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two years? seriously? i am stunned. these last two years have gone by so quickly. i was really amazed when i figured out it was two years ago that i wrote my first entry. it is cliche but time really does fly when you are having fun.

fun really doesn't do it justice. i have loved working on picky cook more that i ever thought. it has become the thing i most look forward to in my week. and then to top it all off you wonderful people leave me the sweetest & most wonderful comments. i am a lucky girl.

in the last two years, picky cook ...

got a make over...

 old picky cook new picky cook

conquered a fear of baking with yeast...

  soft pretzels
 monkey bread
 lemon brioche rolls  parmesan pull-apart rolls

and a fear of making angel food cake...

angel food cake with chocolate whipped cream icing

indulged a love of pumpkin...

 pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting pumpkin muffins
  pumpkin scones

discovered a love of black beans

 black bean, zucchini and tomato quesadillas black bean tacos with feta and cabbage slaw
 grilled vegetable tostadas with black beans spicy vegetarian chili

had two recipes chosen as best of the web at Saveur... (here & here)

cheesy baked artichoke dip

posted 117 recipes...

117 recipes

moved to a new kitchen...

new kitchen

said to goodbye to gourmet magazine...

celebrating gourmet magazine

been on serious eats - twice... (here & here)

 monkey bread berry mascarpone cupcakes

and glamour.com... (here & here)

 banana sour cream pancakes lemon poppy seed pancakes

celebrated many wonderful days with sinful desserts...

 carrot cake cupcakes with vanilla mascarpone frosting buttermilk chocolate cupcakes with vanilla bean buttercream  chocolate raspberry layer cake with chocolate ganache frosting
 vanilla cupcakes with lemon curd filling and vanilla buttercream  our chocolate fondue honey roasted peanut butter and jelly bars
 red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting caramel peanut topped brownie cake  sprinkles' strawberry cupcakes with strawberry frosting

and had a blast every single moment. thank you for making these last two years more than i could have ever hoped for.
- kristin

"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." - Julia Child



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