|Ah Caramel! inspired Birthday Cake... this is one of those |
recipes that needs some more work before I'll share it.
Friday marked the official one year mark for Mmm... is for Mommy. When I look back over the past year, to say that I am overwhelmed by the love and support I have received would be a major understatement. I have connected with so many fun and interesting people, received some opportunities to review and represent products and brands, and most of all... I have grown. My cooking, baking, photography and writing have all improved, simply by doing what I love to do.
I've also learned that not everything can be 'blog-worthy' or 'food porn-worthy'. Some ideas and recipes just don't turn out. Unless I can find a worthwhile lesson to share when I have a kitchen failure, I usually just scrap that post and keep on trying until I get it right. Some recipes just don't photograph well, and I've accepted (after a lot of rejection) that I'm not going to get the best photographs during the winter when my opportunity for natural light is about an hour in the early afternoon. Finally, I've learned that as much as I like to, I can't make something new everyday. Sometimes I make something that just blows us away (Barbecue Ribs, anyone?) and we end up eating it frequently... that's what families do.
The year ahead is starting to look like a busy and exciting one as well. I'm a member of the new Cooking Light Bloggers' Connection am so inspired to put more healthy meals on my family's table... but don't worry, there are always treats in 'Mommy's' house.
I was planning on writing something of a retrospective of the past year, but instead decided to put that time and effort into the future, by taking some time to simply visit, read and drool over my favourite food blogs as that's where it all started... by being inspired.