The Best of Nik Snacks ~ Nik Snacks

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On 9:58 PM by Nikki @ NikSnacks   17 comments
Last week marked my 1st blog anniversary (blogoversary? blogaversary? blogiversary? I foresee this word being added to Webster in 2012).



Rather than celebrate with flourish and fanfare (we'll leave that for next year), I'll lay out my blog goals for 2009 and post my 12 favorite posts from 2008.





Resolutions Goals



1. I want to post once a week. I'm much too busy and a little too lazy to keep up and post every other day. The once-a-week post will be chockful of things, so the content nor the photos will diminish in quality.

2. I want to focus more on local food. Now that I've gotten involved in my local Slow Food chapter, I've really changed the way I look at food, where it comes from, and what I do with it before it gets to my table. I've moved away from Winston-Salem twice and I always seem to come back. There's something about this area that keeps me here. I don't know what it is, but I think it's something about the food.


3. I want to review cookbooks. I have oodles of cookbooks. I only consult a select few because I don't see the need to have cookbooks that overlap genres, recipes, or trends...just because it's got a celebrity chef endorsement or James Beard Foundation seal of approval. I've got to LOVE a book before I buy it. I've got to feel that I can't live without it.

4. I want to write a cookbook. I have hundreds of original recipes that are begging to be published in a laminated, glossy (or matte...) covered and bound booklet with my face on the cover (or in the back... that's acceptable, too). I started this blog as a creative outlet and I see my potential in every ASCII-character, graphic, and comment. I know I can do it.
5. I want to expand my knowledge and repertoire to include alternative foods and ingredients. I'm totally into gluten-free and vegan food right now. I've been incorporating natural and organic foodstuffs in my recipes for the past year. I want to ramp it up and really become an expert in that area: cooking & baking.
The Best of Nik Snacks 2008

17 comments:

Darius T. Williams said...

Congrats on making it a year...isn't it amazing how the time is flying?

kat said...

Congrats on making it 1 year Nikki...the fun has just begun!

Bellini Valli said...

These are all excellent goals Nik:D

Foodycat said...

Happy blogoversary! I look forward to riding along with you while you achieve your goals.

Dawn said...

Yes, you can do it. I would love to make my own cookbook too, but first I have to finish my first novel. But, yep, you can do it!

Teresa Cordero Cordell said...

Happy blogoversary Nikki. I know you can write your own cookbook. Have you checked out Gloria Chadwick's (Cookbook Cuisine) new site? Its a cookbook writers classroom. She has lots of experience in writing and is willing to help anyone interested in getting their book off the ground. My money's on you my friend. Great goal for 2009.

Ivy said...

Good luck with your goals Nikki, I am sure your cookbook will be very successful. Happy Blogoversary.

Natashya said...

Good luck achieving all of your goals for the new year.

Hendersonville Epicurean said...

Great goals, Nikki. Don't see any reason why you shouldn't achieve each and every one of them!

Jo said...

woohoo! happy anniversary! and you looked wonderful in that video! go on girl... you got it goin' on!

Vicci said...

Happy Blog-iversary Nikki!

MrOrph said...

Congratulations on the 1 year!

Keep it up.

recipes2share said...

Happy Birthday & congratulations on your first year!

Lys said...

Happy Blogaversary (??) Nik!!! I say write the cookbook. You put it out there and you will get it done.

glamah16 said...

Here is to all of your goals and dreams. Make it happen.

Aggie said...

I'm a little late but...Happy 1 year blogiversary!! Can't wait to check out your "best" and loved reading your goals. They are good ones. Best wishes to you and keep up the awesome work! Write that cookbook!!!

Complaint Department Manager said...

Damn, and here I thought "I" took some time off. Congrats on the 1 year on the blog.