Top 10 & A Bloggiversary

Today is officially my 1 year Bloggiversary. One year ago today, and I wouldn’t have known what that term even meant.  I have learned so much and gained so many new friends since starting this adventure, and I am truly grateful for all of the wonderful people I have come in contact with through my blog.

When I originally started Sprinkled With Flour, it was more of my own way to journal family recipes, new recipes, and improve on my culinary skills.  In the midst of that journey, I came across a new passion – photography.

I started out knowing next to nothing about the photography world, and using a little point and shoot for my photos.  When my husband bought me my first DSLR last fall, I didn’t know my aperture from my shutter speed, let alone ISO, WB, and the myriad of other photog terms.  I started out just shooting the food for my blog, but recently I’ve delved into other areas (namely people) and have found “What I want to be when I grow up.”:) I have come a long way from where I started, but I still have a long way to go.  If you’re interested, you can catch up on my photography exploits on my second blog – Sprinkled With Flour Photography.

For my bloggiverasy post, I am ending the month long series I started in June – Celebrate 30. For those that missed it, I turned 30 this month, and my one year bloggiversary fell on the 30th, so it only seemed natural that I should highlight 30 of my most popular recipes from the last year. The grand finale is my Top 10 list; these recipes are the 10 most visited and searched for posts on my blog. So, without further ado…I give you the Top 10. Enjoy!
Here’s the first 4 from the above collage:

The next 4 below:
5. Cinnamon Rolls
6. New York Style Coffee Cake
7. Cinnamon Bark Cookies
8. Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Pie

And finally the last two:
9. Smore’s Cookies
10. Banana Split Cake Cups


Desserts & More: Celebrate 30

Well, as of yesterday I am officially 30. No nervous break down yet. I’m still in possession of all my teeth and original hair color, and so far I’ve been mercifully avoided by the Wrinkle Fairy. Now the Saddlebag Witch and the Belly Pooch Pirate showed up long ago, and I’ve been battling them at the gym for the past month. We’ll see who wins  :)

When I undertook my plan to post 30 recipes this month, I didn’t realize how the time would creep along - kind of like the last 30 years. So this post had to be packed with a few extra recipes to keep me on schedule for my final top 10.  Hope you enjoy!




A Little Savory–Celebrate 30 Series

Whew! It’s been busy around here, and my Celebrate 30 posts have been neglected. Never fear…I’ve compiled another selection of a few of my favorite dishes from the past year. You may notice an absence of sugar…which is a little out of the norm for me!

I thought it would be a nice change to showcase some of my favorite savory dishes, just to prove that I don’t ALWAYS make sweets.

This post will be short and sweet (no pun intended), as my to-do list today is off the charts. The countdown to my 30th birthday is getting shorter – as are my nerves – and I’m working on a Top 10 finale.


Roasted Butternut Squash with Apples – This is the perfect side dish during those cooler months. I love the sweetness of the apple paired with the buttery squash.

Plum Pizza with Caramelized Onions & Crispy Bacon – This was an experiment in pizza toppings that I totally loved. This has made a repeat appearance many times at my house.

Just Peachy Glazed Pork Chops – I was skeptical about this dish, but the peach glaze is perfect to brush on grilled meat.

Homemade Flour Tortillas – The BEST tortillas ever. Nuff said.


Sugar Cream Pie: A Tasty Kitchen Guest Post

I’m super excited about my post today. I was so honored to be asked to contribute a guest post on Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen. I have to say, this really made my day, and I’ve been so excited to share with you all the wonderful recipe I chose to make for the post.

If you are not familiar with Tasty Kitchen (but I’m sure you are), you really need to head over and browse the collection of delicious recipes and wonderful posts. I stumbled across this delicious looking recipe for Sugar Cream Pie, and since it is the Indiana State Pie – and my family is from Indiana – it seemed like the perfect match.  So head on over to the Tasty Kitchen Blog today, and check out this great recipe and my guest post.




Fruity Desserts: Celebrate 30 Part 3

I hope you’re enjoying your weekend, and that these next three recipes will help bring on the drool factor. I present Part 3 of my month-long Celebrate 30 theme. If you missed the first two posts, I encourage you to check them out.

The next three recipes were creations of my own, and turned out super tasty.

Raspberry White Chocolate Truffle Tart – A tart filled with a layer of white chocolate truffle and spiced raspberry curd.

Cherry Crunch Coffee Cake – My first attempt at a homemade pastry, the braiding effect was so much fun.

Caramel Chocolate Dipped Sugar Pears – Yummy and perfect for a fall treat.




Cookies And Pie - Oh My: A Recipe Recap Part 2

In case you missed my last post, the end of this month marks my 30th birthday, and my 1 year Bloggiversary which is on the 30th. To celebrate, I am featuring 30 of my most popular/favorite recipes from the last year, along with a few new ones. To save time, I’ll be grouping a few together in one post, with a Top 10 featured on my actual Bloggiversary. Smile

These next three recipes are dear to my heart and are a few of my earliest posts. The Cinnamon Chai Cream Pie was a Looks Delicious featured recipe on the Tasty Kitchen Blog.  Malted Milk Ball Chewies was my first recipe that was featured in the Foodbuzz Top 9, at number 1 too! And Turtle Cookie Bars was my first photo accepted by Foodgawker.  Stay tuned for the next installment for this month-long celebration!






Peanut Butter Sheet Cake–Celebrate 30

There are some things that just scream “American”. Mac and cheese, apple pie…and peanut butter are a few of these. When I was a child growing up in Wales, my mom would always make my lunch for me to take to school. What did any normal American mom make for lunch in the 80’s?

The quintessential PB&J.

Now this was a perfectly acceptable lunch in the eyes of American kids, but to British kids – this was akin to eating bug guts and monkey brains. Let’s just say that peanut butter had not gone mainstream in Wales at that time.  While I may have been mercilessly poked fun at, and secretly wished to be eating the marmite sandwiches that everyone else was eating (gross by the way), I never lost my secret love for peanut butter.

Flash forward 20-some years, and this cake fulfills all my peanut-buttery dreams. The month of June is a big month for me. I will be turning 30 (gasp!), and it is my 1 year Bloggiversary on the 30th. So in a Sesame Street-esque way, I will be celebrating the number 30 the whole month.  I will be picking 30 of my most popular recipes during the last year to showcase, along with a few new ones. Let’s start with this Peanut Butter Sheet cake that I made last July 4th!

You can grab the recipe in my original post for this Peanut Butter Sheet Cake.



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