Thank You and a Prize

May has been an incredible month for me and my little blog. And I have you to thank you for that. More views, more likes and more comments than any month before. In fact, the number of views in May, rivals all the people who live in my hometown.

There are some people who deserve a lot of the credit. First, and most importantly, the person that I love to bake and cook for the most, my partner Greg. He’s the guy that frequently gets stuck with the “less than photograph-able” baked goods. He also has to wait to eat dinner until I’m done getting all of the photos taken. On the plus side, he always gets the cookie dough-covered mixer blade to enjoy. Without his never-ending support, there would be no Made by Mike. Second, to all my friends and co-workers that never have a problem eating all the treats I bring to work and get-togethers. Without you, I’d be tipping close to 500 pounds. Finally, to my good friend Jason who did a guy a tremendous favor. He redesigned my logo and gave my blog a more professional look. That new logo energized me to work on Made by Mike more consistently.

So thanks for a great May. I look forward to an even better June.  In the meantime, I’d like to give one of you loyal readers a thank you gift. Comment below, in this blog post, with your favorite item that I made in May. A list of those items is below. I will randomly select a comment and that person will receive a year’s subscription to Everyday Food magazine. (U.S. resident only. Contest ends on Sunday, June 3, 5 pm eastern time.)

1. Orange-Vanilla Meringue Swirls

2. Vanilla-Sugar Palmiers with Chocolate Drizzle

3. Peanut Butter – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

4. Cappuccino Brownies

5. Chocolate Malted Whopper Cookies

6. Oatmeal Cream Pies

7. Blueberry Crumb Cake

8. Frozen Honey Cream

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About mike @ made by mike

Blogger. Baker. Picture Taker. I live near Akron, Ohio with my partner Greg, Ted the wonder dog, and a pantry full of flour and sugar.

Posted on May 31, 2012, in All About Greg, Food & Drink, Martha Stuff, Prizes!!!. Bookmark the permalink. 37 Comments.

  1. Everything looks good, but I especially love the swirls on the meringue! Going to have to try that soon=)

  2. tiffany drape

    oatmeal cream pies. hands down!

  3. Peanut Butter – Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies! of course! I just love your visuals and how to! You do such a good job and inspire me to cook! My goal is to try these babies soon!
    Thanks Mike!

  4. Oatmeal cream pies. Maybe one of my top “Made By Mike” original treats ever!

  5. Definitely the oatmeal cream pies.. takes me back to when I was a kid and those were always a treat my mom kept around.

  6. I don’t qualify because I’m Canadian :) Isn’t it so exciting to see your blog get so many views?!? The whopper cookies would be my favorite! :)

  7. I don’t know how to choose between the oatmeal cream pies and the chocolate malted whopper cookies. Yummm!

  8. It’s a toss up between the brownies and the oatmeal cream pies!

  9. Congratulations! You deserve it! Your blog is really great and I am super happy to be following your adventures in the kitchen.

    I vote for palmiers! Because I am a butter/puff pastry addict :-)

  10. I’m especially excited to try the Frozen Honey Cream. And I’m glad I discovered your blog this month–I still need to delve into your archives, and I’m sure there will be some great treats there.

  11. I’m in a brownie mood lately so I pick the cappuccino brownies for sure! I already subscribe to Everyday Food (and love it!) so I just wanted to congratulate you on having a great blog month and tell you that I nominated you for a Food Stories award!

  12. amy marantino

    i liked the Oatmeal Cream Pies

  13. Blueberry Crumb Cake! Congrats on a great month! May June be even better!

  14. Oh Mike….cookies cookies cookies :) and by that I mean: the wonderful lovely great peanut butter chocolate oatmeal cookies :)

  15. Peanut Butter,Choc.Chip,Oatmeal cookies for sure! I will try baking a batch and test them against the cookie bakers that you grew up with on Woodland.Just found your blog and really enjoy it!

  16. robyn Shondel

    Blueberry crumb cake!

  17. Chocolate Whopper cookies. Without a doubt.

  18. mmmm oatmeal cream pies….

  19. The meringue swirls are amazing, but the chocolate whopper cookies were one of my fav things to make too!

  20. Those meringues are really beautiful, but I really liked the honey ice cream. Maybe because it’s been blazing hot this week.

  21. oatmeal cream pie!!!!

  22. Ok, I’m sorry I couldn’t choose just one!! The Honey Cream gets a nod because it inspired me to play around with some other flavors, and the oatmeal cream pie gets a nod because it brings back happy childhood memories :-) Glad to know you had a great month of May!

  23. So happy for your success, I’ve been reading since 2010. My favorite is the Vanilla-Sugar Palmiers with Chocolate Drizzle, I haven’t made them but they look delicious!

  24. Have to go with the Blueberry Crumb Cake love Dorie Greenspan and I overbought blueberries so I will be making it this weekend.

  25. Cappuccino Brownies, without a doubt! I’ve been looking for a good brownie recipe that’s not too much more work than a boxed mix…I may have found a winner w/ these!

  26. Definitely peanut butter-chocolate chip oatmeal cookies — every fav cookie wrapped into one! Happy to have discovered your blog and love your photography!

  27. I love the meringue swirls and plan to make some similar myself very soon!

  28. Cappuccino brownies are my favorite! But I haven’t tried the meringue swirls yet. It’s on my list.

  29. I’m going to vote for the Chocolate Malted Whopper cookies because Whoppers are my favorite candy. Can’t wait to try them.

  30. My vote would go to the cappuccino brownies. I love coffee and I love brownies- so these sound perfect! Here’s to many more goodies!

  31. Hi Mike
    Thanks for liking my Scone post and for following my blog. I really like your site, espeicially the photographs and, of course, the recipes. I’m defintely going to make your blueberry crumb cake.

  32. Forgot to say, don’t enter me in your prize draw. I’m not a US resident. I live in Edinburgh, Scotland!

  33. Thank you for posting such great stuff! :)

  34. thanks for liking our post. we’re pretty new at this and its always encouraging. we love your blog-those orange meringue swirls…yummm. we’re happy to meet you, mike.

  35. Hmmmm, all the recipes look so good, I can’t decide…so I’ll have to make them all!!?? Love your re-styled {very professional} blog and the photos are awesome!

  36. one ordinary day

    That’s awesome, Mike. :) You have a great blog and deserve the attention!

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