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April Mega Blogging Marathon #75 Round-up – Bakes from Around the World

This was my first Mega Blogging Marathon ever and I must say much that it was exciting and resulted in a host of scrumptious bakes, it was a huge commitment and required plenty of dedication. I joined the group only mid-March so I really didn’t have a lot of time to spare to bake ahead. From no activity on my blog in the past 5 years to 26 days of non-stop blogging, this marathon gave me a giant push to get back into blogging..very quickly 😀 When I emailed Valli of Spice Your Life to sign up for this event, she was little hesitant as I’m totally new to the marathon, but she agreed and signed me up. I’m glad she did! 🙂

I’ve learned so much on this awesome baking journey this month. Its amazing how cuisines across the world have similar bakes known by different names with slight changes in the way they are made. The amusing part was reading up on the history of the particular bake. From the scandalous Rigo Jancsi to the people-oriented Indian Ladi Pav, its been a very enlightening marathon.

If you missed a few or all of my posts, here is a round-up of all the 26 bakes in Alphabetical order. Brace yourself for a feast for the eyes, and if you try any of these bakes…a feast for the tummy too!


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Facts & Trail Map


How close? Just 35 miles from downtown, Echo Mountain is Denver’s backyard ski and snowboard area. So skip I-70, long lift lines and huge crowds, and you’ll be skiing or snowboarding in less than an hour from just about anywhere along Denver’s Front Range. Get directions.

Echo Mountain daily lift tickets are good for 12 hours of skiing and snowboarding every Monday and Wednesday through Saturday. Long after the bigger resorts have called it a day, Echo Mountain glows with lights five nights a week. And here’s more:

• Unlimited season ski and snowboard passes for winter sports enthusiasts of all ages. No restrictions. No blackout dates.
• FREE close-in parking and WiFi
• Affordable Ski & Ride School lesson packages
• Westword’s 2009 “Best Ski Deal”

• Expanded beginner terrain and multi-week youth lesson programs
• New and innovative park features throughout the mountain
• Monday night “Under the Lights” race league
• Lil’ Rippers Snowboard Experience for Echo’s littlest riders

Learn what the locals know and love – at Echo Mountain, we’re all about the skiing and snowboarding!

• Unique atmosphere and contemporary facilities
• Terrain and features for all ages and abilities
• Killer mountain views from the outdoor plaza
• There’s something for EVERYONE at Echo Mountain!

Elevation (Lodge): 10,500′
Vertical Drop: 660′
Lifts: Milk Run Special (fixed-grip triple), Thumper (Magic Carpet surface lift) and Frog Legs (handle-tow surface lift)
Trails: 16
Terrain Parks: Absolutely
Features: Many
Average Snowfall: 220″
Ski/Ride Season: early December through early May

echomountainpark TRAIL MAP


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