Thursday, September 4, 2014

#TBT Before and After Recipes from Some of My Fave Bloggers!

#TBT is one of my favorite hashtags. It's a great excuse to take a walk down memory lane. Plus, it's always fun to see what friends and fellow bloggers post. So, I decided this would be a fun little contribution to Throwback Thursday!

I sent out a request to fellow bloggers to send me "before and after" recipes. Recipes they posted when their blog was young, but have since re-done. I feel like we all start with a budding hobby and a point and shoot, using flash with reckless abandon, not even thinking about styling. Eventually, we end up setting up mini-magazine-esque photoshoots for our little recipes and driving our spouses and housemates crazy (albeit well-fed). 

A before/after recipe of mine

The results are pretty intense! So many bloggers contributed, and there is such a range of skill level and style in each one. I don't know WHY I decided on a square image, but halfway through I decided it was too late to turn back, so here's what we have.

I hope you enjoy seeing the progress as much as I do!

Apple Sausage Pancakes from Chocolate Moosey:

Eat the Love's Green Bean Casserole:

Beef Biryani from an Edible Mosaic:

Mediterranean Couscous from Food Faith Fitness:

Nutter Butters from Fork and Beans:

Frugal Foodie Mama re-did her Apple Butter recipe:

Chicken Fried Chicken with Green Chile Buttermilk Gravy from Full and Content:

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Overnight Oats from Happy Food Healthy Life:

From Healthy Delicious, Cauliflower Potato Pierogi:

Scotcheroos from Jen's Favorite Cookies:

Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast from Cupcakes to Kale Chips

Pumpkin Banana Breakfast Bake from Keep It Sweet Desserts:

The Kitchen is My Playground's Chocolate Chip Cookie Truffles:

Jalapeno Machego Corn Bread from Liv Life Too:

Chocolate Chip Muffins from Persnickety Plates:

Crispy Baked Zucchini Fries from Petite Allergy Treats:

The Roasted Root's Ahi Tuna Tacos:

Israeli Couscous from Shockingly Delicious:

Pumpkin Scones with White Chocolate Chips from Stetted:

Nosh and Nourish had her own, so I lifted it because I was SO. TIRED. at this point, heh. Reese's Spinach Smoothie:

Fellow bloggers: Do you have any before/after shots? I'd love to see them!


  1. This post is amazing!! I'm totally inspired to remake some of my recipes... I have some REALLY rough ones from back in the day!


    1. Me too! I'm posting one of my own later, and then I think each week I'll do a "Throwback" post and update it for #TBT!

  2. I was just thinking I needed to start doing this with my own early photos! Glad to see I'm not the only one :)

  3. Awesome post idea, Ashley! I love this. It's so fun to see how far people have come. Thank you for including my muffins =)

  4. Such a FABULOUS idea for a post! I will let you know when I remake some of mine! I definitely want to now!!

  5. OMG... I just made another batch of my low carb banana bread bites. The first post is HORRENDOUS! I'm curious... do most of these bloggers just replace the photos in the original post, or were these completely new posts with the new photos?

    I really need to do this badly, with about 2 years worth of posts! LOL

    1. A little bit of each. I requested people submit the links to me on my Food Blogger Recipe Roundup group, and some had single posts with updated pictures and some had two links. It depends on the blogger I suppose! :)

  6. Ha! What a fun and revealing post! I now realize I am in good company! Thanks for including me.

  7. This is a lot of fun - I loved going through and seeing the changes!!! LOL at the first nutter-butter, but WOW the second photo was GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for putting this together - loved it.

    1. It's really fun to see the progress! I shouldn't have used squares, the whole picture is even better! And you're most welcome :)