20 September 2011

Crazy Sweet Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone! If I've learned one thing since starting this party it is to not look at all your links while I'm hungry. Frantic baking and eating (may) occur.

I have a quick request/question before we get to the party. This site is a Blogger site. I love the ease of it, but there are a few things lately I've been unhappy with on Blogger and am thinking about if I want to switch to Wordpress. I've never used Wordpress, but I like the look of the sites that use it. I also know there are two Wordpress sites: hosted (free, with add-on costs) and self-hosted. I don't make money from this blog now, but hope too in the future (at least to cover the costs of all the sugar). I don't know anything about self-hosting. I'd love to hear any advice you have about Blogger vs. Wordpress or switching to Wordpress or even about self-hosting vs. not. I don't want to switch only to find out the grass is not greener, you know what I mean?

Okay, so here are the features this week:

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip-Peanut Butter Chip Muffins from Lemon Drop. This picture is so beautiful I want to eat my screen.

No-Bake Cookie Balls from Aunt Nubby's Kitchen. I love how my daughter can help me make these, almost from beginning to end.These will look great in my Christmas boxes this year.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Stuffed Crescent Rolls from Sweet Treats and More. Oh my gosh what a genius idea. Two of my favorite things (cookies and bread) all in one bite.

Mardi Gras Polka Dot Bundt Cake from Unique Party Food to Go. I love this idea, especially because I have a Babycakes Cake Pop Maker and am always trying to think of other uses for it.

There were so many good recipes this week. Thank you all for sharing them!

Each of these pictures have been pinned. The photos here belong to their respective blogs, I just borrowed them to showcase here.

If you've been featured, be sure to grab the "Featured" button from the Crazy Sweet Tuesday page!

Let's get on with the party!

Crazy Sweet Tuesdays is a day for all you great bloggers out there to share your yummy sweet treats. Link up as many as you want and let's have a party!

I only have a few rules:

  1. Sweet treats only please! Please link to the URL of your post, not to your main page.
  2. Please either subscribe to Crazy for Crust or follow through GFC, FacebookTwitter, or Networked Blogs.
  3. Link back to Crazy for Crust or grab my button (code is below). Anywhere is fine!
  4. Visit some of the links and comment. Drool along with me at the sweet goodness of it all.
Link will be open through Friday. Be sure to check back next week to see if you've been featured!

(FYI, I think all my buttons actually work now...)



At September 20, 2011 at 7:01 AM , Blogger MrsFoxsSweets said...

Thanks for hosting! Your features look great, especially the polkadot cake! I have never seen anything like it, I have to go check it out!
Good luck with the Blogger vs Wordpress, I use blogger and really dont know much about either!

At September 20, 2011 at 7:02 AM , Blogger Gloria said...

Here all look delicious and amazing! gloria

At September 20, 2011 at 7:14 AM , Blogger Anita Stafford said...

Dorothy, I have shared Rocky Road Cheesecake and Chocolate Chip Rum Cake. Thank you for featuring the Cookie Balls! and thank you for hosting!

At September 20, 2011 at 10:44 AM , Blogger Katie Mar said...

i've thought about switching to wordpress, as well, but i just can't decide! i'd love to hear the feedback you get.
thanks for hosting the linky party!

At September 20, 2011 at 11:21 AM , Anonymous Kelly said...

I started out on blogger and switched to wordpress.org. I absolutely love it. There are far more options in terms of templates and coding and in my opinion, I liked that they looked more professional and were more customizable than what blogger had to offer. I switched over a couple of years ago and love it.

At September 20, 2011 at 11:30 AM , Blogger MrsJenB said...

Thanks for hosting! :) I'm glad I'm already a follower of your blog or I would have missed the opportunity to link up.

I switched over from Blogger back in February and it was the best move I've ever made, I swear. I'm self-hosted. Self-hosting meant I (or rather my husband, who's my designer) could make changes to the coding and personalize the look and feel much more so than we'd have been allowed to had we gone with the free version.

I highly, highly recommend the switch regardless of whether you go with .com or .org. And migrating is very, very easy too. I'd be happy to walk you through it when the time comes (I know we're virtually strangers but I had help when I switched and would love to pay it forward!).

At September 20, 2011 at 5:09 PM , Anonymous Margaret Duarte said...

Hi Dorothy. First off, I love your blog header. Did you design it yourself? Next, you asked about Wordpress. I also use Blogger, but I'm have a new Website designed and they (as every serious author) suggested I switch to Wordpress. They said they can convert all of my Blogger posts to the new Wordpress blog. It isn't done yet, but I wish I had gone with Wordpress from the start. I can't tell you yet how the change will go. I'm thinking (if possible) to keep them both for a while). Since someone else will be doing the work for me, I don't know how hard it would be for you to do the switch on your own. Every author and web designer I've talked to said they prefer Wordpress. Wish I had more details for you.

At September 20, 2011 at 7:13 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

That's great! Thanks for the info. I am leaning more that way but it seems very daunting. :)

At September 20, 2011 at 8:20 PM , Blogger kyleen said...

Hi Dorothy! I use blogger and I can't really give you any advice because I've never used Wordpress, but I've read that switching to Wordpress does take a while. Good luck with the move (if you decide to do it!) and I'd love to hear about it.

By the way, I'm sharing my post Crepes Filled with Lemon Basil Berries, which I made for my mom's birthday.

At September 21, 2011 at 8:50 AM , Blogger rebecca @ beurrista said...

It does seem that I read about people switching to Wordpress, rather than the other way around. I'm on Blogger, but I'm not going to try anything fancier than what I have. If you're hoping to grow bigger, I'd suggest the move, and though it's painful, probably the sooner, the better.

Thanks for the invite!

At September 21, 2011 at 7:47 PM , Blogger Simple Girl said...

Hi Dorothy! I love your website and am so glad I found your linky party! Your baking looks oh so yummy!


At September 22, 2011 at 5:30 AM , Blogger Lauren said...

Just found your blog and thought I'd like to play along! I just submitted the Peach Crisp recipe and I'm your newest Twitter follower. :-)

At September 22, 2011 at 6:50 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Great! Thank you for joining. I love crisps! :)

At September 22, 2011 at 6:53 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@Simple Girl
Thanks Rachel! I'm glad you found me too. :)

At September 22, 2011 at 6:54 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you for linking! I'm sure I'll be posting all about a move if I end up doing it. :)

At September 22, 2011 at 6:55 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

@rebecca @ beurrista
I've heard that too; that it's easier to move when you're smaller. But oh the pain of it all! Thanks for linking!

At September 22, 2011 at 10:49 AM , Anonymous hcg activator said...

Both of above platforms have there own benefit. You should definitely try wordpress but you should buy your own hosting and other stuff for it. In that way, you'll be able to customize it more. You can find a freelancer online to do that technical stuff :)

keep us posted...

At September 27, 2011 at 4:59 AM , Blogger Linda @ Lemon Drop said...

Thank you for featuring my PB Muffins and for the lovely compliment :)

Linda @ Lemon Drop


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