Happy Birthday My Colombian Recipes and More Big News!

by Erica Dinho on February 9, 2014


My First Post: Arroz con Leche

Exactly five years ago today, I posted my first recipe on my blog . I know, right? It doesn’t seem that long ago! I can’t believe that its already been five years since I entered the blogging world. I’ve enjoyed sharing my family recipes with you so much. So a huge thanks to all of you for being there for me!

Thanks to all the friends that I’ve met, even if it is only virtually, and a big thank you to all those who read my posts behind their screen every day. I sincerely hope that all the recipes I share with you make your day brighter!

I want to give a big shout out to a few people who hugely impacted this blog. My grandmother, who inspired me to write a blog in the first place. My friend Gillian who taught me about the art of blogging and her husband Fletcher, who took the time out of his busy life to answer my husband’s many questions. My husband, who is the one who pushed me to start this blog and helped me to set it up, and to this day continues to be my editor and manages all the technical and SEO work for the site. Kristen, our WordPress guru and developer for the past few years gets major props for the site’s functionality and design. She has been such an incredible blessing. Thank you Kristen!! And finally, thanks to all of my readers out there, some whom have been following me for the entire five years. Your comments and emails are both humbling and inspiring.

As a food blogger, the most beautiful gifts I receive are your visits, the wonderful comments and sweet, heartfelt messages I receive, all of which I greatly appreciate. As an expression of my gratitude, I will be hosting a couple of giveaways this month, so stay tuned! So that you don’t miss the chance to win, simply subscribe to My Colombian Recipes via e-mail here or in the sidebar. Don’t worry, it’s free too! :-)

Oh, and by the way, stay tuned for some big news surrounding My Colombian Recipes! In response to many reader requests, we have some big site changes coming soon! Stay tuned and here’ s to another successful five years!

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chidinma February 9, 2014 at 1:14 PM

I love your blog, Erica. I’m a long time lurker (about 2 years), and just wanted to say congratulations. I can’t wait to see what the next 5 years bring you.


2 Chidinma February 9, 2014 at 1:20 PM

2 year lurker here. I love your blog, and I want to say Congratulations. May the next 5 years be awesome for you!


3 Lea Ann (Cooking On The Ranch) February 9, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Congratulation on that 5-year mark. Mine is May 16 and I feel like it’s a really big deal. So many blogs that I started following back then no longer exist. It’s a big but very rewarding undertaking. Look forward to your new look and love this recipe.


4 Belinda @zomppa February 10, 2014 at 8:25 AM

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’ve loved learning from you throughout your journey – can’t wait for the news!


5 Mayito Castillo February 10, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Estoy feliz de haberte encontrado. Me encanta tu blog, y por supuesto las recetas, que publicas. Felicidades por esos 5 años y que vengan muchisimos mas. Siempre cuenta con mi apoyo incondicional. Abrazos con cariño.


6 Judith - Texas February 10, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Happy Anniversary. I’ve learned so much about Colombian cooking.recipes and I thank you for sharing – wishing you many more successful years of blogging.


7 Emma February 10, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Congrats!!! I love your sit, especially the recipes! Colombian cuisine is quite unknown, here in EU, so thx to you I have success with impressing my friends. Pls keep on rolling :D


8 Alan Bowman February 10, 2014 at 2:03 PM

I don’t know what part of the EU you are in, but it is certainly known in London and in parts of Spain.


9 Alan Bowman February 10, 2014 at 2:01 PM

Being English, I am very familiar with rice pudding. My grandmother always used to put a couple of slices of orange peel and another couple of lemon peel in hers plus sultanas and raisins, if she had any, during WWII with grated nutmeg on the top.

Somehow Arroz con Leche is different from the English rice pudding and despite having it frequently, I just can’t put my finger on what it is that makes it different. There is a restaurant that we call at on our way home from Granada, if it is around our lunchtime, and as soon as we walk in, they let us know if Arroz con Leche is on the menu without our asking.


10 Angie@Angie's Recipes February 11, 2014 at 5:18 AM



11 KalynsKitchen February 11, 2014 at 5:26 AM

Congratulations on five years; I’ve really enjoyed your blog!


12 Juliana February 11, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Congratulations on your 5th year…thank you so much for introducing me to Colombian cuisine.
Have a wonderful week Erica :D


13 Norma-Platanos, Mangoes & Me! February 12, 2014 at 8:08 AM

Conratuations amiguita…I wish you many more years as I so enjoy your post and bein part of the CCC familia.


14 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz February 12, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Congrats on your first 5 years and here is to another great 5 more!


15 Dolly February 12, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Congratulations Erica! and I wish you more success in the coming years!


16 Joan Nova February 12, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Congratulations Erika!


17 Gloria February 26, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Erica, thank you for all your recipes. I am a Colombian living in USA, and I can’t be happier to know that your recipes use ingredients that I can actually find at my local supermarket. I have Colombian cookbooks, but they are not made for people living outside of Colombia. Thank you and congratulations!


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