Sarah’s Cucina Bella’s Fifth Birthday (and a Giveaway!)

| November 9, 2010 | 15 Comments
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A friend of mine made this cake for me last year. It was delish.

Can a blog have a birthday? Or is it better referred to as an anniversary? Whatever the case, five years ago today, I sat down at my old laptop and wrote the very first post ever for Sarah’s Cucina Bella. Coming from a journalism background, I hemmed and hawed about publishing it without an editor to double check and and finesse it a bit … But finally, I hit publish and there it was.

I wasn’t really sure where this blogging thing would lead, but I was hoping it would open doors into food writing for me. It did, and I am forever grateful.

The cool part though? One day, someone I didn’t know left me a comment. People — beyond my friends — were reading! Writing this blog has been so much fun over the past five years, and I am excited for what the future will bring. Thank you so much for reading Sarah’s Cucina Bella.

To celebrate, I wanted to do something a little different this year.

Sarah’s Cucina Bella Birthday Giveaway!

It might be my blog’s birthday, but you are getting the present (well, one of you anyway).

One lucky reader will receive a 1-year-subscription to either Bon Appetit, Everyday Food or Cooking Light magazine (their choice).

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me your favorite post ever on Sarah’s Cucina Bella and why.

You have from now until Friday, November 12, at 11:59 p.m. to enter. The winner will be chosen at random using a Random Number Generator application. Be sure to leave a valid email address so that I can contact you.

Disclosure: This giveaway is being paid for by me as a thank you to my readers. Just me.

Category: Working Moms

About the Author ()

Sarah Walker Caron is a writer, editor and recipe developer who loves to create delicious recipes the whole family can enjoy together. Her work has appeared in countless publications including iVillage, BELLA NYC Magazine, Yum for Kids magazine and more. She lives in Maine with her two food-loving kids.

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  1. I love your sweet potato fries — because I love sweet potato fries. Also liked your recent post with the photo tips from GM – super helpful!

  2. Jon says:

    Happy Fifth Birthday! My favorite post is “The Joy of Turkey Sandwiches (and 5 Ways to Jazz Yours Up)” because I love turkey sandwiches and you provided great ideas for different ways to spice that meat up! Thanks so much!

  3. rena says:

    I love this post
    http://sarahscucinabella.com/2008/04/07/parm-rose-sweet-potato-fries/

    because i loved the recipe. my kids always beg me to make this again for them.

  4. Tonia says:

    Congratulations on your anniversary. I still remember the day I came across your blog…it was around Thanksgiving of 2006 & I spent hours reading all your posts.

    Hope I’m the lucky winner. =)

  5. Trilby says:

    Happy Birthday!! I think that my favorite post is from December 21. It’s my favorite because it is a holiday tradition for me and my mom to get together and make peppermint bark for all of our extended family and friends for Christmas. We get to share some time together and listen to Christmas music while enjoying one of our favorite traditions. Also, the biscotti recipe was almost identical to one I had in a little cafe when I vistited New York city a few Decembers ago.

  6. Tania Bugnet says:

    My fave post was this one: http://sarahscucinabella.com/2009/12/29/10-delicious-new-years-eve-appetizers/#more-2152 because it saved my butt that year! I desperately needed to supply some appies for a party I was attending and you saved the day with those amazing little morsels. My fave was the cheese and turkey pepperoni in puff pastry – YUM.

  7. Congratulations on five years; it’s certainly not easy to maintain a food blog for that long. Quite a milestone!

  8. Sarah says:

    Happy Birthday Sarah’s Cusina Bella and congratulations!My favorite post was the Aug 31st Camping in a Cabin, because I love being able to read your blog and see you guys and what you are up to and of course you know about my obsession with camping. My other favorite (among many) was the pumpkin cupcakes with dreamy cheesecake frosting post.

  9. I don’t know what my favorite post was, but it was one that showed the kids cooking! Happy five years; I can remember when I first found your blog.

  10. Viktoria says:

    My favorite post, and one I can still remember, was one of the early ones you did about cheddar mashed potatoes. I still make those potatoes.

  11. Sarah says:

    Congratulations! 5 years is huge milestone. I just came across your blog so I don’t have any favorites yet, but I have plenty of posts to look over and I’m sure I’ll find some favorites.

  12. Nick says:

    My favorite post is from May (http://sarahscucinabella.com/2007/08/07/organic-hot-chocolate-mmmm/) because my fiancé uses this all the time to since the weather has started to cool off. She knows hot chocolate is my favorite drink and it gives us a good reason to cuddle up and watch a movie.

  13. Holly says:

    Happy blog birthday!!!
    I love all your posts, and I look forward to each new one, but one that I’ve tried and loved was the Extra Crispy Homemade Fried Chicken. It’s easy and soooo tasty!
    Thanks for all the great recipes. :)

  14. Kathy says:

    I am a newbie on your site. I love the recipe for Olive Brussels Sprouts with Feta, Roasted Red Peppers and Bacon. I am not a brussels sprouts fan but this sounds delicious. Happy Birthday!

  15. Sarah Caron says:

    Congrats to commenter #5 – Trilby. You won! I will be contacting you.

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