Best of BoB 2008

As some of you may know, I went back to work full time a couple of months ago. For about a year, BoB was my primary job. I’m still trying to figure out how to keep updating as frequently as I would like. I have been baking quite a bit for the past several weeks, so I do have many things to share with you. In the meantime, it seems like a review of the last year would be appropriate.

So, with no further preamble, here are the most popular posts from 2008. Click on the images to see the original post.


Brownie Peanut Butter Cups Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cheesecake Bars
Chocolate Chip Cupcakes Outrageous Chocolate Cookies
Chocolate Chip Muffins My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookies
Chocolate Mascarpone Brownies Chocolate-Glazed Hazelnut Mousse Cake
Dark Chocolate Chunk and Dried Cherry Oatmeal Cookies Paula Deen's Banana Pudding
Peanut Butter Pound Cake Peanut Butter Candy Bar Squares

And, a few of my favorites that didn’t make the list. Thanks, everyone, for a wonderful year. May your new year be happy and blessed!


Hazelnut Blondies Sweet and Salty Cake
Giandua Souffle Pear Bread
Butterscotch Cashew Bars Chocolate Layer Cake with Cream Cheese Frostings

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  1. Claire January 1, 2009 Reply

    Wow…those chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars and the cashew bars look SO good! Happy New Year!

  2. aulelia January 1, 2009 Reply

    wow; I just discovered your blog today and all I can say is WOW. You are a fantastic baker.

    Keep up the great work and brill photography!

  3. RecipeGirl January 1, 2009 Reply

    Mmmm. All delicious! I just posted my ’08 faves too.

    I wouldn’t worry too much about blogging regularly. I just visit you when I see a new post, however frequent or infrequent that may be!

  4. Stella January 1, 2009 Reply

    I really have to thank you for sharing the choc chip cheesecake bars, they’ve been my baking highlight 2008 next to marthas turtle bars! I even bought the book and after my family tasted them i had to bake them regularly! Have a wonderful new year, jen!

  5. ashley January 1, 2009 Reply

    happy new year! it all looks fabulous. i need me some chocolate now!

  6. Hayley January 1, 2009 Reply

    Wow, everything looks so delicious, I don’t know where to start! All the best for 2009.

  7. Amanda January 1, 2009 Reply

    I’m seeing a consistent theme here! Lots of chocolate :) I hope the transition from blogging to full-time work has been ok. It can be rough, but your work on this blog has been tirelessly fabulous. Have a great 2009!

  8. Monica H January 1, 2009 Reply

    I love that 90% of your creations involve chocolate- Happy New Year!!!

  9. Katrina January 1, 2009 Reply

    Love it all, seriously, love your blog and your food! Shh, sometimes I come here just to longingly look at some of your goodies!
    Happy New Year and may 2009 be a great one for you!

  10. Joy the Baker January 1, 2009 Reply

    That’s some crazy, good lookin chocolate goodness. One fine year! Happy New Year to you!

  11. JEP January 1, 2009 Reply

    Thanks for sharing your expertise with us this past year…it’s been a delicious experience!

  12. Rubydoo January 1, 2009 Reply

    Everything looks absolutely outstanding from 2008 on this website. Couldn’t help but notice most, if not all were, “chocolate” recipes………but hey, I am NOT complaining being a complete chocoholic myself!!! Best of everything to you in 2009 and keep sharing those recipes!!!

  13. Culinarywannabe January 2, 2009 Reply

    Chocolate! I’m seeing a trend with most of the favs! What a great year. Please keep everything up even though it has gotten a bit more difficult with your job and available time, because I love visiting your site and seeing all of your amazing treats!

  14. Carla January 2, 2009 Reply

    I really must know what type of camera you use because mine cannot take close-ups like yours! And I’m noticing a chocolate chip theme lol Hope everything is well with your new job.

  15. Tom January 2, 2009 Reply

    Well hey Jen sorry I’ve been so busy to say hello but I needed to pop on here and wish you all a Happy New Year. Thanks again for sharing all your goodies with us this past year…You do know if you ever have a problem getting rid of any of those left overs you can always send them to me. :o) Hoping everything works out with the new job & best of everything to you & family in 2009.

  16. Karen @ Mignardise January 3, 2009 Reply

    I’ll take one of each please…it all looks so delicious.
    I really enjoy your blog and look forward to whatever you can post in the new year.

  17. Nan (and Jim) January 3, 2009 Reply

    We vote for ALL of these being the best! The banana pudding is probably the all-around winner with me! I look forward to sampling many more of your treats in 2009. It is the least I can do….

  18. maggie January 3, 2009 Reply

    wow, all of those look amazing. what great pictures (and posts!) Happy new year!!!

  19. dawn January 3, 2009 Reply

    you really need to have your own food photo book put out…
    happy new year to you!

  20. jennifer January 3, 2009 Reply

    Thanks, everyone. You’re all too kind!

    Carla, we have a Nikon D200 with a 60mm macro lens.

  21. didem January 4, 2009 Reply

    everything wonderful,l like your recipes,happy new year…

  22. maria January 4, 2009 Reply

    mmmmmmmmmm delish. happy new year!

  23. Bunny January 4, 2009 Reply

    It’s all so beautiful , seriously beautiful.

  24. the caked crusader January 5, 2009 Reply

    There looks to be a lot of chocolate there – always a sign of a good year!

  25. Jane January 5, 2009 Reply

    Happy New Year! Best wishes for the coming year. I can only hope you DO continue to post fairly regularly because your recipes are DIVINE!!! There are a few there that I must try (and some I already have). I’m supposed to cut out sugar, though. Uh oh.

  26. lori January 6, 2009 Reply

    Lots of chocolate — never a bad thing. :P Happy new year and I hope you’ll be able to strike a happy balance between your work and the blog.

  27. Kristin January 6, 2009 Reply

    Chocolate chocolate chocolate! Do we see a theme?

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. I’ve tried many and have a very happy tummy as a result.

    Best wishes in the new year and as you transition back to full-time work. And no worries about how to get it all in… that will certainly come once you get used to things.

  28. Maria January 6, 2009 Reply

    Great review! I just love your blog!

  29. Stacie January 7, 2009 Reply

    I love how your whole blog is mostly made with something chocolaty! Yum!

  30. Hoang Sau January 8, 2009 Reply

    it’s cool. Thanks!

  31. The Duo Dishes January 13, 2009 Reply

    Awww man! Here’s hoping you’re able to keep up with what you love while juggling what you have to. :)

  32. May January 14, 2009 Reply

    I’m new to reading this blog and this is a great intro post for me! Woah chocolate! :D

  33. Stacie January 23, 2009 Reply

    Oh man, I really miss your blog posts, they are always so breathtaking! :)

  34. Brooke January 24, 2009 Reply

    I miss your posts! Screw the job–dessert is more important! Just kindding…sort of.

  35. Hendria January 25, 2009 Reply

    I have nominated your blog for the love blog award

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