Wednesday, January 20, 2010

A Year of Favorites Blogiversary!!!

I can't believe one year ago today I published my first post. I never dreamed I would see over 300 followers!!! To everyone who has stopped by to see what I've been cooking or have been looking for a new recipe and chose one of mine... I'm honored. I've read every one of your comments and enjoyed each and every email I've received. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Here's a recap of some of this years favorites. Enjoy :)

FAMILY FAVORITES



MAKAYLA'S PICK: Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies


CHASE'S PICK: Guiltless French Fries




SOPHIE'S PICK: Firecracker Shrimp



BRAD'S PICK: Boneless Country Style Ribs



GO-TO FAVORITES



















Pennsylvania Coal Region BBQ



Crockpot Nacho Supreme


OLDEST FAMILY RECIPE


These Apple Dumplings are a treasured family
recipe from my grandma.




FAVORITES FROM OTHER BLOGS

I have found many, many, many recipes I love from other blogs. These are the recipes I have found myself making over and over.


EASY PEASY CHICKEN from Denise at Keeper Worthy Recipes



Fat Free Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries from Melody at Cheat Day Cafe.


WORST RECIPE OF THE YEAR

I hate putting this label on any recipe because someone might really like it, but we disliked this recipe so much we didn't want to eat a second bite!

Sorry "It's What's for Dinner Wednesday!', but we didn't like BEEF POT ROAST WITH MAPLE SWEET POTATOES AND CIDER GRAVY at all!!




You know I'm a huge fan of Simple & Delicious magazine. I would like to offer you a chance to win a 1 year subscription. To be entered to win please leave a comment telling me what you enjoy most about my blog. I've put MANY hours into it and would love to hear your feedback. If there's anything you would like me to change or add please let me know. If you want to share your favorite recipe or post I would love that also. If you have trouble commenting please send me an email to enter at heidiheidiheidi@yahoo.com. The winner will be announced Friday.
THANK YOU!!!

36 comments:

paigebeth said...

Congratulations!!! :)

Mireya said...

Congrats!

The funfetti cookies look so yummy!

Chicago Mom said...

Congrats on 1 year!
I can't wait to try your stuffed peppers - they look yummy!

jjnhubbs said...

YAY!! Congrats Heidi! And to think I've known you since we were cute little office supply store employees and now you're a successful food blogger! I check your blog almost everyday, and we've made tons of your recipes! What I love most about your blog is that you make real honest food - and you don't apologize for it! I know when I come here I'll find a recipe that my husband and kiddo will love - none of this fancy schmancy stuff with a million and one ingredients that takes 2 hours to make.

I think we should get together and catch up next time I get down that way! Keep up the great work!!

Tanya said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love that you included your LEAST favorite recipe too!

I like your "REAL" photos on the blog...they're not too fancy, and make the recipes seem do-able to me. Thanks...keep up the good work!

Alison said...

Congrats!! I hope I'm as successful as you one day :) I love your blog because you make down-to-earth meals...the same kind of stuff that our family eats!!! And I love your personality that shines through your posts!!

Katherine Aucoin said...

Congrats and Happy Blogiversary!!!

Rachel said...

Congratulations, Heidi! I love absolutely everything about your blog...how down to earth it is, how you have so many "kid-friendly" ideas, how many of your recipes call for ingredients that you typically have on hand and take into account that not everyone can afford all of those "fancy" ingredients or the most expensive cuts of meat, etc! Your blog is one I check routinely and even though I've been incredibly busy and haven't been very good about commenting, I truly enjoy all of your recipes and ideas! Congrats, again and I can't wait to see what you have in store for this coming year :)

ChristineM said...

Congrats on your Blogiversary! ;) Can't wait for more!

Dancin Queen said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Without a doubt my favorite thing is your CHOCOLATE MOUSSE. I still think about it all the time. I love it.

~~louise~~ said...

Happy Blogoversary Heidi! I'm new here and I look forward to many more visits...

Willoughby said...

Who are you and what have you done with Heidi? You can't possibly be Heidi if there are no taco or taco inspired recipes on the favorites list!

Seriously, though, congratulations on your one year blogiversary. I've been a follower from the very beginning and I always enjoy popping in to see what you're cooking and to find some great recipes to try.

What would I like you to change or add? Not a thing! I love your family friendly recipes!

Amanda said...

Congrats on one year! I stumbled on your blog 6 or 7 months ago and I look about every 2 or 3 days now. I love the pictures and the kid friendly snacks and meals! I love all the tacoish recipies and the crock pot nacho meat has become a go-to meal for our family! Congrats again and keep on keepin on!

SugarandSpice said...

Congrats!!!! And the recap just makes me want to eat and cook them all!!!!

Katy ~ said...

Delicious recap, my friend.

Looking forward to sharing another year of fabulous recipes with you.

Megan said...

Congratulations! And my oh my, do those funfetti cookies look absolutely delicious!

Sook said...

Congratulations, Heidi! You have a lovely blog!

Linda said...

Congrats!!

Carrie said...

Happy Blogiversary! I LOVE your recap of the best and worst, I love that you are honest and told us a recipe you disliked! I also liked your favorites from other blogs, I always thought those stuffed strawberries looked good!
My 200 post anniversary is coming up and I think I may copy your idea! It's so nice to know what your favorites are... especially when everything you post looks so yummy Heidi!

Patti said...

Ive enjoyed your blog for a while now and those apple dumplings your grandmother makes look so delicious that I am gonna have to make them soon! Thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes!
Patti

SnoWhite said...

thanks for the recap! How did I miss the pretzels... and dumplings -- yum!

Congrats on one year :)

Donna-FFW said...

Congrats on your one year!! What a delicious roundup of delectable food!!

What I love most about your blog is the care in which you tell us how much money per meal, and also I enjoy all the kid friendly recipes you post. Your genuine nature shines through on your blog:)

Julie said...

Now you've gone and made me hungry. Happy blogaversary!

Kim said...

Happy blogiversary! The peanut butter chewies and cinnamon sugar pretzels are calling my name!

Mary said...

Wow! has it been a year already!! Happy blogiversary!!

Denise said...

Congrats, Heidi on your anniversary!!! Thanks for mentioning my kids favorite chicken legs, we just had them last night, lol....Love your blog....

Adele said...

Congrats on your one year!! I love your down to earth honest cooking. Your food is always my kind of eating!

Tiffanee said...

Congrats Heidi! I love your blog because it is real food. You post delicious recipes that are just what my family likes to eat. You are clever and add a bit of humor to your blog. I hope this all makes sense. Thanks for sharing with me!!

teresa said...

happy blogiversary! i love all of your go-to recipes and family friendly dishes. don't change a thing! great giveaway!

Mandy's Life After 30 said...

Congrats on one year~! I have only been following for a short time but I enjoy your commentary that goes along with the recipes. You have a great sense of humor, like someone I'd want to be friends with in real life. Thanks for the work you put into this site and for showcasing the best (and worst) recipes. And thanks for the giveaway chance too!

Disneypal said...

I love your blog - Happy Blogiversary !!!

Ingrid said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY! :)
~ingrid

Krista said...

Happy Blogoversary!

I love the simplicity of many of your recipes and how they are so family friendly!

Keep up the good work and congratulations!

tracey said...

I love your blog. I read it almost everyday. I have tried several recipes and they always are great!!
My favorite thing about your blog is you make everyday food, nothing over the top, that my family will eat and it's all stuff that I have readily availiable.

Anonymous said...

congratulations heidi! i love your recipes, i check in all the time. thank you so much for sharing your recipes and yourself. keep up the great work!

Angela said...

Hi, I just ran into your recipes on Tasty Kitchen and found your website. I love your real food recipes. That's why I like PW, too.