Best of 2013
I can't believe this year flew by this fast. But I have to because this time last year I had a 3 month old infant who had to be carried around and a year later I have a 15 month toddler who cannot stay still at one place. Time sure flies.
Year 2013 has been my best year as far as my personal life and blogging is concerned. I resigned my job in January to be a stay-at-home-mom (SAHM) to my kids. Spending time with kids has been a fulfilling experience as well. I am happy that I was able to spend quality time with my 6 year old son and my 15 month old daughter. Being a SAHM also meant little more time for blogging. Thanks to the BM group and especially to Valli for keeping me motivated to cook, click and blog.
Here are some of my best for 2013:
Highest # of posts in a year EVER: I cannot believe this myself, but I posted a little over 250 posts this year. Yay for me. The most I posted was 124 posts back in 2009.
A-Z Vegetarian dishes from Andhra Pradesh: Month long blogging marathon in September had to be the best thing that ever happened to 'Cook's Hideout'. Doing an A-Z dishes from Andhra Pradesh had been in my mind for a long time and I was finally able to do it. Thanks again to Valli and the ever enthusiastic BM group.
Cake Decorating Classes: I finally made time and took Wilton Cake decorating classes this Spring. They have really helped my cakes look a lot prettier than before.
Wilton Cake Decorating
Best Savory Dish: Biryanis have scored big at my home this year. Dal biryani, Veg Dum Biryani, Rajasthani Gatte ka Biryani, Shahi Biryani, Qabooli Biryani and Slow Cooker Biryani made it to the blog this year. With my love for biryanis growing, I still have more recipes to come in the new year.
Best Cake & Cupcake: Of all the cakes this year, this eggless mango cake is the best I made. It was a super duper hit with everyone who tasted it.
Eggless Mango Cake
These Pistachio-Rosewater cupcakes is another super hit with everyone.
Best Dessert: All my individual serving desserts were received well this year. This no-bake eggless mango cheesecake was a sure shot winner at all parties.
No-Bake Mango Cheesecake
Best Dishes from each month:January:
Here's wishing all of you a Healthy & Prosperous New Year with lots of nutritious and delicious food (as a food blogger everything somehow revolves around food :-)
Linking this to Valli's Best of 2013 event.