Waffle Pizzas and Celebrating My 200th Decline

Two years of ‘blogging’, 532 posts, and today we are classic up the joint with these waffle pizzas and celebrating my 200th decline from Foodgawker! Foodgawker, Tastespotting, Tasteologie and others are sites worth drooling over if you are looking for inspiration or just looking. They update a large selection of new recipe posts daily linking back to original recipes from bloggers like myself. Needless to say, I felt that 200 declined posts was a pretty monumental event in my food blogging career.

Grab your party hats and kazoos so we can get party started.

Recently Declined:


Now, I am not going to be the food blogger that boo’s and hisses over the food p*rn sites (though, I have whined about the delay with Tastespotting the other foodp*rn site lately… I need to remember it’s summer, and we all get busy) . Foodgawker and others have been kind to me and my accepts exceed my declines. The traffic that you get from the sites certainly helps and I always get a kick when I recognize a friends dish while perusing today’s posts. But really, this party wouldn’t be as fun if I had to make something pretty to celebrate accepts.

How do I celebrate? With these classy personal pizzas – that’s how! Quick, fat kid friendly, and full of weeknight awesomeness. I’m sure there’s a part of my bad foodie self that would love to be offended at these – but really, I can’t help it. These were fun, tasty, and satisfied my hungry belly after a long day of work.



Do you have a post you feel was wrongfully declined from a food p*rn site while some other overexposed odd angled shot of black coffee sat at on the home page all day? If so post a link – lets share some love.

And, if you really want to post your hard little labors of love, check out Tastestopping! They will take what those other sites have shoved aside with open arms.

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  1. says

    LOL!! I’ve been declined too often and have never been accepted but then I gave up too easily … oh well.
    Waffle pizzas? Very creative! I’d never have put those two words together!

  2. Tanya C. says

    My oldest walked by while I was reading this post and told me he wanted me to make these! We have used bagels for pizza bases, but love the idea of using a waffle, definitely will be a hit with the kids.

  3. says

    Congratulations on your declines! I am still at a paltry 26 declines (with fewer acceptances) so I will try to follow in your footsteps. The pizza looks tasty although I’m sure the photo is poorly lit and has composition problems. :)

  4. says

    So, I’m not alone. I don’t mean to be happy at other people’s misery but this does make me feel better about my declined photos. If a pro like you can be declined 200 times, maybe it’s not about the photos. Thumbs up on the pizzas by the way.

  5. says

    What a fun pizza idea! And I gave up trying to get in there awhile ago. I didn’t have the heart for all the declines. But your pictures are worlds better than mine I cannot believe you’ve had so many declines!

  6. says

    LOL. Great post, Kita! I’ve learned to let the rejections roll off my back. I get way more traffic from Pinterest than any of the food porn sites now that they don’t seem quite as exciting, especially because I know they reject great photos everyday. It’s just all too subjective.

  7. says

    Ugh, it is so frustrating to get rejected, but what can you do?! Tastespotting has been unkind to me the last couple of weeks….(all that aside from the fact my posts are sitting in the queue for over a week sometimes).

    These pizzas are perfect for celebrating accepts and heck, even to make yourself feel better about a rejection!

  8. says

    I was so intrigued when I first read the title. I didn’t know what to think. These pizzas are a super good idea. I have made pizza on just about anything carb but never waffles. Fantastic idea!

  9. says

    This post basically made me snort coffee out of my nose. And now I’m wondering how many declines I’ve had from Foodgawker and Tastespotting, and if the number might justify a really huge cake. Of course, in the meantime, these waffle pizzas will do – I DID get rejected by Tastespotting just last week…

  10. says

    You’re hilarious, celebrating your declines from Foodgawker. Too cute! And your pics are always good, so no worries there. Happy 200th Decline!

  11. says

    Congratulations on two years of incredibly delicious recipes! Lets hope there are many more to come!
    I’m with you on the Foodgawker thing, I pretty much stopped sending in pics, just to stop the rejection…sigh

    hope to see you soon my friend!

  12. says

    WAFFLE PIZZA, omg this is such a great idea! The whole food porn decline thing had me cracking up too. Personally, I haven’t even bothered in months to submit anything. Your photography is awesome though – let me know if you ever figure out the secret to what they accept because after years of doing this also I have yet to determine that!

  13. says

    Found your post on Foodbuzz. It’s nice to find others who have been given the stamp of rejection! I love that you are celebrating!

    I don’t let the rejection deter me. Since there seems to be no rhyme or reason to what makes the cut, I just submit everything!! Some of my best pics have been denied (and I was like WTF?!?) and other pics that I thought were crap and would never get accepted end up on page 1. I’ve just given up trying to solve the mystery.

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