that were my favorites. This blog inspired me to take risks, try new foods and set some food goals and resolutions.

I was trying to figure out a way to celebrate this milestone and first I decided to do a list of my top 10 favorite posts from the previous year.  That task was much more difficult than I had thought.  So I decided to do my top 3 favorite recipes from all most all the categories I have created for this blog.

Here goes!  I’ve included links to each recipe.  Enjoy!  I hope some of my favorites are also yours.


Smokey Chipotle Hummus

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Dip

Spinach Dip


Beef Stir-Fry with Snap Peas

Slow Cooker Beef and Bean Chili

Cheddar Topped Shepard’s Pie


Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Soft Garlic Knots

Black and White Banana Loaf


Banana Cinnamon Waffles

Bacon and Egg Muffins

Buckwheat Crepes with Eggs, Ham and Cheese


Banana Espresso Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tropical Muffins

Cinnamon Crunch Muffins


Chicken Stew with Dumplings

Peanut Crusted Chicken Breasts

Pineapple Stuffed Jerk Chicken


Lighter General Tso’s Chicken

Chicken, Cashew and Red Pepper Stir Fry

Sweet and Sour Chicken


Cowboy Cookies

Hello Dolly’s

Mini Peanut Butter Chip Cookies


Espresso Kahlua Brownies

Molten Lava Cakes

Banana Chiffon Cake


Lemon Garlic Tilapia

Salmon Steaks with Hoisin

Panko Crusted Fish Sticks



Irish Soda Bread

Cranberry Ginger Jelly


Mini Meat Loaves

Fettuccine Alfredo

Easy Meatless Manicotti


Mexican Lasagna


Chipotle Sloppy Joes


Baked Pasta with Sausage, Tomatoes and Cheese

Crock Pot Lasagna

Penne with Roasted Butternut Squash, Pancetta and Sage


Asian Style Pork Chops

Crispy Breaded Pork Chops

Spicy Apricot Glazed Pork

Side Dishes

Roasted Asparagus

Crash Hot Potatoes

Rice Pilaf with Pecans


Parker’s Split Pea Soup

Lentil Soup with Beef

Southwestern Corn Chowder


Italian Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Florentine Turkey Meatloaf

Tex-Mex Turkey Burgers


Potato Cauliflower Gratin

Eggplant Parmesan

Zucchini Potato Pancakes

I hope you enjoyed reading some of my favorite recipes.  Happy cooking!


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