Last updated on March 12th, 2021
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5. How do I find a specific recipe or lifestyle post on your site? You can use the “Search This Website” box located at the upper right hand corner on every page of this site. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the drop-down menu that appears directly beneath the site’s title.
6. How do I post a comment on your blog? I love to receive comments! To write yours, first scroll down to the end of the “comments” field. Then enter your name and email address in the boxes provided. Ignore the “website” box unless you actually have a website. Then write your comment, click “post comment,” and you’re all set!
7. What does “awaiting moderation” mean? To avoid SPAM, first-time commenters must be approved by me. You’ll be approved almost immediately. Thereafter, you can comment as often and as freely as you like, and you won’t have to enter your name and email address every blessed time!
8. Do you accept guest-blogs? Nope. For better or worse, this blog is written exclusively by me.
9. Will you publish my “infographic?” Nope. I do not publish other people’s work.
10. I left a Facebook/Twitter/Instagram message for you, but you didn’t respond. Probably I did not see your message. The best way to contact me is through the comments field on this website.
11. Why don’t you include the calorie count in your recipes? To be honest with you, I’m not a calorie-counter. To find nutritional information for any of my recipes, just copy the list of ingredients, and then paste them onto About.com’s recipe analysis page. Be prepared to clutch your pearls.
12. Can I substitute ____ for _____ in this recipe? I’d love to provide an answer for you. In truth, if I haven’t tried your suggested substitution, I can’t guarantee how the final product will turn out. Nor can I write recipes that satisfy every conceivable dietary restriction. Still, I encourage you to experiment with substitutions whenever necessary. And I hope you’ll share your successes (and disasters) with the rest of us!