5 Years


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. 


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. 


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. 


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


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


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!



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


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!