Friday, August 14, 2009

Happy Blogiversary to Me! Top 10 Appetizers/Snacks

It's finally here! One year ago today I began my blog, with some trepidation, a little anxiousness, and a lot of excitement! Since then I have posted over 250 entries, learned a teeny bit more about photographing food, and made a lot of great (and not-so-great) dishes. I know Chuck has appreciated it (he gets new food to try all the time) and my family and friends enjoy having my recipes all in one convenient place.

To commemorate my blogiversary, I have decided to do a weekend extravaganza of Top 10's from the past year. I based these mainly on the dishes I make again and again and which ones received the best reviews from the people who were eating them! Today we have top appetizers and snacks (which is why the pizza is included here), tomorrow will bring top entrees and side dishes, and we will end on Sunday with top desserts and baked goods!

Which were your favorite appetizers or snacks of the past year from Cooking This and That?

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17 comments:

Katie said...

See, THIS is exactly why I love your blog. Most people can NOT think of creative appetizer or snack ideas, and you are just ALL over it. ALL of those look just delicious!! You go, Colleen! Can't wait to see what you come up with in the second year! :)

Molly Jean said...

Congrats on your blogiversary! I think your blog is fabulous and I'm looking forward to your second year in the kitchen :)

Jen said...

Congrats! My 2nd blogiversary is coming up in 2 weeks and I just wrote up some top 10 lists to recap the last two years. Great minds think alike!

Melanie said...

I agree with Katie - I have the hardest time with appetizers and you have a whole list of amazing ideas. Happy One Year Celebration! I've made many recipes from your blog and am so glad you post such great ones.

Aggie said...

Happy blogiversary!! What a great top 10! There are some great recipes here!

Pam said...

They all look tasty but the focaccia is calling my name. Happy blogiversary!

The Blonde Duck said...

Pizza pockets! Congrats!!

michelle said...

Congrats, I can't wait to try the pizza pockets!

Cara said...

Well, I have to also include the Tomato Bacon Cups! Those were really good! Congrats--love reading!

gaga said...

Wow, congrats! You've made lots of awesome food and I can't wait to see more.

Ceil said...

Congratulations on your one-year anniversary! We were in cooking class together this spring and your blog inspired me - both to cook and to do my own blog on our summer tour of ethnic restaurants in our neighborhood. Keep blogging - I am looking forward to your second year.

Meg said...

Woo! Congrats! I love love love all of the recipes in today's Top 10. You're fabulous :)

Donna-FFW said...

Congratulations.. these all look delicious. That shoepeg salsa though... omg,, I want that immediately.

Brooke said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! The Santa Fe Dip is my favorite. I've made it many times and it's always a hit!

Stephanie said...

Happy blogiversary!! I so enjoy reading your blog!

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