This month is my two-year blogiversary. And I have you to thank.
Food blogging takes ten times as much time as I thought it would two years ago. And I’ve nearly quit several times, when morning sickness/new baby/moving/other goals were making it difficult. But the thing that kept me here was knowing that you were here, all crazy about the same things I’m crazy about.
So. In the spirit of all that, I’d like to pull out the Sugar Duchess Top Ten – the ten most popular posts, or those that have received the most hits.
Starting with number ten. Ready Set Go.
10. Fall Sugar Cookies, Oct. 2009.
These are my eight-months-pregnant cookies. Yeesh. And my first attempt at decorating with royal icing. Pretty precious.
9. Piña Colada Cookies, Mar. 2009.
May or may not have eaten way too many of these. They were fluffy and tropical and worth it.
8. Pear Ginger Spice Cake, Nov. 2010.
I have no words for this cake. Well, I have a few. It’s flavorful and moist and divine, and I think you really should plan on making it today.
7. Oreo Truffle Pops, Jun. 2010.
This post reminds me why I need to do more dipping crushed oreos in chocolate. And then . . . you know . . . eating it.
6. Carrot Pineapple Bread, Mar. 2009.
This is aaalmost like carrot cake, but not. Think sweet pineapple bread. And it happens to have a few carrot shreds thrown in for added moisture. It’s utterly fabulous.
5. Space Needle Cake, Mar. 2009.
I’ll be honest, this post actually frustrates me (and I almost didn’t include it), because I have since discovered a dark chocolate cake recipe I like even more, that works SO much better for stacking rounds. And I really want to put these photos out of their misery. But I still get a lot of traffic and quite a few questions about this one. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a delicious cake, but not the best for stacking like I did here. My bad.
4. Christmas Sugar Cookies, Dec. 2010.
The comment I usually get on these is, Oh, they’re too pretty to eat! Umm. That’s a problem. Maybe I need to make ugly Christmas cookies so people will eat them?
3. Gingerbread Cupcakes with Egg Nog Frosting, Dec. 2010.
If we were doing a top ten of my own personal favorites, this would be a mighty contender for number one. These cupcakes are like . . . eating the North Pole.
2. Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Nov. 2010.
Wow! I posted this less than 2 months ago, and it has already skyrocketed up into second place. And for good reason. You all have very excellent taste.
1. Cherry Almond Chews, Mar. 2009.
Coming in at number one, this post actually wins by a rather substantial landslide, which surprised me because it’s definitely not the flashiest thing on here. But oh goodness, this soft little unassuming cookie will wrap itself around your heart. Don’t let too much more time pass before you try these out.
And here’s to many, many more delicious things in the future. You are fabulous.