100th Post!!! (and 1st Giveaway!!!)

Well, here we are at last!!!!

(cue the confetti/balloons/streamers)

100 posts in just over 100 days!!!

When I first started this blog, back at the end of May, I thought that it was, well, kind of silly.  A dear friend of mine suggested one day that I should add a cooking blog to my little wimpy site, so that people could see the food that I prepare. I thought for sure that no one could possibly be interested in what, if anything, that I might have to say about food. But, I figured what was the worst that could happen. So I set about photographing and posting the food that I was making, hoping that a few of my close friends might actually one day read it. What I have found, instead, is a whole community of talented, passionate, foodie friends, and many wonderful new opportunities. I have been so deeply touched and humbled by all of the support and positive feedback that I have received over the last three months. I want to thank all of you who take the time out of your busy lives to stop by every now and then to see what kind of trouble I’m stirring up in the kitchen. If you have discovered a new recipe, learned a new skill, or found even a little bit of kitchen inspiration then I have succeeded.

And this is only the beginning! Food is my passion (read: crazy obsession), and this blog has been a source of tremendous inspiration for me, and has provided me with a great deal of personal satisfaction. Thank you all for your encouragement, kind words of advice, and pretending to listen even long after I simply could not shut up about food.

In order to show my gratitude. . . I am proud to announce Jacob’s Kitchen’s very first giveaway!!!  That’s right folks. One lucky reader will win a $50 gift card to Williams-Sonoma!!!!!!!!!! (Good for both in store and online purchases!) I can spend hours in Williams-Sonoma fantasizing about their specialty foods, coveting their serving-ware, and admiring their gorgeous little kitchen implements. They really are the crème de la crème of cookery. And my hope is that whoever wins this gift card will find it helpful in furthering their kitchen arsenal.

To enter, all you need to do is  leave a comment on this post telling me either what your favorite post has been so far or what you would like to see more of in the future here at Jacob’s Kitchen?

For additional entries you can:

1. Follow me on twitter @Jacobs_Kitchen

2. Retweet: “Check it out: @Jacobs_Kitchen 100th Post and $50 Williams Sonoma Giveaway!!!  http://bit.ly/b7s8ZB

3. Add Jacob’s Kitchen on Facebook

4. Subscribe to Jacob’s Kitchen by Email/RSS feed (up on the top right side bar)

5. If you already follow me on twitter and facebook then you are  a rock star and deserve an extra entry.

(please leave one additional comment for each extra entry, telling me which you have done)

Comments can be received up until Thursday, September 16, 2010 at 11:59pm. One winner will be selected at random and announced on Friday, September 17, 2010. Good luck to everyone!!!

Here is to the next one hundred!!! Cheers my friends!!!

This giveaway is now closed.

Click here to see who won.

In the meantime…

Here is a look back at some highlights from the last 100 posts…


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228 responses to “100th Post!!! (and 1st Giveaway!!!)

  1. I just started to read your blog, but so far peanutbutter chocolate chunk cookies were my fav… what can I say I have a sweet tooth 😉
    Congrats on 100th post! Well done and keep up great job!

  2. Love your blueberry ice cream… that may be my favorite entry so far.

    And CONGRATS on your 100th entry! You always make fantastic food!

  3. I love the fried risotto balls! Congrats on your 100th post!!

  4. Also, I follow you on Twitter/Facebook. 🙂

  5. I would have to say that the Carrot Cake Balls or the Berry Shortcakes would have to have been my favorite…leaning more towards the Carrot Cake Balls. They looked so awesome!

    Congrats on the 100th post! I am glad that the blog ended up being such a source of satisfaction for you 🙂

  6. Tweeted the giveaway – even though I want less competition for the $50 gift card!

  7. AND added you on Facebook

    got my fingers crossed!!

  8. I am also following you on Twitter

  9. gigabiting

    Happy Bloggiversary. I just hit 1 year, myself. It is a great feeling of accompishment.

  10. What a great giveaway! Congrats on your 100th post!

  11. Congrats…100 posts…FAB! We’re already Twitter buds, but I’m fixing to go retweet. I just added you to my FB as well. I have a special FB page for my foodie expoits…just search under The Weekend Gourmet!

  12. Ryan G

    Congratulations! I actually found your blog a little while back looking for something fun to do with chicken and avocado. so definitely your post from long ago for Grilled Chicken with Strawberry and Avocado Salsa. It was DELISH!

  13. gabrielle

    as you know, i ADORE the blog and being able to taste the fruits of your labor.

    in the future, i feel like i could use some more kitchen tips… like how do you decide to make the things you do? or what i can do with random ingredients.

  14. I love your post on candy bars, they remind me of one of my favorite candy bars!

  15. I am subscribed by email to your blog

  16. I follow you on twitter!

  17. I tweeted about your giveaway @casualdish

  18. I’m a fairly new reader as well, but I’ve seen TONS of your Foodbuzz Top 9 photos–The French Toast Almondine was probably my favorite (and one that I need to attempt myself one of these days! Congrats on the 100th post!

  19. I also now follow you on Twitter.

  20. The herbed eggs look mighty fine! Congrats on 100.

  21. I now follow you on twitter :–)

  22. I tweeted this contest.

  23. I now follow you on facebook.

  24. Congrats on the 100th post! How exciting. I already followed you on twitter, and facebook haha. I love William Sonoma and could spend entire day there 😀

    Hey, I have my first giveaway too. Feel free to drop by!

  25. S’more brownies. Yum!

  26. I already follow you on twitter 🙂 And everything you make looks fab! How could I choose?! I also love Williams Sonoma!!

  27. Congrats on hitting this milestone! It will be a while before I am there yet, I just can’t seem to post more than 2-3 times a week.

    Personally, I loved the look of your vanilla caramel sauce poured over fresh fruit. That looked amazing!

  28. congrats! i know i like seeing your inventive dishes. i think my favorite so far was the candied orange peels dipped in chocolate. it left an impression since i wanted to jump in the kitchen and make my own right away. best wishes on future posts!

  29. i am a follwer on Twitter!

  30. Based on what I want rightthissecond, it would have to be the baklava bites. Seriously, it’s hard to choose!
    Congrats on hitting 100 posts!

  31. Congratulations on your 100th post! I started my blog shortly after you, and have many of the same sentiments. I too found a community of foodie friends who I look forward to checking in on every day.

    My favorite recipe would have to be the stuffed cucumbers. Perfect!. You have an amazing eye for photography and produce such lovely, balanced photos. I use them for reference!

    • Hi Kim!

      Wow. Thanks so much for all of your kind words. Your blog is lovely, and I think your pictures are always very alluring. I’m flattered that you find inspiration here in my kitchen. I know a lot of bloggers who seemed to have started right around the same time I did. Us newbies need to stick together!

      Thanks for stopping by! =)

  32. I already get your RSS feed!!

  33. I would like to see more healthy desserts! Also added you as a friend on facebook 🙂

    • Hey May Ling,

      Eek. Healthy desserts? lol you got me! I will definitely try to work on it. I get a lot of requests for lower fat items, as well as vegan and gluten free desserts. I will get in the kitchen and start working on it! Thanks for the input, and as always thanks for stopping by! =)

  34. And I “like” you on FB! Keep those gorgeous photos coming!

  35. congrats my dear… a very well deserved one…

  36. Congratulations on your 100th post! I started blogging in June and feel the same as you do – astonished at the support and community I found.
    My favorite recipe is the fried risotto balls!

  37. Congratulations! I’ve been loving all of your fabulous photos!

  38. Congratulations on your 100th post! I started blogging in June and feel the same as you do – astonished at the support and community I found.
    My favorite recipe is the fried risotto balls!

    I joined on Facebook too – would love for you to Like my page sometime: http://www.facebook.com/ourfamilyeats
    Happy Cooking!

  39. Love pesto and your pics from that post were superb. Also loved the vanilla-caramel sauce post, but if I were to have to choose my ultimate favorite, it would have to be the gooseberry jam because I have an great-uncle who is a gooseberry fanatic. I would love to make this for him!

  40. I think my favorite were the peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies, just because they’re peanut butter and chocolate chunk

  41. Still drooling over your photos of blueberry ice cream — my favorite post.
    Now following you on Twitter. 🙂

  42. Ashley K

    The candied orange peels look to die for!

  43. I follow you on twitter now 🙂

  44. magicofspice

    Love your mini pies 🙂 already follow on twitter and facebook… Happy 100th!

  45. I tweeted your giveaway. @Healthy_Coconut

  46. magicofspice

    Oh and I tweeted this 🙂

  47. Congrats on your 100th post. I LOVE your pictures, they are so clear and colorful.

    • Hey H.C.,

      Thanks so much. =)
      I knew nothing about my camera or photographing food a little more than three months ago. (which isn’t to say that I know much more than nothing now, lol) It has been a fun adventure experimenting with my camera, taking lots of pictures, and learning all that I can. And while my pictures are certainly not as good as many of the food bloggers out there, they are definitely a lot better than once they were. Thanks for stopping by! =)

  48. Congrats on 100! I think we started around the same time as you and we will be hitting 100 Friday! I think those smores brownies are my favorite, but just for today, I shall have a new one next time! Your photos are great, I’m still learning, but I too am loving the journey! I followed you on twitter, I shall on FB too!
    Cheers!
    -Gina-

    • Thanks =) I seem to know a lot of bloggers who started all around the same time. Congrats on (just about) making 100 posts. It’s a lot of work, right? lol And your blog is always lovely: great ideas, and clear, simple, delicious recipes. Thanks for dropping by!

  49. I hope you continue to post everyday, your blog is amazing. I love the deep fried risotto. I first tried them at a food stall last year and have been dying to make them!!!

  50. Congrats on your 100th post – and to many more!

  51. BTW, I already follow you on twitter! 🙂

  52. b kinch

    Congrats, Jacob!

  53. My favorite is the herb baked eggs! Congrats to your 100th post!

  54. Katy

    Congratulations Jacob!!! 🙂

  55. A hearty congratulations!! You have some great posts and too yummy photos. Here’s to many more!

  56. Oh my gosh. There’s no way to choose just one favorite post. I love you jams, and the recent peanut butter cookies with chocolate chunks. And your Caprese Salad was presented in such a unique manner. Your photography brings out the beauty of the food – always!

    cheers, Cindy

  57. I love your blog because of the drool-worthy photos, and the candied orange peel is the Platonic ideal of the peel. Congratulations on this anniversary!

  58. i’m a friend on Facebook (…as soon as you accept my request!) ;)-

  59. Love your blog…and I can’t pick just one favorite post. That’s just too tough of an assignment! Keep up the good work. And congratulations on your milestone!

  60. Congrats! I really enjoyed the S’mores Brownies. I wanted to lick my screen. Your desserts always intrigue me, so I’d love to see more–especially the ones you keep mentioning about taking to the fair!

  61. Oh. And I’m a twitter follower.

  62. Ohhh and I follow your RSS already 😉 Lots of love.

  63. hungry cook

    jacob, your blog constantly impresses me and makes me hungry. i love many of your posts, but recently i was most intrigued at your discussion of hard-boiled eggs. i’ve also found that pastured CSA eggs ARE harder to peel. what to do.
    i also really loved the post about stuffed cucumbers!! i literally went into my kitchen and dipped some cukes in cream cheese, unsatisfactorily, as you might imagine. keep up the fabulousness. ❤

  64. hungry cook

    ps. your photos are exquisite.

  65. Loved that orange with caramel sauce, it looked just dreamy… 🙂 More desserts please!

  66. Just tweeted about your giveaway! 🙂

  67. And I already follow you on twitter!

  68. I can’t believe you are making me choose my favorite post when I love them all. However, I pick the Beet Salad w/orange and Cucumber stuffed with salmon because of the ease of preparation (lazy cook am I).

  69. congrats on your 100th post! I absolutely love, love, love s’mores, so your s’mores brownies were to die for!!! the picture was sooo yummy, gooey golden marshmallows…. yum 🙂

  70. congrats! i recently hit my 100th post too! i love your pancake recipes. they all look so delicious!

  71. misssmouse

    Congratulations! Your blog looks amazing for being relatively new! My favorites are the fried risotto balls and s’more brownies, they taught me some new things and love both of them!

  72. Maria

    My favorite would have to be the Carrot Cake balls! Congratulations on your 100th post…!

  73. Maria

    I follow you on Twitter!

  74. Maria

    Added Jacob’s Kitchen on Facebook (waiting confirmation…)

  75. Maria

    Subscribed to Jacob’s Kitchen via e-mail.

  76. Maria

    Follow you on Facebook & Twitter!

  77. Congratulations on reaching 100 posts! I love your photos and the candied orange peel dipped in chocolate and the baklava bites. I admire your passion for food and you inspire me. I added you as a FB friend.

  78. meeyeehere

    Hello,Happy 100 to you!!!I am new to your blog truthfully and I can tell you I very much like your blog,its tasty!I like cheesecake and anything a person can do to make it different or special would be nice to see
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

  79. meeyeehere

    I follow you on twitter@meeyeehere
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

  80. meeyeehere

    I tweeted too
    jacksoncrisman@yahoo.com

  81. Hi Jacob,

    I love your blog…come here often..iam a beginner in baking..so i would like you to post more cakes,muffins and cookies…Congrats on your 100th post…May you have many more…

    Sameena@

  82. I’m not sure what is more amazing, your recipes or your photos of your recipes. Either way, I would love to see more pasta recipes. I’ve added you on Facebook and follow you on Twitter. Congrats on your 100th post. Keep ’em coming!

  83. I love the S’more brownie. Awesome.
    Congrats on the 100th posting.
    Great job.

  84. Love the candied orange peel! I’m convinced I could eat a giant bag of them and come back for more 🙂

  85. Too many great posts to choose from but I have to go with ….drum roll please….APPLE CRISP

  86. cake balls. all about ’em. 🙂 and i always think everyone should make more ice cream. life is too short to waste it on store bought ice cream.

  87. I love everything…it’s hard to choose just one! But I liked the carrot cake balls…super unique and unexpected! Keep up the great work and happy 100th post!

  88. marion Poole

    Jacob, Excellent job on 100 posts! Perseverance and consistency are rare and admirable traits. Cory and I both agree that your photos are really nice too.
    My favorite posts are things I can do on limited time and relatively healthy. I loved the roasted veggie dip, apricot jam, strawberry toast…
    (I also follow you on Facebook.)
    Happy Cooking!
    Marion

  89. It’s hard to believe you’ve only been doing this since May. You’ve done tremendously well with your blog, and it’s a pleasure to be able to read your posts. Congratulations!

  90. Congratulations! I am new here but you have wonderful recipes and outstanding photos! I love the cucumber cups, so pretty and clever!

  91. yen

    Congratulations on your 100th post. I love checking out the pictures on your blog. I can use some of the sesame crusted ahi tuna right about now. Looks so delicious.

  92. I loved the smoked salmon roses. They were almost too pretty to eat… but I bet you did!!

  93. I already follow you on twitter (@frugalantics) and you follow me back (yipee!!)

  94. Kelley

    I am just back from a year in Burundi (East Africa) and am thrilled to have discovered your blog! I love the simplicity of the recent post, salted vanilla caramel sauce over an orange. Salt, vanilla, caramel – what is not to love! But I loved the idea of pouring over something as simple and ubiquitous as an ordinary orange and elevating it! Fresh approached to citrus is always a pleasant surprise and culinary addition! Congrats on 100!

  95. stacey lindsay

    I wish I could narrow my favorites list down to just give you one…what I really love is the back story you tell with each post and the delicious photography!

  96. stacey lindsay

    I am already a FB friend!

  97. stacey lindsay

    Your e-mails are in my in-box….sounds so cyber-personal…hehehe!!

  98. I love the summer fruit clafoutis, yum! Congrats on the 100th post! It took me waaaay longer to get that far.

  99. Joy

    You have so many recipes I adore. I would have to say it is the baklava bits.

    Congrats on the 100th post

  100. I am loving those stuffed cucumbers!

  101. I see your posts all the time on the Foodbuzz Top 9 and I think that my favourite post of yours is the Creme Brulee. Those photos are so mouthwatering!

  102. I’m also now following you on twitter.

  103. Congratulations! All of your food always looks beautiful and delicious, but I think the Baklava Bites were my favorite. I guess it’s the Greek in me, but I am always a sucker for any kind of baklava 🙂

  104. susitravl

    Your dessert recipes are wonderful. I will be making the s’more brownies for a tailgate party this weekend.
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

  105. susitravl

    Follow you on Twitter – susitravl
    susitravl(at)gmail(dot)com

  106. Lisa

    Hi…I am following Jacob’s Kitchen on Twitter. Love all your great posts!

  107. Lisa

    I Retweeted: “Check it out: @Jacobs_Kitchen 100th Post and $50 Williams Sonoma Giveaway!!! http://bit.ly/b7s8ZB“

  108. Lisa

    I am following Jacob’s Kitchen on Facebook. Cool!

  109. Lisa

    I have subscribed to your awesome Jacob’s Kitchen RSS feeds…Sweet!

  110. Lisa

    I’ve already friended you on facebook. Hey thanks for saying I’m a rock star and deserve an extra entry. Woo Hoo!

    Crossing my fingers….I hope I win!

    Cheers!

  111. Lisa

    All the best on your 100th post. Everything looks so yummy! I love the macaroons, cake balls, and smores brownies…let’s hear it for the carbs!

    Congrats!
    Lisa

  112. Congrats on your 100th post. Very exciting. My favorite, though very hard to choose, would be the panna cotta. I just love your photographs.

  113. congrats
    ginger cookies look delicious

  114. Congratulations on 100 Jacob! You certainly seem like you’ve done 200 or 300 – great photos and wonderful recipes. I seem to recall one I REALLY want to make – some kind of vanilla caramel over oranges?

  115. I love the coconut macaroon post! Happy 100th post!

  116. I follow on Twitter (@CravingSavings).

  117. Just added you as a friend on Facebook (SusanCdB)

  118. I just subscribed via email (my yahoo acct – sclo……).

  119. Hello, im a bit late in seeing this post but i’m definately up for being put in for the draw!
    My favourite of yours was always the blueberry lemon scones and the lemon curd (ive always been obsessed with lemon curd lol), but a recent one i ve loved is the orange and cranberry scones ( ithink thats what they were).
    I am a follower and i have your blog listed as one of my favourites on my blog and im also followingyou on twitter.
    Hope i win!
    Happy 100th post!
    🙂

  120. I follow you on Twitter already 🙂

  121. shenais

    desserts desserts desserts 🙂

  122. Karinda

    I can’t wait to try the blueberry crumb cake. I added lemon zest to my own blueberry cake recipe that I made for my daughter’s 1st birthday. I think this crumb cake with lemon & ginger added sounds fab. I also follow you on FB. If I were to ask for anything on this site it would be to occasionally cater to those of us who have 3 children, work, etc… I like good ideas for thrown together vegetarian staples.

  123. Tam

    Congrats on your 100th post!

    I love all your summer fruit recipes!

  124. Darbie

    ok, heres something that would be fun to see…..you show up ‘unannounced’ at a readers house, and then help them make an awesome meal from things they have in their kitchen already. You can blog/tweet as you go, and take pictures, and then post about the whole thing. And when I say ‘readers’ I mean me haha

  125. Darbie

    I ‘like’ you in FB!

  126. Darbie

    I now follow you on twitter as well!

  127. Darbie

    Just re tweeted the give away and blog info!

  128. Your cucumber cups look positively delicious!

  129. Hi, Whiz Kid and fellow Oregonian! You have the knack… giving us something we want/need/could use, rather than lifeless posts. For knowing zip, your photos started out stunning and have only gotten better. Have you found Lottie + Doof? I think that you may have some similar stylistic leanings, which in my book is a high compliment.

    Many of your posts have been stellar, but I have to say that roasted fig panna cotta knocked my socks off.

    Keep up the good work! Hope this takes you where you want to go!

  130. I’m following you on Twitter, now as well! My best, Pam

  131. Catherine selco

    Love the pesto palmiers. Love it all.
    Catherine

  132. Congrats on the 100th post. Your website is amazing – the photos are gorgeous.

    I already follow you on twitter! Here’s my entry #1! 🙂

    – ellen from bottomlesskitchen.com

    • Thanks Ellen! =) That’s high praise indeed, since your blog is always so lovely, and your photos so beautiful.

      You are in it to win it… I appreciate that. best of luck!

      Thanks for stopping by! =)

  133. I re-tweeted your contest on twitter (@bottomlesskitch) at 11:37am! Here’s entry #2! 🙂

    – ellen from bottomlesskitchen.com

  134. I am subscribed to your email/RSS feed…entry #3!

    – ellen from bottomlesskitchen.com

  135. OHH an how could I forget?? Entry #4…my favorite recipe so far? It is hard to choose, but the “Old Fashioned Berry Shortcakes” really strikes a cord with me. I love shortcake, and your tip of making them in advance & refrigerating for up to 5 days is great.

    – ellen from bottomlesskitchen.com

  136. liz

    I added you as a facebook friend

  137. I think I love the smore’s brownies the best, the photo really caught my eye and made me drool!

  138. I added you on my Facebook page 🙂

  139. mary m

    I like the pudding/dessert recipes–all so inspiring with the fresh fruits featured!

  140. Just added you to my Google Reader, yeah! I love Williams Sonoma and congrats on 100 posts!

  141. Wow. Great accomplishment. I love you stuffed cucumber post. More party off please. Your site is great.

  142. Jacob,

    I just started reading your blog as I discovered and joined Foodbuzz this week! What a fantastic treat for the eyes, this is so inspiring.

    Giveaway or no giveaway, I simply wanted to say hi and I will definitely not delete the posts that come in my inbox from you… I also added you to my rss feed.

    Your orange peels are gorgeous and I will surely give your grape and rosemary foccacia a try. Long live your kitchen.

    Marysol

  143. Caroline Marsden

    It would be REALLY helpful if each recipe were paired other recipes for a “proposed” full menu > it is always difficult for me to find side recipes (veggies, drinks, bread, whatever) that balance/compliment the flavors of a great entree when that entree is not a meal by itself. I need the larger picture. (Definitely a $50 idea, don’t you think?) lol

  144. It’s quite challenging to decide which of your recipes is my favorite because they all look amazing. Since you’re forcing me to choose just one, I’ll have to go with the Fried Risotto Balls.

    Long ago, I had an Executive Chef tell me I would never be good enough to make risotto. Until a few months ago, I believed him. Then, I decided I was going to conquer risotto if I had to spend a year in the kitchen. My first batch was perfect! Now, I make risotto every chance I get. I tried the fried risotto balls and they were divine and offered a really unique twist on this classic dish.

    Thank you very much for sharing your culinary delights and thanks to your friend for nudging you into food blogging. Congrats on your 100th post! I look forward to 1,000 more.

  145. Love those good looking zucchini pancakes! Yum! Can you suggest a binder that is egg free?

    • Hey Carmela!

      Great question. I would have to do some experimenting to know for sure… But some common substitutes in recipes such as these would be whipped tofu (1/4 cup per egg) or flax seed goo (which you get by adding boiling water to whole or ground flax seeds…substituting 1/4 cup per egg). Though in a recipe like this, you might be able to get away with using a little more flour (or some potato starch or arrow root, so it doesn’t get too gluey), and a splash of liquid (milk, soy milk, water, oil, etc) and leaving out the eggs entirely. The resulting “batter” for these cakes, even with eggs, is pretty loose. You could even add a grated potato to the mix, a little flour/starch, and a splash of milk, and I can imagine that they would hold together nicely. I really do need to get to work on coming up with vegan/eggless/gluten free recipes. I do get requests all of the time for them. Thanks for the reminder! =)

      And thanks for stopping by! =)

  146. Kelly

    Loving he zucchini pancakes! Made them tonight for dinner, and everybody loved them.

  147. I love the Fried Risotto Balls…I have had them bu never made them. So good!

  148. Just added follow on Twitter to you

  149. amber

    I’d love to see more dessert recipes, those are my favorite! 😉 Thanks so much!

  150. amber

    I follow you on Twitter (lipstickncandy)

  151. amber

    I’m an RSS subscriber via Yahoo reader.

  152. Congrats on 100 gorgeous posts! Love Williams Sonoma and, besides window shopping, have been attending some of their free techniques classes. I already follow you on Twitter!

  153. I’m a fan on FB now, too. And, I can’t decide on a favorite – possibly the coconut macaroons, but there are too many!

  154. Great giveaway, I’d love to win!

  155. We really love your photos. Great “food porn”!!!

  156. Karen

    I just found your site through one of my friends on twitter, and I sure am glad that I did. Your photos are GORGEOUS. Why does my food never turn out looking that good? I have scrolled through some of your recipes and they are all beautifully presented, and all sound incredibly delectable. My favorites so far would have to be your s’more brownies (of course) and your grape and rosemary focaccia. I just subscribed via email… and will definitely be following your posts in the future. Congrats on 100 posts!

  157. I have hit about my 50th post or so, but only my closest of family and friends read it. I find your blog inspiring.

  158. Congrats on your 100th post and I looove loove looove the smores brownies recipe!!! Thanks for the giveaway offer!!

  159. Thifa

    It’s hard to tell which is my favorite. I really liked the idea of the zuccini + horseradish pancakes. I’m very tempted to try them out!

    Plus, I hope seeing more of your great photos and excellent presentations!

  160. Thifa

    +1 I read your RSS feed on google reader.

  161. Hey Jacob…you’re recipes are always so stunning, it is really difficult to pick a favorite post! I feel like I’m slighting the others to single out one but if I must…those amazing carrot cake pops…A-dorable (with a capitol A!) Were I on twitter, I would follow you but I only do face book and you’re aleady on my fave pages there.

  162. Congratulations on your success.

    I stumbled on this site quite by accident yesterday when my search engine pulled up one of your blog posts. I had just started my own food blog a few weeks ago and had been looking for a way to gain more followers. After looking at your blog I decided then and there to sign up. Thank you Jacob for helping me find Food Buzz.

    • Hi Gayle!

      Welcome. Thanks for dropping by! I am glad you found foodbuzz. It is a great resource for bloggers, and those who enjoy reading food blogs. I hope that you find as much joy in your blogging as I have in mine.

      Happy Eating! =)

  163. Hi! I just found your blog through food buzz – and I’m planning on making the herbed eggs for a brunch very soon! So I guess that’s my favourite currently.. though I’m sure I’ll have many more to come:)

  164. Congrats on reaching a landmark! Your pictures were enough for me to give polenta another try.

  165. Love the Basil Green Goddess dressing. I’m going to have to try it- and I sympathize with the challenge of eating all of the CSA bag every week. Nothing like telling your farmer all her hard work just rotted in your fridge!
    Love the zucchini pancakes too! YUMMM 🙂

  166. It is really hard to pick a favorite!!! I’m gonna go with the carrot cake balls because the visuals rock my world (I mean they are orange aren’t they!!!)

  167. I already follow you on Facebook!!!

  168. I signed up as a subscriber!
    I love your cute little melon bowls. I am having the same hard time cracking mine open.

  169. carleen

    I love it all. The photos are so beautiful. So my vote goes to “plating” artistry.

  170. I have seen the same cake balls at the Saturday Market and have always wondered how they made them. I absolutely loved the post about the carrot cake balls… how genius! Definately one of my favs!! 😉

    • Hi Kelly,

      I, too, first saw them at the cake ball booth at the Saturday market. And I wondered for a long time how they were made. Until stumbling onto sites like Bakarella, who have really elevated the cake ball to edible art, I assumed that the Saturday market cake ball ladies, had invented them. I was apparently very sheltered. But whatever the case, they are both charming and delicious! And a great thing to serve at parties!

      Thanks for stopping by! =)

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  172. The fried risotto balls is one of my favorites. They just look perfect with the cheese melting away. Plus, what a brilliant way to use up leftover risotto!

  173. Kerrie

    My favorite thing so far has been the pecan bars. My boyfriend was stationed in Hawaii (he’s a Marine) and I was in Oregon, and he always went on and on about pie. Pecan pie was his favorite, but I didn’t want to try mailing a whole pie. So I saw the bars on here, and was inspired to make pecan pie bars to send him. They were delicious and he shared them with the guys in his barracks, who all loved them. Thank you for the inspiration!

  174. SALSA…and I love it green!! Thank you for sharing the Fire Roasted Tomatillo Salsa; it is delicious!!

    P.S Amazing photos every time! You are a true inspiration!

  175. Hey Jacob!
    Congrats on 100 posts. I am almost there myself and it sure feels good. I am also a follower of yours on FB and love seeing your new posts. Your pics always look amazing!!
    My favorite recipe of the moment would have to be the zuchinni pancakes. I am not a huge fan of zuchinni, so I am always looking for new ways to use them that will give me a better appreciation of them.
    I also subscribed by e-mail to your page.

    Thanks again and good luck!!
    Rachel 🙂

  176. Those easy fruit tarts are something that I definitely want to try. They look so yummy!

  177. Chocolate Bread Pudding has to be my favorite so far. AND with salted carmel sauce! COME ON! I am in my carmel obsessed period in my life so pretty much anything with caramel is going to win me over but to pair it with a beautiful chocolate bread pudding (and the photos really are beautiful) I just have to say YUM!

  178. Oh I also added you on twitter and reposted your tweet. I hope it helps you get more traffic! Thanks!

  179. First time viewing your blog and I’m just loving everything I’m seeing! I loved the apple crisp blog. Just something about it warmed me right up and I wish I was eating an apple crisp now!!

  180. You are now added to my blog reader!

  181. I love your photos the best. They are beautiful. That’s my biggest weakness on my site.

  182. I love the post about the candied orange peels. I’m big on keeping family traditions alive and making new ones as well.

  183. We are already connected via facebook.

  184. I signed up for your RSS notifications. =)

  185. Can I enter again? I picked the apple crisp the first time but today I want the s’mores brownie 🙂
    Hope this isn’t cheating?! 😉

  186. I loved the creme brulee post; I love all things custard. You have some very mouthwatering photos too.

  187. what an amazing blog you have in only a little over 100 days! so impressive!! I love all your photos keep them coming! And I can always use more jam recipes!! yum!

  188. whoops I’m too late but that’s ok! still love your blog 🙂

  189. I love all your desserts – they always inspire 🙂

  190. My fave post is the smores brownies!!!

  191. I also followed you on twitter

  192. And I tweeted about the contest @theegglesstort 🙂

  193. Athena

    I just stumbled across your blog today, and I must say that I’m impressed with what I’ve seen so far. The chocolate bread pudding looks divine. I look forward to continued exploration of the many amazing treats on your blog.

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