Friday, October 29, 2010's your birthday!

Why are we smiling here at Delightful Country Cookin'?  We're celebrating our first birthday!

One year ago today I started this blog...if you happened to follow me then, you will remember that I had absolutely no idea what I was doing.  I still don't.  But I can say with confidence that I've gotten better (especially in the photography department) and now have over 100 husband-tested-and-approved recipes in my stash.  I'd say that's worth smiling about. :-)

In order to celebrate this grand occasion, I'm going to give you our top picks from all of this past year's recipes.  It was a hard, hard decision.

But first...the smiles.

I grew up enjoying apple smiles.  They were always a treat to take to school (who doesn't love a smile?), and they were easy enough for my sister and I to make as kids.  Never, as a kid, did I dream that these were healthy!  I ate them because they were fun.

While recently at Apple Hill, I saw these beautiful Arkansas Black apples.  Once I saw their rich red color, I knew I had to make apple smiles.

Wash, peel, and core the apples, and then cut into even slices.  It's best if you can get 16 slices out of each apple.  Pour some lemon juice into a bowl, and dip the cut sides of the apples into the juice...this keeps them from turning brown.

Once you have your apples sliced, gather up your supplies - creamy peanut butter and some mini marshmallows!

Using a paper towel, dab the apple slices to get rid of excess liquid.

Spread peanut butter on one side of each slice.

Finally, sandwich 3-4 marshmallows in between two apple slices, using the peanut butter as glue!

Are you smiling?

And now....drum roll please...our top picks of this past year's recipes!  My picks are listed first.  My husband's are listed second (and since he's the official taste tester, his are probably more important).

The Breakfast - Corn Waffles (we actually agreed on this one!)

Linked up with Gooseberry Patch's Recipe Roundup: Kids' Goodies!


  1. These have always been a cute Halloween treat! Congrats on your 1st year, wish you many more!

  2. Hi Kris - Happy Blogiversary! I didn't know a thing about blogging or photography when I started either. It's a fun hobby, isn't it? Love your smiley face apples!!


  3. What a great recap!! Happy anniversary and looking forward to many more :)


  4. I love the smiles!!! I've never seen those before and they're such a cute idea. :-) Thanks for posting it.

  5. Oh, those "apple smiles" look great..and yeah, I would have eaten them too as a kid because they're so fun!!! Happy Blogiversary to you, too!!! Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

  6. Congrats on your one year! I have to make those smiles for my son...he loves apples and marshmallows.

  7. I love the smiles. Cute idea my boys will love them. Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and glad it make me check your out.

  8. Congrats - can't believe it's been a year, we've had such fun!


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