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Welcome to the New-and-Improved Kalyn’s Kitchen!

Kalyn's Kitchen has had a facelift!

If you’re reading this post, you’re seeing the new-and-improved Kalyn’s Kitchen on my WordPress site, and I’m so excited with the increased functionality that switching WordPress is going to give to my readers. Lindsay from Purr Design did a beautiful job on the site; thanks Lindsay!

As I mentioned, moving a huge site like Kalyn’s Kitchen involves a lot of little details to be straightened out, so if you find a link that doesn’t go to what you’re expecting, leave a comment on that post (or here) and let me know, we’ll get it straightened out as soon as we can.

Over the weekend I realized that I was going to have an amazing new Recipe Index, but most of my 2,000+ recipes on the site only had the Diet-Type tags, so lots of the recipe index pages wouldn’t have much for you to see. So I spent a long weekend in front of the computer tagging recipes (definitely a humbling experience when I got back to the earliest years!) I got about 10 years worth of recipes done in two very long days, so I hope you’ll visit the recipe index and check it out. And I will finish that job and refine the current tags when I catch my breath.

While you’re in the Recipe Index, click on a recipe and notice how every recipe will have orange Diet-Type tags at the top to show what types of diets that recipe is suitable for. If you’re following a particular type of diet, you can click that tag to see more recipes for that way of eating!

Eventually the site will have beautifully-formatted recipe (see an example in this recipe) but every recipe has to be switched to that manually, so even if I hire someone to do it, that will take a long time. Meanwhile, the previous recipe with a printer-friendly link will continue to work until the are replaced with the new format.

I hope you love the new site as much as I do. Thanks to my wonderful readers for all the support; this site wouldn’t exist without all of you! There’s still a lot of work to do, but I am hoping to have a new recipe posted here within a few more days!

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74 comments on “Welcome to the New-and-Improved Kalyn’s Kitchen!”

  1. I’m so excited for you! We use your site all the time, and I love the new layout. Thanks for all your work on this – looks fabulous!

  2. Hi Kalyn, the site looks WONDERFUL! How proud and happy you must be. It really is lovely. So easy to use, and easy to find your fabulous recipes. YAY!

  3. Gorgeous!!! I love it Kalyn!

  4. Love your new web page

  5. Wonderful, Kalyn!

    love the new site, and of course will be following you again and again!

    • Thanks Sally, not only for that but for all your support through the years! Hope SOMEDAY we can meet in person. If you ever want to come to Salt Lake, you always have a place to stay.

  6. I LOVE IT!!

  7. Love the new site! Thanks for working on the index. As a long time visitor, your site remains a reliable source for great recipes. Thanks Kalyn!

  8. Looks fantastic! Love it! I can only imagine the hours and hours and hours it has taken.

  9. The site is a thing of beauty! And more than that, there is so much here for recipe seekers. Thanks for all you do.

  10. Your new site layout is awesome, Kalyn. Love it very much.
    I’m still very afraid of moving my blogger blog to WordPress. Your passion and effort putting into blogging are very inspring to me. 

  11. Looking very good. I like how clean it is. xo

  12. It looks totally fabulous Kalyn! Very sleek and very true to your old design. I love it!

  13. CONGRATS KALYN!! The new site is BEAUTIFUL!

  14. Wow Kalyn, look a you!!!!
    Love the new site! All the great options – so easy to navigate – you’ve done a wonderful job!
    I’ve been a follower for years because of your great healthy recipes – congrats Kalyn!!

  15. Great job Kalyn!! Love the new site. 👌

  16. Well done! I’ll bet you are glad that project is over. 🙂

  17. It looks great, congratulations!

  18. I know what it’s like to move to a different platform, how many bugs there are to fix and how much work it is. So congratulations on a job well done. Love your site and look forward to your newsletter in my inbox!

  19. WOW! Excellent! Kalyn, you are always my #1 go-to site . . . & have been for many years. Cannot thank you enough for everything you have done to give your followers detailed recipes. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Meg

  20. Looks amazing!!! A great way to showcase your recipes and photography. 

  21. I am already subscribed…do I have to subscribe again?

  22. Congratulations! Your website looks beautiful and the recipe index is worth all the hard work. It’s fabulous! 😍😍

  23. Just to let you know: The link to “Home” and “About Kalyn’s Kitchen” in the Menu generate a 502 Gsteway error. Not complaining. Site is gorgeous! 

  24. problems with website error 502
    Request Error
    The page you requested generated a server error and could not be processed. You might try refreshing the page. If you continue to get this message, you should contact the site owner.
    ALSO SIZING IS not working like you probably want. the recipe index is NOT in the top row so it gets in the way of selections. You also need to consider adding a way for us to include a screenshot for feedback issues.
    I am using a 13″ Macbook – El Capitan with Safari 11

    • The 502 error is currently being looked at by my web host and the designer.

      Not sure what you mean by the recipe index not being in the top row? That seems fine to me.

      Not going to add the ability to leave photos in comments, but you can e-mail me a screenshot (kalynskitchen – at – comcast – dot – net). Thanks

  25. Your new site design is amazing!

  26. Love the design! It’s so clean and easy to move around too!

  27. Thanks for all the work you are putting into the site. It looks great. The layout lets you see a lot more at once which allows for more inspiration.

  28. Hii, I am regular visitor your site and tried to make new dishes. It’s lovely and easy to find your fabulous recipes.

  29. So excited for you in this new space!! It looks great!

  30. Congrats on the new site, Kalyn! It looks fantastic! You’ve inspired me to make the switch myself.

  31. Your recipes are amazing and cannot wait to really have time to pour over the new website. Thanks for all you do!

  32. Congratulations, Kalyn. Your site is beautiful!

  33. So far, I have loved every recipe (4 or 5 so far) that I have tried from your site. Thank you. I only have one comment: it is nice to have the choice of diet type, but it would be even nicer if one could look up a specific recipe item (such as chicken, ground beef, etc.) within that particular diet type. I tried to find keto chicken soup under Keto diet, and the recipe search kept going back to all recipes to look for chicken soup – pages and pages, most of which were not keto. Gave up on it after about 30 minutes and looked elsewhere. Other than that, great source for recipes. Again, thank you. S.

    • Glad you are enjoying the recipes. That kind of very detailed categorizing of recipes is never going to be possible, but you could use the regular search bar to narrow down your search. For example, try searching for “low-carb chicken soup” and then you can scroll through those options and find one that is Keto.

  34. WOW Your new site looks amazing! It’s so professional looking at so easy to use!  So when are you coming out with a cookbook 😉

    • Thanks Lisa! So glad you like it. I am pretty sure I’m not going to write a cookbook though. I already spend far too much time working on this site. I don’t want to spend my entire life working!

  35. Bless your heart and soul for taking the time to tag all of your recipes. I can’t even imagine what that was like. Ugh! The thought of it makes me hungry. Thankfully because of your dedication I stumbled upon this. It’s 1:43am and I’m eyeballing this beefy cheesy low carb green chili recipe. I can’t help but be tempted to make a lot of noise in the kitchen to make this delectable dish. Surely the aroma would wake my husband. I’d better not. You can bet this is what’s for dinner tomorrow 🤤 
    Anyhoo, thank you for sharing!

  36. It would be great if your website had a way for users to store their favorite recipes from your website on your website!  Pinterest can get so confusing with so many bad links sometimes!   

    • Tracy, I’m sorry but that is never going to happen. Not only could it end up costing me lots of money every month (for the extra website costs for so much more storage) but it would be a technical challenge to add something like that to a site like this. You might try Yummly.com if you’re not a Pinterest fan. A lot of people love Yummly and it’s easy and gives nutritional info. There’s a yum button (orange) at the top of my posts, and once you sign up for a free membership, you just click that button to save the recipe.

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