Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Welcome to my blog!

I've been blogging for some time on, mostly talking about recipes and food photography. To be honest though, I'm getting tired of the site (the constant competition, recipes not getting published, difficulty in searching for unpublished recipes, to name a few complaints) and I'm ready to move on. So here I am! Now I can talk about not only my obsession with food, but also anything else that's on my mind, like religion, politics, photography, art, and literature. Thanks for joining me, this should be fun!


  1. I sometimes get frustrated with AllRecipes as well. Someone is messing with my Milky Way Cupcake Icing recipe on AllRecipes. In one day, someone voted all reviews that had less than three stars over and over until they all showed up on the front page as my most helpful reviews. They are still at it and there is an insane amount of "helpful" votes on the reviews of the recipe. It really bothered me for a couple of weeks, but now I no longer care. It is unfortuate though. I wish AllRecipes would approve more personal recipes so everyone you have better access to them. I just made your Key Lime Coconut Cupcakes two days ago. They are one of my favorite cupcakes. ~Kelly

  2. That is so weird, why would anyone do that?? Did you talk to anyone at AR about it, can they fix it? It doesn't seem fair that someone would be allowed to do that. Not to mention all the cheating that goes on with the photo voting. I don't think they should have those features unless they can police them better.

  3. Yes, I contacted AR, but they are unable to fix it. They can remove reviews, but they can't change or remove the helpful reviews votes. You can see the insane amount of votes under my recipe. I don't understand it?

  4. Sounds to me like someone is envious of your awesome talent and is trying to sabotage you. That is so unfortunate and I have a hard time believing AR can't fix it. I love your Milky Way Icing recipe and it does not deserve to be treated like that!

  5. Dianne,
    I wanted to find the best place to comment about your wonderful blog. I thought this was as good a spot as any..the beginning! Anyhow, I stumbled onto you in December 2011 as I was looking for sugar cookie recipes and icing at AllRecipes. As I was going through the pictures for decorating ideas, I thought your icing decorating was outstanding! I had never before consciously noted the quality of staging and photos until that moment. I delved further into your profile only to find hundreds of more beautifully done photos and recipes! I also was surprised to discover that I am not far from you (Clearwater, MN.) I have so far made the Caramel Macchiato Banana Bread and the Herbed Vegetable Quinoa Soup with Swiss Chard. My next one to try..the Slow Cooker Pumpkin Oatmeal (as my husband is an oatmeal fanatic) and your Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies. Your pictures are absolutely amazing and the recipes all sound devine. I have added several to my recipe box hoping I'll find more time to try them out for myself very soon. Thanks again for your extremely well organized blog and sharing with us!

    1. Thank you so much for reading my blog and commenting too! I don't get very many comments, so sometimes I wonder if anybody is even reading it. Well, I would blog anyways, I enjoy doing this so much. It just made my day to get your comments. I hope you keep reading! :)