I’ve been thinking a lot about how this blog has developed over the past year. I started my blog near the end of 2016 with no idea where it was going or what my focus would be. Believe it or not, I wanted to really work on Interior Design posts, but my blog had other plans! I just started cooking and couldn’t stop. Sam kept telling me that it was my passion, but I had to make some ugly mistakes and cry a few times to fully understand what I wanted from blogging. I have taken some really bad pictures (I’m looking at you stone fruit cake!) and some really great ones that I’m proud of! It all just came together and finally clicked for me. Finding my focus and sticking with something was a huge milestone for me.
But something you may not know about me is that I have always blogged, before I even really cooked. So it made sense for me to let the two finally meet and have it out. I had a series of horrible and sometimes funny blogs beginning when I was about 16. The names were what killed me. I will spare you all the gory details, but one of them was in french (oof). Every blog I ever had failed because I was too shy to really own it, and I would get embarrassed and delete my page. But this blog has really stuck thanks to some really wonderful people who keep reading! And thanks to myself for finally not giving up on something.
So I thought I’d compile a list of your favorite recipes this year. And they’re all here, the good the bad and the ugly in order!
2017, you’ve been a whirlwind. But I couldn’t be happier that it’s over and we’re on to newer and better things. Cheers to a new year!