Three Years

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Baked by Rachel turns THREE today!

I’m truthfully shocked I’ve made it this far. There are few things that have lasted longer and I can probably count them on one hand. I promise I’ll be sharing this recipe with you in the coming days. It’s so seriously good you have to make it… just because or for your sweetie for Valentine’s Day!

In the meantime, here are some of my favorite recipes from the last three years. These are recipes my entire family loves and many we’ve made over and over… that good! 

Apple coffee cake muffins <– moist and loaded with apples. If you make one muffin in your life, it should be this one.
English muffin bread
White chocolate peppermint bark cheesecake
Margaritas <– just yes :) But now I make these with cranberry juice because that’s my fav.
Frozen lemonade
NY Times chocolate chip cookies <– if you haven’t made these, trust me and just make them. They’re amazing and worth the 24 hour wait!
Gingerbread kiss cookies
Bacon and barbecue chicken pizza
Pork stuffed wontons <– making these tonight for dinner!
Apple Snickerdoodle cobbler
German apple pie <– I want this for my birthday. No cake. Just pie. Apple pie. German apple pie.
Parmesan scalloped potato stacks
Apple cinnamon fruit leather
Slow cooker loaded potato soup
Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup
Slow cooker Italian wedding soup

What was your favorite from the last three years?

Also… we have a serious blizzard heading this way, so if you’re like me… you’re stocking up on supplies for the storm and crossing your fingers the power stays on. Keep your fingers crossed tightly for us. The latest predictions for here were last up to  38″. If I disappear for a while…blame the blizzard of ’13 for knocking out the power.

Stay warm with these comforting slow cooker recipes!


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40 Responses to “Three Years”

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    Cindy B. — February 7, 2013 at 7:29 am

    Happy 3 years, Rachel! Hope you have many, many more :)

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 7:45 am

      Thank you! :)

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — February 7, 2013 at 7:38 am

    Happy 3 years! Um, snow storm = baking extravaganza! Hope you keep power and stay warm.

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 7:44 am

      Thank you! And fingers crossed reaaal tight! :)

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    Avery @ Southern Belle Living Well — February 7, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Happy Three Years!I was really glad to see list of different recipes, I get super-excited when bloggers to that. A friend and I are being each other’s “Valentine” just for fun, and so I’m definitely wanting to add some sort of cookie to my present for her. The NY Chocolate Chip sounds perfect!

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 7:45 am

      They’re SO good. Definitely a perfect addition to your present. :)

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    Brian @ A Thought For Food — February 7, 2013 at 7:57 am

    Happy 3rd Blog Bday! Woot! Isn’t it crazy how quickly time goes by?

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 9:37 am

      Thanks! And seriously, it flew by!

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    Joyce — February 7, 2013 at 8:00 am

    well, I am a new follower-your recipes are amazing and your photography is wonderful!! Congrats on three years and stay safe and warm!

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 9:39 am

      Thank you! So glad you found me and I hope you enjoy the recipes. :)

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    Amanda — February 7, 2013 at 8:50 am

    Yay You!! What an awesome accomplishment! And just look at all the amazingness you have brought to the world. Well done my friend!

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 9:40 am

      Aw you’re sweet. Thanks, Amanda!

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    Amy @Very Culinary — February 7, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Making something several times, as a food blogger, is definitely a testament to how good it is! Happy 3rd, Rachel! Glad to share this pig pond with you :D Hunker down and stay warm! Oy.

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 9:41 am

      It truly is proof that something is extra good. lol “oy” indeed!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — February 7, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Happy happy blog birthday, Rachel! That German apple pie is calling my name like MAJOR.

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 9:42 am

      Thanks! If you’re as big of an apple pie fan as I am, you’re sure to love it!

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    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen — February 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Happy 3 years, lady! If you’re up to 38″, I don’t even want to know what I’m at. Still sitting here in denial looking at the grass outside my window ;) And if this ridiculous storm does actually happen, either those apple muffins or the NY Times cookies are getting made (assuming we have power) b/c both have been on my list forever!

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 9:43 am

      Haha! When I last checked, your number had dropped significantly… maybe 15″ but even that’s crazy.

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    Julie @ Table for Two — February 7, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Happy bloggy bday, Baked by Rachel! hehe – good luck riding out the storm, you know you & i will be texting ;) stay warm and eat all the cupcakes to celebrate! haha

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

      Absolutely!! Sadly the cupcakes didn’t stand a chance at making it to the storm. Oops.

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    Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings — February 7, 2013 at 9:53 am

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY/BIRTHDAY!!!!

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — February 7, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Happy blogiversary, Rachel! That’s a big accomplishment, Congrats!!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 7, 2013 at 10:08 am

    Happy 3rd bloggerversary! We’re suppose to get a big storm too, not 38″ {holy crap that’s a lot of snow!} but I’ll be keeping you in my prayers! :)

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

      The amounts are seriously astonishing! Hopefully they’re wrong, in a serious way.

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    Carla @ Carlas Confections — February 7, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! I am right around my 1st blog bday :) Great compilation of recipes, and you know I love the pizza haha ;) My mom made your loaded potato soup (she found the recipe before I even did) and she said its one of her faves! Congrats and I hope you keep going. I love all your recipes Rachel!

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

      Aww thanks, Carla! I love when the pizza pops up on IG ;) So glad your mom liked the soup!

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    Michelle L. — February 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Happy blog-iversary!!

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    a farmer in the dell — February 7, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Happy Three year. And cheers to many more years to come!!! I love your blog :)

    • Rachel — February 7th, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

      Thank you :)

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 7, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    Yay! Congrats on 3 years, Rachel!! Cheers to many more :-)

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — February 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I hope the blizzard just passes you by. :)

    And happy three year blogging anniversary! I know how you feel with stuff not lasting very long. I didn’t even think I’d make it a year. Three is a big accomplishment. Gotta go check out that English muffin bread now!

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    Paula — February 7, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    Happy 3rd blog anniversary Rachel! Best wishes for much continued success.

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    Joanne T Ferguson — February 7, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    G’day! Happy third birthday! HIP! HIP!! HIP HIP!!
    Well done and enjoy!!! And loved the English Muffin Bread as “inspired” by you! :)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — February 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday!!!!

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    Liz — February 8, 2013 at 2:26 pm

    Stay warm! And congratulations on three years!

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    Rachael — February 8, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Happy 3 years Rach!!! Here’s to 3 more!! Your blog has become one of my favorites!!!! Very pretty cupcakes also!!

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    Yvonne @ bitter baker — February 9, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Happy Birthday! That’s such a cute cupcake!

    • Rachel — February 10th, 2013 @ 9:00 am

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Caroline @ chocolate & carrots — February 10, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! I hope you guys are staying warm up there!

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    Tracy — February 12, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Happy blogoversary! Here’s to many more years of your amazing blog! :-)

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