Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Blog-Versary!

One year ago my blog was born.  I was scared and nervous.  What would I write about? Who would read it? Would anyone come back?  Would I run out of things 6 months into in?  Would I stick with it?

Originally I wanted to blog as a place to start keeping recipes and being able to share them easier with my girls, friends and other family members.  The recipes I write (and cook) about are mine, family "treasures",  found on-line or in one of my many cookbooks or magazines I receive.   At this point, I have so many bookmarks in different cookbooks and magazines that I'm not worried that I'll run out of recipes to try/write about!

Next I thought I would throw in some of my other interests - crafts, reading, decorating and anything else that might pop up! Highlights from this past year included planning/crafting for our daughter Kristina's wedding and redecorating (soon you will see a project I worked on this past weekend - our bedroom).

Thank You so much for coming back and taking a look.  As a small token of my appreciation, I'm giving away an item that is a must for the kitchen!  I love aprons and I love sewing - so here is what you can win...

To enter, please leave me a comment on this post and let me know if you have a favorite recipe of mine you have tried or just say hey!  The drawing will be all "Official' with my techy husband (I tried to get him to model the apron but he was a no-go!)  The drawing will be Saturday 2/18 around 10 a.m. (I should be up and have had a couple cups of coffee by then).

Again, thanks for stopping by!


  1. I am so proud of you for doing this! I look forward to reading every day! I have tried several of your recipes - so many good things - my favorites have been of course the wedding brunch dishes, pork, ginger & peach dish, and the namaimo bars! I am already lucky enough to own a "Deb Apron" - but if I won..... my favorite sister would get it!

  2. I LOVE your blog!!! You do such a great job with the pictures and I enjoy reading all your recipies. My favorites are from Friday pizza nights - I love the variations. And, of course, all the comments from Mr. John. Thanks for sharing and taking the time to do this - I've shared your site with several of my coworkers and they look forward to reading it too! Thanks, Deb.

  3. Hey!!!! Just stopping by from Cheri D!...LOVE the chili peppers apron. I have really enjoyed your blog...I have bookmarked many recipes from here...but am pretty disorganized so never remember to come back to check them out again and actually make them!

    Keep up the great work!

  4. I am the favorite sister that could win this!!! I love your blog and it is in my favorites, read it everyday. Good Job!!! Happy Blogiversary! You should be very proud. I always look forward to what you have to share. Remember the book club lists....I love to read that too! :) Kathy LaBeaux, Kari's sister. Still can't figure out how to identify myself without going anonymous. I'll work on it!

  5. Happy Blogaversary Deb! So glad you gave blogging a go! I love your blog and trying your recipes (I've made several). I think the Shrimp tacos are among my fav recipes ... but that's what comes to mind first ...since I'm really craving fish tacos!

    Wishing you many more blogaversaries and hundreds of followers and commenters!

  6. I gained seven pounds just reading about all your delicious foods! Happy blog-versary! Wishing you many more happy meals, celebrations and recipes!

  7. Even though I'm not a frequent commentor, I am a loyal follower! I LOVE all of the great recipes. In fact, when I was looking over the list last night to choose a favorite, I got a HUGE craving for Cajun Chicken that's what we had for dinner tonight. We also really like the Chicken with Apricot Lemon Glaze...notice I like the easy ones! And the Creamy Lemon Supreme Dessert is definite hit at our house. I'm going to make the Spicy Mexican Soup to bring to work on Friday, since we're having a 'healthy' pot-luck. I've also started reading the Cedar Cove Series, Deb, thanks to you! What a fun read they are! So please keep up the great work with it all!

  8. Love the blog! and love all the updates!!!


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