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Andes Creme de Menthe Chunk Cookies

Clearly my attention span rivals that of my cat because there was much more to yesterdays post that I completely forgot about until later in the day…

Yesterday, I joked about celebrating my 200th decline over at Foodgawker, but really I was just poking fun. I have long since gotten over the sting of yet another decline or the joy of accepts on the food p*rn sites. It used to excite me when I opened my email to a fresh accept, in anticipation for the boost in hits for the day, but I have noticed a pattern that happens to the best of us when we find that magic formula that gets our images approved. We start to take the same picture over and over again. The same plate, same light, same colors – clearly they work.

Then you take a step back and look at your site – and all your posts look exactly the same, no matter what the dish is. Sure, we are all guilty of gluing some wood together for a cute backgrounds but keeping our eye fresh for new angles, options, and styles in our photography will go much further in the long run for you then the same picture over and over. Some of your pictures wont get accept, some will, but if you are snapping pictures just to get on these sites, haven’t you already kind of lost the point? Don’t let anything but your passion run your blog. You will not be the next Top Chef, I am never going to be a Rachael Eay. But on this web space, I am the king of the castle and I’m going to do things my way.

Selected for you :   Cinnamon Chai Cream Pie

Some of my worst pictures – I’m talking serious kitchen disasters – have gotten more genuine comments, and yes, even accepts on the food sites, then when I try to set up a boring square shot. Don’t be afraid to show different images. Remember, mom’s best dishes were probably not Southern Living worthy, but they were damned tasty and meant to be shared.


Caralyn @ glutenfreehappytummy

Sunday 24th of June 2012

holy cow, those look incredible! i love the mint flavor in these! my favorite cocktail has creme de menthe in it -- i'm sure these would be outrageous!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

Sunday 24th of June 2012

I never even knew Andes® Crème de Menthe Baking Chips existed! I love Andes Mints and wow, these look amazing. Saw them on FG, too :)

Our Eating Habits

Saturday 23rd of June 2012

Those cookies look dang tasty! And I have a bag of Andes baking chips in my cupboard, yay me!


Friday 22nd of June 2012

Mint chocolate is my favorite flavor combo so these cookies sound devine!

Toby@Plate Fodder

Friday 22nd of June 2012

hear hear! and I feel a cool breath of fresh air all over my body... maybe it's just the cookies :)