Blog First Birthday!

101 posts later, my blog baby turned one last Sunday! I wanted to make bread to close the circle on that first bread recipe and be all sentimental and stuff. But between work deadlines, gym and that half-finished book I was reading (now finished), I knew my great plan was going to suffer.

Life has been quite busy but I’m still here, that’s the most important thing. And the other most important thing is that I still enjoy baking. I have tried and baked so many different things since the start of this blog, participated in the food blogger cookie swap, which was a lot of fun, got involved with Tastespotting for a bit, which was also a lot of fun. And with that, I think my blog baby has achieved her purpose in life!

Since I don’t have a recipe for you today, I thought a round-up of my favorites (some of them anyways) from the past year will have to do.

1-year-post-round-up-img-1These are Ryan’s favorites, all things almond. 1) Apple tart with almond paste filling. 2) Almond scones with almond paste chips. 3) Marzipan filled Rugelach. 4) Almond pancakes.

1-year-post-round-up-img-25) This one is my mom’s favorite, banana split cupcakes, chocolate and strawberry two layer cupcake with a banana pudding filling and topped off with whipped cream and crushed walnuts. 6) This one is my absolute favorite chocolate cake recipe, double chocolate cupcakes with whipped chocolate ganache. 7) Another one of our old favorite, coconut mochi. 8) And a new favorite, chewy whole wheat brownies.

1-year-post-round-up-img-39) Peanut butter and jelly pop-tarts, but these are made with pie crust dough, so much better than the store bought version. 10) Cookie butter pie pop, I just had to do something with cookie butter besides eating it by the spoonful. 11) My favorite dinner rolls recipe at this moment, honey buttermilk rolls. 12) And last but not least, something for my (and your) fur babies, apple pup pies.

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  1. July 6, 2015 /

    Congrats on 1 year Trang!! Wishing you lots of success in the coming years!

  2. June 11, 2015 /

    Happy blog anniversary!!!! 101 posts in the first year? I’m impressed! What a great collection you’ve highlighted. Headed to check them out.

    • June 12, 2015 /

      Thank you MJ! Can’t believe it’s been one year already 🙂 I think I’ve outdone myself in the first year, need to start catching up to those 101 posts this year 😛