7th Blog-iversary!!!!!!!

by byn on February 16, 2017

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Seven years of blogging! To be honest, 2016 was not one of my best years, but when I’m stressed/sad I like to channel that energy into doing nice things for other people, usually in the form of baked goods. Let’s take a look back at the past year:

My Favourite 5 Posts of the Last Year:

  1. Apple Cider Caramel Corn + Thanksgiving 2016 – hands down my favourite post of the year. I just loved hosting Thanksgiving this year for the first time, and I documented every step of it so I’ll be ready to do it again.
  2. Speckled Easter Egg Cake – I love, love, love the way this cake turned out! It was so pretty and just the epitome of SPRING! A ton of layer cakes actually came out of my kitchen this year, and I loved them all: Turquoise Ombré, Take 5, Strawberry Supreme, Caramel Banana.
  3. S’mores Cupcakes – These were a huge hit at my nephew’s birthday party, and any recipe where I can use my kitchen torch is a bonus.
  4. Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake Pie – My signature summer dessert! I made this twice in two weeks during strawberry season and just loved it.
  5. Buffalo Chicken Nachos – I only blogged a few savoury recipes this year, and even calling these nachos a recipe is a stretch, but they are so, so good!

A few other fun things from this year:

  • I got a few travel posts up, which take me forever, but I love writing (London + Chicago). Danielle was also in town for another epic Toronto Tour of Treats, so that’ll be my next recap.
  • This year also marked the return of the Guest Blogger! My friend Weedy wrote all about her Homemade Bailey’s.
  • My favourite treat of the whole year was a Choux Ball filled with milk chocolate pastry cream from XO Bisous that I somehow need to re-create!

Finally, the traditional recap stats:

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts {from the last year}:

  1. Derby Cookies
  2. Homemade Bailey’s Irish Cream
  3. Pistachio White Chocolate Cheesecake (this is a shame, because I hated it)
  4. Minecraft Birthday Cake 2.0
  5. Strawberry Supreme Cake

Top 5 Most Viewed Posts {from the archives}:

  1. Dinosaur Birthday Cake
  2. School Bus Birthday Cake
  3. Shimmer & Shine Birthday Cake
  4. Chocolate Whoopie Pies
  5. Toffee Bar Crunch Pie (aka Skor Bar Dessert)

No new goals this year, but the same ones that always pop up: have people over for dinner more, actually make things out of the cookbooks I buy instead of letting them gather dust, make more pies (especially now that I know the secret to a good crimp!) and tackle more bread baking projects (English muffins, pita bread, naan, etc).

I’m sure it’ll be another delicious year! Thanks for reading!

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Kristine February 19, 2017 at 9:52 am

Congratulations on 7 years of blogging! Love your blarg! 💜

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