Today is my one year blogiversary. I started this blog one year ago shortly after my wedding as a way to fill the wedding planning void. I could not have imagined how this blog would have developed. I have re-created in my own kitchen 165 unique recipes over the last year. These recipes have spanned several cultures, calorie counts and courses. I learned about ingredients I wasn't familiar with and experimented with ones I had never even heard of before. I have also honed my previously nonexistent food photography skills and welcomed my husband into the world of action shots.
But by far, the best thing about this blog has been the readers. This is a very time consuming hobby and there is no way I would return to the computer night after night to document my experiences if it weren't for the support from each and every person who visits this blog. I have received emails and comments from people that I have inspired with my recipes, people asking for cooking advice and people trying to legally intimidate me. It has been so much fun! When I first started this blog several of my family and friends asked "why?" I joked that I wanted to change the world one recipe at a time. And while this was purely for laughs, as I am not a person who sets existential goals, it is the comments from readers that make me realize what I do every other day on this little blog is worth it.
In order to celebrate this momentous occasion I have decided to have a giveaway. I found this precious set during my last visit to Sur La Table and thought it was a great way to celebrate the warmer weather. It is a slider patty press and a bun cutter. Sliders are wildly popular at restaurants these days and even national fast food chains have joined the fun. I have no doubt that homemade sliders would put those versions to shame and I think these goodies will make the at home slider recipes a breeze. And don't think you could only use this press for beef burgers - the possibilities are endless: turkey burgers, chicken burgers, shrimp burgers and crab cake sliders to name a few.
In order to enter the give away you must enter a comment stating your favorite Elizabeth's Edible Experience recipe (either one you have tried yourself or one you thought looked the best) by 12:00 am EST on Saturday, April 18th 2009. I will use a random number generator to chose the winner and with the winning announcement I will also post the most popular recipes over the last year.