Fifteen Spatulas Rewind

MJ of MJ’s Kitchen recently tagged me in something called The Seven Links Project, and it is “A joint endeavor by bloggers to share lessons learned and create a bank of past-but-not-forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.”  Let’s dive in:
Post that I am the most proud of:  Dark Cherry Semifreddo.  This one was hard to pick…I’m proud of so many of my posts, but I picked this one because I think it’s beautiful, simple, a celebration of one of my favorites (cherries), delicious, and unique looking.  Whenever I make it, my husband and I practically fight over the stuff.

The most popular post: My Grilled Eggplant Rolled with Ricotta and Basil has 65,000 views.  I think that’s pretty insane!  I would never have expected it to be so popular.

Most beautiful post: Korean Rice Rolls (Kim Bap).  This was a hard one to pick, since I think a lot of my posts are beautiful, but I love all the colors in this, and it’s one of the best tasting dishes I’ve ever had.  Let’s just say, it would be in my last meal on Earth.  I always ask my mom to make it when I go home.

The post with a success that surprised me: Mini Bacon and Egg Toast Cups.  I thought these were pretty cool when I posted them, but people just went wild over these.  Totally unexpected!

Most helpful post: Understanding the Creaming Method.  It’s an in depth writeup on how to cream butter and sugar properly when making things like cookies or cakes.  Creaming is the most important step in a lot of baking, yet so many recipes say vague things like “cream until light and fluffy” (what does that even MEAN?!)  It’s a must read for anyone who bakes.

Most controversial post: Hm…I don’t really write controversial posts, but the closest thing to it was Blackberry Lassi.  Evidently it isn’t the authentic way to prepare it, but since it was some Indian lady’s recipe, I figured it would be fine.  And guess what, it still tasted awesome!  Isn’t that what matters?

Post I feel didn’t get the attention it deserved: Rubbed Pork Tenderloin Cuban Sandwiches with Homemade Fennel Seed Bread.  I imagine this didn’t get much attention because it sounds kind of complicated, but it’s my favorite sandwich in the entire world.  Those who say, “Nothing in life is perfect” clearly haven’t had my sandwich.  Swiss cheese, mustard, pickles, pork tenderloin, ham, arugula…fennel seed bread…what more could you want?

Tag!  You’re it:
Daisy @ Daisy’s World
Caroline @ Sweet Caroline’s Cooking
Jen @ The Three Little Piglets
Tina @ Flourtrader
Mandy @ The Complete Cookbook

See you all tomorrow for a recipe!

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17 Responses to Fifteen Spatulas Rewind

  1. Karen says:

    I am glad that you got tagged so that I could read all of your posts and what you thought of them. This happened to me a few months ago and it was fun going back and looking at some of my older posts.

  2. Beautiful round-up of food posts.. love the photos and the variety, wow, so many viewings! Incredible!

  3. Beautiful blackberry lassi photo, Joanne. Congratulations on being tagged.

  4. Oh those rolls are amazing. And we went crazy over those bacon cups at our house…. so good. I love the semifreddo too. OK, I love it all and I saw some new stuff on there, woo hoo.

  5. cute idea! fun way to look back and see how far you have come, too 🙂

  6. Caroline says:

    Oh my gosh, Joanne….all of the food in those photos looks AMAZING! I must make those grilled eggplant rolls. Brilliant! Thanks so much for the tag. 🙂 xx

  7. The Korean Rice Rolls (Kim Bap) and the Mini Bacon and Egg Toast Cups are insanely delicious!

  8. Great look back! I love the links to all the older recipes

  9. Awesome round up of your top 7 posts and thank you so much for tagging me!
    🙂 Mandy

  10. Nydia says:

    Excellent round-up.
    My favority is always the Mini Bacon and Egg Toast Cups, I found it so delicious and it is a must to eat for at least one breakfast.

  11. B says:

    I think that sandwich is awesome.

  12. Ann says:

    Stunning posts and the cuban sandwich looks amazing! If it didn’t get a bazillion hits…it didn’t get the attention it deserved!

  13. Pingback: A trip down memory lane – my 7 links « The Complete Cook Book

  14. vianney says:

    clicking over from the complet coookbook, glad I did for the semifreddo is amazing!! thanks for sharing

  15. rsmacaalay says:

    Thanks for sharing all of those wonderful post, I would not have seen those if you did not reposted, now I am intrigued to see all of what I missed before I was introduced to your blog. That sushi looks awesome!

  16. mjskit says:

    Great seven links! I know I missed a few of them so I’m looking forward to going back and checking them out. I’ve already checked out the bacon and eggs cup and it was wonderful! Can’t wait to check out the sandwich. Great job!

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