What’s new on The Baker Chick!
After a few months of hemming and hawing over the subject, I’ve finally made the switcher-oo to WordPress. Now you may not actually notice too many changes in terms of the layout and design, but I hope that the things I’ve changed make a difference in the ease of searching/using my recipes. Also- WordPress will allow me to continue to add new features in the coming months which I’m very excited about!
Now instead of just seeing a (usually not updated) list of links in the Recipe section above, you will see a well organized photo index that will make finding recipes from my site much easier! You can search by Category and for example below- see all my cupcake recipes.
Or, search by ingredient if say you are in the mood for chocolate, or have some bananas you’re dying to use!
Another big change is the layout of the recipes themselves. After getting many requests to make it easier to print and save recipes using Ziplist- I’ve started using it and now my recipes are clean and easy to view/save/print!
- 1 stick butter (softened)
- 1 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 cups of creamy peanut butter
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 1/2 c. quick oatmeal
- 1/2 c. M&Ms
- 1/2 c. chocolate chips
- Additional mix-ins like crushed pretzels, toffee bits, or coconut
Cream together the butter, sugars and peanut butter with an electric mixer until fluffy and creamy.
Add the eggs and vanilla mix until just combined. Add the baking soda and mix.
Fold in the oats and then the chocolate chips and M&Ms.
Using medium/large cookie scoop or spoon, place rounded balls of dough onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet and press down slightly. Bake for 11-12 minutes at 375 degrees. Makes 24-30 large cookies.
Please keep in mind that I have to manually switch every old post to the new recipe format, so while I’ve made some progress over the weekend, some older recipes are still in the old format. I’ll get them all switched soon!
Anyway- I hope you like the changes! I am so grateful to the wonderful Shay Bocks who not only designed my site, but facilitated my switch with such patience. I couldn’t recommend her more!
If you notice anything glitchy or weird with the site please let me know! I’m still experimenting with plug-ins and comment platforms. Any WP users have suggestions?
HOoray! well done, Audra, the new site looks wonderful! Shay rocks, i was so pleased with the work she did on mine too. made the move seamless!
i think everyone understands having to go back and reformat all old posts – i have to do the same with ziplist :)
three cheers for the changes though, the site already feels more user friendly. can’t wait to see what else you have in store.
Thanks girl! I love what SHay did for your site as well!
I have found your blog a few months ago and I have tried a few recipes already (Deviled Eggs (twice!), Buttermilk Cranberry Cake, Hot Chocolate Mix) and love them all! I just wanted to congratulate you on your new site and to let you know that the “About me” link doesn’t seem to be working. nEITHER IS YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS IN THE “CONTACT ME” LINK.
I look forward to more great recipes in you new “home”!
Just tried your new “print” feature and it’s great. Thanks. A request – maybe add a feature that includes a small photo of the recipe in the printed copy.
My daughter just got engaged so it’s fun to go back and re-read your shower and wedding ideas. Thanks for the great website. Love to check it every day.
I’m so glad that it’s working!
I will look into adding photos! great idea :)
It looks wonderful Audra!! I love the new features :) You’re inspiring me to get my butt in gear and make the switch.
I already like the new site – looks way easier to navigate. Thanks for doing that.
Love the new features Audra. Very proud of everything you’ve accomplished with the blog! xoxo
The new site is fabulous….looks so great!!! I swtiched over to WordPress at the end of last year, and could not be happier with my decision.