5 Years

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Hard to believe it's been 5 years. 5 years since Take A Bite staked it's claim in the interweb. I really can't beleive it. 

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This little website has brought me the coolest experiences, some incredible friends, delicious eats, ups, downs, all-arounds. I can't thank you enough for reading my blog posts, for making my recipes, for snapchatting and texting me pictures labeled #takeabite. It's incredible to think that what started out of the dining room of the OU Kappa house has transformed itself into this. Whatever this may be. 

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Take A Bite Quick Facts:

I've written 247 Bites of My Life Posts with another on the way this Monday. 

I've posted 200+ recipe posts. 

This post still remains as my most popular read post, thinking it is much due for an update, seeing as I wrote it 4 years ago. 

These bad boys have made their way to my second most popular post, just as they should. I feel like they are the mascot of TAB. 

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You can see how TAB has evolved by reading my 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th birthday posts. 

And it wouldn't be a blog birthday/blogiversary without some Birthday Toast. The stupid easy recipe is linked here

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Thank you for reading friends. It means the world. Here's to 5 more!

Annie

Happy 4th Take A Bite

Four years later and I'm still annoying you with my recipes, grammatical errors and obsession with food. Take A Bite has gone through many phases of it's life as well as many phases of my life. From terrible Photoshop collages, to dim lit food pictures, from sophomore year of college, to graduation, to my first job, to my second and now we are here. Four years later and I'm prouder than ever of my sweet little TAB. 

Take A Bite has brought me incredible friends and incredible opportunities I wouldn't have had otherwise. It has allowed me to share my passions for cooking, baking, being creative and sharing with others. Nothing fills me up more than when someone tells me they tried one of my recipes. I write these posts, and sometimes wonder if anyone is reading them. Your comments, pictures, #takeabite hashtags etc. showing that you do, means everything. So thank you.

I didn't mean to get so gushy in this post... Let's eat instead! In typical Take A Bite I'm celebrating with Birthday Toast. I have a traditional breakfast every year on own birthday (Belgium waffles with strawberries and whipped cream), so I thought TAB deserved the same. I've been making this almond butter and sprinkle toast the past four years, from the Kappa house, to rent house, to OKC house. Make you some birthday toast and let's take a look back at some favorite bites.

My first post...omg.

Favorite posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Most popular posts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6

I've written 198 recipes and 198 Bites of My Life. (my OCD loves that)

TAB's 1st, 2nd, and 3rd birthday. 

Here's to many more blog birthdays!

Annie

Take A Bite Turns Three

Three years ago, I was 19 years old, sitting in the kappa house dining room, reading up how to start a blog and creating amateur blog graphics on an internet photo editor. Three years later, a lot has changed. 

I've written 147 bites of my life, over 150 recipes, and too many blog posts to count. Take A Bite has gone through my time in college, my summer in DC, graduation, and now real world life. I've grown up with this blog. 

I'm so thankful for the experiences, opportunities, and friendships I have gained from starting Take A Bite. It's helped me develop something that I truly enjoy, and I love it for that. I'm so interested to see where TAB heads in the coming years. 

And now for my favorite blog birthday tradition. Birthday toast. The only way to celebrate a website turning one year older...

Birthday Toast

Ingredients:
bread of choice
almond butter
sprinkles
candles (optional)

Directions:
Toast your bread, spread on almond butter and decorate with sprinkles. Sing happy birthday and take a bite!

Why does my hand make that look like the smallest piece of bread ever?? I promise it wasn't. Anyway, see more blog birthday posts here and here.

Annie

Bites of My Life

Crossing my finger's all these April showers bring May flowers. It rained almost everyday last week and it is forecasted to do the same this week. I love some good spring showers, but it's getting a little repetitive. So many good bites happened last week like trying new recipes, having mom in town for my last Mom's weekend, and Take a Bite turning 2!
It's been such a great last two years and I don't feel like I say thank you to y'all enough! TAB wouldn't be a thing if you didn't read it. Thank you for the encouraging comments, making my recipes, reading my posts and ignoring my grammar mistakes! Let's hope we can keep taking bites together for years to come!
-Fancied up yogurt.
-Cauliflower Crust Pizza with pesto, tomatoes, red onion, mozzarella and truffle oil. Make this recipe!
-Birthday toast because TAB turned 2 last week!
-Lentil tabouli-just simply lentils, parsley, red onion, tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, and s&p!
-Yoga in the park with my favorite yoga instructor!
-Bringing back my easy recipe for foil packet tilapia.
-Friday frito chili pie-cause it's the weekend!
-Loaded avocado toast with tahini, avo, onion and tomatoes.
-Pre-party cheese board.
-Best last Mom's weekend with Les!
-Sunday smoothie bowl, recipe coming this week!
-Shower numero dos for sister bride!
Annie

HBD TAB!

Take A Bite is two years old today! It was two years ago I decided to put all worries away and put dreams ahead to start my little baby. I cringe when I look back at some of my first posts. The layout, the topics, the pictures; sometimes I don't know what I was thinking. That being said I'm still so proud of those beginning posts for they were the foundation of what TAB is today.

Blog birthdays are fun, I feel like it's my own birthday! I'm celebrating this morning the same way I did last year with Birthday Toast for breakfast! It's a twist on Australian's Fairy Bread. Here Molly makes it three different ways. My favorite is Ezekiel bread, almond butter and sprinkles!

Make yourself a piece of piece of birthday toast and take a look back at Take A Bite with me...

My very  first post: yikes! Unsized pictures, Pinterest quotes (I hate quotes), it's just kind of all over the place.

TAB's birthday last year, look at what my heading used to be! Oh man I was so proud of that.

My favorite blog recipes: Homemade Pop Tarts,  Flourless Fudge Cookies,  Sea Salt Lavender White Chocolate Chip CookiesButternut Squash SoupChicken Salad with Blueberries, Feta and Corn,  Acorn Squash and Quinoa SaladBrussel Sprouts with Pistachios and AvocadoFoil Packet Tilapia & .

My most popular recipes: Texas Sheet Cake CookiesDouble Chocolate Coconut CookiesMarry Me CookiesCookie Butter Rice KrispiesChristmas CrackSnickerdoodle Bars &Verde Turkey Chili

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If only I could have a birthday party for TAB like this....maybe next year!

I was just a sweet innocent sophomore in college when I started TAB. I was so nervous what people would think of me and what I put on the internet. I've had some people poke fun here and there, but I've also had a lot of encouragement. There have been times where I'm totally obsessed with blogging then other times where I want to close it down. I'm so proud of this little site and what it's become. It's been a conversation starter, it's gotten me jobs, and it's given me opportunities I wouldn't have otherwise. Take A Bite is just a toddler, but here's to hopefully many years more!

Annie