Sunday, February 21, 2016

Blog Anniversary and $500 Cash Giveaway!

Hi folks, as the saying goes, times flies when you are having fun and for me that fun is 5 years of blogging!  Ah-mazing, right? It's hard to believe the time has gone so quickly.  I still love creating recipes, taking photos and writing posts.  I really have appreciated getting to know so many of you especially a friend of mine, Jamie at Love Bakes Good Cakes where she is also celebrating a blog anniversary this month.  We have gotten together with a few of our other friends to offer a $500 cash paypal giveaway!  It's our way of saying thanks to our readers!  Be sure to enter and good luck.  You will have until midnight on the 29th to enter.  And everyone brought sweets to party - be sure to keep reading to see all the goodies!

Thank you so much for returning to see recipes that I've created for you!  I've kind of settled in to a grove this year with the frequency of posts.  My goal is have new recipes on Tuesdays and Fridays (and so far so good).  I may occasionally need to tweak the schedule a bit, but I found with working outside the home, this schedule allows me to really take my time planning what to make, take photos, edit and write the post.  It is truly something I look forward to and will continue until, well, who knows!  I definitely won't run out of recipes - there are just too many yummy things to make!

Last year on my anniversary post, I gave a little behind the scenes tour that you might be interesting in.  Not much has changed though I have collected more dishes (and I guess that will never change!)  Why does Crate & Barrel, World Market, Home Good Store, etc have so many cute dishes?  I'm like a kid in a candy store when it comes to those stores... it's a major addiction!

Are there any recipes you would like to see this year?  I would love to hear from you so I can plan accordingly.  Whether you want sweet or savory, this inquiring mind wants to know :)

A special thank you to all of our friends helping us celebrate:

Mini Lemon Bundt Cakes

Lemon Lover's Bundt Cake

Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

Cookies & Cream Texas Sheet Cake

Copycat Hawaiian Punch

Pink Chocolate Chip Mug Cake

Milky Way Crumble Bars

 PB&J Bars with Strawberry Jam

Texas Sheet Cake with Whipped Ganache Frosting

Caramel Apple Bread Pudding

Triple Chocolate Cupcakes

Vanilla Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

White Cream Cupcakes

German Chocolate Cake Roll

Homemade Italian Cream Sodas

The Croissookie (Oreo Pastry)

Simple Dark Chocolate Brownies

Baileys Kiss Cupcakes

Mom's Best Ever Coconut Cake

Mini Oreo Cheesecakes Recipe for Two

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  1. Give me cupcakes or brownies any day! I love to serve them for parties too! Congrats on the anniversary!

  2. My favorite sweet party treat is a petit four.

  3. Happy blog anniversary to one of the best blogging friends I've got! I'm so glad we've crossed paths and I can't wait to meet you one day! :)

  4. I love rice krispy treats, Happy Blogiversary !

  5. I love Southern sweet potato pudding and thanks for the giveaway for your celebration! :)

  6. Happy Anniversary! My favorite sweet treat is key lime pie.

  7. Ooops, I didn't know I would be "Unknown" - this is me again, and my favorite sweet treat is key lime pie!

  8. Deb, congratulations on your blogaversary. Keep up the good work. Cheers from Carole's Chatter

  9. My favorite sweet party treat is brownies!

  10. I like chocolate dipped strawberries for a sweet party treat.

  11. Happy blogiversary! I always go for the cheesecake first. Love, love, love cheesecake.

  12. Happy blogiversary!! The oreo cheesecake looks delish!!


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