Friday, April 1, 2011

Welcome to the party!


My name is Joy, and I welcome you to the party.  Have your choice of beverage and lots of sweet dessert recipes.

I'm a Christian wife and mother who loves to write.  I'm a journalist and teacher turned homeschooling mom and have been blogging for four years.  Joy of Desserts celebrated its third year in March.  I tell you all about myself and my family on my About/Welcome page.

In this blog, you'll not only find recipes, but also posts about ingredients, methods, news and current events for desserts and the sweet kitchen.  There are interesting quotes, people and chefs, reviews and even giveaways.  I have hosted many recipe roundups for all your favorites like chocolate, ice cream and breads to name a few.  I host Vintage Recipe Thursday and I'm starting Monday mmm ... dessert (see more info below).  There's always something new for you, my readers.  So join me.  It will be fun and always different.

Have you heard the latest gossip about the Royal Wedding Cakes?


Don't forget the party favors, I have a great giveaway for you to become a Fearless Baker, so click on the link to enter for a chance to win The Fearless Baker by Emily Luchetti. I also have a post on how to get free recipe booklets from some of the major manufacturers.


Let me introduce you to some of the recurring features of this blog:
  • I participate in Wordless Wednesday, and you can link up your own WW posts here each week;
  • You can link up your own giveaways on my Giveaways 24/7 page and find lots more giveaways to enter;
  • I host Vintage Recipe Thursday where you can link up your family's old recipes or find some oldies but goodies.  We already have more than 400 vintage recipes in the archives;
  • And while I have your attention, I'm starting a new weekly carnival for dessert and other sweet recipes, so you are all invited to join in the delicious fun for Monday mmm...dessertThe first one will be right after the party on Monday, April 11th.  Join me.  Together we can make this a successful way of finding new recipes and making friends.

If you like what you see here,

Have fun,



45 comments:

  1. Hello from a fellow dessert lover! I'm definitely going to be looking around at all the great recipes you've got to share...

    Stopping by from the UBP - would love to feature your blog sometime!

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  2. Following you as part of the UBP 2011. Please stop by to visit our blog - http://yoursfaithfully.ca/blog/?p=203. And most of all - have fun at the party!

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  3. Hi. I'm stopping by from the blog party!

    I'm your newest follower!

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  4. It is nice to "meet" you. This is such a cute blog. I am visiting from the UBP11 hop. Glad to find you. I am heading over to your giveaway post next.

    Stop by and say hi anytime this week. I also have a giveaway.
    Long Wait For Isabella

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  5. What a fun and exciting blog you have here! Lots going on and yummy too! Hope you are enjoying the party!
    Cheers,
    Debbie :-)

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  6. Stopping by from UBP! Now, I'm craving wedding cake. Thanks!

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  7. Hi Joy! I'm returning your visit from the UBP11- thanks for stopping by my site! (I'm hosting a giveaway there as well!)

    http://seemorganacook.blogspot.com

    I have a love/hate relationship with desserts- My Mom was a pastry chef for 25 years and I've worked in pastry off and on for the last 15 years myself. All that sugar gets to a girl after a while. But, there are still a few confectionary kryptonites out there for me. PIE! mmmm.pie...mmmmm....

    It was such a pleasant surprise to find out you're also a home school Mama. I'm going to enjoy following your blog.

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  8. What a fun blog, I love food, especially desserts, I will have to link up to mmm Monday! I am glad we found eachothers blog!

    Carlee,
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  9. Hi Joy, Thanks for stopping by and for the invite! I'd be delighted to join Vintage Recipe Thursday and Monday as well!

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  10. Hi Joy! Thanks for stopping by my little blog. I was a little late getting my post up for the UBP11. Your blog looks delicious! ;)

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  11. Hello Joy :) Thanks for following my food blog . . . I'm following you back and can't wait to explore more! Desserts are my weakness . . .

    Have a wonderful weekend . . . Gina

    Gina's Italian Kitchen

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  12. So nice to meet you Joy. Thank you for stopping by my UBP blog. The desserts look divine! I am looking forward to more recipes and ideas on your lovely blog. Enjoy the rest of the UBP.

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  13. Love it! I am always looking for new recipes. I cant wait to try some! Yum!

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  14. Yum, yum and yum! I'm now following you. Thanks for stopping in. Hope you're following too.

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  15. Hi Joy! Thanks for following A Well-Seasoned Life. I'm following you now!

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  16. Hi, Joy just stopping by you have a lovely blog here. Glad to have met you thru UBP11

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  17. I love your Vintage Recipe Linky Party idea! I definitely have some recipes to contribute. Thanks for stopping by my blog and following {easyeverydayeats}. I added you to my follow list as well. Thanks!

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  18. Hi Joy. Stopping over from UBP11! I try to be healthy for the most part but...I love desserts. Making banana bread from scratch right now!
    Come over and visit me at Tales from the Motherhood and Confessions of a Former Child Actress.
    http://hagenhoopla.blogspot.com/2011/03/ultimate-blog-party-2011-get-your-fake.html
    And you appreciate my post tomorrow :)

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  19. Hi Joy! Thank you for stopping by my page! I appreciate all of your encouragement! Also, thank you for the invite to your link parties! I can't wait to see more of your recipes!

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  20. Hello! Love your blog. Find me at www.way2goodlife.com
    P.S. Also if you can find a minute and vote for me as elenka29 here http://www.mamavation.com/2011/03/vote-for-mamavation-mom-3.html
    (it's a competition to get into fitness bootcamp for moms. There is no registration - just click and submit). Looking forward to reading more of your posts

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  21. Hello form UBP! Off to read some more!
    Have a great week.

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  22. Stopping by from UBP. Thank you for your comment on our blog.

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  23. I love finding new recipe blogs! Thanks for stopping by our blog... Now I'm off to browse through your recipes.

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  24. Visiting from UBP 2011. I have a huge sweet tooth so expect to see me often! Following you!

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  25. Howdy!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow...please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    And...Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

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  26. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I can't wait to try some of your recipes...I LOVE desserts :-)

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  27. Oh yum! Love dessert, especially anything chocolately delicious!

    Dropping by from the UBP11! Enjoy!

    Dropping by from the UBP11!

    Sorry to hear about your struggle to conceive and your losses. I have lost five and can empathize in that area.

    http://faithandfamilyreviews.com/2011/04/01/join-me-at-the-ultimate-blog-party-2011/

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  28. Thanks so much for stopping by my site! I am a new follower.

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  29. New follower via Ultimate Blog party 2011. Hope you will follow me too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/2011/04/day-298-ultimate-blog-party.html

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  30. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! Wow, so much to explore on your site. I'm especially interested in the Vintage Recipes. So glad to have connected with you!

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  31. Faith and Family Reviews: I'm afraid there are so many of us participating in UBP, you have me confused with another blogger. I'm not the blogger who stopped by to let you know about losing a child. I'm so very sorry to hear about your own losses though. Losing even one child would always be so very difficult, but 5 ... it leaves me speechless. My prayers and blessings go your way.
    In God's Love,
    Joy

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  32. Hello Joy, what is about you!! Nice to see you again!! huggs, gloria

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  33. OH MY HEAVENS! Next to my God, my Sweetie and my 5 Lil' Rascals, I so love my joy of cooking my sweets! Thank you for this beautiful and glorious invite! I will be back often as well! =) Lots of YUMMY and DELICIOUS things to add to my Lil' House in the Everglades. =) God bless you Joy!

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  34. What can be better then desserts? Nothing :)
    Its nice to meet you!
    Visiting you from UPB
    Hope you can come see me too at http://willcookforsmiles.blogspot.com/

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  35. Swinging in to say hello from the UBP. It's been a whirlwind, it's amazing to see how many blogs there are out there and how many people you have something in common with :) Feel free to swing by my UBP for an Amazon giveaway (worldwide) or if dresses are your thing, the Shabby Apple Giveaway (RV $92) (US only) is pretty awesome!

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  36. I have such a craving for pineapple after seeing the pic in your post!

    Nice to ‘meet’ you!
    Stopping by from the Ultimate Blog Party 2011!
    Hope you’ll visit my party: http://momandmore.com/2011/04/2011-ultimate-blog-party-welcome-to-mom-and-more.html

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  37. Thanks for stopping by my blog. New follower via blog party! :)

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  38. Yum. Stopping by from UBP11. It's been fun!

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  39. Hi! Came by way of the UBP! What a nice blog you have! I am an avid cookbook collector and love to bake as a hobby. I am now following to keep up on yummy recipes! We hope you stop by and visit us sometime! Happy Friday!

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  40. YUM!!Stopping by from UBP 11. You have a great blog! It's nice to "meet" you, now following. Please stop by and say hi! http://www.flipflopmama.com/2011/03/ultimate-blog-party-2011.html

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  41. Hi! I'm stopping by from the UBP...it is going to take me a while to go through all of the links, but I am really enjoying meeting new bloggers! Come over and visit to see how I am creating a healthy home for my family if you get the chance! I'm your newest follower!

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  42. Hi! I’m belatedly stopping by from the UBP. Nice to meet you!
    I have two blogs, and I’d love for you to stop by when you get a minute. We’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card until the 19th at Giveaway Corner. Thanks!
    http://giveawaycorner.blogspot.com/ (A free giveaway every weekday)
    http://anne-somekindofwonderful.blogspot.com/ (Family blog)

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