Happy New Years 2020!! Supper Plate’s 1 Year Anniversary!

I want to wish all my wonderful readers a very happy New Years and blessed start to 2020! New Year’s Day is Supper Plate’s one year anniversary! We are not new to the blogging world. Supper Plate replaces Realistic Cooking Idea (RCI) that is many years in the making! Thank you to our RCI readers who are now following Supper Plate! I am in the process of shutting down that blog with bringing over some of the recipes. We have a lot of wonderful plans for 2020 that includes new soups, introducing low carb options, and more make ahead meals. Plus a new section called “Cooking Experiments”. This is where I share deeper information on an ingredient or cooking process. We have one post for how to make Pumpkin Puree as part of this new section.

A snowman Christmas candy dish with Hershey kisses in red and green wrappers. A champagne glass in front of the light up snowman.

A Year in Review

In reviewing 2019 I am happy with our progress as we introduced a plugin to provide a formatted, printable recipe card. And you know what that means. We went back to the recipes published to redo them! We discover that you can remove the “date” stamp that ages our recipes when publishing. Of course that meant adding a redirect plugin to redirect the recipes to their new url that excludes the date! And we are learning about SEO using the Yoast SEO Premium plugin. I almost forgot Google Analytics – that we still need to explore. At this time our hosting is through WordPress and we are contemplating about going self-hosted. If you are self-hosted we would love to hear what you are using and your experience!

With so many changes we manage to have 122 posts that includes Wordless Wednesday and a few personal posts. And a new section “The Adventures of Dixie” for those who enjoy our lovable Border Collie Rottweiler mix breed dog.

2019 Popular Recipes

It is interesting to review what recipes are popular with our readers! Our most popular recipe is Oven Roasted Red Skin Potatoes! This is such a simple recipe that originally debut on Realistic Cooking Ideas. The recipe is so easy that we almost did not post it! Our number two recipe is Grilled Prosciutto Wrapped Pork Tenderloin inspired by a dinner at Carrabba’s Italian Grill. And number three is Christmas Figgy Pudding! Another surprise winner. I never image the interest in this recipe. These recipes were consistently the most popular on RCI. We look forward to finding new recipes that will rival our readers top selections!!

How Do People Find Us?

We would like to thank all our WordPress followers who reads our posts through your reader feed. A heart felt thank you as your are our number one readers!! Our number two is Facebook with a close number three by Search Engines. Pinterest is a close fourth but I need to learn more on how to optimize traffic. Twitter and Instagram provides little traffic and we stop investing time in those social media avenues. Because I do have a full-time job so where to spend my time is important.

I want to wish my wonderful readers a beautiful and happy 2020!

Thank you so much for your support and kind comments!