Friday, March 7, 2008

Bloganniversary: CONTEST

Over the course of the last year I have had:
  • 6726 visits - 5599 from the US.
  • 9831 Page views from 56 countries/territories.
  • The most unique place that hit my site was Burkina FasoA contest we must have to celebrate!
Here are the requirements: all you have to do is leave me a comment telling my what your favorite dessert it is - it can be anything, but you have to pick just one. Leaving me a comment will get you one entry, posting about it on your blog will get you another. Please let me know who sent you along as well.

There will be winners of course with some swag (to be determined).

Some inspirations from my culinary school days....









The contest will start today the 27th and go until the 7th of March.


Best of Luck!

98 comments:

M. said...

Omedetou! ("Congrats" in Japanese)

Lets see what would my favorite dessert be? REALLY hard to say, since it appears to be that I have inherited my dad's sweet tooth!

Off the top of my head, it will be chocolate mousse cheesecake. I love cheesecake AND chocolate and there is a particular one that my dad gets from the Bronx, directly from the baker and is not too chocolately and a great cheesecake. Delicious, and great memories associated with it.

Michele said...

Mmmm...I could eat those pics ;-)
Though I love most sweets, my all-time favorite dessert is ice cream! I love vanilla the most-- it has to be really vanilla bean, real (ie. full-fat variety) ice cream. With other flavors I can substitute for a fat-free or low-fat version of ice cream or frozen yogurt, but not with vanilla. Vanilla bean ice cream, only the real deal will do!

Monica said...

Congratulations on the Blogiversary... and WOW those are gorgeous culinary delights.

Favourite dessert would be a toss-up between Strawberry Cheesecake with a Graham Cracker Crust... and soft gingerbread cookies... OR Warm apple pie with French Vanilla Ice Cream... mm.. don't make me pick just one!

chanknits said...

Congrats! I'm so glad you're here. What would I do without you?!

Tiramisu. I've yet to find the perfect recipe though...

heatherfeather said...

I am a simple person with simple pleasures... While vanilla bean ice cream almost is my #1 favorite dessert, I've got to say my all time favorite is lemon cake with lemon icing. Lemony, lemon deliciousness...

Happy blogoversary!

Bubblesknits said...

My fave is New York style cheesecake with a raspberry sauce. :-) Although, the pictures you posted are making my sweet tooth act up!

Monika said...

Congratulations on your bloyversary! My favorite dessert is Tiramisu homemade by me. :o) That was hard to just list one! Your pictures of your goodies look sooo very good, I'm definately a sweet tooth!
And I'm going to link to this blog post on Friday. :o)

vegasangelbrat said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!!

So many desserts and only 1 pick...ummmmmmmmm guess I will have to go with my standard being Chocolate cake with lots of Chocolate icing!! Oh Yummmmmmmmm!!

Grace Yaskovic said...

I have to go with Chocolate Cake and chocolate icing too but it has to be homemade icing!!! congrats on your blogaversary!!

insanknitty said...

Congrats on your bloaversary! Wahoo!

Creme Brulee.. hands down, no need to even think about it!

taelixev said...

marble cake with buttercream frosting. :p

Rachel said...

Happy Blogiversary! I've been lurking for awhile! I think my favorite dessert right now is a recipe called Warm Apple-Buttermilk Custard Pie...the recipe can be found at the Cooking Light recipe search! I love fall anyway but that's when our apples are ready...I make this pie at least 2 or 3 times each fall!

Wendy said...

I'm pretty much an old fashion plain jane kind of gal who enjoys a really chewy and soft cookie.

Bea said...

Hi! Happy Bloggiversay! Lovely to meet you - I've scooted over from another blog.

I think my favorite dessert is just a nice plain bowl of vanilla icecream with a cherry on top.

Nichole said...

Happy Bloggiversary!

My favorite... creme brulee!

Crazy For Yarn In Alabama said...

Oh how cruel of you....only ONE favorite??? LOL!!

My most favorite would be deep chocolate cake, thin, multi-layers with Raspberry filling, iced with chocolate ganache.....

YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a GREAT idea for a contest!!!!

Em said...

Happy Blogiversary!

As much as cakes and pies adn all that are wonderful, I think my absolute favourite would be a simple bar of dark organic chocolate, all to myself!

MrPuffy said...

Happy Bloggiversary!

My favorite dessert is an English Triffle - make sure to use plenty of brandy!

Bev said...

Easy! Chocolate crepes filled with chocolate ganache, topped with creme anglaise.

Melissa said...

YUMMY desserts! My hands down favorite is a Junior's Strawberry Cheesecake!

Congrats!

ellen said...

Southern girl here has to say warm APPLE DUMPLINGS with a dollop of ice cream or whipped cream!

I got here from Grace at Lovin Comfort Knits--and I will post at my blog--http://catgirlknitson@blogspot.com.

Congrats!

CC said...

Happy Blogiversary to you!

My favorite desert is Blueberry-Lemon Cake with Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting. You can find the recipe here:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/105375

And Smoking Hot Needles led me to you and your favorite desert contest.

Cindy said...

Knit/Pickin sent me and my very favorite dessert is "Flourless Chocolate Torte". I get it once a year on my birthday. Congratulations!

monica said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!!

My favorite desert is Lemon Meringue pie. I usually only make it once a year, but I think that makes me appreciate it even more.

monica said...

that was dessert not desert I don't have a favorite desert : - )

ikkinlala said...

It's so hard to pick just one, but I think my favourite is huckleberry pie made with fresh (not frozen) huckleberries. It's good with frozen too, but not quite the same.

Virtuous said...

Of course Chan sent me over! ;op

Happy Blog Anniversary!!!

My dessert is white chocolate raspberry cheesecake!! Yum!

Kathy said...

Grace from LovingComfortknits led me here. I love
Tres leches for dessert more than ANYTHING

LaVerna said...

I came over from Grace at Lovin Comfort Knits.
My favorite dessert is Lemon Merigue pie.
I am going to post this on my blog right now!

KSee said...

Chan-Knit Tea sent me over and if I had to have one desert it would have to be Chocolate Rocky Road ice cream. Love to chew my ice cream.

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

Happy Blogiversary! I'm glad I met you through here. Those are fabulous culinary treats you did! Wow! My favorite dessert? Well, if I have to name only one, it would be a flourless chocolate cake with raspberyy sauce. I'm posting a link to here on my blog right now.

Janice said...

Happy Bloggy Day.
I just found you through LavVerna of ridiculousobsession.

My fave dessert is German Chocolate cake. One time I made it from scratch, broke open the coconut, toasted it, etc., etc.

I'll be posting a link to you on my blog right away.

Oh, I'm a bit of an Oregonian at heart, too. My parents grew up in Albany I and spent many summers there, and holidays. Still get up once or twice a year, my step sister and family are in Hood River and my bro & sis in-law are across in Camas, WA.

Josiane said...

Happy blogiversary! Thanks for offering the cake: those pictures are (almost) as good as being able to have the real thing!
As for my favorite dessert, it's really hard to choose just one! Well, if I were to choose what I'd like to have right now, I think I'd go with apple crisp, homemade by Mom.
Josiane

P.S. I was sent by Nancy (http://mspalmtree.blogspot.com/)

Lisa W. said...

hi Devon, happy blogversary! Grace over at lovincomfortsknits sent me ;0 my favorite dessert....pretty basic...creme brulee'....mmmmmmmmmmmmmm....crispy carmalized crust....creamy vanilla custard..what more could one want!

Melissa said...

Keep up the great blog! and thanks for being such a great friend!
Tiramisu... Creme Brullee, canolli, berry pies, strawberry shortcake, key lime pie, wedding cake, vanilla ice cream... Touch contest!

I'm not much of a dessert person, but I guess if I had to pick one tried and true classic, I'd go for... good old yellow cupcake with chocolate frosting, a la mode.

Hey - and that's a good "blogversary" treat!

Shawnee said...

Popped over after seeing this at Mary's Craft Corner. Happy blogiversary!!

I think all the pictures you posted look like a favorite of mine! LOL!! I really enjoy a nice chocolate cheesecake with chocolate cookie crumb frosting. mmmmm

Bertha said...

Oh crap! I almost forgot to enter this! Thanks for reminding me! It's nearly impossible for me to pick, but if I had to pick one, I'd say custard, in any of it's many forms...creme brule, flan, coconut custard, chocolate custard, grapenut custard, egg custard pie...mmmmm, I wish I had a piece of custard pie right now!

ponka said...

Out of all the fabulous, elaborate desserts I've ever had, my favorite is still Girl Scout Thin Mints. I could eat a whole box. Yumm!

Sharon said...

Congratulations on the Blogiversary...

I would have expected nothing less from a Pastry Chef ;-)

My favorte Dessert I don't get too often because my mom rarely makes it and the only other person how makes agreat one is my Aunt and I rarely see her. It is called Postre de Dietos or Dessert of Fingers (Lady fingers). It is make with lots of cream, chocolate, coffee and rum in the sauce that goes inbetween the layers. Amazingly, it is very light.

trek said...

The pictures you posted are mouthwatering but I have to admit that my major dessert attraction is ice cream. Just plain old ice cream. Save the dinner calories and spend them on the ice cream.


Happy Blogiversary!!

Anne said...

Congratulations, my dear - I, for one (of many!), am thrilled you began blogging and becoming a part of my life!

I THINK my favorite is Bananas Foster.. but I've only had it once. LOL I fell in love with it at a restaurant in Las Vegas years ago, and have not found it since.

I also adore Tiramisu.. it's almost always delicious beyond words!

Posting up a link here, of course!

Kris said...

Gosh - I have a hard time picking just one favorite dessert. Usually I pick either a chocolate torte or a cheesecake if I am going out (plain cheesecake with a bit of chocolate and raspberry sauces. Preferably the fluffy cheesecake)

But I also love lemon desserts... Too many choices.

Laverna from Ridiculous Obsession sent me.

Hillary said...

Wowza girl! You've done pretty well for yourself with this blog! I am so proud of you! :)

I am also having a major sugar craving after the pics and the comments. I'm going with chocolate pecan pie with whipped cream all made by my lovely mother.

Aron's is creme brule flambed (sp?) at your table so the top is really crispy hot. Now I'm really hoping we win this contest since it seems my sweet tooth will be satisfied!

Jennifer said...

mmm... favorite dessert. That is hard... there are so many. But I guess I will have to say Chocolate Pecan Pie eaten chilled. Makes a gooey fudgey frozen treat. YUM!

Surviving said...

Wow! Great pictures!

My favorite is cheesecake.

knitoneblogtwo said...

Happy Blogiversary!

My favorite dessert is tiramisu...drool!!!

kasiaiscarly said...

if i had to choose just one, it would be very difficult but would have to be creme brulee.

rounding out my top 5 are new york style cheesecake w/ raspberries, key lime pie, banana cream pie and tiramisu!

congrats on the blogiversary!

Holly said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY!!!!!!!!!!

I like a good Caramel Cake with Caramel Icing. I also like Tiramasu and Praline Cheesecake.

Suzanne B said...

Oooh, Chocolate and especially the Cheesecake Factory's Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake!

helenlam said...

Congrats on the Blogiversary! My favorite dessert is a square of gourmet dark chocolate. It's versatile enough to have every day!

Debi said...

I'm a new visitor too! Happy Blogiversary!

My favorite dessert is a nice big organic Oatmeal Raisin cookie from Whole Foods, yummy!

Jen C said...

I don't get it too often, but I love cheesecake and tiramisu.

ambermoggie said...

has to be chocolate mousse home made:)

jenny said...

Plain and simple: moist chocolate cupcakes (or cake) with a good cream cheese frosting.

Happy blog-day to you! I've been not keeping up with my blog for about a year. ;-) You've done it in a much more impressive fashion.

Jeanette J said...

If I have to choose one then I guess I'd have to say my favorite is Black Forest Cake

journeysandreflections said...

my favorite dessert is something pretty simple. It's homemade chocolate icecream with cinnamon.

Robin said...

My favorite dessert???
That's easy~~Ice Cream....Ice Cream...aaannnndd....Ice Cream!!
Oh, but my favorite cake is Carrot Cake!

Elaine said...

favorite dessert - don't get me started! Flourless chocolate cake. Umm umm umm!

I'm posting this on my blog.

Jersey Jessie said...

Just about anything chocolate (preferably high quality, but even that isn't necessary when things are bad).


Elaine sent me over, by the way

purple-power said...

Just saw this contest on Elaine's (elaine-knitting) blog.

I'm a big mint chocolate chip ice cream junky (but only Breyer's)

K. Anne said...

My favorite dessert would have to be creme brulee. I really can't get enough of it. I may be a bit partial though, it's the only 'gourmet' dessert that I can successfully make!
I have also posted on my blog: http://roavings.blogspot.com.

Cate said...

While I love anything that contains caramel, chocolate and raspberries... my real favourate desert is a variety of berries layered with vanilla yogurt and granola, yummmm....
oh, and InsanKnitty sent me.

Rachel O said...

Favorite Dessert - I'd have to say one of those molten chocolate cakes - all warm and chocolaty and yummy. Yup - that's it.

And I found your contest on Elaine's blog too.

TJ said...

March 7 is my birthday so I'm feeling lots of birthday karma going on here, plus, desserts - birthdays, it was just meant for me to win.

My favorite dessert is a really nice fruit tart.

I found out about your contest from Elaine (she'll kill me if I don't mention that!)

mari said...

InsanKnitty sent me.

My favorite dessert...simple chocolate cake with raspberry sauce. yum.

I will post a link on my blog. :)

Congrats on making it to one year!

mari

fiberfiend6891 said...

Again, SUPER hard to pick just one, but I'd have to go with shortcake - crumbly, slightly sweetened biscuits drenched in strawberry raspberry sauce that's mushed up enough to be sauced but not so much that there aren't fruity chunks in it, then topped with a generous dollop of homemade whipped cream...that's heaven on a plate, right there.

(I'll blog this, too)

blogless in NJ said...

It is tough to pick one but I'll go with plain chocolate ice cream. it's comfort food.

As a blogless person, I can't post a link, but I can tell you where I found out about it.

Elaine at elaine-knitting sent me here.

Jen said...

I absolutely adore chocolate peanut butter pie way too much and tend to stay far, far away from it. Mostly.

Your pictures look delish!

Oh! I found your contest in K. Anne's blog at Roavings of a Yarn Addict.

jackie said...

absolutely amazing desert pictures! truly tempting! my favorite desert, if i feel like putting some time into it, is the boca negra cake from baking with julia. can't beat a chocolate cake with only 1.5 tblsps of flour. if i just want something quick and good, i make mondelbrot (sic), a jewish almond biscotti like bread, except i put chocolate chips and dried apricots in the middle along with the almonds, roll it up, bake and slice! heaven.

bunny said...

Happy Blogiversary!

Stumbled upon you from InsanKnitty. :)

My fave dessert would be a hot, moist brownie with vanilla ice-cream -yum!!

Cass said...

Your contest has been making me drool for days! :) My favorite is Tiramisu. :)

Aunt Kathy said...

Well I love the pictures of your creations, wow, I'd love to try any of those someday. yummy

I am really easy to please.
My favorite dessert choice of all time though is...

Angel food cake with confetti sprinkles melted inside. No frosting, no berries, just the cake all my itself. LOL

I heard about your contest through my good friend Michelle at Insanknitty and I have also linked to your contest on my blog even though there is only one day left.

Turtle said...

Great looking creations..the one with mandarins on top, is that a cheesecake?

I have to say i think my ab fav dessert is a really good carrot cake with raisins and nuts and a really good cream cheese frosting. The read deal, no diet shortcuts!

Happy 2nd year! Cass sent me over (shut up im counting) I am also going off to post a link to you now!

Dandy said...

what I really love is a make it yourself kind of sundae... esp with hot fudge, strawberries and peanuts!!

came here from Cass... posting on my blog too.
;)

M Ward said...

My favorite dessert has to be those chocolate lava cakes, filled with amazing hot fudge. Yum.

agnes p. cwalina said...

Cass from 'Shut Up, I'm Counting' sent me. Wonder if you've had a hit from Norway yet? My favorite dessert is warm homemade apple pie.

kadezmom said...

Happy Blogversary!

Hummmm, toss up, homemade chocolate chip cookies, warm with a glass of milk, or a hot fudge brownie sundae with coffee. However, there are very few desserts that I haven't met and didn't like.

Susan B. said...

I love lots of desserts but I really like Banana split cake and it's soooo easy to make

Kathy H said...

My favorite is baklava cheese cake. Yes, it is baklava and it is cheese cake - two treats in one. The crust is walnuts, instead of graham crackers, then the cheese cake filling and top it off with philo dough and drizzel with honey. It makes my teeth ache and my hips grow just thinking about it.

Kenyetta said...

congratulations! Aunt Kathy sent me, my favorite desert is tiramisu, pecan pie, cheese cake, cookies, where does it end....

blueturtleknits said...

Congrats! I saw this on a post from Cass at Shut Up, I'm Counting.
My absolute favorite dessert (and you can ask my kids) is tiramisu. It's creamy and not too sweet. Even though I know I've eaten thousands of calories, I don't feel loaded down with dessert (and that's a very bad thing!). It's also I dessert that I have not and will not attempt to make myself. It might be easy to make, but do I dare?
In peace-
Ashley
blueturtleknits.wordpress.com

HaveFaith said...

Absolutely, my favorite dessert is Tirimasu. So far, I really love what Olive Garden serves the best. I do want to try to make it myself though if anyone has a really great recipe. I got to your blogsite from Aunt Kathy's. She actually left a comment on my blog, www.faithfulcompanions.blogspot.com because I am also having a contest for a shawl pin. Winner to be picked on Saturday. I hadn't seen her blog so when I went to see it, I found that she had posted my contest and yours on her blog. This is great fun. I have found so many wonderful new blogs to read. And I hope to make new blog friends.

danielle said...

So many to choose from...my all tme favorite would be my mom's cherry pie (with or without vanilla ice cream)...

Fluffy said...

At first I thought of chocolate raspberry cake with fudge frosting. It's so good. Most people can't guess what's in it. Then I remembered what I like the best. It's raisin walnut spice cake. I'm invited to lots of parties as long as I bring this cake.

Cindy said...

Happy Blogversary! My favorite dessert is a chocolate torte with a raspberry filling and ganache sauce. And I was sent over from
http://roavings.blogspot.com/

suec said...

Hi- so Happy Blogiversary; My favorite dessert to eat is Bananas Foster though it is very hard to come by. My favorite dessert to make is cookies because they are very easy to share... I came here by way of Cass at Shut Up I'm Counting.

Mary said...

Those desserts are almost too pretty to imagine eating. My favorite dessert is creme brulee, because I've never attempted to make it, (I have yet to aquire ramekins) and it's always a semi-special occasion when I'm at a restaurant of the caliber to have decent creme brulee :) Happy Blogiversary. Oh, and Cass from Shut Up, I'm Counting sent me>

Miss T said...

Happy Blogiversary! Gorgeous photos. Cass sent me over, and I'm happy to have found your blog!

My favorite dessert...mmm...I'd have to say a perfect peach pie.

Town of Wynyard said...

Sticky toffee pudding!
Happy blogiversary!
Purple is a fruit sent me.

noricum said...

Happy blogiversary! Dandy (Purple is a Fruit) sent me. :)

My favourite dessert is the chocolate cake my mom makes! Mmmmm!

Knit & Purl Mama said...

My fave is Strawberry Cheesecake. Ok, now I'm craving a piece! (Pregnancy craving!) LOL

Happy Blogaversary!

mrsfife said...

Am I too late? I'm a bit fuzzy about time zones and things...I read about this contest on Noricum (Soapbox/Andrea)'s blog. My favourite sweet is Kalakand (recipe here: http://www.harekrsna.com/practice/prasadam/recipes/sweets3c.htm)

Yummy!!!

Sally Comes Unraveled said...

I hope it's not too late. My last post didn't save. Ice cream is my favorite dessert, and the link is here.

purple-power said...

I forgot to mention that your pastries all look fabulous. And also, happy blogiversary

Val Campbell said...

Congrats on your aniversary!

I love desserts, too! I'd have to say that my favourite would have to be chocolate cake with chocolate icing.

Hope I'm not to late to enter!

Val

Cat said...

I have to say one of my absolute favorites is to take a pear, cut it in half, bake it for about 15 minutes cut side down, turn over, put in butter and brown sugar (can also add some nuts at this time) bake another 15 minutes, add some Gorgonzola or blue cheese and bake until melted. If you want the cheese brown place under a broiler. YUM!!!!

Hugs!!!

tripletsmom said...

As much as I do love CHOCOLATE. I would have to say my favorite dessert is a wonderful cake that my grandfather used to make & that I have pretty well perfected to my tastes. It is a Lemon Pound Cake with a VERY Tart Lemon Glaze...YUMMY :-) What a wonderful contest - now I am off to find something sweet to eat.

jbarrt said...

my favorite would be carrot cake with that hard white sauce.