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It's ALIVE!Posted September 16, 2013
Ok, maybe not alive, but it is live. That's right, the revamped mobile site is finally up and running.
Let's call this Phase I. Right now we have a scaled down, mobile-friendly version of CDKitchen available. You can browse recipes by category, search, and even share things on social media. There is a really cool Phase II coming but I don't want to spill the beans on what it will include just...
Happy 18th Birthday CDKitchen!Posted August 20, 2013
Back in 1995 I had no idea what I was getting into when I started this website. It was an experiment more than anything. I wanted to learn HTML and had free web space at the university I was working at. Who knew?
So, here we are 18 years later.
Every day has been a challenge, and I don't mean that in a bad way. I've learned so much over the years, and knowledge is never a bad thing.
Recipe Ratings, Reviews, And PhotosPosted June 28, 2013
In my last update I mentioned that I was working on improving the recipe tools on the site. The project is 3/4ths done so far and you can already see it in action. One of the things that always bugged me about the process of writing recipe reviews and/or uploading a recipe photo was that each one had to be done in a separate step.
I think a lot of people uploaded a photo but then didn't also submit a review (I mean, they...
New Logo!Posted June 17, 2013
What's that in the upper right corner of the site? Why yes, it IS a new logo! Thank you for noticing.
I've been slowly tweaking the design of the site to give it a fresher look. The logo, in its old format, started to bug me. I was torn, however, with redesigning it because the orange "dot" had been part of our brand for so long. At least 10 years. But, it was time for a change.
You will also...
Getting SocialPosted May 30, 2013
You might have noticed CDKitchen popping up on your social media radar lately. After quite a long hiatus from tweeting, plussing, pinning and liking, I've decided to take another stab at upping our social media efforts.
In the past we split up the social media duties. However, I found that the "voice" tends to be inconsistent with that method - so for now your's truly is taking over the task. Lucky me.
New ThingsPosted May 16, 2013
You might have noticed a few new things around here lately. I've slowly been pushing out a redesign and sort of "re-focus" of the website.
The homepage now features more individual recipes that we've been testing with larger photos and a more detailed recipe guide. There will be a new featured recipe every day. Or, when I remember to update it...
I'm Back.... (sorta)Posted May 3, 2013
Hi. Remember me? I know, it's been a while.
I knew when we started this blog that it was going to be a balancing act to keep up regular postings. I'll have months where I have the time to work in a post here and there and then other times... bam! My freetime is gone.
Hence, the lack of posts lately.
To further complicate things around here we just had our home and offices painted. Everything...
Getting Caught UpPosted April 18, 2013
Normally you'd probably be expecting to see another edition of Foodie Friday in this post. Well, I've decided it doesn't need to be every Friday. I mean, let's face it, trying recipes from my own website is time consuming enough. And as much as I enjoy the food blogs I visit, I have to put my regular work first. There will definitely be more Foodie Friday blogs featured - just not each...
National Eggs Benedict DayPosted April 15, 2013
Yesterday I wrote about growing my own alfalfa sprouts for a recipe. Now you will probably think I was crazy to even bother with it since the amount of sprouts I needed was basically for a garnish. That's right, that "gardening" project was taken on simply to adorn the recipe we're featuring...
Not Just Homemade, But Homegrown!Posted April 14, 2013
Over the last few years there have been several warnings about consuming/purchasing sprouts (alfalfa, radish, and other types) due to salmonella, e. coli and listeria outbreaks. As a result, many grocery stores no longer carry this yummy veggie.
Of course, I ended up with a recipe I wanted to test that called for alfalfa sprouts. I knew my regular store...