January 2, 2012

Best of 2011

I am a bit late on my 2011 recipe reflections, but here they are at last, now that I have to go back to work and back to catching up with those things I do online (even though I do want to spend less time online in 2012 and more time with people and books, or so I put in writing in one of my little papers).

Part One: Chocoholism, with lots of Oreos.
Qualifier: Taste-testing oh-my-goodnesses. And my initial oh-my goodness as I layered buttercream on a chocolate cake crust and sealed it in the ganache. Ohmygoodness.

Qualifier: Lots of blog traffic who, poor things, got inflicted with my rant about period piece romances and how they are like creating layer cake masterpieces. Also, the most awesomest moist chocolate cake recipe ever, via the Chocolate-Peanut Butter Cake I got paid to remake later in the year (woohoo, a first).

Qualifier: The number of people who off-blog went on about how amazing these were. Good thing I shared them because it was tempting to hoard them for myself.

Part Two: The white of Black and White, with some veggies.
Qualifier: My mother's compliments. All 4,928 of them. Also my pride in completing the from-scratch, no cream-of-blah-blah-soup challenge.

 Qualifier: Number of times it was made x Number of yum-moist-almond-flavor expressions= BIG wow factor.

Qualifier: Bacon. Also, a wonderful story from someone who remade and ever-so enjoyed it.


  1. I have really enjoyed reading your blog in 2011. Love reading about your adventures in the kitchen and beyond. I nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award! I hope you accept!


  2. can't wait to eat butter again. you tempt me with these posts - so much that i might unsubscribe to your blog.

  3. Madoline,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! This blog is BEAUTIFUL! I'm so happy to have discovered it. I can't wait to try that oreo stuffed cookie. Oh my heavens. Sounds delish.



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