At this point in the year (with only a few hours remaining) it seems appropriate to do a wrap-up and plan-ahead post for 2010 and 2011.
First, I want to thank everyone who has helped me on my food blog journey so far. Thanks to those who have posted recipes I’ve used and copied, thanks to my commenters, and a special thanks to the food blogger I felt I grew to know the most this year, Grace from La Mia Vita Dolce.
I know this year was up and down with my posting schedule. I started this blog in March with big plans. I decided to leave Syracuse, a 7 year relationship, my business and my LIFE and start over again at home in Maine. That move created a TON of turmoil, work, and mostly a lack of time I never recovered from in 2010.
But 2011? I’m going to be back with a vengeance! I’ve already made and photographed several meals. I have posts just ready to go and images ready to see the light of day! I am going to be more consistent in both blogging and shooting. I am still “starting to cook” or more properly “learning to cook” so expect the unexpected. I can easily move from red velvet cake to roasted tomatoes and full on meals in a heartbeat. You never know what I’m shooting next week! (You know I’ll do a lot of dessert!)
What’s on the menu? Chocolate frogs, candied apples, garlic knots, pies, a traditional Thanksgiving dinner and more! Panna cotta? Check! Cookies made of leftovers? Check! What else would you like to see here in 2011?
Thanks for sticking with StartingtoCook! This year promises to be full of fun and food. I hope you’ll join me!
Yes, I obviously love dessert. Fried banana torts, pies all the time, perfect gluten free chocolate chip cookies, and checkerboard cookies. Yeah, just to name a few. My favorite? This…by FAR.
No words can do justice to the beauty, taste and incredibleness that is a Red Velvet Cheesecake Cake. Everyone knows I’m still “starting to cook” so I clearly am not nearly this good. But the recipe? That is!
All I can tell you is to make this for your next party. You.will.win.
When I saw these cookies on Elissa’s blog at 17 and Baking I knew I had to make them. These are everything I look for in a recipe to shoot. Interesting looking, easy arrangement, not going to wilt, wither or die on me if it takes an hour to shoot… it’s a perfect food to shoot! I did have a bit of trouble with these the first time and Elissa was kind enough to give me a few tips. Thanks!!
These are old fashioned cookies. They aren’t super sugary or sweet but they have that great old world taste. They look amazing and everyone wants to try them.
(Recipe after the jump!)