Around the Internet Kitchen: 1 Year!

Whoa! One year ago today I wrote my first post on Macheesmo which was read by approximately 2 people (girlfriend, mother) and I think is maybe the only post ever on Macheesmo to not include a photo.

To be absolutely honest, I’m completely surprised that I’ve been able to keep this site alive for a year. But after 3 hosting switches, over 300 posts, and over 300,000 visits, I must say that I’m really enjoying this little hobby. I’m still looking forward to writing and cooking and posting everyday and so I expect to keep at it!

Mostly though, thanks to all you lovely Internet readers out there who stop by regularly to check out the food and photos. Maybe you have occasionally learned something, or more likely the case, maybe you’ve taught me something. This site would really suck without the comments that people leave and the very nice emails I receive.

Ok. Enough with the gushing!

Switching gears… I decided that I would try to follow Top Chef this season and so far I’m loving it. The last episode was really good. For the poll this week, vote for the dish you want me to try to fix up from the last episode. These are the three dishes that the judges picked as the worst. Now keep in mind that I’m not saying I could do better than any of these chefs given the circumstances (75 minutes in the blistering Nevada desert), but I figured it would be fun to try to improve their problem dishes.

Also you can suggest a different dish from the Top Chef challenge if you want.

Instead of my normal links, I thought it would be cool to do a little year in review type deal. Is it self-promoting? Definitely. But here are some of my favorite posts in the last year. One per month.

October 2008: Eat your Intestines out! This post was awesome for Halloween.

November 2008: Mr. Marquis’s Marvelous Stuffing. Hands down the best stuffing recipe I’ve ever had.

December 2008: The Gingerbread Boy. Me and my nephew horsing around. Lots of fun.

January 2009: Dogs and Tots. To this day, this is Betsy’s favorite meal that I make.

February 2009: Macheesmo Muscle Bars. These surprised me with their deliciousness.

March 2009: Spinach Stracciatelle. A simple and amazing soup.

April 2009: The Clever Kitchen. I can’t believe so many suckas fell for this. Seriously though. I want my own show.

May 2009: Psychedelic Cupcakes. I had a lot of fun with these guys.

June 2009: Brussel Sprouts with Red Wine. A humble dish that will convert any sprout hater. Went pretty much unseen, but one of my favorite side dishes of all time.

July 2009: Ten Signs Your Next Meal will Suck. I was feeling snarky on this day…

August 2009: Cold-brewed Coffee. It sustains me.

September 2009: White Sangria. The month isn’t over yet, but this stuff will rock your socks off.

Have a good weekend everybody, and Happy Birthday to ME.

18 comments on “Around the Internet Kitchen: 1 Year!

  1. Congrats Nick!

    From humble beginnings comes an entertaining and diversified look at food. Keep up the great work (both on Macheesmo and Foodie Fights) looking forward to much more Macheesmo in the future.

  2. Congrats on one year. 300 posts? That is amazing. I think I need a couple more hours per day to get er done!

    Here is to another 100 years. I will be reading, so at least you will always have someone to write for!

  3. Congrats! One year in blogging is like 57 years in real time, considering how most blogs flame out. Keep up the good work.

  4. WHOA! This site get consistently more awesome with every post, and you’re showing no signs of slowing down. Congrats dude, keep it up!

  5. congrats! I have no idea how many posts I’ve done. Top Chef is good this season, I’m a die hard fan. I really want to try that deconstructed bearnaise sauce–man that looked good.

  6. It’s hard to believe with the quality posts that you produce, that you have only been food blogging for a year. Happy Blogiversary. I feel bad…I didn’t get you anything;)

  7. Congratulations! I only found you recently, but since I did I’ve been a big fan and avid reader. Looking forward to another year!

  8. Happy blog anniversary! I am new to your blog, and am so grateful to have learned so much about you all from this one post!! You have this much culinary intuition at 25??? I'm 35 and can't microwave canned soup without messing it up.

  9. Happy blogiversary! Congratulations, you have a wonderful blog, it's been so much fun to follow and inspirational too. And the intestines post is hilarious!

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