It’s my one year blogiversary today! It all started with my pesto lasagna, and here we are, 92 original recipes later! When a fellow contestant at the Pillsbury BakeOff told me that Anna, the previous BakeOff $1 million winner, had a blog called Cookie Madness, I was intrigued. I checked it out and immediately became addicted to Anna’s blog and several others on her blogroll. It wasn’t long before I was toying with the idea of starting my own. Cooking had been my creative outlet for a few years by then, and I had a feeling I would enjoy blogging, but I never anticipated how amazing the food blogging community would be or how many friends I would make. You have all inspired me to challenge myself in the kitchen and prepare things outside of my comfort zone, and I’m a better cook because of it. Getting feedback has been incredible too – I appreciate each and every comment and there is no better feeling than the swell of happiness when someone says they’ve enjoyed one of your recipes!
I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than with a giveaway. I love buying presents – I’m one of those people who will brainstorm and research until I find the perfect gift. So, I’ve actually been thinking about this giveaway for a couple months now and slowly accumulating items for two prize packages that I would love to receive!
The first prize set ties in with my new blog design that is finally up (yay!) and is a Martha Stewart Cupcake carrying case, Williams Sonoma Daisy Crown Cupcake Pan, and a cute set of 6 spring sprinkles from Target.
The second prize set is an adorable apron from Anthropologie, a shower gel set from Sephora featuring apple pomegranate, vanilla cupcake, guava passion, and coconut crème scents, and a Stila Mango and Pomegrante Crush lip gloss set.
When you comment, just let me know which prize set you like the most and that’s the one you will be entered to win.
There are two ways to enter:
1. Leave a comment letting me know which of my recipes you’d like to try most.
2. You can get an additional entry for each time that you’ve blogged about one of my recipes (if you were inspired by one of my recipes and changed things a bit, that counts!). Post each link in a separate comment.
Remember, don’t forget to tell me which set of prizes you would like to be entered to win in each comment. Entries must be in by 11:59 pm EST on Friday, March 5. Good luck and thank you for following me on my foodie adventures. I’m already excited to see what the next year will bring!
The fine print: I’m sponsoring this giveaway myself and the winners will be picked with random.org on Saturday, March 6 and announced shortly thereafter.
p.s. The winner of the CSNstores Crème Brulee set giveaway was commenter number 55, Ashley – congrats!