Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
I don't like mixes so I generally cook from scratch and really this is about the same amount of work as a box and you know what is in it. I somewhat simplified a recipe from food.com add some instant coffee to punch up the chocolate flavor and then made some cream cheese frosting with a lower fat cream cheese that is the perfect topping for the great tasting brownie.
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
3/31/2013 Latest version at Blog Within A Blog
I try to be a good food blogger. It is just a hobby since I have a more than adequate day job. But I always try to be good at what I do.
Several months ago Dave at Inspired by eRecipe had a post on making your blog better with a separate page for a "Recipe Index". It seems all the "cool kids" are doing it. I blew it off since with over 200 recipes, it seemed impossible without days of work. It just didn't seem that important. But it bugged me... I want to be one of the cool kids but really it was just TOO MUCH WORK. Already to create a post, I edit photos, upload them, and create the basic post in Blogger. Then I enter it into Recipe Wiz to get a rich snippet. Paste the snippet into the post. Go to Google sites and create a printable version. Manually edit the snippet code to print correctly. Do a little formatting. Publish the post. Check it in the Rich Snippet Testing Tool. Then also post to FaceBook and eRecipe. That makes me a bit dizzy...
Well my mind just wonders sometimes (ADHD???) and it seemed to me that the data is all there in digital form. The Labels widget can get it, why can't I? Well I (and you) can. By using a feed of specific Labels, you can generate a linked list that you can publish on a static page but that will update with any additions to your site that contains a specific label.
Step By Step Instructions1) You need to figure out how your feeds work. I use Feedburner from Google. The label specific feed for my BBQ label is
http://www.101cookingfortwo.com/feeds/posts/default/-/BBQ2) You now need to be able to create a JavaScripe of this feed. I used http://www.tanjabaumann.com/feed/build.php . There are others out there if you Google. Go to the site and follow the instructions.
Update note: Several times the feed for the code at the above site seemed slow so I have switched to http://feed2js.org but be sure to validate your feed at http://feedvalidator.org/ . If your feed errors here, just hit validate a second time and it will usually work. Then copy what is in the window as your corrected feed address which will have special charactors in it.
That is it. It will keep those labels updated when ever you publish. No manual labor. This is what I call great blogging.
I hope this helps some of you become a "cool kid" too.
PS I would think this would work on Wordpress and other platforms but don't know.
This is now resolved. Read the comments below. Special thanks to Bong Mom.
Two updates for Oct 15 2012
First, the you click the quote marks on the HTML edit page and insert all you HTML between the blockedit tags that are generated, all the stuff about blogger screwing with your code will disappear and you can edit within the blogger editor as long as you stay inside the tags.
Second, my issue with an apparent limit of 25 posts is now resolved.
March 31 2013DrDan
Saturday, November 5, 2011
It is a wonderful company recipe and I have used it several times as the evening meal before a major holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Great for casual dining and conversation with wine.