Thank you all so much for coming out of the woodwork and expressing your thoughts, suggestions and love in countless private e-mails and comments here on the blog. I feel that warm glowy feeling that comes when you know you're appreciated. It means so much to me. It made me realize that there are a whole lot of people out there who are actually reading what I write and, better yet, cooking my recipes. That is so exciting (and intimidating)! I can't think of a bigger compliment than having your writing read and your recipes cooked - So thank you, from the bottom of my heart.
For those of you who've made the recipes I've posted, I would like to encourage you to rate them on RecipeZaar if you have the chance. I publish most of my recipes there after I post them on this here blog. It's free of charge. You can set very specific parameters when searching their massive recipe database- Today, for instance, I had the site sort out all the recipes for appetizers that are both vegan and gluten-free. It also shows you nutritional information for each recipe and allows you to add recipes to your own "virtual cookbook." You can post photos of recipes that you've made, share your own recipes, and connect with other people in the various community forums.
You can view my RecipeZaar recipes here. I will be adding many more in the coming days. When you take the time to rate and review my recipes on there, you give me the gift of valuable feedback on the food I create, which helps my cooking and recipe writing improve and gives me the motivation to keep cooking - As the saying goes: Progress, not perfection!