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Best of 2013

Dec 31, 2013         2 comments.

It is 11.59 PM here in India.

You see, when the clock strikes 12, I like to reflect.

best of 2013

I look back on the year. I look at how far I’ve come since last New Year’s Eve. Then I look at where I want to be 365 days from this day. I believe it is an interesting routine that I have developed over the years that keeps me grounded and in sync with my goals.

I’m not exactly a party-until-you-drop kind of a person. (I know – you now think I’m a boring 80 year old!) I like to do something productive – especially at midnight. Perhaps I’m weird – I think. But it works out well in my favor when I don’t have a nervous breakdown thinking about how to keep Foodomania running! 🙂

Anyway – looking back at 2013, I’m quite happy with the way Foodomania has shaped up. I of course have you – the readers – to thank for! Your feedback helped me learn faster, cook better and share more often – all of which contributed to the growth of this website. So a tight hug and a big thank you to all of you! 🙂

On the cooking front, I can’t help but smile fondly at how much I’ve honed my skills! The first time I made a Black Forest Cake, the whole kitchen was a mess – and it took me 5 hours of measuring / stirring / baking / decorating to get that ready! But today, I could just throw a bunch of ingredients together without even measuring and produce a moist and delicious cake! If you think you need to be born with that skill, please think again!

Before I get all preachy, I’ve decided to compile the most popular posts of 2013.

Most Popular Recipes…

Butterscotch Cake with Butterscotch Frosting

Homemade Croissants from Scratch

Mini Chocolate Cupcakes

Moroccan Chickpea Soup (Hasa al Hummus)

Nutella Brownie Bites

Schezwan Fried Rice

Almond Butter

No Bake Nutella Cheesecake

Spaghetti with Cherry Tomato Marinara

Garlic Bread Bites

Do you have a favorite recipe on Foodomania? Or do you have a recipe request? Post it down below in the comments section! I love to read them! 🙂

Fond Memories ….

  1. Foodomania was ranked at number 62 of the Top 100 Food Blogs of 2013 list – by Couponaudit.com
  2. Made it to the Top 30 Indian Food Bloggers – by Rediff.com
  3. The same was mentioned in Top Indian Food Bloggers by awesomecuisine.com as well.
  4. I finally purchased a Canon T3i in August!
  5. A friend’s uncle actually suggested Foodomania to her (not knowing she was one of my closest friends!) which I thought was the best indirect feedback I have ever received! :D)
  6. More than 100 odd people have tasted (and survived!) my confections this year! 🙂
  7. I actually managed to cook, edit and post 30 sweet treat recipes (one-a-day) for the Holiday season!
  8. Foodomania’s Facebook Page reached 50,000 subscribers just now! Are you one of them? If not, you should be!  🙂                 FB Likes
  9. And finally, the traffic (by which I mean YOU GUYS!) literally tripled in a year! It reassures me that all the hard work I do for Foodomania is being seen by some of you out there! 🙂 And if you’re reading this – thank you so much! I love you!

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Further Plans …

I have a few plans to further develop and diversify the website! One of them is definitely making some progress on Food Photography. I don’t know why, but when it comes to food styling and creativity, I just don’t have the patience! Hopefully that should change soon! Anyway, for now, all I can tell you is there are some exciting things waiting to happen in 2014 on Foodomania! 😀

This has been an amazing year and I have so much to be thankful for – and you and your support are right there are the top of that list.

Here’s to you and an amazing 2014! I wish you and your family a very happy new year!

Cheers!
Kavitha

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2 Comments on “Best of 2013

  1. Hi Kavitha.. Wish you and your family a happy new year!

    Found your website this year and I am so in love with the easy recipes you have here! really appreciate all the hard work you do! Hope you’ll continue to entice us with delicious food for many more years! 🙂

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