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Has It Been One Year? It's My Blogiversary

I can't believe it's been one year since starting this blog. It's been such a fun outlet for my love of cooking and along the way, I've met some incredible fellow bloggers from all over the world. I still can't get over the amazing creativity, passion and talent that exists in the food blog world. There are some people that are truly outstanding and yet so generous and helpful.  If some of you readers have never done so, please check out my favorite food blogs in the sidebar and enjoy reading some of these great blogs.   This blog has also enabled me to launch The Daily Colander, my other site that focuses on food news, kitchen finds and great food videos.  Give me a visit over there and let me know what you think!

The best thing about cooking is enjoying the company of the people you are feeding. There are so many wonderful dishes I can't wait to cook and so many people I love to feed. I look forward to sharing all this with you in the year to come. Thanks to everyone who reads this blog and your many wonderful comments and e-mails.

Looking back, these are some of my favorite dishes:

from top left:
Pasta with Shrimp and Sicilian Pesto, Torta di Nada, Roasted Squash Ravioli with Sage, Eggplant Rolatini, Italian Easter Bread, Almond Raspberry Cake, Black Pepper Fettuccine with Parsnips and Pancetta, Scallops in Saffron Sauce, Almond Tart and Porchetta.

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Reader Comments (24)

Happy 1 year blogiversary!!!!

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterARLENE

Happy b'day to your wonderful blog and wihsing your and hte blog many more happy years together.

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterHappy cook

Happy blog-day!!!!!

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterFabio

Happy Blogiversary!

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKaren

Congratulations on your one year blog anniversary! It is hard to believe you have been blogging for one year already! I have made many of your recipes and they are all delicious. The latest one I tried was the scallops in orange sauce. I actually used fresh herbs. It was delicious, easy and I will definitely make it again soon! I too wish you many more happy blogging years!

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebbie M.

Happy Blogiversary!

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Food Hunter

Wonderful blog! I have made and enjoyed many of your recipes...........please don't stop! Mary W.

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Congrats on your first year! Since I've just begun to follow your blog, I've missed a lot of the good stuff. Hope you'll continue with your amazing finds!

February 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRecipeGirl

Look at all that good food that came out of your kitchen! That torta di nada is the bomb!! Happy Blogoversary Elaine! Looking forward to more amazing posts. Love your new blog too! btw, I made your moms zucchini lasagna a couple days ago, and we loved it! My hubby said, "you can make this anytime!"

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterProud Italian Cook

Buon Anniversario, Elaine!

May you always be surrounded by good food & good friends.
I look forward to another year of your inspiring posts.

Buon appetito!
Bella Alisa

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa Barry

Happy Blog Anniversary!! I need more time in my day to check out your older posts! Stupid job!

February 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterbiz319

Happpy Blogiversary! Thanks fo stopping my my site, yours looks great and I cannot wait to try some of your recipes! :)

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

Happy blog Anniversay! It's easy to see why those are your faves.. they all look just scrumptious!

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterYankeeSoaper

Well, Happy Burp-day!! As usual, gorgeous photos.

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercookiecrumb

Happy blogoversary sweety! I'm so honored to be in your sidebar ;)
Keep up the great work. Here's to many more posts and delicious dishes!

February 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMaryann

Well happy 1 year to you! It's true, the food blog world can be overwhelmingly wonderful. I too find there is so much I want to put out there but, more importantly, so much I get back. Great ideas and great food, just like yours. Thank you for being one of my joys!

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

Happy Anniversary.
I am always amazed at the creativity, quality and stunning photos of many blogs - and yours is right up there with the best of them.

February 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercasalba

Tantissimi auguri! happy b-day.
ps: I LOVE the pic of your mom in Naples!!

February 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoy of Cooking

Tanti tanti auguri a te.
Yes Joy of cooking, the photo in Naples is wonderful.
So, here is to many more years of your writing and pictures and inspiration.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterracheleats

Thanks to all of you. You guys are great.

February 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterThe Italian Dish

You have done an amazing job, Thank You

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChef Chuck

Congratulations, I love your blog!

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterIrene

Happy one year anniversary! I really like your blog, and can't believe you've only been blogging one year!

February 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKalyn

Way to go, Elaine! Here's to many more years of blogging, for your sake and ours. :)

March 4, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSusan from Food Blogga

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