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7 Food Blogs to Follow this Summer or The Pressure is On…bring it!

Yesterday I noticed a spike in people who were viewing this blog and a few more comments than normal.  In trying to track down the reason, I found this blog post by

7 Food Blogs to Follow This Summer

“With the official first day of summer right around the corner, now is a great time to start collecting recipes for your favorite warm-weather treats.

You’ll find endless inspiration by browsing through topics like recipe, grilling, and summer in the Reader, and discover tons of great ideas by exploring our collection of recommended food blogs.

Here are seven mouthwatering recipes from a handful of fantastic blogs that are sure to delight all summer long:”…

Imagine my surprise when I saw “We Call Him Yes!Chef!” listed as one of the 7.  (We were Number Two on the list…probably not listed in any particular order, but I like to think it was.)

I had to read the blog post several times before I realized what was going on. (Sometimes I’m a little dense.)  When Yes!Chef! got home, I excitedly told him about it.  I don’t think he was nearly as impressed as I was.  I think he said something like, “Hmmph!  That’s nice.  I think I’ll fix spaghetti for dinner?”  This is why I love this man.  He’s as humble as pie (and sweet, too.)

Plus, he is always willing to pose for me and my hare-brained photo schemes.

At any rate, thank you to WordPress and to the people that have been encouraging us in our Food blog pursuits.  Welcome to the new followers.  I appreciate any and all comments. Yes!Chef! thanks you, too…in his own humble way…

Contemplating new recipes

Now…on to making more tasty food!

Spaghetti and Meatball with chopped basil

You can like Yes!Chef! on Facebook, if you “like”.

37 Comments Post a comment
  1. That is how I found you guys and I am really loving the blog – great work!!!

    May 24, 2012
    • Thank you! We are really quite honored.

      May 24, 2012
    • Tropical Beach Guy #

      I am making the citrus Carnitas at the moment – so I had to look up the recipe again. But, main question: Where can I get that Hawaiian shirt in the contemplating recipes pic?!?!??!??!?

      By the way, I seared the pork shoulder on the grill after marinating- lets see how it does. Looks good! Second time we made these carnitas. First time was awesome, but I have high hopes for the searing.

      May 18, 2014
      • Thanks! I love that shirt and Y!C! has had it for quite a while. I couldn’t tell you where he got it. Seared pork shoulder on the grill is always good news. Hope it turns out even better than the first time.

        May 19, 2014
  2. New follower and yes I came by from WordPress news 🙂

    May 24, 2012
  3. Sigrid Batz #

    Congratulations to you both for making it on the list!! I have had the true honor of enjoying a meal prepared by “Yes Chef!” and I enjoyed it very much along with my family. Have you ever seen any other kids fight for the green beans “Yes Chef!” made like my girls did? It is true testament to his skills.

    May 24, 2012
    • hahaha…yes, his beans are so very good. Thank you, Sigrid. It is quite an honor.

      May 24, 2012
  4. congrats!!!! lovely family and beutiful pics!
    Your blog is very clean, fresh and yummy, i just rebloged the post in to my blog to share…
    Good job and hope to know which bottle of wine you open for celebrate the news.

    May 24, 2012
    • Oh, thank you? I will stop by your blog. Thank you for your kind words, too. I will have to find out what our celebration meal will be for the wine choice.

      May 24, 2012
  5. Yep, I subscribed because I’m a foodie and the photos looked fabulous – plus I skimmed through your blog and like your low-key approach. I didn’t even bother checking out any of the other 6 food blogs.

    May 24, 2012
    • Wow! Thank you for your kind words. I hope you enjoy some of the recipes.

      May 25, 2012
  6. Ok…you two are out of control. I laughed out loud at each of your pictures. I am so delighted for you and this honor. Not very surprised since this is my favorite blog it just took Word Press longer to figure it out. 😉

    May 24, 2012
    • Hahaha, Chef Connie. You can see he is a very good sport when it comes to being my victim…er, uh…subject. Thank you again for your encouraging words. My husband always has me read your blog and he doesn’t really read any other food blogs on a regular basis. 😉

      May 25, 2012
  7. Liane #

    New follower via pinterest 8)

    May 24, 2012
    • Thank you for following. I do love Pinterest and probably spend too much time on it.

      May 25, 2012
  8. It is how I found you! And I just couldn’t resist! Looked like such a fun blog with yummy foods!!

    May 25, 2012
  9. CONGRATS! You’re famous! 🙂 Amazing food ideas – and you make it all look so much FUN! As food ought to be!

    May 25, 2012
  10. Congratulations! I was already following you…….good work!

    May 25, 2012
  11. So excited to find you via the WordPress email yesterday 🙂 Your blog looks like the perfect mixture of food and fun! What could be better? Looking forward to all of your posts!!! Congrats!!!

    May 25, 2012
  12. Excellent blog. You are my new inspiration. Thanks!

    May 25, 2012
  13. I, like many of the above, found you on the 7 Food Blogs post, and am so glad I did. I am always looking for new and inspired ways to bring good food to the table, and I love to cook. It is a shame that in this hurry up world it is not often that many people stop and take the time to have a good home cooked meal. It is pre-packaged garbage loaded with preservatives and other crap that is killing society and laying such ‘waist’ (pun intended) to our younger generation. I will be making good use of your recipes and share them with friends. Thank you so much, and have a great Memorial Day weekend.

    May 26, 2012
    • I know what you mean. Sharing the cooking process and then sitting down to a meal that is not hurried and thoughtfully prepared is a luxury in life that few enjoy these days. It’s too bad because they are missing out! I’m glad you enjoy the blog and thank you for your kind words.

      May 26, 2012
  14. i found your blog from the same post, lol and i couldnt stop laughing looking at the picture in the post. you take beautiful pictures. i am looking forward to reading any old posts you have, and new ones 😀 of course im following you guys!

    May 27, 2012
    • Thank you! I am very lucky to not only have a husband that cooks great food, but a family that is very cooperative with my photography.

      May 28, 2012
  15. Very well deserved! I love your combination of great recipes, interesting stories and beautiful photos! Keep it up!

    May 28, 2012
  16. I have been reading out a few of your posts and i can claim pretty nice stuff. I will definitely bookmark your website.

    May 30, 2012
  17. eliotthecat #

    Glad I found you but I made it over from Chef Connie and who recommended you highly!

    June 12, 2012
    • I’m so glad you stopped by. I love Chef Connie’s blog and her food!

      June 12, 2012
  18. That is how I found you too, reading your recipes and taking some notes, greetings from Mexico 🙂 love your pictures

    August 4, 2013

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