Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Starting Year 4 of My Food Blog

Today starts my 4th year of the "Cabana Boy Cooks" food blog.  It's really hard to believe that its been that long or 300 recipes counting this week.  Hopefully I have been able to help or encourage a few people over that time.  I know that I have because of hearing from many of you.

I'd like to give all of you a big "Thank You" for following my posts, whether you're a regular or occasional follower.  Please continue to check out my posts and the recipes.  Also, pass on my link to other family and friends.  I would like to reach more people around this wonderful world of ours.

Almost 30% of my viewers are from outside the USA.  This has been a big surprise to me and I'm very humbled by it.  For those that don't read english, I hope the translation tab has helped convert it into something that makes sense to you.  I'm always looking for feedback so please let me know how it is working for you.  Thank you in advance for your comments.

Over the next week or two I'll be making some changes to my blog's layout.  If you have any suggestions for me, please send them my way.  I continue to try and make this food blog user friendly and informative.

I will mention here that I have no plans on adding photos of the food recipes that I post.  Because I'm most interested in helping new and inexperienced people in the kitchen, I stay away from those photos.  I said it in my cookbook and will repeat here.  The first thing you want to achieve in cooking is a dish that tastes great to you.  If you master that, the appearance of the dish will improve each time you make it.  Also, we're not all artists.  Today's chefs see the plate as their canvas and produce a piece of art each time they serve a dish. Also, each person has different abilities in this area.  Just make each dish look the best you can do and enjoy the taste.

I had mentioned above that there are 300 recipes for you to check out on the recipe tabs at the top.  In going through them this week, I noticed I'm a little behind in a few areas.  The number of recipes is low in several of the tabs.  I'll be making that a priority this year.  Breakfast recipes as well as soups, salads, sandwiches and drinks could use some more numbers.  Again, please let me know if there is something in particular that you would like to see.

Another reminder about the recipes you see on my blog.  They are a combination of my own creation, my version of a recipe or someone else's recipe which I like or feel you should have in recipe box.  So if you have a special recipe that you think others would enjoy, please send it to me and I'll share it on a post.  I'll thank you in advance for this too.

This week's recipes have no real connection but that they fall into the bread category.  I happen to love bread.  My guess is it has to do with my mother baking all day twice a week for us as we grew up.  Another ingredient I love is bacon and so one of the recipes has that in it.  Tomorrow's recipe is for "Navajo Fried Bread" and it makes a great vessel for a sandwich of many types.  Thursday's recipe is for "Bacon Biscuits" and these you should have as often as possible.

Thank you once again for following my attempt to help people in the kitchen.  So until next week, "Happy Cooking" and for my neighbors "Spring is Coming someday."

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