1.14.2013

New Year, New Intentions

12 months, that's how long it's been since I made a post here on Dandy Dishes. For those of you who have continued to come to this site and make my recipes, thank you! You have inspired me to keep this little blog going.

Anyone who has ever tried their hand at running a blog can tell you, it's a commitment. If it was just as easy as cooking dinner and writing a couple of words about it everyone would be doing it. But the real bloggers, the nutty ones like me who are crazy about food, spend hours researching recipes and testing things out in their kitchen. They use their poor families like lab rats and are constantly obsessing on how to make their favorite meals better. They make their family wait for 10 minutes after the food has been cooked so they can set up their tri-pod and try to take the best picture possible to post on the web. They attempt to post multiple times throughout the week and spends hours courting other bloggers to help develop their reputation. I guess what I am trying to say is, it's a process and you better love it to do it. And to those who have done it, and done it well, and my hats off to you!

The truth is I am just like many of you, working 40+ hours a week and most nights just trying to get something on the table. My best dishes are typically the ones that required the least amount of thought and time to get on the table. Needless to say, the SLR isn's readily available and by the time I'm done cooking all I can think of is putting the food in my belly! But at the end of the day my true passion is food, and I enjoy sharing it with you. So after multiple requests from my friends and family, who are no doubt tired of seeing Instagram pictures of my dinner on Facebook, I'm back to give this whole blogging thing another try.

I still follow the 80/20 rule when it comes to my diet but multiple comments and emails from you guys have shown me that I need to show a little more diversity. I am a firm believer in the Primal lifestyle, if you would like to read more about Primal eating and what it's basics please read this. But in an effort to give you guys more variety I'll start sharing with you some of my favorite 'cheats'. Homemade Marshmallows, Chicken Pot Pie, Goat Cheese Mashed Potatoes with Kale Cream Gravy...sound good to any of you? I promise to post as frequently as I can, and if I'm too hungry to grab the SLR I'll snap a quick Instagram pic to share.

Again, thank you to each one of you for stopping by, commenting and sharing my recipes with your friends. You have given me an outlet to share my love of food with the world, and that's pretty darn cool ;) I hope you enjoy the new look of the site and come back to share your thoughts, comments and recipes with me soon.

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