Mom’s Kitchen Handbook Gets a Makeover
I miss Oprah. Not that we were ever close, but tuning into her daytime broadcast on a regular basis, I felt a kinship. Most of all I miss her makeover shows, whereby she’d grab folks from the audience for a head to toe overhaul. Every one of them would walk on stage with a shiny new look AND a confident bounce in their step.
That’s a little bit how I feel today: shiny, with a little bounce in my step, because Mom’s Kitchen Handbook got a makeover. It’s taken months longer and far more time than expected, which makes this launch just a little bit sweeter. You’ll see a fresh new face to the site and some changes afoot, mostly inspired by feedback I got from you in a survey last year. Here’s what you’ll find:
1. More and better recipe indexing. The index includes new categories, such as Special Diets (ie, gluten-free friendly, vegan-friendly, and vegetarian), Seasonal (spring, summer, fall, winter), and international (Italian, Middle Eastern, etc.), all requests from the survey.
2. Recipes indexed by image. When you click on a category in the recipe index, say appetizers or breakfast, you’ll find them organized by photo rather than recipe name alone. This should make it quicker for you land on what you’re looking for.
3. Easier readability for mobile devices. The remodeled site is designed for a better experience on your mobile phone and ipad, devices most of us are using more than laptops these days.
4. A dedicated My Week in Food page. Head here for a collection of simple recipes culled from prior My Week in Food posts. I will continue to add recipes as time goes on based on the My Week in Food series. You’ll also find a button you can click at the top of the page to access the full line up of My Week in Food posts.
5. An online shop. I’ve curated favorite kitchen gear, lunch box essentials, and cookbooks into a small online shop that you can access with a simple click.
6. New landing pages for non-recipe posts. Cooking and Shopping Smarts and Eating Right are the new homes for cooking tips, nutrition, trends, and food essays. I hope you’ll find navigating these easier than ever.
As with any big change, I imagine there will be some kinks to work out. If you stumble upon anything wonky, feel free to leave a comment on the site or email me at [email protected] In the meantime, I hope you enjoy being here.Blog makeover time! Have a peek at the fresh new face of Mom's Kitchen Handbook. Click To Tweet