Today marks 1 year since I started this blog with a post about planting flowers on Mother’s Day (yeah, it took me about 4 months to find my “voice” as they say). I’m not going to get all sappy (not my style and I already did that after the first month, go ahead and laugh at that one) but I do think it’s ironic/interesting/or pretty damn cool that a year from the date I started this thing and entered into the world I’d been stalking behind the scenes for 2+ years, I’m at a blogger retreat, rooming with people I’ve never met and hopefully making some new friends. My husband and family think I’m nuts, my coworkers laugh at me and I couldn’t really care less. It’s 2 days in the Colorado sunshine, hiking, taking bootcamp classes, pretending I know what I’m doing in yoga and having actual conversations with someone besides Ginger during the day. Even if everyone turns out to be an alien (which might make for some weird sleeping arrangements since I’m sharing a bed with one), it should still be a fun time.
I didn’t bake a celebratory cake or anything to mark the occasion, but here’s a little collection of my favorite 25 recipes that have out of my kitchen in the past 365 days. There were 200+, choosing 25 took me almost half a day and I could probably still change my mind 50 more times.
I tried to limit the amount of balls that made the cut and let me just say that was one heck of a task. They’ve easily become my favorite thing this past year and I could do a whole post dedicated to just them. Everything is better in ball form.
If you want to laugh at some pretty horrible photos, may I suggest the coconut roasted carrot salad & Summer gazpacho (although the gazpacho is still one of my favorite posts). Everyone’s gotta start somewhere I guess.
21. Peanut butter cookie dough dip (most popular/viewed recipe on the blog)
24. Edamame dip
Thank you all so much for reading and coming back day after day, here’s to year #2!