Make a Whisk is One Year Old!

Believe it or not, I’ve been doing this for a whole year. Make A Whisk recently celebrated its one year anniversary. Or birthday. Or blogiversary. Whatever you want to call it–last December, snowed into my apartment, I decided to pull the trigger on this blog idea I had. My husband had done the behind the scenes work, and my co-workers had contributed a name. All I needed was some content. I headed to the kitchen to bake Christmas cookies, started taking pictures, and I was off!

For the longest time, I posted nearly every day. I haven’t been posing as often lately, but I’d like to get back into the daily posts now that work has slowed down some. I’ve got a whole slew of recipes I’m ready to share. In the meantime, though, here are some of my favorite posts from the past year. If you haven’t tried some of these recipes, you absolutely should. They’re fantastic.

From December: Coq Au Vin. It felt fancy to make, and was incredibly delicious. From my favorite cookbook of the past year, the Barefoot Contessa’s Back to Basics.

From January: Cognac Cream Macaroni & Cheese. Mac and Cheese is decadent by design,  but this recipe was extraordinarly rich and creamy. Adapted from the first Top Chef Cookbook. (I hope to get the sequel for Christmas this year!)

From February: For our Valentine’s Day meal, I recreated the dinner that David and I had a Wildfire the night we got engaged. New York Strip Steaks with a Blue Cheese Butter Crust. Yum!

From March: I first tried my hand at a little treat called Cake Pops! They were the first, but not the last.

From April: Fried Macaroni & Cheese. Because Mac & Cheese needs to be portable. And crunchy sea salt is awesome.

From May: Little Debbie Style Oatmeal Cream Pies. For my sister, Liza!

From June: Double-crusted Key Lime Pie. One of David’s all-time favorites.

From July: Pastitso (Greek Lasagna).

From August: Cream Cheese Pound Cake. (So good! Bakerella never lets me down!)

From September: Seasoned Oyster Crackers. Ridiculously easy to make, but tasty, and a reminder of a wonderful party to celebrate Paw-Paw.

From October: Camembert Stuffed Pork Burgers, for a contest in the Red Eye to meet Top Chef Stephanie Izard. Which lead to…

From November: Dinner Party with Stephanie Izard! Great food, great time. And when was the last time YOU watched Top Chef with a Top Chef?

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So all in all, it’s been a great year. I’m excited to still be blogging, have had a lot of good times and good food. I’m looking forward to sharing more pictures, recipes, and stories in the coming year.

What was your favorite Make a Whisk post from the past year?

One Response to “Make a Whisk is One Year Old!”

  1. Mom

    Hmmmm………….there were so many, I cannot choose just one. The fried Mac and Cheese was a big hit at work and so were the cake pops. Congrats on a year of bloging

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