Site Redesign!

Mr. Texanerin has been working very hard behind the scenes. If you don’t realize what he’s done, this is what my page looked like a few hours ago:

But it’s not just a redesign! You can find recipes so much easier now. If you go to the recipe index, you have a visual index of categories like cake, fall recipes, and vegan as well as the most important ingredients like chocolate, pumpkin and peanut butter.

And since so many of you have told me that you’re mainly interested in my gluten-free recipes, there’s a label just for that. I also added a label called naturally GF. I know that some blogs label everything as GF if it doesn’t contain any gluten, but do potatoes, smoothies and ice cream recipes really need that label? For me, if I’m looking for gluten-free recipes, I want to see recipes that were developed in a special way to be gluten free and not just stuff that happens to be gluten-free.

Below the visual index, you’ll find the complete index by recipe category. Further down, you can also browse recipes by ingredient, which is really nice if you don’t know how to use up that bucket of expiring Greek yogurt that was on sale.

It’s now also easier to comment. With just your name and email address (which isn’t displayed), you can leave a comment. So you no longer have an excuse to not leave a comment. ;)

And because it’s now way easier for me to reply to your comments, I can go back to replying to them. It was just a huge pain in the butt with Blogger! And if you select the checkbox that says Notify me of replies to my comment via e-mail, you’ll get an email when I or someone else replies to your comment. Woohoo!

You can also now rate the recipes. But you get to select hearts instead of boring stars. That was totally Mr. T’s idea. He was very proud of himself. :D

The About section now has more than a few sentences about me. And it was a great excuse to post some pictures of baby animals.

The Ingredients section has been totally redone and you can find out where to get some of the more unusual ingredients I use and explanations about flours. And if you live in Germany, you definitely need to go check it out.

And finally, if your puppy is ever walking across the keyboard, or maybe he’s looking for something and he’s just not that good of a typer, an entertaining animal friend will be there to help console him. See for yourself!

Some of the recipes aren’t in their pretty recipe boxes quite yet. I should get that finished in a few days but I couldn’t wait any longer to share my new look!

If you see anything that’s not working or that looks wrong, please leave a comment to let me know. We don’t actually know what we’re doing with this web design thing. Thank you. :)

And if you see a lot of my posts all at once in your newsfeed or by email – sorry for the inconvenience! It should just happen this one time (it was because of the switchover).

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48 comments on “Site Redesign!” — Add one!

  • Sonia! The Healthy Foodie says
    May 10, 2013 @ 6:40 pm

    WOW ERIN!!! Your new site looks absolutely amazing!!!

    I’m jealous, now! ;)

    Huge congrats to you, girlfriend.

    • Erin replies to Sonia! The Healthy Foodie
      May 10, 2013 @ 9:07 pm

      Thanks, Sonia! :) But don’t be jealous – yours is beautiful! You know I’ve always loved yours. :)

  • Natasha says
    May 7, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    YAY!!!! You did it! Go Mr. T – it looks amazing!! :-)

    • Erin replies to Natasha
      May 7, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

      YAY! Right?! :) And thanks from Mr. T!

  • Mary says
    May 7, 2013 @ 12:11 am

    Your site looks fantastic, Erin! I absolutely love the redesign. Your man did an awesome job.

    • Erin replies to Mary
      May 7, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

      Thanks, Mary! Much appreciated. :)

  • Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today
    May 6, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

    Erin, I love the new version of your website, so much better. We should make some new head shots as well :)

  • Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen says
    May 4, 2013 @ 3:24 pm

    It’s so perfect Erin! Your Mr. has obviously been very hard at work! I loved your old look, but this is even better :) Hope you’re having a fantastic weekend!

    • Erin replies to Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen
      May 4, 2013 @ 9:44 pm

      The old look? Oh… that’s so nice of you to say! But no. No no no. That was terrible. ;) Thanks a bunch for your nice comment!

  • Becca from Cookie Jar Treats says
    May 2, 2013 @ 9:37 pm

    I love the new site. It will take a little while to get used to the new design, but it’s very pretty and the recipe category box thing is really nice too :)

    • Erin replies to Becca from Cookie Jar Treats
      May 2, 2013 @ 10:36 pm

      Thanks! And I hope it doesn’t take that long to get used to. The Blogger design was just a disaster so I’m so happy to be here. :)

  • Eduarda says
    May 2, 2013 @ 7:54 pm

    It looks GREAT!!! Excelent job, Erin!

    • Erin replies to Eduarda
      May 2, 2013 @ 10:33 pm

      Hey, it’s you! It’s nice to see you outside of FB. :) Thanks for the compliment and for coming on over from FB!

  • Rose says
    May 2, 2013 @ 7:06 pm

    Erin, your page looks wonderful! Good job, Mr. Texanerin ;) Welcome to Wordpress!!

    • Erin replies to Rose
      May 2, 2013 @ 10:20 pm

      Thanks, Rose! And he says DANKE! :)

  • claire @ the realistic nutritionist says
    May 2, 2013 @ 6:26 pm

    love love love it Erin!!

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction says
    May 2, 2013 @ 5:33 pm

    I love it! You guys did an amazing job!

  • Susan says
    May 2, 2013 @ 5:32 pm

    The redesign looks wonderful. The organization is excellent. I’m looking forward to exploring your site further.

    • Erin replies to Susan
      May 3, 2013 @ 6:19 pm

      Thanks, Susan! I hope you find something you like. :)

  • Carla @ Carlas Confections says
    May 2, 2013 @ 4:40 pm

    The new site looks amazing! Now I am dying to get over to WP!! I need to do it soon… Love the site Erin :)

    • Erin replies to Carla @ Carlas Confections
      May 2, 2013 @ 9:58 pm

      Hehe. Well good luck with that! I love how replying to comments is easier over here. You should just go get yourself a test WP and play around with it. :)

  • Eat Good 4 Life says
    May 2, 2013 @ 4:36 pm

    OMG, it looks awesome!! Your husband did this all by himself? what a great job. You must be really pleased. I love how you can see all of the past recipes, so much better, and I really like the about page. Nice to know a little bit more about you :-) Great job on the new blog.

    • Erin replies to Eat Good 4 Life
      May 2, 2013 @ 9:57 pm

      Thanks! And yup. I was definitely no help. ;) I’m happy you liked it! So happy that we both finally have our new homes. :D

  • Kathryn says
    May 2, 2013 @ 10:36 am

    It looks great Erin, love how white and fresh it is!

    • Erin replies to Kathryn
      May 2, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

      Thanks, Kathryn! We tried our best to go for that look. :)

  • Aimee @ ShugarySweets says
    May 2, 2013 @ 3:57 am

    LOVE the new look!!! I totally need a new recipe index. Are you using a plug-in?

    • Erin replies to Aimee @ ShugarySweets
      May 2, 2013 @ 8:52 pm

      Woohoo! Thanks. :) And I’ve emailed you about the recipe index. And for the others, it’s not a plug-in!

  • Gina @ Running to the Kitchen says
    May 2, 2013 @ 3:48 am

    Erin- it looks really good! love the clean layout, you guys did a fabulous job!

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says
    May 2, 2013 @ 3:19 am

    It looks amazing Erin!!

  • Mel says
    May 1, 2013 @ 11:53 pm

    It’s so lovely! I think the Recipe by Ingredient is brilliant. Change is so fun and this change is awesome!

    • Erin replies to Mel
      May 3, 2013 @ 6:18 pm

      Thanks a bunch, Mel! I’m still kind of figuring everything out and somehow skipped over your comment. Sorry about that! And one of my favorite things about AllRecipes when I used it (I’m all about food blogs now ;)) was the ability to search by ingredient. So useful! I wish everyone had that option. :D

  • Lora says
    May 1, 2013 @ 11:43 pm

    It looks great!

    • Erin replies to Lora
      May 3, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

      Thank you, Lora! :)

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
    May 1, 2013 @ 11:21 pm

    Love the fresh new look!

  • Diane {Created by Diane} says
    May 1, 2013 @ 11:09 pm

    Looks so pretty!

  • Cassie | Bake Your Day says
    May 1, 2013 @ 11:00 pm

    I love it Erin, you guys did a fabulous job!

    • Erin replies to Cassie | Bake Your Day
      May 1, 2013 @ 11:19 pm

      Thank you, Cassie! And thanks for coming on over to take a look. You all are the best! :)

  • JulieD says
    May 1, 2013 @ 10:55 pm

    I love it, Erin! So clean and beautiful!!

    • Erin replies to JulieD
      May 1, 2013 @ 11:20 pm

      Thanks, Julie! I’m happy you like it. :) And thanks again for your help earlier!


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