Just when you thought we couldn’t possibly outdo ourselves, 2014 happened. It was a big year for our foodie family of websites – RecipeLion.com, AllFreeSlowCookerRecipes.com, AllFreeCasseroleRecipes.com, FaveSouthernRecipes.com, FaveHealthyRecipes.com, FaveGlutenFreeRecipes.com, EverydayDiabeticRecipes.com, AllFreeCopycatRecipes.com and TheBestDessertRecipes.com. (We know, we’re a big family.) We were happy to serve up thousands of free recipes to you! Find out how many new recipes we added below.
Our goal is to bring you easy, free recipes for all your favorite foods, from chicken recipes to casserole recipes to dessert recipes! There’s a whole world of food out there, and we hope you tried a few new recipes last year. Here’s our list of 10 Things We Accomplished in 2014!
1. Our sites got a makeover!
With our largest-ever images, simpler browsing and a clean-cut design, our websites are easier to use than ever before!
2. We added over 7,000 new recipes, collection pages, reviews and giveaways to our sites this year!
Don’t stop us now! I bet we’ll add even more in 2015.
3. We attended Taste of Home Cooking School!
Read all about it in this blog post, An Evening at the Taste of Home Cooking School.
4. We held our first-ever Friendsgiving celebration!
It was a huge undertaking, but we tried out Thanksgiving recipes to determine the best of the best!
5. We released a major eCookbook!
The Best Dinner Recipes, Delicious Desserts & More: 20 Must-Have Recipes is our first food eCookbook with 17 participating brands and companies, daily giveaways throughout July, and a grand prize giveaway worth more than $2,000.
6. We ran a bigger and better-than-ever 12 Days of Christmas with huge prizes!
Hope you didn’t miss these fantastic giveaways! We gave away one prize each day, culminating in a big, final “Sleigh of Prizes!” Big prizes included a Swiss Diamond Fry Pan and Saute Pan Set and a Set & Forget® 6 Qt. Programmable Slow Cooker With Spoon and Lid!
7. RecipeChatter got a makeover, too!
We hope you like the sleek new look of our blog.
8. We made new blogger friends, and kept old ones!
Seriously, thanks for sharing your talent and recipes with us. We couldn’t do it without you!
9. We had a lot of fun!
We held a teddy bear picnic (‘bears’ pictured above), went bowling, got comfy for a pajama party, and had a blast working together this year. Check out more stuff we did for fun!
10. We gained a shiny new test kitchen, and tried a bunch of new recipes for you!
Here are some test kitchen recipes you loved: Banana Split Lasagna and How to Make a Chipotle-Style Chicken Burrito Bowl.