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Desserts
Oct
11
2008

Happy 1 Year Blogger-versary To Me!

Good Saturday night everyone. Yowza, how fast does a year go?!! It has been so much fun sharing my recipe creations with all of you who read them! I have learned so much this last year. Thanks for all of you who comment. It really makes my day to read all of your comments!


So, in celebration of my 1 year blogger-versary, I have created the best blondies in town, in my opinion! They were inspired by my visit to Chelsea Market during my recent trip to NY. They had a fab little brownie shop called the Fat Witch where I bought a white chocolate blondie that was heavenly! I quickly got to work in my kitchen and came up with my own version. I was hesitant at first about adding the raspberries, but whoa they are good tucked inside with the white chocolate.

Take a peek and make yourself some blondies!




Since it’s a celebration, seriously add the ice cream!





Raspberry White Chocolate Blondies

¼ Cup butter

¾ Cup white chocolate chips

½ Cup sugar

¼ Cup brown sugar

1 Cup flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

½ Cup white chocolate chips

2 eggs

2 Tablespoons sour cream

1 Cup fresh raspberries

½ Cup finely chopped pecans

2 Tablespoons sanding sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in microwave safe bowl. Stir in ¾ Cup white chips until melted and smooth. In a large bowl add the sugar, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, salt and ½ Cup white chips. In a small bowl whisk the eggs and sour cream. Pour into the dry ingredient bowl along with the melted white chip mixture. Mix until just combined.

2. Pour into an 8×8 inch baking dish lined with foil that’s been sprayed with cooking spray. Top evenly with 1 Cup raspberries. Mix the chopped pecans and sanding sugar in a small bowl until combined then sprinkle over top of blondies. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until toothpick comes clean from center.

9 blondies



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  1. 1
    The Food Librarian says:

    Congrats on your blognniversary (is that a word?!) Your blog is always fun to read and you make some yummy, yummy food!

  2. 2
    Barton Family says:

    Happy Versary….I am so happy for you and you are an inspiration for us cookers…I think cooking is a lost art and people like you are making it Fab again…Thank You!!!!

  3. 3
    cookienurse says:

    Thank you for the blondies and your blog! Happiness always!

  4. 4
    Barbara Bakes says:

    Congratulations on the anniversary! I can’t believe that you’ve only been doing it a year. Your blog is amazing! Those blondies look amazing too – I love raspberries!

  5. 5
    RecipeGirl says:

    One year? Wow, you’re doing such a great job! Must be a one- year thing… my blog is going to get a new look too!

    These look like good treats to celebrate your blogger-versary. Congrats!

  6. 6
    Lisa Shatzer says:

    Congrats on one year!!!! I love your blog. Great photography and yummy looking recipes. I’m new to your blog, but want to try some of your recipes soon. Keep up the great work! =)

  7. 7
    ~Priscilla~ says:

    congrats on one year! that went by fast – thanks for all the great posts. looking forward to the new look!

  8. 8
    Lorie says:

    Happy blogaversary! These blondies look YUMMY!

  9. 9
    Susie says:

    Happy Blogoversary!! That’s a huge accomplishment. And that recipe looks fantastic!!

  10. 10
    Emily says:

    Congrats Jenny! You make the world such a brighter place! Just visiting your blog with all of its glorious eye candy makes my day! (and the days of many others that I know!) Happy 1 year!

  11. 11
    Rachel says:

    These look delicious. My mouth is watering just looking at them. They look like they'll melt in your mouth! I'm going to have to try theses one! Thanks & congrats on 1 year!!!

    mysisterscucina.blogspot.com

  12. 12
    Poulsen Family says:

    Happy 1 Year! I found your blog not too long ago and have been very impressed! Best wishes!

  13. 13
    Sassy says:

    Congratulations on your year! You seem more experienced than just a year…all of your recipes are to die for…and these look way yummy…can’t wait to try them and how do you stay so thin eating such wonderful fun things????? You are awesome!

  14. 14
    JLR says:

    Cool! I was introduced to your blog on your one year mark! I’m already hooked, and I’ve sent your link it to my girl friends. Thanks for the great recipies WITH great pics.

  15. 15
    Jenny says:

    Thanks Food librarian!
    Who knows if bloggniversary is a word, I think we just made it up!

    Thanks Barton Family for your nice words!

    Thanks Cookienurse!

    Hi Barbara,
    I know, some days it seems longer than a year then other days it seems like I just started it all!

    Cool Jamie,
    Can’t wait to see your new blog too!

    Welcome Lisa,
    Glad you found me over here at Pick Palate! Enjoy.

    Thanks Priscilla, enjoy!

    Thanks Lorie and Susie!

    You are so sweet Emily! Thanks for your nice words. Right back at you too!

    Hi Rachel,
    These are probably one of my favorite creations to date. Do try them and let me know what you think!

    Thanks Poulsen family,
    Glad to have you here!

    Hi Sassy,
    A lot of giving away at my house. I can’t keep too much here, or I’d be 500lbs or more!

    JLR,
    Welcome, it’s great to have you. Hope you’ll find some goodies here!

  16. 16
    Maggie says:

    Congratulations on your Blogger-versary! It’s hard for me to imagine what life was like before Picky Palate. As we speak my husband is off to the grocery store to buy ingredients for three of your recipes that I will be making tomorrow! Thanks for sharing so many fabulous recipes!

  17. 17
    Rebekah says:

    Happy Blogiversary! I love looking at your blog and have enjoyed all the recipes I’ve tried!!!

  18. 18
    My Sweet & Saucy says:

    Wow, one year already!!! Congrats! I love checking out your blog!

  19. 19
    Laurie says:

    Wow! Honestly, a year is pretty young, and yet your blog is so well-done and incredibly successful. You are one very impressive woman.

    Picky Palate is literally one of my favorite blogs, and is always one of the first I look for in my Google Reader. Even if I can’t find the time to try out some of your recipes, your photography is total eye candy enough! I think it’s incredibly clever that you post several pictures; that is your signature!

    Congratulations! I wish for you many, many more years of bloggy success!!!

  20. 20
    HoneyB says:

    Happy Blognniversary! Mine is coming up in Decemeber!

    You brownies look awesome. I am thinking fresh cranberries would work well in this also! Yumm!

  21. 21
    Lucy says:

    Congrats, Jenny!!! And… a fabulous treat earmarking this special occasion!!

  22. 22
    Beth says:

    Congratulations. Ive got to make these, they look awesome. Can’t wait to see the new look!

  23. 23
    Brooke says:

    Wow, Wow, Wow. Congrats on a year….your blog is my go-to blog, so I’m looking to many more years. Can’t wait for your new look….

  24. 24
    Patsyk says:

    Happy Blogger-versary! I have been enjoying your blog for just part of that time, and as you know (from my comments) it’s a daily read for me! I just love your creative way with recipes… I hope to get more creative on my own throughout the rest of my first year of blogging because of your inspiration!

  25. 25
    carol says:

    Happy 1 year Blogga-versary Jenny! Sorry-had to put the MA accent in there!!! Here’s to you-all your wonderful stories and recipes make my day!
    I hope fresh raspberries-which I love-drop some in price at the grocery store so I can try these…I can dream can’t I?
    Here’s to you!
    P.S…thank you for the nice comments you left on Bunny’s Warm Oven blog about my 2 main dish meals-coming from you, I consider that a HUGE honor!!! 🙂

  26. 26
    Aggie says:

    Happy blogiversary! Your blog is awesome Jenny, one of the first I found when I started blogging…I was hooked at first read!

    Your blondies look delicious!!!

  27. 27
    Stephanie says:

    Happy Blogger-versary!!! These look wonderful.

  28. 28
    Mary says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your blondies are really tempting – can’t wait to try them.

  29. 29
    Mary Ann says:

    Congratulations! That is great that you have been sharing your wonderful, creative recipes for a year! These blondies look perfectly delicious. White chocolate and raspberries are two of my favorites!

  30. 30
    Sara says:

    Happy Anniversary!! I love your blog and all of your recipes that I’ve tried have been wonderful! 🙂 Of course, these blondies looks fantastic.

  31. 31
    Dawn says:

    How many posts have you done? I’m sure its way up there. I only wish I had found you sooner as you have some of the best recipes around.
    Happy Blogversary indeed!!

  32. 32
    StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    Happy Blogiversary! Here’s to many more!

    Love the blondies!

  33. 33
    Helene says:

    Congratulations! I hope you continue to share wonderful recipes for many years with us.

  34. 34
    Allie says:

    Congrats it seems like you’ve been doing this forever. Look forward to all the years to come!

  35. 35
    Leslie says:

    Happy Blog Birthday to you Jenny!!!
    I hope to be reading the Picky Palate 10 years from now!

  36. 36
    Candy says:

    Happy Blog Day to You! I so enjoy your blog. Thanks for taking the time to share!

  37. 37
    Cristine says:

    Happy anniversary! Your blog is truly inspirational!

    The blondies look amazing!

  38. 38
    Bob says:

    Congratz on a year! Like they say, most blogs fail in their first couple months… or is that restaurants? Whatever, your blog is great. Keep it up. 🙂

  39. 39
    Denissa says:

    Congrats!! I’m excited to see what more yummy recipes you’ll share!
    The 11th was mine and my hubby’s
    11th anniversary 🙂

  40. 40
    Lisa says:

    Happy Anniversary to you! Can’t wait to see your new look. Great blondies to celebrate with.

  41. 41
    That Girl says:

    Happy Bloggerversary!

  42. 42
    Tasty Trends says:

    congrats on your bloganniversary!!! i thought you were doing this blog for a LONG time! its awesome!

    these blondies look so delicious!

  43. 43
    Nicky says:

    Congratulations Jenny and what a way to celebrate!
    Looking forward to another year of mouthwatering creations!
    Love and laughter -xo-

  44. 44
    Satisfying my Sweet Tooth says:

    I just had a white chocolate raspberry mini bundt came from a cute little bakery and have been craving the combo ever since. These look SO good! And happy blogger-versary! You are truly so talented!

  45. 45
    Pamela says:

    Congrats to you on a very successful and inspiring year! Love your blog, keep up the great work.

  46. 46
    Barbara says:

    Happy Blognniversary, Ginny! My this year has gone by fast. Your recipes and pictures are so great. This Blondie looks fabulous. I think you have outdone yourself this time.
    I wish you many more Blognniversaries!

  47. 47
    Steph says:

    Congrats Jenny! Time does fly doesn’t it! Great recipe too!

  48. 48
    jeri says:

    Happy Blogiversary! What a great recipe too – I need to get me some of that!

  49. 49
    Sara says:

    MMMM…Those look delicious. Thanks for your fun and inspiring recipes. I have passed your blog along to several of my foodie friends. You always give me great ideas.

  50. 50
    Pam says:

    I am going to try these. I love raspberry with white chocolate. They look delicious Jenny. Happy blogger-versary.

  51. 51
    go boo boo says:

    Happy Anniversary! Your recipes look amazing (I say look, because I google reader star 98% of your posts with really good intentions to make them the next day…someday). I loved your “reminded me of Paris, even though I’ve never been there”..I am so with you.

  52. 52
    The Inexperienced Foodie says:

    way to go on your 1 year anniversary! i hope to learn from you on blogging, those blondies look delish!

  53. 53
    Emiline says:

    HAPPY BLOGGER-VERSARY! Yay!!!!
    Thank you for all your hard work. You have a wonderful blog…congrats.

    Mine is on Tuesday. I suppose I’ll have to make something special.

    Raspberry blondies sound great!

  54. 54
    The Inexperienced Foodie says:

    congrats on your win

  55. 55
    Katherine Aucoin says:

    Congratulations on you Blog Anniversary! Your blondies look awesome!

  56. 56
    Susan Macaluso says:

    Congratulations on your first year! I just started this past summer. I have a giveaway!! So, it’s another ocntest you can enter!
    http://warmbunny.blogspot.com

  57. 57
    Donna in VA says:

    Those look sinfully delicious! I’m making them tonight!!!!

    Congrats on your anniversary!

  58. 58
    Sara says:

    Yummy blondies, and congrats on the 1 year blogger-versary! Love your blog and look forward to the new look!

  59. 59
    Laura says:

    What white chocolate chips do you buy? I have not found a brand that I like. I almost think it would be better to buy my own white chocolate and just chop it up.

  60. 60
    Jenny says:

    Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! I enjoy reading them.

    Laura,
    You could absoulutely buy your own white chocolate and chop it up. I just buy whatever is at the grocery store. No specific brand. Good luck!

  61. 61
    Deborah says:

    What a great way to celebrate!! Congrats on your 1 year!

  62. 62
    Marcella says:

    Over the past 2 weeks I have used so many of your recipes! Now all my friends are talking about their fav recipes from Picky Palate! Keep up the great work! You make me look good at the dinner table, Thanks!

  63. 63
    Kaime says:

    Congrats! I have to say you deff make the best food. You never fail me and not only does the recipes you make taste so good but they are so simple.
    THANK YOU!!!

  64. 64
    Live.Love.Eat says:

    Yay. Happy Blogiversary to you!!!!!! It’s always a joy coming here to see what you whipped up. The Blondies look outstanding!!!!

  65. 65
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Hapy blooger-versary!!!!! What a sweet year, my dear! Keep up the good work! I’ve heared of fat witch, I haven’t had her brownies/blondies but I don’t think I need them, after seeing yours!!! They look amazing and don’t worry, I’ll add the ice cream!

  66. 66
    Bridgett says:

    Congrats! These look perfectly decadent.

  67. 67
    Kara, Garrick, Rylee and Jadyn says:

    Happy Blogger-versary! I really enjoy your site and your many mouthwatering dishes, thanks for sharing!!!!

  68. 68
    CookiePie says:

    WOW – those look amazing!!! Especially with the ice cream melting on top… yum! Happy Blogiversary!!

  69. 69
    Care says:

    YEAH!! Congrats to you and to the rest of us for finding you. I wish you nothing but sweet and yummy abundance for the next great year! Thanks for always sharing your upbeat thoughts and delicious treats

  70. 70
    *Priscilla* says:

    congrats on this new look jenny! n-e-a-t!

  71. 71
    Bunny says:

    Happy Anniversary Jenny! These look wonderful!

  72. 72
    Diana says:

    What a cute blog look! I love the high heels!

  73. 73
    Maria says:

    Happy one year to you! These blondies look awesome! Love the white chocolate in them!

  74. 74
    Meg says:

    What a wonderful flavor combination! Happy blog anniversary a day or two late!

  75. 75
    susan says:

    Congratz on your blogger-versary! those blondies look terrific~!

  76. 76
    Claire says:

    Happy blogiversary! You’ve had a great year!!! These blondies look great.

  77. 77
    Brindi says:

    Love your new header. I do miss your dream kitchen – but truth be told, that is how I rock out my local Walmart – high heels and a grocery cart. Congrats on your one year anniversary! Thanks for always providing such delicious recipes!

  78. 78
    Sharon says:

    Congrats!! I love your new look 🙂 Oh, and these blondies…YUM!

  79. 79
    Hillary says:

    Love the new layout. I just made the pumpkin spice cookies. They were delicious. Also made your shredded beef taco cups with corn salsa and they were awesome. I made them for a dinner group I am in. We have four families that we each take a night monday-thursday and make a main dish and drop it off at each others houses on our night. We plan out our calendars for four or five months and rotate between chicken, beef and other dishes. We just met to plan our next four months and I am going to be using so many of your recipes. I am exciting to try them all. Thanks for your recipes. Can’t wait to try your blondies.

  80. 80
    Anne says:

    Happy blogaversary! 🙂 I love the new look and I think blondies are the perfect way to celebrate- keep up the great work!

  81. 81
    The Curtis Family says:

    Jenny how perfectly sassy of you :). What are you talking about you don’t shop in heels? I totally do.

    Love the new look.

  82. 82
    Amy~ says:

    Congrats on a year! I love your blog so keep up the good food! Those bl;ondies will be mine. oh yes they will.

  83. 83
    Mandy says:

    The new look is luscious! I love it!

  84. 84
    The Blonde Duck says:

    Those look wonderful! I adore them!

  85. 85
    Stephanie says:

    I love the new look – those shoes in your header are adorable! But I will miss looking at that awesome kitchen…

  86. 86
    Lore says:

    Wow, what a great new look (I had to check the sidebar for your photo to make sure I’m in the right place :D)! And happy blogoversary!! Here’s for many more to come

  87. 87
    Jaime says:

    happy blogiversary! i can’t believe your blog is so “young”

    i love white chocolate and raspberry together…great creation!

  88. 88
    Lorrie says:

    I made these brownies for Boss’ Day today. Everyone in the office absolutely loved them! Kuddos to you for creating such a great treat. THANKS!

  89. 89
    Lori Lynn says:

    Congrats on your one year anniversary! The raspberry white chocolate blondies, a fine way to celebrate.

  90. 90
    PaniniKathy says:

    Happy Blogiversary!! Congrats on what’s been quite a year of accomplishment. And love the new look – tres swanky! Well, you had me at the blondies but then the ice cream just put me over the top 🙂

  91. 91
    Janene says:

    I loved this recipe so much I decided to make it as a gift for my Mother-in-law’s birthday. Although I loved it the first time. My gift recipient loves walnuts so I combined chopped walnuts with a little butter and brown sugar for the topping and then sprinkled sugar in the raw over the top. I added more raspberries. It was wonderful! Thank you for sharing your ideas and recipes with us!

  92. 92
    PheMom says:

    Hey! Happy blogger-versary to you (belated!). I really like the new look by the way, those heels and the cart are awesome! 🙂

    I think your blondies look really amazing and pretty.

  93. 93
    Tracy says:

    Happy blogger-versary! Wow, I can’t believe it’s only been a year! Your blog looks so professional.

  94. 94
    queenoftheclick says:

    Happy blogger-versary!

  95. 95
    Donna in VA says:

    Oh my goodness! I just made these this past weekend and they are to die for! I just posted about them giving you kudos!

    Thanks!

  96. 96
    Tami says:

    These blondies are amazing!! I am linking to this recipe from my blog as the treat for the week! Thanks for all you do.

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    Anna says:

    Everytime I come to your website, which is amost everyday since I discovered it, I find another recipe I want to make!! These look so delicious, I can’t wait to make them!!!

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    What is “sanding” sugar? Confectionary????


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