Mom’s Kitchen Handbook Gets a Makeover

Erin Scott

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

A note of gratitude to Matt Seymour and all of the folks at Mobiah who helped make this little makeover a reality. Thank you to Erin Scott for this photo. 

Comments

06.09.2016 at4:00 AM #

carolyn edwards

I like it a lot! New and sleek and easier to navigate.

06.09.2016 at4:00 AM #

Katie Morford

Just what I was going for, Carolyn. Thanks.

06.09.2016 at4:18 AM #

Stacy Whitman

Looks awesome, Katie! Congrats!

06.09.2016 at4:18 AM #

Katie Morford

Thank you Stacy. Most appreciated.

06.09.2016 at5:17 AM #

JIll Castle

Looks great Katie!

06.09.2016 at5:17 AM #

Katie Morford

Thank you Jill!

06.09.2016 at6:16 AM #

suzanne bergeron

It is fabulous – just like you 🙂
Great work!

06.09.2016 at6:16 AM #

Katie Morford

🙂

06.09.2016 at7:07 AM #

Kim

Well done, I love it!

06.09.2016 at7:07 AM #

Katie Morford

Yay! Appreciate that Kim.

06.09.2016 at7:47 AM #

Sandy

Oh I love it katie. It’s elegant and easy to navigate

06.09.2016 at8:22 AM #

Sally @ Real Mom Nutrition

Looks incredible! I love the look and the easy navigation. So happy for you!

06.09.2016 at8:22 AM #

Katie Morford

Your makeover was part of my inspiration, Sally!

06.09.2016 at9:51 AM #

Pam

It looks terrific!

06.09.2016 at9:51 AM #

Katie Morford

Thanks Pam!

06.12.2016 at10:46 AM #

Marie

So easy to read on my phone now. Thank you!!

06.12.2016 at10:46 AM #

Katie Morford

Glad to hear it!

06.13.2016 at10:18 PM #

Laurie-Ann Barbour

Very nice makeover. The new recipe index and other tabs are very smart.

06.13.2016 at10:18 PM #

Katie Morford

Glad you approve, Laurie-Ann!

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