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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

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Welcome to the new and much improved Annie’s Eats!  If you read this site through a feed reader, you will need to unsubscribe and then resubscribe in order to follow the new feed.  This update has been in the works for quite a long time so it feels amazing to have it finally going live.  Take a look around and navigate the new site.  It has some features I think readers will enjoy such as an updated search function that sorts based on relevancy instead of chronologically, as well as easier access to the archives.  I also get a lot of questions about what sort of kitchen equipment I have, so now you can see a lot of cookbooks and kitchen tools I have (or similar versions) in the Amazon store.  Of course, with this transition there are still minor tweaks to be worked out, but in general things are ready for action.  I hope you enjoy the new site as much as I do!

Thanks to everyone who has helped us with this transition.  But most of all, thanks to my totally rockin’ graphic designer Ryan of 2nd Street Creative.  I never, ever would have been able to do this without you (and now having worked with me, you know just how true that is :).)

  • Mary Ruth

    Love the new design. The page and pictures loaded really fast! Annie, thank you for helping me with my adventures in cooking over the last year. Merry Christmas to you and your family and my best wishes for a wonderful 2011.

  • http://eatgood4life.blogspot.com/ Eat Good 4 Life

    Very good!! Much more user friendly, and I really like the pictures rotating :-)

  • http://keepitsweet.wordpress.com Lauren at KeepItSweet

    the new site looks amazing – i love it!

  • http://www.oakland-avenue.blogspot.com Laura Wifler

    Looks great! Excited to start using the new site – especially the search function – I’m always searching in your archives for great recipes I saw. I’m a newlywed who is just now learning to cook, your recipes along with your tips and tricks have helped me learn SO much in a short amount of time and I’m very appreciative (so is my husband.) Keep up the good work!

  • http://www.snarkandpepper.com Kerry @ Snark & Pepper

    Looks great!!

  • http://theniftyfoodie.com Amy @ The Nifty Foodie

    Oh my gosh! I love this new look, Annie! Congrats!

  • Suzannah

    I love the “email a friend” option!

  • http://macaroniandcheesecake.blogspot.com Stephanie

    Everything looks fabulous!! Very easy to navigate and so stylish!! Great job! I just love your blog :)

  • http://www.cantstopbaking.blogspot.com Cantstopbaking

    Very cool- nice!

  • Susan Smith

    Congratulations!

  • Jess

    Looks fantastic from my iPhone in both the mobile and full versions. Also, really easy to navigate from the phone, which I appreciate when looking for recipes on the go. Congrats!!

  • http://www.healthyfoodforliving.com Lauren

    Great blog makeover, Annie! I love the background and the “recipe tab” pages, and especially the header w/ different images. Great job!

  • http://www.theculinaryenthusiast.blogspot.com Karla

    Very nice! Merry Christmas a couple days early to you! :)

  • http://locococoasconfections.blogspot.com/ Lynn @ Loco Cocoa’s Treats

    Like your newly designed site!

  • http://stopdropandblog.com FireMom

    Love the redesign. The colors are lovely.

    As an aside, the menu looks fine in RockMelt and Firefox alike.

  • http://veggiegirlvegan.blogspot.com VeggieGirl

    LOVE the new site layout, Annie! Sorry I haven’t commented in a while – always reading though :)

  • Elizabeth

    Looks awesome, Annie! Congrats on the new design. You and Ryan did a great job!

  • Raina

    Love the new site!

  • http://www.thecurvycarrot.com Shanon

    YEAH! YEAH! YEAH! I’m happy dancing for you right now! Looks AMAZING!

  • http://palegirlinthecity.tumblr.com (Another) Annie

    I love the new look! It’s sleek without losing the warm and welcoming vibe. Can’t wait to see all that’s new in 2011!

  • http://chicagocuisinecritique.blogspot.com Chicago Cuisine Critique

    The new site looks great. Awesome job!

  • http://oliepants.wordpress.com Susan

    I love the new design! Great job! :)

  • http://runmommatwitchrun.blogspot.com Cathy

    I LOOOVE IT!! It looks GREAT!!

  • http://bakeitafterall.blogspot.com Meghan

    Annie, I LOVE the new layout! Especially the archives section – I love to browse through recipes that way. Congrats – everything looks beautiful :)

  • http://www.frombostonwithlove.com jenna@frombostonwithlove

    The site looks great, Annie! Happy holidays!

  • Jen

    It looks fab, Annie! I just wanted to say thank you. Like Laura ^ I am also a newlywed who was absolutely clueless when it came to the kitchen. A cousin sent me the link, and I was hooked! I’ve had several parties and hosted several other events, always including recipes from the blog. (My new hubby has even mentioned a time or two that I might just cook better than his mom! (; ) So THANK YOU! And Happy Holidays!

  • http://www.myfindsonline.com/ Amanda

    Looks great. Love the rotating header!

  • Inna

    Looks great!

  • http://www.alilcountrysugar.blogspot.com Angie Walker

    I love the new change. What a great way to start the new year.

  • Anne

    What a great present, Santa Annie :) Really like the archive section. It’s cool to see how the blog has evolved through the years, although I don’t think your photos are as “horrendous” as you say in your bio :)

  • http://livefaithfully.blogspot.com Urban Wife

    I love the new look!

  • http://fallonscucina.blogspot.com/ Fallon

    LOVE IT!

  • http://surlykitchen.blogspot.com/ surlykitchen

    love your new blog layout! its gorgeous. i like the new header flashing more of your beautiful photography.

  • stephanie

    Oooh, your new site it up! I love it! ;) Happy Holidays!

  • http://theblissfulbaker.wordpress.com Justeen @ Blissful Baking

    ohh i love your new website design!! it looks great!

  • http://thefrugalgirl.com Kristen@TheFrugalGirl

    Looks great! I am so happy to see that full posts still display on your front page…it seems so often that when people get a new design, they go to teaser posts, and that bums me out!

  • http://www.mrsregueiro.com Krystal R

    Love the new look!!! It looks awesome!

  • Kim

    Hi, Annie. I’m normally a lurker, but I had to join the legions who say they love your new site design. I think it looks fantastic. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and a brilliant New Year. Thank you for teaching me how to cook. I look forward to learning more from you next year.

  • Nancy H.

    I don’t see any archives. When I click on a recipe on the right, it is not your recipe.
    Where are your recipes and archives???

  • Annie

    At the top of the page, under archives.

  • Stephanie

    It looks incredible!

    Maybe I am blind, but I cannot find the link for your Amazon store? Please point me in the right direction!

  • Stephanie

    Oh, I found it hidden under the blogroll!

  • http://www.thegirlwhoateeverything.blogspot.com Christy Denney

    Looks awesome Annie. So clean and easy to navigate. Love it.

  • http://www.ourlittlebeehive.com Felicity

    Love it!

  • http://butterybooks.com Lisa@ButteryBooks

    This is the first time I have come to your site, but it looks amazing!

  • Mary Ruth

    I tried to comment first thing this morning, unfortunately it didn’t work out!
    Love the new look, the pictures load really fast. Annie, thank you for enhancing my culinary adventures this year. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  • Mary Ruth

    Obviously I should have read the comment section first!

  • http://adorkablerecipes.blogspot.com/ Melanie:::Adorkable

    It’s gorgeous, Annie! Congrats!

  • http://www.nibblemethis.com Chris

    Great new layout, I like it. Good look and improved functionality.

  • http://pajamachef.wordpress.com Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef

    I love the new design, Annie! Fabulous job to all involved. :)

  • http://beingwhatiwanttobe.blogspot.com Lisa

    Love the new site!

  • http://www.greensnchocolate.blogspot.com Taylor

    I love the new look!! Congrats on the upcoming new addition to your family :)

  • http://appleandspice.blogspot.com Katie

    Thats wonderful news. I hope you have a great Christmas

  • Hillary

    i love your new website, but does it not have the “search” feature your old one did? i loved being able to type in the recipe i was looking for and it popped right up. now i have to figure out which category it belongs in and scroll back from there. am i missing something? do you still have this feature on your new beautiful site? thanks!

  • Annie

    It’s on the right side, and now it actually returns relevant material!