2010 was a memorable year.
The San Francisco Giants won the World Series. Apple launched the iPad. And we unveiled a "baby" of our own - exactly one year ago this very blog, Samiwich & Addiecakes went live.
It's been one busy year! We launched on March 1, 2010 - and 58 recipes, 60 restaurant mentions, and 18 food-inspired nicknames later, we're still going strong.
We started the blog as an extension of our Facebook and Twitter postings, and quickly realized our love (bordering on obsession) of baking and eating made it easy to share something every week.
Back then, we brainstormed a bunch of names, (we were almost Foodielicious, which sounds so strange to us now!) but somehow Samiwich & Addiecakes just fit. Everything else, like the design (Addiecakes' awesome work), rating system and foodie names just followed naturally.
Thinking back, here's some of our highlights from the year:
Addiecakes' Favorite Post: Dulce de Leche Macarons, I never thought I'd be able to make a decent looking macaron. (Thanks Peachie for sharing this recipe with me!)
Addiecakes' Worst Post: Green Tea Macarons (so bad they never made it as a post). They turned out to be burnt flat disks. Brown, no longer green. No feet. Just plain ugly and would never pass as a macaron. No point in mentioning the filling since I didn't even get that far.
Addiecakes' 2011 Goal: Include more cooking, which is a huge challenge for me because I love sugar. That's why I have Dessert Nights and not dinner parties.
Samiwich's Favorite Blog Moment: I have no idea how they found us, but seeing our blog featured on sites like Foodista.com and in the Phoenix New Times!
Samiwich's One Thing I Learned: Seeing a year's worth of posts makes me realize I eat out a lot. Like a lot, a lot.
Samiwich's 2011 Goal: To continue trying to make posts interesting, colorful and sound more personal than another Yelp review. It's also been suggested more than a few times that I take some kind of photography class.
It's been a great, great year. Thanks to all of you for your comments, suggestions and support! And special thanks to Ivy (we still have to come up with a name for you) for getting us started!
We hope that you all will continue to read, comment and subscribe as our second year in the blogosphere begins. You can also drop us a line at: , we'd love to hear from you!