Faith, from Edible Mosaic and Andrea of From the Bookshelf , both wonderful and interesting ladies, have tagged me in the Seven Links blog tag that has been hopping around the internet. I know…I have been tagged before for those of you scratching your head and thinking to yourself, “I thought I tagged her…”. For those, I am sorry that I am not mentioning you here because I truly don’t remember which of you nice bloggers who tagged me. But I have finally decided to stop being such a party pooper and jump in with both feet. So here they are folks, the seven posts I have chosen for infamy. I have started with a sweet pic of my pup just because I wanted to.
1. Most Beautiful Post – I am not like some of you awesome photographer type bloggers out there who stage each dish, create the perfect lighting and have such a great eye for composition. My husband and daughter both take better photos of my food than I do, but this particular day I was feelin’ it and think I took a great shot of the Coconut Mochi Cake if I do say so myself and this post happens to be my personal choice for it’s content as well. So this particular post is beautiful inside and out! I am so humble.
2. Most Popular Post – Hands down, it’s Max Brenner’s Chocolate Pizza. I really have the restaurant itself to thank for that because I think it drives the searches to my blog. People really want to re-create the magic of that chocolatey, marshmallowy slice of heaven. It was my first post and my photography skills and “food styling” were clearly lacking.
3. Most Controversial Post- Peachy Puffy Pancake. How could an innocent little Dutch “peach” pancake be controversial you wonder. Well, one commentor, Gracie, made it slightly controversial. For some reason I took her comment as a bit snarky, but now I am sure she meant no harm and wonder what my problem was that day. What can I say, I’m a bit over sensitive. Just be happy you’re not married to me.
4. My most helpful post: I have not re-invented any wheels that I am aware of, but I think my Rugelach Unrolled post gets to the nitty gritty of rugelach making should you want to try it sometime and there’s not a teacher anywhere in Burbank who’s tried ‘em that doesn’t love ‘em. I force my daughter to bring these to her teachers at the holidays.
5. My most surprisingly popular post: Again, it’s not MY post or recipe that makes My Thin Mint Cupcakes so popular, but it’s those darn Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies that people are obsessed with I tell you. I know this because I was a Girl Scout leader for 8 years and people seriously buy cases of these things and hord them in their freezers. It’s a problem.
6. My Most Over-looked Post: If there is one take away from this tag post today, make it my Orange and Chocolate Chip Cookies with Rosemary. They are my own creation as far as the recipe goes. There are two recipes on this particular post but the flat and chewy ones have become such favorites around here. When I brought plates of cookies at the holidays to my friends and neighbors, these cookies were the most “oooh’d” and “ahhh’d” at. They’re just a tad different and they’re addicting and wonderful! If I do say so myself.
7. Post I am the Most Proud Of: That’s easy…it’s about my personal philosophy on life and is titled, “Cinnamon Rolls from the Kitchen of a Mother Hen.” I truly believe that every kid needs mother hens in their life and wish that I could stretch my wings around all of them. This post is a compliment to my mother, who is the MOTHER of all mother hens if you ask me.
I hope you enjoy these and at least no one can say that I am a party pooper any longer.