Monday, August 23, 2010

It's the First Anniversary of "Stephanie Savors the Moment" & the Top Ten Recipes - so far!

WOW - I can't believe it's been a YEAR since starting this blog! With over 120 recipes from "Savor the Moment" under my belt and plans for the 10th Anniversary Celebration underway, I'm on the home stretch to completing my goal by November. What a milestone!

I have to say it's been quite an adventure so far and I've definitely learned alot. How to segment a grapefruit, the best way to melt chocolate, how to make bread from scratch - these are just a few of the skills I've picked up along the way. It's also been wonderful sharing the delicious recipes of the Junior League of Boca Raton's James Beard Award-winning Cookbook with family, friends and fellow bloggers. The fact that "Savor the Moment" was the FIRST Junior League Cookbook to ever win a James Beard Award - the culinary equivalent of an Oscar - is definitely something to be proud of!

As I mentioned, the Cookbook Committee has some fabulous plans in the works to celebrate the cookbook's 10th Anniversary, so stay tuned for more information! We have a fabulous committee this year that is looking forward to honoring "Savor the Moment" and the wonderful women who made it all happen. Cheers to you, Ladies!

Also, since I am frequently asked what some of my favorites are, I've decided to include a Top Ten list of the recipes I have made so far. Let me tell you, folks, it was no easy feat narrowing it down to ten! There are just so many excellent recipes to choose from. So, in no particular order, here goes...

My Overall Top Ten (so far!)
1.   Sun-Dried Tomato Mousse (pg. 72)
2.   Chutney Chicken Salad (pg. 130)
3.   Tomato Basil Seafood Stew (pg. 177)
4.   Roasted Sea Bass in Prosciutto (pg. 178)
5.   Grilled Swordfish with Tomato and Arugula Salsa (pg. 182)
6.   Rosemary Roasted Rack of Lamb with Cabernet Sauce (pg. 154)
7.   Mustard Pork Chops with Brie (pg. 165)
8.   Filet Mignon with Shallot Sauce (pg. 149)
9.   Frozen Lemon Mousse (pg. 246)
10. Fallen Chocolate Soufflé Cakes (pg. 254)

I hope you give these fabulous recipes a try and share them with your friends and family! Also, to purchase your copy of the fabulous, award winning "Savor the Moment" Cookbook, please click this link. Remember, ALL proceeds from cookbook sales go to support the Junior League of Boca Raton's local community projects. Thanks to all of you for the positive, encouraging comments and support and for making this journey so much fun - Cheers!



  1. Congrats Stephanie! I've enjoyed following you over the past year. Love hearing about all the events you attend and seeing the recipes that come about. Look forward to more great things from you in the future.

  2. Happy Blog Anniversary!!! What an accomplishment :)

  3. Hi Stephanie
    Happy Blog anniversary.
    It has been a absolute pleasure to visit your delightful work.
    Well done ♥

  4. Congrats on your blogiversary! Getting to one year is no easy feat. Thanks for posting the top ten! Now I know which recipes I REALLY REALLY need to try as opposed to just NEED to try.

  5. And a very Happy Anniversary to you!!!

    Many more.

  6. Congratulations on one year!!! YAY!!! I haven't been following long, but I'm glad I found you!

  7. If the year went quickly without notice by's certainly a sign of your passion and dedication to making and enjoying great food.
    May you be here with us nutty 'Foodies' for many years more.
    Happy 1st Stephanie ;o)

    Ciao for now,

  8. Happy first anniversary, Stephanie! Congratulations!

  9. Tanti auguri! Best wishes and congratulations Stephanie on your anniversary - great milestone, indeed. I look forward to more delicious posts!

  10. Congratulations on your blogiversary!

  11. Huge Congratulations on a smashing first year Steph! All your local fans are enjoying watching you expand your witty and astute approach to food and wine to a broader audience. Hopes for continued success in the next year year! Maybe a TV show ??????

  12. What a fabulous blog! I just made the Strawberry Streusel Key Lime Muffins for Brunch and they were a big hit!

    xoxo Melissa

  13. I'm a few days late but a very happy blogiversary to you Stephanie!!

  14. Thanks for all the Anniversary wishes! I greatly appreciate your all wonderful comments:)

  15. Dear Stephanie,
    Oodles of congratulations!!! Time does fly!! I love your recipes and I will be ordering your cookbook. ~Leslie


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