Tuesday, June 14, 2011

1 whole year of Aloha: Yinz Mangia

Today marks the one year anniversary of this blog!  Exactly 365 days ago I told you about my lasagna and have been reporting my cooking, baking, and eating experiences with you ever since. 

Let's recap the year! 

The best parts:

Learning to make my favorite dessert of all time, cannoli
Carrying on the Pittsburgh tradition of a wedding cookie table to Arizona
Getting my first, and second, Le Creuset items
Marking holidays with lovely desserts - My Goddaughter's 4th Birthday, My 25th, and Valentine's Day
Dressing as a pierogie for Halloween
Having my first really fancy restaurant experience

The farthest-from-the-best parts:

Chocolate orange cheesecakes
Primanti Brothers Part II - the post that never followed up Primanti Brother's Part I, due to post-Super Bowl misery!


This will be the 82nd post
There are 21 followers
There have been 3,925 visits to this page

I really enjoy sharing my food with you, through stories and pictures, and in real life.  Hopefully you enjoy reading about it and eating it.  My goal is to make you hungry, give you inspiration to cook, convince you to try new foods, and if nothing else, make you laugh.

Happy Birthday, Aloha: Yinz Mangia! 

To celebrate, I'll be hosting a Blog Birthday Brunch party next weekend!  I've invited my friends and plan on serving a menu of brunch finger foods, as follows:

  • Mini quiche
  • Mini strawberry muffins 
  • Waffle, nutella, and banana sandwiches
  • Fruit kebabs

What's a party without drinks?  We'll also have:

  • Pineapple mimosas
  • Bloody Marys
  • Irish coffee
Of course, if you can't make it to the party, I'll tell you all about it later!

I suppose I should set some goals for the next year...
  • Cook a whole turkey for Thanksgiving
  • Bake more often, and with more patience
  • Eat and cook many new things
  • Become a "blog of note"! 
Thanks so much for reading my blog, or at least looking at the pictures!  If you're here, "follow" Aloha: Yinz Mangia, it makes me seem more legit, and please leave comments and let me know what you think.  I'm always open to new recipes, suggestions, and any reason to celebrate with food!


  1. Congrats Ang! I am very proud of you, you little YINZER:)

  2. Thanks Mal! Now please come visit :)

  3. And I've loved every single minute of it!!!


  4. Thanks, Brooke! You're the #1 fan, no doubt. Maybe for the 2nd birthday I'll give out awards :)