It’s My Blogiversary! Top 10 list & a giveaway

     I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I started my adventure in blogging.  It started out as something to dabble in after I got married and it’s turned into something that I truly love and enjoy!  I’m still amazed by how many new recipes we’ve tried and books I’ve read.  Hezzi-D’s has turned into something I’m proud of and I’m thankful for all my wonderful followers and fellow cooking bloggers.

   Taking a look back at all the recipes I’ve made and books I’ve read I came up with 10 categories and picked my favorite in each one.  So here they are in no particular order-my top 10 of my first year of blogging.

Favorite Appetizer:  Jalapeno Popper Dip

Favorite Soup:  French Onion Soup

Favorite Main Dish:   Korean Short Ribs

Favorite Pasta Dish:  Small Shells with Spinach, Bacon, and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Favorite Book Club Book:  The Glass Castle

Favorite Side Dish:  Macaroni and Cheese with Ham

Favorite Vegetable Dish:  Grilled Zucchini with Spinach, Couscous, and Cheese

Favorite Cake/Cupcake:  Fresh Fraisiers with Strawberry, Blueberry, and Mango

Favorite Dessert:  Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Brownies

Favorite Non-Book Club Book:  Madame Tussaud:  A Novel of the French Revolution

   To show my appreciation of my readers I’m going to be having three different Blogiversary giveaways over the course of the next week!  One today, one on Wednesday, and one on Friday so make sure you stop back and enter all three!  All three winners will be announced on Sunday.

   The first giveaway is a Sweet Celebration prize pack.  I love baking more then any other type of cooking, so I’m giveaway some wonderful items to help you bake up some of my favorite desserts!  Included in this prize package are:

-6 Wilton cookie cutters (heart, flower, 2 stars, moon, diamond)
-2 sets of cute cupcake liners (75 Wilton Watermelon liners, 50 heart liners)
-Paper cupcake tree (To display cupcakes on)
-A shaker of sprinkles
-Etch cookie cutter (butterfly shape)

    To enter the giveaway you must complete the mandatory entry.  You may also complete either of the optional entries in order to receive extra entries into the giveaway.  All entries must be in by Saturday, August 6 at midnight.  Giveaway is open to all US residents.  Winner will be announced Sunday, August 7.

    Mandatory Entry:  Leave me a comment telling me what your favorite dessert is.  Don’t forget to include your contact information so I can contact you if you are the winner!
    Optional Entries:  Follow Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks on Google Friends Connect (+1)
                                   Follow HezziD on Twitter  (+1)

Don’t forget to stop back on Wednesday and Friday to enter then other giveaways!

This post linked to:
Mouthwatering Mondays, Mangia Mondays
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, Made From Scratch Tuesdays


  1. Happy Blogiversary! I have to try that onion soup…yum!

    My favorite dessert, hm. Probably carrot cake :)

  2. My favorite dessert is key lime pie. Fun giveaway!

  3. Happy Blog a versary!

    I love my S’mores bars!

  4. Congratulations! Tough to pick just one favorite, but right now I’m loving a variety of homemade ice creams.

  5. Happy anniversary! It’s the middle of summer, so I’m loving my s’mores!

  6. Congrats!

    My favorite dessert is hot fudge sundaes (yes, that was plural!)

  7. Oh congratulations! Hasnt time just flown bye!…I have really enjoyed getting to know you better! And thank you so much for “paying it forward” by volunteering in the Baking Up a Cure!

    You already know I am a follower (stalker) :)
    * do dont do the twitter thing yet :(

    My favorite dessert would have to be Cheesecake. :)

  8. Congrats!!

    My favorite dessert is cake, specifically vanilla cake with chocolate frosting. :)

  9. Happy Blog -a-versary!
    My favorite is Creme Brulee!

  10. Happy Blogiversary! Cupcakes are my favorite dessert!

  11. Cake is my favorite dessert, any flavor will do!

    ljyoung85 at

  12. My fave dessert is pineapple upside down cake, if I MUST choose! :)

  13. Happy Blogiversary!

    Choosing only one favorite is tough, but I’d have to say a chocolate lava cake is pretty hard to beat.

  14. Happy Blogiversary! My favorite dessert, simple homemade brownies with walnuts.

    Cook Lisa Cook

  15. I follow on twitter (would love for you to follow me too @ CookLisaCook)

    Cook Lisa Cook

  16. Congrats! And my fave dessert is tiramisu

  17. I would have never said it 5 years ago, but my favourite dessert now is definitely cheesecake!

  18. Congrats! My favorite dessert is anything with chocolate and peanut butter!

  19. Chocolate cake is hands down my fave. I love anything chocolate, but it’s hard to beat cake!


  20. My favorite dessert is pie, pretty much any flavor!

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