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I have been blogging for nearly 6 years here at Taste and Tell. I’ve said it before, but things have definitely changed in those years, and around 1400 recipes later, I feel like I have learned quite a bit. One thing that has made the most drastic improvement over the years is my photography.

The funny thing is that the photography is what originally prompted me to start blogging. And honestly, it has been one of my biggest frustrations over the years. Because who wants to eat food that doesn’t look good?

Case in point – these enchiladas. This right here is proof that my photography has grown leaps and bounds over the last 5 years!

Several months ago, I got the idea in my head that I wanted to start re-making and re-photographing some of the older recipes on my blog. Well, I think I’ve been having a bit too much fun with it, because when I sat down and made a list of everything that I’ve remade, the list was quite long. I thought about doing a new post for each of the recipes, but I decided that I didn’t want these recipes to overtake the blog when they’ve already been posted about once before. So instead, I’ll occasionally bring you one of these posts – highlighting some of the recipes that I’ve remade. And hopefully you’ll find a few that you’ll want to add to your list of to-make recipes!

So here is volume 1, with 8 of recipes I have remade in the last few months. There are lots more, so look for volume 2 in the near future!

Cheddar Beef Enchiladas | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Cheddar Beef Enchiladas


Monte Cristos | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Monte Cristos


Pancakes with Lemon Sauce | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Pancakes with Lemon Sauce


Creamy Sweet Potato Soup | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup


White Turkey Chili | www.tasteandtellblog.com

White Turkey Chili


Bacon Appetizer Crescents | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Bacon Appetizer Crescents


Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies | www.tasteandtellblog.com #recipe #cookie

Chocolate Oatmeal Coconut Cookies


Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing | www.tasteandtellblog.com

Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing

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25 Responses to Recipe Redo | Volume 1

  1. I love your idea of going back to old recipes and showcasing the newer, improved photos. I think I’d especially want to try the creamy sweet potato soup recipe here! Going to pin it and hopefully make it! 🙂

  2. Love that you are doing some recipe make overs! I cringe when I look at my old pictures. I should do the same thing.

  3. I desperately need some photography do-overs too. These are fabulous!

  4. I think this is an awesome idea! And I love that you are doing a round up to showcase the new photos…I often wondered how to do that if I ever redid mine. There are so many cringe worthy ones that it would take me a long time to fix them all!!!

  5. Kristy says:

    I have been wanting to re-do some of my photos too! All of these look incredible. Seriously, I need a lesson from you!

  6. Karly says:

    Gorgeous updates! You take such beautiful photos!

  7. Love this idea!! Your photography is stunning and makes me want to fit all of these into my menu plans really soon!!

  8. How fun! A couple of bloggers and I were just talking about our old photos! This re-do is amazing, and your photography is just gorgeous! It really makes me want to have enchiladas for lunch now!

  9. I need to do this-my first posts had the most awful pics. Although your before pics look pretty good too. Everything looks delicious!

  10. I love that you’re doing this! It’s so fun to see how for some bloggers have come since they first started. Plus, you get to see some of their first recipes that you might not see otherwise.

  11. I love that you’re doing this. I really hate all of my original photos from my first year, especially. But it’s nice to see how far we’ve all come too!

  12. Love this idea! Everything looks scrumptious!

  13. teresa says:

    this was fun! your photography really is gorgeous. i have a long way to go on my pics still, but every once and a while i’ll look back on my old posts and just cringe. like i actually posted that for everyone to see!

    everything looks wonderful!

  14. bellini says:

    When I starteb blogging 6 years ago I did not even take photos of the food and instead had travel photos instead. I have often thought to go back and recreate these favourites.

  15. Joanne says:

    I always so intend to do this with my recipes but it just hasn’t happened yet! Maybe when the.boy. and I move in together and I need to somehow put food for TWO on the table every night. 🙂 Love the concept and the reintroduction to some of these!

  16. You inspire me to do the same! Your updated photos are lovely!

  17. I love this idea, and every single one of these looks and sounds amazing! Your photography is gorgeous and inspiring – it’s kind of comforting to see where you started and know such growth is possible 🙂

  18. can you teach me? you are a fantastic photographer!

  19. kristy says:

    I think I need to make every one of these recipes. You’ve certainly made me drool over these photos. The monte cristo and pancakes in particular!

  20. Maria says:

    Quite a big and impressive difference in the “before” and “after” shots. What are you doing differently now from what you did before, photography-wise?

    • Deborah says:

      @Maria, I do have a better camera now than I did then, but it’s mostly styling and practice. There has been a lot of practice!! (and natural lighting. The first photo was at night with kitchen lights and the second was with natural light.)

  21. Love the idea of redoing old recipes. I have thought about doing that too! Congrats on 6 years, I had no idea you had been doing it for that long – amazing!

  22. Such a good idea! I need to do this too. I’m slowly adding updated photos, but showcasing them is a great idea. (Since my only blog follower when I started was my sister 🙂 )

  23. Jamie says:

    Your photography is beautiful!! I made my way here from Pinterest. : ) Thank you for posting your recipes, I’ll be making several of them. : )

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