My "back porch" is my kitchen, my favorite room in the house. Come on in, the coffee is fresh, and I just made a pitcher of sweet tea. The cookies will be out in a minute. I have over 40 years of recipes to share with you, along with my opinion on everything. Oh my, you are right, it is cocktail time. What can I get you? Of course I can make you a Mint Julep! Stop by anytime, something is always cooking, and the back door is never locked.

Bon Appetit, Y'all

Friday, January 7, 2011

Feel Good Friday - One Year Later

Can you believe it has been one year today since I posted my first recipe on Beverly's Back Porch. What is even harder to believe is that it was a recipe for Cheesy Dog Treats. Boy, I was certainly going for the extreme gourmet in my collection. It doesn't matter, I still make them twice a month for my little angels, Annie and Mazzy, and their friends. Their best friend, Harper (lab). weighs about 10 times more than they do so that involves making little, little treats and big, big treats. If you really love your doggies you will make some also.

Enough of the dog treats, lets move on.

This is simply a great big THANK YOU to all of you that have taken the time to read and comment on the blog. I truly feel like I know you from reading your posts and consider you all my friends.

I am going to have to single out one person that has been a true inspiration to me this year in the cooking department. For 50 years I have not been able to make yeast breads from scratch. Because of my friend Joyce at OctoberFarm I can now make fabulous bread, No Knead Rosemary, No Knead Rye, Italian, rolls, and on and on. I am a bread maker! It's not all about the bread either. Her recipes are just the best. Plus I'm in love with her dog Teddy. Thank you Joyce, it just feels good being your friend.

Jump on over to The Girl Next Door Grows Up for more Feel Good Fridays.

Hope to see you all for another wonderful year!!!


  1. Congrats on your blog-a-versary, Bev. I've enjoyed your recipes so much over the past few months as well as our friendship.

    Here's to another year of getting to know each other. :)

  2. I am so glad I found your blog and do enjoy your recipes. Congrats on one year of blogging.

  3. Congratulations! I hope Annie & Mazzy take you for a nice walk to celebrate! You've been wonderful to me this past year and I appreciate it so much.

  4. Dear Aunt Beverly,
    I am so happy when I get your cookies. I drool at the thought! I am also proud to be considered Mazzy and Annie's best friend.

    Love you,

  5. congratulations for a year! it's a great site and here's hoping for another year!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS!!! Didn't see your link at FGF so I thought I'd stop by and make sure you were ok. 1 missed one week, then Erika took 2 weeks off and it has been forever since I visited you. It isn't a Feel Good Friday without you!!


  7. WOW! One year...that is awesome! I hope I can make it that long!...:)JP

  8. congratulations on the one year...i saw you at joyce's today and saw that you were making FAVORITE. i have 2 giant potatoes here in my kitchen with just that in mind....

    happy to have you as a blog buddy too :-)

    isn't joyce THE BEST !!! we are all lucky to have her.

    sending blogging love,
    kary and teddy

  9. Happy Blog anniversary! You have posted enough great recipes for a big cookbook. I have enjoyed all the ones I have tried and want to try many more.

  10. Wow! This year has flown by!
    Congratulations! You are a wonderful addition to the blog-o-sphere!


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