Feed me I’m Hungry is turning one! Yesterday, August 12th, marked my one year blogging anniversary. That’s one year of blogging, three posts a week, M W F, rain or shine. This feels like a major milestone to me, and I’m psyched! It’s been a lot of hard, but fun work, and Feed Me I’m Hungry has grown a lot. I’m so excited to have you all as readers, and first and foremost I want to thank you all for your time spent with me. Obviously, a blog doesn’t mean much or go anywhere without without you. Thank you for your support!
I’ve renewed my hosting, and I’m excited for the new year ahead. Lately, I’ve been reading numerous articles and books on how to write and blog better. I’ve picked up tons of new ideas, and the major focus for me moving forward this year, is going to be to bring you more in depth posts, easier to follow recipes, and as much useful information, tips, and tricks, as possible! Towards that end, I’m tweaking the posting schedule here at Feed Me I’m Hungry. Start looking for new posts on Fridays, beginning the 22nd. (To clarify, next week, there won’t be any new posts until Friday.) For your enjoyment until then, I wanted to share my top ten favorite posts from the past year.
10. Perfect Pie Dough is actually the very first recipe I shared here on Feed Me I’m Hungry. It’s still one of my best. This dough is so amazingly tasty, buttery, and incredibly rich. My absolute favorite use, isn’t in fact as a pie crust, but as a galette crust. Perfection! I do have to say my photography has come a long way since that first post though!
9. Magnificent Apple Pie Filling, is another favorite post even though the recipe in near a year old. These apples are just the right texture, soft enough, but not mushy. The combos of spices work well for pies and galettes (use #10 for the crust!) but they are also amazing baked into a cake or all on their own!
8. Husband Tested Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake, is one of my most successful posts, and also still one of my favorite recipes. While not a complicated recipe, this perfectly comforting coffee cake has many uses. i.e. It’s great for breakfast or as an after dinner treat. And as the name might suggest my husband adores it.
7. Double Egg Nog Pound Cake With Butter Run Glaze, is so out of season right now, but so good, and so worth bookmarking for the holidays this year. This gorgeous cake will delight all your Christmas guests this year! (When we finally get there.)
6. This Six Ingredient Miso is a staple recipe at our house. My husband, being part Japanese actually grew up eating miso and is super psyched any time I make it. To him it’s comfort food. It’s also quite handy that both kids like it as well. Plus, it’s a great way to pack in some major veggies! I’ve got to admit, I think the best part is the udon noodles.
5. I am the queen of *eating* Italian food, and some of my best work this past year was inspired by the queen of Italian cooking, Marcela Hazan. Her cookbooks are amazing, and so is everything I adapted from them! However, I feel like my Homemade Polenta was especially good.
4. So was my Ragu alla Bolognese! (This is Michelle comfort food right here.)
3. Chocolate Mousse might actually be my favorite desert ever. The texture, the flavor, everything about it is amazing. I was very pleasantly surprised to discover last year that it’s not all the hard to make either. Which is awesome. Plus, I should add that it makes for a seriously classy dinner party.
2. As you can see, it’s mostly dessert recipes making my top ten list here. What can I say I do love my dessert and I’m darn good at making it! However, sometimes, it’s not such a good thing to have a *giant cake,* 12 cupcakes, or a pound of chocolate mousse on hand. If it’s there I eat it all, which isn’t so good for the waist line. For this reason, I was pretty psyched to come up with Emergency Cupcakes For Two. Everything you want in a chocolate cupcake, rich, moist, chocolate overload, scaled down to feed two.
1. My number one recipe this year, is near and dear to my heart, not only because it’s delish, but also because it reminds me of so many good times with my family. Jamaican Patties bring me back to my very happy childhood. But, even if you don’t happen to have Jamaican roots, you’ll enjoy these spicy, meaty patties!
So, that’s that for now! Thanks again for reading! It’s been a wonderful year.