6 Years of Main Meals

I realize that “baker” is in the name of this blog, but I regularly post non baked goods as well. Hey, we have to eat something other than desserts around the house! While the number of sweet treats still outweighs (and always will) the number of savory dishes, I wanted to highlight some of my favorites from the last six years.

1st year – These Cilantro Turkey Burgers with Sauteed Mushrooms were actually the second recipe I published on my blog (the sauteed mushrooms were the first). Six years later, we STILL make these turkey burgers. I don’t follow a recipe anymore and just throw everything together, but the more cilantro and garlic, the better in my book.

2nd year – Here’s another recipe we make over and over. This Crockpot Pulled Pork is a staple in our house. We made it and froze it for when our kitchen was being renovated in 2009, I’ve made it for every friend or family member who’s had a baby that I’ve made food for, I’ve made it when I fed a group of ~40 in our Beirut league multiple times. It’s just that good.

3rd year – Hubby and I eat a LOT of salmon. Probably more than is recommended, but it’s just so simple and tasty. This Salmon with Strawberry and Tomato Salsa is a fun way to dress up salmon while the produce is amazing during the summer months.

4th year – Since Hubby and I take our lunches to work almost every day, I’m always searching for great meals that you can pack easily. The Summer Shrimp Salad is perfect for packing in to containers to take to work for lunch. In fact, Hubby is getting bored with what I’ve been packing recently, so I think it’s time to bring this salad back in to the rotation…

5th year – I saw this Perfect Fall Grilled Cheese Sandwich in a Food Network Magazine and made it that next night. Then we made it again and again. I think we were eating it about twice a week during the fall of 2011.

6th year – My time blogging for Yankee Magazine was short due to our move to Ohio, but I really found some great recipes while blogging for them. This Easy Chicken and Sausage Cassoulet really is easy. And it happens to be delicious. It’s the perfect cool/cold-weather dish and is fancy enough to serve to guests. In fact, it was the first meal we cooked in our apartment when we moved to Ohio. The comforting warmth of the dish made us feel right at home.

Four Years Ago: Blueberry Peach Muffins
Six Years Ago: Calzones

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13 Responses to “Happy Blogiversary to ME!”

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    Kris @ everywhereorange.com — August 28, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    CONGRATS!!!!! I really enjoy reading your blog! I love your photography!

    Happy Blogiversary!!

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    Kerstin — August 28, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Happy official blogiversary! I love your “week of” posts and am already looking forward to you future ones!

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — August 29, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Happy Blogiversary! I’m a new follower but I’ve really been enjoying your blog!

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    Kristi — August 29, 2010 at 1:18 am

    I just made chocolate espresso cupcakes with the chocolate chip cookie dough icing. They taste delicious. Not very esthetically pleasing since I’m not too good at piping the icing, but who cares since they taste so good. 🙂

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    Cassykins — August 29, 2010 at 2:32 am

    Yay! Happy Blogaversary! I have probably only been reading just under a year now, but it’s been a wonderful year. Thank you!

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    Kate — August 29, 2010 at 2:37 am

    Congrats! I just found your blog not long ago, but I have lots of great posts to look back at and more to look forward to 🙂

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    Amy K — August 29, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Congratulations! Happy Blogiversary…thanks for all you share here.

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    JulieD — August 29, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Happy 3rd Blogiversary!

    You’ll love twitter…there are tons of food bloggers and it’s a great way to connect with them there.

    I’m @thelittlekitchn if you want to follow me, I just followed you.


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    Julie — August 29, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Many congrats…love your food, keep it coming 🙂

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    From the Kitchen — August 29, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    I cook in a small Chicagoland kitchen but my son and daughter-in-law now live in your area so I’m enjoying New England postings!! I’m looking forward to further exploring your blog. And congratulations on your three years of blogging.


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    kitchen koala — August 29, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! 🙂

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    madebymel — August 31, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Happy Blogiversary! You had an amazing and busy year! I love your blog and can’t wait to see what the following year brings!

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    Stephanie — August 31, 2010 at 2:01 am

    Happy blog birthday!! Can’t wait to see what the upcoming year brings!

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