Closet Cooking's Birthday: 2010


Closet Cooking is now 3 years old!

It was another great year filled with lots of tasty food and the pure enjoyment of both making it and eating it! On the other side there was the fun of photographing all of the food and writing about it. I somehow managed to squeeze all of this in between the countless hours spent food blogging and drooling over others creations! (My bookmarked recipes 'to try' increased a lot faster than I could cook this year.) Somewhere along the way I blew right past the 1000 post mark without even noticing it!

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of my readers for their continued support! I am looking forward to another year of tasty food!

I will leave you with a roundup of the most viewed recipes on Closet Cooking since the beginning.


No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake - It is not surprising that this effortless cheese cake is number one and given its chilled nature it is perfect for enjoying on warm summer days with fresh fruits and berries.



Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake)

Okonomiyaki (Japanese Pancake) - This 'as you like' Japanese pancake or pizza is made with a vegetable base that you can add what you like to and then you can top it with your favourites as well. Common toppings include mayonnaise, okonomiyaki sauce (similar to a Worcestershire sauce) and bonito flakes or smoked skipjack tuna.



Kare (Japanese Curry)

Kare (Japanese Curry) - This is one of my favourite winter comfort foods! Japanese curry is a little more on the sweet side and it has an amazingly deep and rich flavour.



Jalapeno Popper Dip

Jalapeno Popper Dip - This dip is so addictive with its creamy, ooey, gooey, cheesy textures and flavours with the perfect hit of jalapeno heat!



Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Spinach and Artichoke Dip - If you are craving a warm melted cheese dip but you are looking for something a little more on the healthy side, this dip has spinach and artichoke hearts in it. ;)



Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie) - This dish was my first introduction to the amazing spinach, dill and feta flavour combination. Since I discovered it I have used that flavour combination in many dishes but this pie with its light and flaky phyllo pastry crust might just be the best!



7 Layer Dip

7 Layer Dip - This is a nice, fairly healthy take on the classic 7 layer dip that contains so many of my favourite Mexican flavours!



Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks with Marinara Sauce

Parmesan Crusted Baked Zucchini Sticks with Marinara Sauce - This is another great snack that is also healthy! You just can't go wrong with crispy baked sticks of zucchini with a tasty marinara sauce for dipping.



Salmon Teriyaki

Salmon Teriyaki - I am glad that this recipe made it to the top 10 as it is one of my favourite no muss, no fuss, super quick, never fail, meals that is just so good! It is even better when you make your own homemade teriyaki sauce.



Chinese Hot and Sour Soup

Chinese Hot and Sour Soup - This soup is one of the things that I always like to get when eating Chinese takeout and although it can be a bit tricky to make at home it is well worth the effort!



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75 comments:

Rachael said...

Congratulations Kevin!

Keep up the tasty and beautiful work!

VeggieGirl said...

HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY, KEVIN!!! :)

Pam said...

Happy 3rd Birthday!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

A very happy Blog Anniversary dear! My sincere wishes to you for many more memorable milestones!

sophia said...

Happy birthday to Kevin's AWESOME blog! Yours is one of my fave. Seriously. And also, I'm a bit deflated and sad that none of the readers' fave was a kimchi/Korean dish, because I thought every Korean-style dish you made was freaking cool. But then, every of your dish is amazing!

A Marine's Wife! said...

Love this blog! You do a great job! I want all that food right now!

Julie said...

Congrats Kevin!
Looking forward to many recipes to come!

Julie

www.recipefordelicious.blogspot.com

Maria said...

Happy Birthday Closet Cooking! Best wishes for many more!!

Jenn said...

Wow!!! That's awesome!!! Congrats, Kevin. Keep it up!!!!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Congratulations on three years of blogging! I continue to enjoy your recipes and photos.

Susi said...

Congratulations on 3 years! That is amazing. I've been reading your blog for a long time and look forward to your recipes!

ashley said...

happy 3 years!!

Elin said...

Congratulations 'Closet Cooking' on your 3rd blogiversary :) Keep them coming :)) love all you have shared here with us. Thanks muchie.

Memória said...

Happy 3rd birthday! I've been reading your for about 2 of those 3 years, and I love how there is no limit to what dishes you're willing to try. The colors in your dishes are so vibrant and tantalizing. Cheers to another year!!

Sandi said...

Happy 3rd Anniversary Kevin!! Your blog is really great!!!

Roland said...

Congrats!

Hollie said...

Congratulations! And that cheesecake looks delicious!

Valerie said...

Happy Blogabirthday!! May you and your blog have many more. :)

{The Classy Woman} said...

Happy 3rd Blogiversary Kevin! Congrats!

That spinach pie is calling my name! I can't wait to make the no-bake cheesecake.

Thank you for all of your amazing recipes.

Claudia said...

Congrats, kevin - I hover often but don't always comment- it always looks enticing. the round-up was fun - catching things I missed during busy periods. I sent your link to my son who is on a Jamie Oliver Revoltuion Kick and cooking to show him what people can do!

Michele said...

Congrats! You always make my mouth water! Looking forward to tormenting my teens with more of your wonderful recipes!

Sara @ Our Best Bites said...

Congrats!! That's exciting!

Janet said...

Happy Birthday Kevin!!!! I always love your blog!!!

Paula said...

Happy BlogBirthday, Kevin! One thousand posts is incredible! This roundup is great ... so many good things to choose from. :-) Keep up the great blogging!

Julie said...

Happy third and hoping for many more wonderful recipes!

MeetaK said...

happy 3rd blog birthday kevin. i do not have to say how much i like this space. keep up what you are doing!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Happy Blogiversary! Long live your great blog!

Cheers,

Rosa

Kathryn said...

Happy Blog Birthday!

I appreciate all of your wonderful recipes and I too was in a same old same old dinner rut and your blog challenges me to try new things or combine old favorites in a new way.

Your Cilantro Lime Rice has become a favorite not just to me, but to others that I have recommended it to.

Thanks for sharing all of your recipes with us and looking forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Cherine said...

Happy 3rd Birthday!!! and happy blogging!!

Bigarade said...

wow happy 3rd birthday and many more years of yummyness to come :)

Ana Powell said...

Congratulations and Happy Blog anniversary.
Looking forward to many more delicious recipes to come.
I love your Blog x

katiez said...

Happy B-Day, Kevin! Look forward to 3 more (at least)

♥peachkins♥ said...

Congratulations and happy 3rd birthday..

Joanne said...

I can't believe it's been three years Kev! The food has always and continues to look amazing. Keep it coming.

scribbler said...

congrats & happy blogiversary! I truly enjoy (and look forward to every day) your recipes and updates - so keep it up!

Cara said...

congrats on a very delicious 3 years!

Dawn said...

Happy Blogiversary! You were the reason I started my own food blog. Thanks for giving me a new and amazing hobby that has lead to lots of learning, great food and even new friends!

Chris said...

Happy Birthday Kevin. Keep up the good work!!

Jenn Sutherland said...

Congratulations, Kevin! Yours is still one of my very favorite blogs, and I am in AWE of your post frequency AND all of the delicious things that come out of your kitchen. You're an inspiration!

Andrea said...

Congrats on 3 years! Your blog is definitely the most active blog that i have on my RSS - good for you!
Cheers,
Andrea D.
Kingston, ON

Kira said...

Happy 3rd and many more!! I love seeing your daily post!

tootie said...

Happy blogday! I enjoy reading your recipes!

Ravenous Couple said...

congrats!! what a wonderful collection of food.

Christina @ Bon Appetit Beantown said...

Happy 3rd Bday Closet Cooking! Loving all of your recipes and look forward to many more to come :)

esther said...

Happy birthday, Closet Cooking!

I wish you all the best and many many many more years of delicious cooking!

lisa said...

Happy Blog Birthday, Kevin!

Ann Kiyoko said...

Happy Three! Love this blog!

Carrie said...

Awesome! I love reading your blog and appreciate all of your hard work with it!

Laura said...

Happy Birthday! I don't comment very often but I just want to let you know that I check out your website every day. Love it!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!

Lori said...

Congratulations Kevin. I always admire your blog as do so many other people. I happen to love looking at that Japanese pancake of yours.

We Are Not Martha said...

Wow, happy birthday (slash blogversary)!!! You've kept with it and have done an amazing job!!

Sues

The Duo Dishes said...

Happy 3 years! Way to go!

Rambling Tart said...

Happy Birthday, Kevin!!! You bring such yumminess and inspiration to us all. :-)

Scott said...

Thanks for all the great recipes and photos! Keep it up.

Becky said...

Congratulations. Closet Cooking is my go-to blog for something different and interesting. Hey, looking ahead to the coming year of posts, how about some good grilling eats??? Wishing you all the best Kevin!

Dani said...

happy blog birthday!!!!!

what an awesomeround-up :)

musingegret said...

Kevin, your blog is on my "daily-must-check" list and it always makes me happy. Your photography is inspiring and your fearless foray into so many culture's foods enlivens my own menus. Congratulations and thank you.

amourissima said...

Happy Blog-a-Birthday! It's been a delicious 3 years!

Kerstin said...

Happy Blogiversary!!! I just saved your recipe for hot and sour soup - yum!

James said...

Happy blogiversary!

Still haven't got round to those courgettes....

All this food - how do you ever have time for the day job?

Cookin' Canuck said...

Congratulations, Kevin! I always enjoy your innovative recipes and beautiful photos.

Hana said...

Congratulations - I am a big fan of your site.

The Culinary Chase said...

Good one Kevin! Look forward to more of your delicious recipes! Congrats!

Kalyn said...

Congratulations! Wow that sure seemed to go by quickly! You just keep putting out the good food.

Jane said...

When are you compiling a cookbook? I will buy it the 1st day it's out! LOVE your recipes...

Anonymous said...

Kevin congrats! Most of your recipes look good and the ones I've tried ARE good. Wish all of these ladies who oww and ahhh would MAKE some of your fabulous recipes!!! ciao.

Amylia said...

happy anniversary!!! i love your blog! it inspires

Anonymous said...

Congrats! I get great ideas from this blog. I also love the pictures and the generous and approachable style of your writing.

MG

Jan said...

Congratulations on 3 years!
Happy Birthday to a great blog!!

Perfect Witch said...

Happy Birthday to the most delicious and inspirational blog! Keep the good stuff coming.

Kristus Ratliff said...

Congratulations! I love your blog.

Culinary Cory said...

Congrats on the Blogiversary! 3 years is a lot of food!

Mrs. L said...

Happy Belated Blogiversary Kevin!

eatme_delicious said...

happy blog birthday!

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