A few days ago I noticed that I was quickly approaching post number 1500 and then I realized that I had just missed Closet Cooking's 5th birthday on April 29! As both of these milestones are pretty big, I though I would take a break and instead of sharing a new recipe for post 1500, I would take a moment to reflect on those milestones.
1500 Closet Cooking Recipes!
Not all of my posts have recipes in them but a lot of them have several recipes so that means that there are now more than 1500 recipes on Closet Cooking! I find it difficult to believe that I could have written 1500 recipes over the last 5 years... I wonder, if you were to compile all of the recipes into a printed cookbook, how thick would it be?
One thing that I do worry about with all of the recipes is that it might not be easy accessing recipes that are not on the front page. You can use the search form in the sidebar to find specific recipes and there are the labels/tags and of course the recipe index but it is still not easy. If you have some suggestions about how I can make it easier to find recipes on Closet Cooking I would love to hear them!
Closet Cooking's 5th Birthday!Happy Birthday! (It's better late than never.)
Wow, I cannot believe that it has already been 5 years! Back when I started Closet Cooking, if you had asked me where I saw it in 5 years I would not have guessed that it would be here! I have a habit of switching hobbies every 1 or 2 years and yet food blogging seems to have captured my heart. Now I cannot even imagine myself not making and sharing tasty new recipes with you here on Closet Cooking and I am now looking forward to the even tastier year 6 to come!
As I took a look back at the last year of recipes I realize that year five was the tastiest year yet! It was just packed with amazing recipes! I wanted to round up my 10 favourite recipes from the last year and when I finished going through them all, I had about 50 tabs open with a "must make" recipe on each of them. One thing that I did notice was that year 5 of Closet Cooking was The Year of the Grilled Cheese Sandwich as they made a really large showing in the list of my favourites. It was hard work narrowing the selection down to just 10 but I was able to do so and here they are:
Closet Cooking's Birthday: 2011
Closet Cooking's Birthday: 2010
Closet Cooking's Birthday: 2009
Closet Cooking's Birthday: 2008