5 Years of Big Flavors!

Wow. I can't believe I've been at this blog for 5 years already! I've come a long way since I started this adventure over on livejournal. I've posted loads of recipes since August 2006...and I post more and more each year. A lot has changed since I started the blog - my photo skills have definitely improved, I've become more confident in the kitchen, I've tried several new cuisines, new techniques, and I'm even cooking with seafood now! On a personal level, I got married and am expecting my first child.

A lot has happened in the last few years, and I'm really excited about where life and this blog are taking me. Thanks so much to all of the readers, commenters, taste tasters and friends who have been so supportive of me. I even got to the point where my friends don't laugh when I whip out my camera to take a photo of something I make for a dinner party before digging in - now that's an accomplishment!

In honor of 5 years, I'd like to share the top 5 posts of all time, based on pageviews:

#5: Baby Shower: Monkey Cupcakes

#4: Superbowl Party: Puppy Chow

#3: Zen Temple Dumplings

#2: Supper Club: Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise Cookies

and the #1 post of the last 5 years, the Pioneer Woman's Crash Hot Potatoes