2013 was an interesting year on the blog. While there were many great recipes, the real parties element of the blog was really slow. That was mostly my fault. I had to prioritize cooking/baking for my family which meant less time for creating posts around the great party submissions I received. I really hope to bring that back in 2014, along with some other exciting things.
Like a blog redesign!
I’m very excited to get this blog a face lift (it soooo needs one, right?!). The current navigation is terrible. And the commenting systems is not user-friendly and downright frustrating. The redesign will be more than a face lift. It will be a totally new look with new branding and even a new platform (bye bye Blogger, hello WordPress). I’ll be working with the talented ladies at Wooden Spoons Kitchen and will hopefully have everything ready to share in the next few months.
In April, Eat Drink Pretty turns 5. Wow. I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for 5 years. Sometimes I think I’m crazy. Blogging isn’t easy. This year has been really tough to find the time to blog with a toddler, a busy job, etc. And I know it showed. My posting frequency waned a lot. I was uninspired some of the time. But recently I’ve been re-energized and hope that 2014 brings a lot of great things around the blog.
I wanted to say thank you for being here in 2013. I truly appreciate your visits, comments and emails. Thank you especially to those of you that have been around since the beginning and have stuck with me.
2013 brought a lot of great recipes around the blog and some are these are favorites in my household. Without further ado, here are the top recipes from Eat Drink Pretty in 2013.
Chickpea Greek pita
Herbed blue cheese quiche
Quinoa mac and cheese
Kale, strawberry and avocado salad
Melt-in-your-mouth pumpkin cookies
Vinegar broiled potatoes with sour cream dipping sauce
Tomorrow I’ll be doing a recipe round-up of the top toddler recipes from 2013. If you are interested in making your toddler’s favorite homemade be sure to stop back.
If you have any requests for things you’d like to see more of (or less of?) on the blog in 2014 please comment and share, thank you!