Wow did I have soooooo much planned for last month. I got the worst cold I have gotten in a long time that just would not quit me. All plans just went to the wayside. Oh well, that is life sometimes, and not really why I am writing this. I always mean to do an end-of-year thank you post but I will admit I get quite shy and let myself off the hook. This year though I really feel as if it is needed. Why you might ask? My little corner of the internet has shown some wild growth. Now I mean the “wild” growth of Quaint Cooking compared to 2021. Trust me I am in no way close to pulling in the views websites like The Kitchn, Serious Eats or The Spruce pull in. Though that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be celebrated.
When I first figured out the direction I wanted to bring Quaint Cooking into, I knew the history posts were going to be a big part of it. I just didn’t think a long post talking about recipe origins before one even gets to the recipe was going to be for everyone. Knowing this is why I also added the gelatin, celebrity, and other vintage recipes to the site thinking these were more what people wanted to read. Imagine my surprise when the top ten recipes on my site are ALL history posts. This really means a lot to me as the research for these posts are quite time-consuming. (Fun Fact: All the sources I use are at the end of the post if one scrolls past the recipe.)
My Top Viewed Post of 2022 (In Case One Was Curious!)
- The History of Mock Apple Pie
- The History of Pineapple Upside Down Cake
- The History of Grape Jelly Cocktail Meatballs
- The History of Aunt Sammy and Her Recipes
- The History of Tomato Soup Cake
- The History of Tuna Noodle Casserole
- The History of Wacky Cake
- The History of Chicken a la King
- The History of Three Bean Salad
- The History of Lazy Daisy Cake
Honorable Mention (and most pinned recipe) : Jimmy Carter’s “Plains Special” Cheese Ring
This is where the thank you comes in. Thank you to everyone who stops on my little niche site. To everyone who leaves such nice comments. Those that tell me the stories of how a recipe was important to them. Anyone who has pinned my recipes on Pinterest or shared them on Facebook, Reddit, or any of the little forums on the internet. Thank you to everyone who clicks on my Instagram even though I am terrible at updating it. Honestly and truly from the bottom of my heart THANK YOU!