In February of 2009 I started this blog and here I am, one year and 285 posts later. I can't believe it!
I wanted to take this opportunity on my blog's one year anniversary to thank you all for being faithful readers of my little stories and recipes. My blogging journey wouldn't have been the same without your comments and feedback. I have made some great friends in this food blogging community to which we belong. It has been a wonderful year.
Also I received a lot of beautiful messages from my readers via e-mail which were full of gratitude and appreciation. I received emails from many Colombians, who like me, moved to another country. From Americans married to Colombians. From people in other countries who have adopted Colombian children, who are trying to teach those children Colombian traditions. I received emails from people born in the United States of Colombian parents who are trying to learn to cook Colombian food. And from people who visited my country and fell in love with our food. Thank you so much for those beautiful messages, I really appreciated every one of them.
I want to thank my family in Colombia for all of the recipes and for all the wonderful memories. I am glad they all love this blog and feel apart of it.
I want to thank my husband for all the hard work he does behind the scene. He handles all that technical stuff that you can't see as a reader, but that is crucial for the site to run properly. Thank you to my parents-in-law who are always a great support and thank you for my Mac 🙂 I love it!
As a small token of my appreciation, I am having a giveaway for my readers. It is really easy to enter this give-a-way. There are just a few simple rules:
1) You must live in the United States, for shipping reasons.
2) You need to be an email or feed subscriber or follow me on Facebook , Twitter or Google Friend Connect.
3) Leave a comment to this post telling me how you are following me.
And that's it. I will be announcing the winner two days after this posting. Good luck!
I love your posts (I'm a fan on Facebook). My best friend is Colombian and I LOVE Colombian food. Your posts are so inspirational! Congrats on your first anniversary! Mucha suerte!
Happy Anniversary to your blog Erica. It has been a pleasure knowing you through your food. You have shared so many wonderful recipes to us and gave us ideas on what to cook. God bless you and your family and of course, your blog. 🙂
Happy 1st Anniversary! You have done such a marvelous job with your blog and presenting recipes from a cuisine that I know so little about but would love to learn more. Following you on twitter helps me keep up with your newest posts. 😎
Wishing you many more years of happy blogging and great food!
Hi Karine, Happy First Anniversary! Is also my First Anniversary too! wink*
Happy Blog Anniversary!
I follow you on google reader! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂
Thank you guys!
Happy 1st anniversary to your blog...many more to come and njoyy blogging..;)) thanks ton for visiting me..hope 2 cu again
Happy Anniversary to "My Colombian recipes"!!! Enjoy!!!!!!!!!
Erica, yo soy e-mail subscriber. Vivo en Utah. Soy Colombiana, casada con Americano y disfruto mucho de tu web site. La bandeja esta preciosa, espero me la gane! Felicitaciones por tu primer año!
I was thrilled when I came across your site - I check in on the webpage directly regularly, and follow on facebook as well, and look forward to each new post that comes along! I am (slowly) making my way through the recipes, and hope to at least try most of them once, but I'm way behind!
Thanks again for all the efforts from you and your husband!
Happy anniversary to your blog Erica, I'm not surprised you have all this emails and feedback, you are doing a great job. Your recipes are all very yummy. I'm following you tweets. 😀
Happy Blogoversary! What a beautiful giveaway! I am a feed subscriber to your blog.
Thank you everyone for the wonderful comments!
Atta girl! One day you came up on a search I did online and from that day on I've been following you on Facebook and on your website. Your style and recipes reflect a lot of who I am as well, a strange mix of Colombian roots, American customs, and now that I live in Québec City, French gourmet!
Me quito el sombrero! por tu constancia y dedicación, yo amo la cocina y me encantaría hacer un blog como el tuyo pero no he sido capaz.
Happy anniversary, many blessings and many more years of wonderful memories around good food!
FYI ...I know that you said I must have a US address.... I do... even though I live in Québec City.
Felicidades, en tu primer aniversario, la bamdeja es preciosa, yo te coloque en mis favoritos, asi me mantengo actualizada y no me pierdo ninguna de tus recetas, gracias por todos los esfuerzos que haces en colocar tantas recetas y tan deliciosas
Happy Anniversary to your blog Erica! You have such a great site with so many wonderful and unique recipes.
I think I follow you through google reader, but I usually rely on my sidebar to see all your new posts.
Happy Anniversary! My husband just requested arequipe, time to look up your recipe again. Thanks again for the great recipes.
I follow you via Google RSS reader and on Facebook.
I follow you on Facebook. I am Jamaican married to a Colombian and I love trying to make different Colombian dishes especially when mis suegros are visiting. I first found your blog looking for a recipe to make buñuelos, and it is a great site. Congratulations on your first year!
Natasha - 5 Star Foodie
Happy Blogiversary, Erica! Of course I'm following you through google 🙂
Sook @ My Fabulous Recipes
Happy Blog Anniversary, Erica! That is really neat! I am following you on facebook now so please enter me in for the giveaway! 🙂
Happy Blogoversary, Erica! I've been following you on Facebook for a few weeks now and LOVE your posts. I love the recipes and I love sharing the posts with others on Facebook. It's such a great way to stay culturally connected while so far away. Thanks so much!
Enrique in San Francisco
I just recently found you and can't wait to folow you into your second year. I follow you on google friend connect...but I'll look for you on twitter! Congrats!
Congrats on your blog anniversary. Cannot believe its been a year. You have certainly had a positive impact on so many people showing the incredible diversity of Columbian food and then some! I for one am very grateful! I follow you on Twitter and RSS.
congrats on one wonderful year! I can't wait to see what the next one is like!
I am a Paisa living in the U.S. and follow you on Facebook.
You have no idea how happy I was to find your blog, it brings me so many memories of growing up in Colombia. Thank you! <3
Happy anniversary....and even though I don't live in the US....I understand how much it means!
Happy anniversary! I just LOVE your site, and it's a huge help for me.
I follow on Facebook and through RSS feed. Fingers crossed! 🙂
Happy Blog Anniversary! I follow you on google reader. By the way, Elias is eating the ajiaco RIGHT NOW! We had enough for days. The recipe was perfect. I am also going to follow you on Facebook now that I know you have it.
yay! great idea to do a giveaway.
wow, erica, congrats on reaching such a milestone! keep up the very excellent work. 🙂
Happy Blogaversary!!! I know I follow you on google reader....I'm can't remember if I follow you on twitter or not, but I can always fix that 😉 Same with facebook.
Hello Erica...Happy Anniversary! I enjoy your recipes a lot. I'm colombian living in the States for 10 years now.
I follow you on Facebook and via email.
I hope I win that beautiful tray 🙂
Hola Erica congratulations! Everyday I look forward to seeing what new recipe you have posted on your blog, even before I check my facebook page! thank you for teaching us about your beautiful country, even to those of us that are not Colombian or have visited your country yet, I've learned so much about your delicious food!
Muchas Gracias, Love Sandra!
happy blogiversary - I follow through google reader
Happy Blogiversary!!!!! I follow you via Google Reader.
Erin from Long Island
Happy Blogiversary! I am not the least bit Columbian but I fell in love with your recipes and posts! I subscriber by email and follow on twitter and facebook!
Baking is my Zen
Oh, how time flies by when you're having fun! Your blog is great. Even though I am Puerto Rican, I don't cook the cuisine very often. So, looking at your blog encourages me to stay in touch with my roots.
Congrats to your blog's first birthday and a thank you to your hubby for making this happen behind the scenes.
I follow you via e-mail.
What a lovely post! Thankyou for your blog. Happy Anniversary!
PS Are you sure you can't frisbee that gift over to Australia? (wink)
happy birthday my columbian recipes I adore your blog and the food sweet Erica, follow you here and on twitter lol Rebecca
Happy 1st anniversary and congrats too, thats quite an achievement , any tips am trying to improve my blog , so tips are welcome:)
I whish you a happy Blog anniversary. Dear Erica stopping by at my blog I have some awards for you, huggs!
Happy Blogiversary! I follow you in Google reader, and I really want to thank you for teaching me about a cuisine I otherwise probably never would have known anything of. Your recipes - and your photos! - are delicious! Hope you have many, many more blogiversaries to come! Congratulations 🙂
I adopted my daughter one year ago from Colombia. While there I fell in love with the people and culture. Your blog makes me feel connected with Colombia and will help me raise my daughter to be proud of her homeland. Thanks!
Erica, Happy Anniversary!!!!
You have no idea how you have many people's lives you have touched with the creation of mycolombianrecipes Blog....Millon de GRacias !!!!
Some of us, old folks, follow you through basic e-mail...Facebook, Twitter and Goggle friends is not really for us ....-:)
Thank you all for those wonderful comments 😉
I follow you on:
google connect (Cooking with K)
Facebook (Cooking with K)
And I am now following you on twitter
Congratulations on your anniversary! I lived in Columbia, SA for 5 years when I was a young girl....and I am enjoying your blog so MUCH!
I am following you on:
Google Connet (Cooking with K)
Facebook (Kay Little or Cooking with K)
I am now following you on Twitter (CookingwithK)
Coongratulations on you blog anniversary!! I am especially excited to follow your blog because I lived in Columbia for 5 years when I was young. Blessings, K
Congratulations on your One Year Anniversary!!! After a search for Colombian recipes, I am so happy that I found your blog. I am an email subscriber. I was born in NYC and my mami was Colombian. My husband's family is also Colombian and I want my daughter to grow up with the tastes and smells that are part of our culture. Thank you so much for the work you do. You are an inspiration.
What a beautiful casserole! I follow you on Google 🙂 Congrats on your one year blogoversary 🙂
Hey Erica, congratulations on your first blogaversary. Time flies when we are having fun, doesn't it? All I know from your country is from Garcia Marquez's books, but that's enough to fall in love with your country. In the Latin America trips I am planning for the future, Colombia will be one of our stops, maybe I can visit Cartagena o Barranquilla and dance some bachata, hehe. I follow you on twitter, facebook and rss feed 🙂
Happy Anniversary to you and your blog, Erica!
I follow you, but am not officially a follower, unfortunately. I have Facebook and Twitter but don't use them for foodie stuff!
So I guess I'm not eligible. But that's OK because I still love to read your Columbian Recipes and always will!
Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog
Congrats Erica!! and Happy Anniversary to your blog that always makes me hungry, really!!
For more years to come!!
All the best,
Happy Anniversary! I follow by email
I follow on Facebook (Miranda L Allen)
Carol P Dziuba Facebook follower Thanks for the chance to win. email@example.com
Congrats on 1 year!
(I follow via email)
Happy Anniversary! I just found your blog. I love new recipes and you have some delicious ones I want to try.
I subscribe via Google reader.
I follow by e-mail. Thanks!
Happy anniversary! Thanks for the giveaway!
Happy Anniversary!.. Im following you on twitter
Happy Anniversary Erica! I have really enjoyed your blog over the past year. I hope to enjoy it for many more years to come.
Count me in for the giveaway...:-) I follow you via Google and I just became your fan on facebook.
Happy ONE Year Anniversary! I'd sing but I don't think you'd like it!
I have that pie plate and it bakes a good pie!
happy bloggiversary! you are certainly one of the most prolific bloggers out there. That is an INSANE amount of recipes. COngrats. Seriously.
Congratulations Erica!! You are amazing. I look forward to reading your posts everyday. Your recipes are so good & I love the little stories that go along with them 🙂 Please keep it up!! Happy Anniversary!!
I found your site 6 months ago. i have cooked many of your recipes both Colombian and non-Colombian and they were wonderfully satisfying. I am a Colombiana (adopted) raised in New England by my wonderful parents who always told me to be proud of being COlombian and tried their best to teach their non-Irish adopted children to love their motherland. Your recipes have helped me so much to feel even more connected to my roots. I LOVE YOUR SITE! I check your site everyday and will continue to until you stop! lol. thanks again for sharing your recipes and wonderful stories of familia , comida, and Colombia. =o))
Happy Anniversary! I've only been reading your blog for a few months, but I've bookmarked several recipes that I can't wait to make!
Congrats on your Blog Anniversary! Lovely blog......keep blogging 😀