Tuesday, 12 April 2011

My 500th Posting!!!

I can't believe this is my 500th time posting! I started the blog on August 9, 2009 which means I've been a 'blogger' for 1 year and 8 months! The fact that I still have people interested is quite a feat! You like me! You really, really LIKE me!

For any blogger reaching certain milestones is a big deal. Celebrating Bloggaversaries, seeing your number of Followers grow and grow, witnessing your daily stats soar ... it all shows us that the hard work we put in is worth it. Blogging is a lot of fun but also a lot of work. To think that little old me (with my utter lack of 'puter knowledge and know how) pulled together a blog and actually had people (other than my family) who wanted to read about my hobbies and blatherings is pretty cool!

I've decided to take a stroll down memory lane and showcase some of my favourite recipes, blatherings and all-time favourite reads. In the past 500 posts I've blogged about a lot of stuff. Here's a breakdown about what I blog about.

Number of recipes posted: 241!!
Number of book reviews posted: 178!!
Inane blatherings from moi: 23
Other Stuff: 58
Nice comments from blog readers: PRICELESS!

After posting 500 times sometimes even I find it hard to remember all of my recipes. Thinking back to my favourite recipes made my own mouth water so I decided to showcase my 50 favourite recipes as we stroll down memory lane. For those of you who have a firm grasp of basic math (you math gurus, you!) you'll notice that math is not my forte and that I couldn't just stop at listing only 50 recipes. All of the recipes, book reviews and my favourite blatherings are linked to the original post to make it easier for you to find everything. Enjoy!!

Double Tomato Balsamic Bruschetta
Sun-Dried Tomato Basil Pesto
Hot Broccoli Dip
Crescent-Wrapped Brie

Bean & Bacon Soup
Bacon & Potato Heart Stopper Soup
Raspberry Balsamic Salad
BBB (Basil, Bacon & Balsamic) Potato Salad
Fruit, Feta & Balsamic Salad
Chicken, Goat Cheese & Caramelized Onion Quesadillas
Traditional Potato Salad
Bermuda Spinach Salad
Ultimate Grilled Cheese
Rich & Creamy Tomato Soup
Meal in a Bowl Soup

Breakfast/Muffins/Quick Breads
Country Breakfast Bake
Apple Fritter Pancakes
Cranberry Orange Bread
Best Banana Bread
Double Berry Bran Muffins
Mocha Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins
Mandarin Orange Breakfast Bites
The BEST Bluberry Muffin You'll Ever Eat!

Sun-Dried Tomato, Bacon & Olive Pasta
Spaghetti with Mega Meat Sauce
Pasta with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Mark's Lasagna
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Baked Pasta with Ricotta & Tomatoes
Mediterranean Tuna Casserole
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Macaroni & Cheese
Kitchen Sink Chili

Side Dishes
Roasted Balsamic & Parmesan Asparagus
Broccoli Cauliflower Casserole
Tangy Roasted Red Potatoes
Simple Balsamic Roasted Veggies
Scalloped Potatoes

Recipes Using the Beasties (Poultry, Pork, Beef & Fish)
Turkey'n'Stuffin' Burgers
Caramelized Baked Chicken
Cranberry Pork Roast
Grilled Citrus Salmon
Baked Sea Scallops
Shepherd's Pub Pie
Fancy Fillet
Make-Ahead Shredded Beef Sandwiches • Shepherd's Pub Pie
Sensational Sloppy Joes
Easy, Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
Easy Crab Cakes

Cakes, Pies & Desserts
Slow Cooker Hot Fudge Banana Split Cake
Mini Oreo Surprise Cupcakes
Maple Icing
Tiramisu Layer Cake
Chocolate Covered Oreo Cookie Cake
Sour Cream Coffeecake
Chocolate Molten Lava Cakes
Gooey, Warm Apples
Apple Crisp
MIL's Famous Apple Pie
Bavarian Apple Torte
Strawberry Trifle

Cookies & Squares
Chocolate Peanut/Freenut Butter Squares
My Ultimate Brownies
Chewy Sugar & Spice Cookies
Double Chocolate Smarties Cookies

My Witty Yet Inane Blatherings
Grocery Store Etiquette
Yummy Noises
My Favourite Things
• 101 Things About Me (see tab above)

Just Some of My Favourite Reads
The Secret Daughter
In My Hands: Memories of a Holocaust Rescuer
The Help
The Book of Negroes
Still Missing
The Last Olympian
Why My Third Husband Will Be A Dog
Stolen Innocence
Before Green Gables
Certain Girls
Pillars of the Earth
The Queen's Governess

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who visits my blog. I LOVE to hear from you and get such a kick out of getting comments on my posts. Without comments it feels like I'm just talkin' to myself (which I sometimes find disturbing)! Please feel free to share my blog address with your friends and family. In the blogging world 'the more, the merrier' is the key to success!!

Thanks again for all of your support and taking the time to visit little old me.


Janet said...

Congrats on your milestone. I enjoy your blog.

cajunlicious said...

Congrats! I can't wait to go through your post! Buzzed this & am a new follower!!!
- Jessica

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your 500th post! It is a lot of work to keep a food blog interesting and active. Can't wait for 500 more!

Laurie@The Baking Bookworm said...

Thanks so much everyone! This blog is a labour of love. Lots of work but getting nice feedback, finding some great reads and super tasty dishes make it all worth while! :)

Anonymous said...

Great post congratulations! I am now a follower, great site, I look forward to reading and commenting future posts =]

Christine's Pantry said...

Congrats! Looking forward to sharing! Nice site. I am now following.


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