Thank you! Yes, you. Thank you so much for being here, reading my blog. It means the world to me that you’re here.
Thank you again to everyone who voted in my 3rd Annual Reader’s Choice Awards! I’m so thrilled to have you all as readers and whether you’ve been cooking with me since the beginning or you just discovered my blog today, I really appreciate you.
Just a few days ago (on Christmas Eve) was my 3-year “blogiversary. It’s incredible to me that I’ve been doing this for three years. It has flown by! Last year I recapped some readership, social media and posting stats, mostly for me to look back on. While I certainly don’t blog for the numbers (hopefully this doesn’t come across as tacky), it’s fun for me to look back year-to-year and see how much my blog has grown. Here we go again:
I can’t say this enough: It overwhelms me that so many of you out there read my blog, make the recipes I post here and give me such great feedback, encouragement and inspiration. THANK YOU!
I am also so thankful that many of you took the time to cast votes for your favorite recipes. It was so fun for me to see what all your favorites were this year! The results are below and for each category I’ve pictured the winner and then listed the runner up along with my own pick (which didn’t count in the standings, I’m just listing it for fun).
Want to check out the winners from previous years? Check out the 2012 winners and 2011 winners! It’s also funny to see how far my photography has come (though I still have a lot to learn).
Without further ado, here are the winners of your 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards:
Great choices, everyone! Glad you're willing to make the touch decisions so I don't have to.
Thanks so much again to all of you for reading my blog, cooking my recipes and encouraging and inspiring me with your comments. I wish you all a happy and healthy 2014 and I hope you’ll stay tuned for more lightened up recipes in the new year!