Sunday, September 27, 2009

One year - The Good, The Bad and the Ugly

In honor of my one year blogiversary, I've taken a look back at the over 140 posts (who knew I had so much to say!) There have been a lot of fantastic recipes, some duds and some really ugly photos.

The good:
Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream

The bad:
Ciabatta (blame the baker!)
Ina Garten's Chinese Chicken Salad

The ugly...Practically anything I make, but these were the ugliest photos of the year:

Ina Garten's Easy Sticky Buns, taken with my cell phone in my office, with the sticky bun on the lid of my cereal bowl.

World Peace Cookies, the first time around. A doubling error.

Ciabatta - Not sure what I did wrong, but it sure was an ugly "loaf" of bread.

A very ugly photo of my first participation in Tuesdays with Dorie, the Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake.

These Tomato and Goat Cheese Tarts were one of our favorites, but the photos...UGLY! Taken with the light under the stove hood. Note to self: never again.

Ack! It's an amoeba attacking my Blanc-Manger! Oh, it's only the raspberry coulis.


Chocolate Cream Tart, utterly delicious, too bad this photo makes it look so sad and droopy.


And finally, the photos that make me happy (or just make me feel less embarrassed):

Allie checking out the Brownie Buttons


My first successful foray into yeast breads, Anne's quick rolls.


I love the billowy frosting and the texture of the crumbs on the Baking From My Home to Yours cover cake, which I did as cupcakes.

And finally, Peter Reinhart's cinnamon rolls. I loved the way the unbaked rolls looked in this shot. They were pretty tasty, too!


11 comments:

Michele said...

Happy anniversary!!

Megan said...

I love your year-in-review!

I look back at some of my first pictures and I think, "Whoa, those were really bad!" But it's all a work in progress, right? And those cinnamon buns look positively delicious.

Jennifer said...

Love your year in review!

Congrats!

margot said...

Congratulations on one year of blogging! It's fun seeing your hits, luckily you only have a few misses!

margot said...

Oh, and I wanted to say that thanks to you and Dorie, I had a successful caramel-making experience today!

Jessica said...

What a great post! I so enjoyed looking back with you on your highs and lows of blogging this past year, and I can't wait to see what another year brings. Happy Blogiversary!

Tia said...

awww kitty wanted to get in on the baking action. that's too cute.

Imafoodblog said...

This post made me giggle. You are so right that this is so much about community, that is what makes it fun and inspiring. I for one love reading your posts (and your comments, or harassment as you called it the other day) so keep it up :)

natalia said...

Ciao ! I really loved all the good the bad and the ugly ! (not too much for me !!) Happy blogiversary !!

Anne said...

What a fun recap! I'm glad you've loved blogging and can't wait to see more from your kitchen!

Di said...

Happy (belated) blogiversary! I really enjoyed this post. I like the "year in review" sort of post anyway, and I love that you were willing to share everything. =)