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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

5 yrs of Blogging Bliss- Happy Bloggiversary to me!

With all our Summer Vacation fun, and back to school preparedness, I totally forgot about my Bloggiversary, August 19th. I can't even remember where I was that day, whether we were here at home, or off visiting family. That was my summer.... pretty much a blur of going here, visiting there and maybe getting to finally sleep in my bed for a few nights, before heading off again. But that's what summers are for right?




5 yrs ago, in August I made a really yummy Pork Pizzaiola, which looked so beautiful when plated, I just had to take a picture. Then the thought of "Hey, I should start a food blog to keep track of these recipes and share with my family/friends" popped into my head. I Googled on how to start a blog and Hun... What's for Dinner? was born.




It's been a totally awesome 5 yrs. I've gotten to work with some really great brands, made a TON of awesome blogging friends, enter contests that stemmed lifelong friendships with some of the most amazing ladies I know (yup, I'm talking about you guys, my CCs!) and it's boosted my confidence in the kitchen. Now I look for new challenges and I'm always trying to think of new ways to reinvent classic dishes, create new and exciting dishes and make food my family will swoon over. I loose my umph once in a while, but in no time I find it, ready to share with everyone again.




To thank everyone who has supported me here and on Facebook, I'd thought I'd host a giveaway. It's nothing huge like a Kitchen Aid Mixer, or a $500 Visa gift card. I haven't reached that level of blogging fame yet, and to be honest I'm fine with that. I'm just happy that people enjoy what I have to share with them. I'm happy that strangers take the time to come see what I'm creating in the kitchen, to comment and to just be kind.





So, what I'm giving away today is a small, but I think fun, kitchen gadget prize pack. It includes a Chopper/Mandoline, a Juicer, a Wavy Knife and a Garlic Zoom. These are all fun gadgets I think everyone should have in their kitchens, no matter what brand they are! To enter, please fill out the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway open to Canadian and U.S residents only and will end Sept 15th at 11:59 pm EST. GOOD LUCK!!!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

54 comments:

Tasha H said...

Congrats on 5 years! I love your blog!

Jay Tee said...

Love your Chiard recipe.
Rafflecopter: Jay Tee

SweetArt Supplies said...

I tried the apple struesel muffins with cinnamon!

BecHeflin said...

Happy blogiversary, CindyLou!
Psst... You should have given away PC items! ;)

Susan said...

Congrats Cindy!! love all your recipes :)

Susan said...

Congrats Cindy..love your blog and keep up the good work!

Jamie said...

Congrats on 5 years!

fredamans said...

Happy blogoversary!! Wishing you many more wonderful years of good eats and great convo!

Carole said...

congratulations on having such an accomplished 5 year old!

Anonymous said...

I love your blog! Congrats on 5 years.

I have found many great things to try...I'm finding that one can never go wrong with pumpkin anything.
But, the mexican baked potatoes were great too!

Michelle said...

Happy 5 years, Cindy! Just think about how many dishes you've made and blogged about in that time!

Michelle said...

I forgot to say that I'm wild about your Savory Popover, which I know is your original creation. Your Caramel Pear Scones are another one I like and we often have your Nutty Blueberry Oatmeal on Sunday mornings. Thank you for sharing!

Marlys @thisandthat said...

Happy Bloggiversary. I have made your strawberry maple muffins and loved them... so did everyone else that I shared them with.

Sheila torres said...

Congrats! Your blog is great - always look forward to reading it! Glad you'll have a chance to slow own a little with summer over.

Anonymous said...

Happy Anniversary on your blog. I enjoy any and all of your recipes but am more apt to make something that's sweet or Tex Mex. Hope you have another five years to celebrate. robeader53@yahoo.com

spike said...

Happy Blogoversary - I love the Pumpkin Blondies

Brooke said...

Congratulations on your 5 years! As a blogger, I know what a huge accomplishment that is!!

We want to try the Peanut Butter and Jelly French Toast Sticks!

pamalot said...

I don't have a fave, but I have tried several over the last few months. my goal this fall is to cook more (and plan more)

Miz Helen said...

Congratulations on Five Years of GREAT blogging! Wishing you continued success and thanking you for sharing your awesome recipes with all of us!
Miz Helen

Susan said...

Congrats on 5 yrs. I have tried the roasted broccoli. We love it and have it several times a month. Thanks.

Pam Gurganus said...

I'd like to try your Nacho Cheese Dorito Meatloaf!

Natalie T said...

My favourite HunWFD recipe is your crock pot maple BBQ lime pork ribs.
Rafflecopter - Natalie T.

Rachelle T said...

5 cheese Italian sausage lasagna rolls.
Rafflecopter ~ Rachelle T

Andrea said...

Pampered Chef Apple Cinnamon French Toast would be my favourite.

Congrats on 5 years! That is great! Keep up the good work, I love the recipes.

Amy Heffernan said...

I have not but i would love to try the Mini ROLO Banana Bread! Thanks

Bree said...

I haven't tried any yet but I did print some off your blog last time I was at my moms (I don't have a printer) to try!

Bree said...

I really want to try Crock Pot Potato and Ham Soup and Pink Lemonade Confetti Cupcakes

Shaleena said...

Congrats! How fun to do a giveaway! You're so sweet!

Tammy D said...

I would love to try the Mini Rolo banana bread! MMMMM

Holly Messana said...

I would love to try the Scalloped potato and bacon. Scalloped potatoes are one of my favorites

Debbie said...

Happy anniversary! Hope you have many more years. Love your blog and recipes

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!!!

Bernadette said...

Happy Anniversary!! I love your blog and your recipes, and you of course!

Bernadette said...

Oh, I didn't read your directions for the comment before I commented! I love your Lemon Bars, and your Mozzarella Accordion Bread!

Tina L. said...

I like to try the Mini ROLO Banana Bread. I love banana bread and with the Rolo chocolate, it would make it irresistible.

Magnolius T. said...

Congrats of 5 years of blogging. I'd like to try the Smokey BBQ Skillet Corn with Bacon.

Angela M said...

Congratulations! I haven't tried a recipe yet but I have you bookmarked now. I would love to try your Grilled Eggplant Pasta recipe.

Kimberly Pearlman said...

I'm new to HunWFD, but that rolo banana bread looks delicious. :)

I would love to try the mozzarella bacon accordian garlic bread too!

Lynn Huntley said...

Congrats on 5 years!! Following you from See Ya in the Gumbo~ After taking a peek around your lovely blog I think anything you made would be delicious:) Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

Danielle said...

I would like to try the Mexican Baked Potatoes

Blueoceans said...

I know my boys would love the apple struesel muffins!! I am more of a baker than a cooker and happy 5yrs-cheers to may more!!!
Lynn M

Brenda Penton said...

Happy Bloggiversary!!

My favourite recipe of yours would be the Bread Machine Garlic Bread. I make it several times a month.

I have many more that I would love to try though, especially the Pizza Pull-Aparts and the Pigs in a Blanket.



Lori Butler said...

the pork pizzaioli looks good, I really dont' have a go to dinner, I need to be more organized

CourtneyF said...

We love the apple struesel muffins!

Colleen at Forty Something Bride said...

Your Caramel Pear Scones sounds delish! Congrats on your Blogerversary!!

Jeanine - The Baking Beauties said...

Happy Blogiversary, Cindy!! How awesome! I love all your recipes, but those Kahlua blondies... Mmm....

Debbie Lind said...

Happy Blog anniversary! I Love your blog. I am looking forward to trying Crockpot Italian Mozzarella Chicken.. I use my crockpot about once a week. I would love to win some new gagets for my kitchen

Lori Morton said...

I love especially always love the various breads. But I haven;t seen a recipe I didn't like

Rebby said...

Happy Happy Blogaversary to you!! I would love to try the French Canadian Chiard recipe!!

ZenHarmony said...

Congrats on 5 years! Your Balsamic Glazed Salmon recipe is making me drool.

Jasen H said...

Congrats on 5 years! I have not tried any of your recipes yet. I'd really like to try your Pizza Pull Aparts recipe

Andrew Pham (apham17) said...

Congrats on 5 years! Would love to try the Southwestern BLT Sandwiches

Josh Siemens said...

the Nacho Cheese Dorito Meatloaf looks very yummy.

Lynn Huntley said...

Thank You! What a wonderful surprise to have found out I have won all of these great prizes. I have always wanted a Mandolin! Thanks again and Happy Blogiversary~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 TAngerines