7 Links

Have you seen the 7 links event floating through the blog-o-sphere? Well, the lovely Shirley, from Gluten Free Easily, was kind enough to nominate me to share my own 7 links. Shirley has been a great supporter of my blogging and is one of my regular commentors. I hope that some day I’ll actually get to meet her in person. But, for now, I’ll have to be content with thanking her online for the nomination, and playing along.

So, without further ado, here are my 7 links:

Most Beautiful

Bumpa's Waffles

Bumpa's Waffles

Eep. It’s hard to classify my posts as “beautiful.” But, since it’s one of the categories, I’ll go with Bumpa’s Waffles – a short and simple post that talks about my father’s love for my son, and my attempts to bridge the culinary gap in between visits.

Most Popular

Coconut Butter Cookies with mini chocolate chips

Coconut Butter Cookies with mini chocolate chips

This one’s easy – statistics don’t lie. (Oh wait, they do, but that’s a different story.) Anyway, the statistics show that my most popular post of all time is the Coconut Butter Cookies. There’s a bonus recipe in there, too – home made coconut butter.

Most Controversial

Raw Cinnamon Toast, smothered in vegan butter and more cinnamon

Raw Cinnamon Toast, smothered in vegan butter and more cinnamon

I’m not sure I’ve ever created much controversy…. So, I’m going to bend the rules here and pick a post that generated a lot of discussion. My Raw Cinnamon Toast recipe did just that. And, at least some of the discussion was about converting raw to cooked. That’s sort of controversial, right?

Most Helpful Post

Chocolate Peanut Goodness

Chocolate Peanut Goodness

It’s always hard to know when your posts are really helpful. But, the comments on my Choco Nut Drops would have me believing that highlighting my experimental baking approach was helpful in encouraging others to take risks in the kitchen, too.

Post Whose Success Surprised Me

Better Than Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

Better Than Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake

This is an easy one, too. It’s my Better Than Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake. More than a year later, I’m still seeing lots of hits on my site for this one. It’s barely a recipe at all – more of a technique. But, hey, apparently I’m not the only one that has fond memories of ice cream cake, and a stomach that won’t put up with Dairy Queen.

Post That Didn’t Get the Attention It Deserved

Indian Spiced Peas and Tofu

Indian Spiced Peas and Tofu

The savory dishes never get much respect around here. Fact of life. But, this one, in particular, is one I make over and over again that everyone should try. It’s a staple in our house. Except now I make it with cashews instead of tofu. (Tofu and I don’t get along anymore.) Just toss in the cashews at the end, long enough to warm them.

Post I Am Most Proud Of

Chocolate Snowballs - Oh So Yummy.

Chocolate Snowballs - Oh So Yummy.

Again, it’s hard for me to choose in this category. Dang I suck at tooting my own horn. But, with the help of the kiddo, we chose Chocolate Snowballs. I’m proud of this one not only because the recipe is delicious, but also because it was a part of a community event that I was honored to be asked to join, and because it helped people celebrate a holiday that’s all about food, with a food that is safe and delicious. And, as the kiddo says, “I hope you’ll make those again every Christmas.” (What more could I ask for, than a cookie that becomes a new tradition?)

I hope you enjoyed my little walk down memory lane. And, now I get to tag five more bloggers. I’m choosing:

Iris of The Daily Dietribe
Brittany of Real Sustenance
Amber Shea of Almost Vegan
Elizabeth of Raw Living and Learning
Amanda of Easy Peasy Organic

No stress, ladies, but if you’ve like to play along, consider yourself tagged.

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10 Responses to 7 Links

  1. Kathryn says:

    What a fun post – I thought I’d looked through most of your recipes but some of these are new to me. Love your blog.

  2. You did an awesome job, Deanna! There were several I had not seen (or not commented on) the first time around so I loved taking the time to check them out. πŸ™‚ I agree with all your assessments, and can’t wait to see the 7 Links posts from the bloggers you’ve chosen. Now I’m going to go back to my post and add your link so others can see that and check out your choices, too.

    Oh, and yes, we’ll meet eventually … I’m sure of it! πŸ˜‰

    • Deanna says:

      Thanks so much, Shirley. It was fun to do, and I stumbled on some posts even I forgot I’d done. πŸ™‚ Of course, the kiddo said the favorite one should be banana ice cream, to which I said – um, I’ve never blogged that. He said, “Well you SHOULD have!!!” πŸ™‚

  3. I’m torn between a few of these – But, I think the first to go on my ‘must make’ list will be the most popular – As they do sound ahhhmazing! Although, the ice cream cake is a close second πŸ™‚

  4. Ricki says:

    I’m happy to say I remember most of those posts! Great choices. And your photos are so mouthwatering! I like ice cream cakes, but I bet people love the fact that it’s so quick and easy, and not much prep required before you get to EAT! πŸ˜€

  5. I love peas! AND Indian food! Totally off to go check out that recipe and give it some much-deserved attention πŸ™‚

  6. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan says:

    Thanks for the tag, Deanna! While I’d LOVE to participate, I’m already weeks (ok, fine, months) behind in posts on my blog…but thank you nonetheless! ❀

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