why hello there & welcome to my new home!

My tidy new functional kitchen

As you’ve probably figured out, this is the brand new home of Everybody Likes Sandwiches. Everything has been primped and gussied up and I think we did a bang-up job. The we being me who did the design and illustration side of things (plus all the long long days of categorizing and formatting over five years of posts) and my fantastic husband who did all the coding and back end programming. He created a custom WordPress template just for me and I couldn’t be happier.

Besides all the great old content and recipes that were on my old Blogspot blog, there’s a few new things here to whet your whistle. Great things like:

  • A brand new search feature! So search away to your hearts content!
  • A fantastic new recipe index that actually updates itself instead of me manually updating months later!
  • Think you know me & this blog? Well, now you do with my new About page. How cool!
  • A comprehensive FAQ page with all the questions you’ve been asking answered.
  • You can now receive Everybody Likes Sandwiches posts by email by signing up on the sidebar. This is great for people checking at work in case your employer blocks the site and you can also be confident that I will never use your email for any other purpose. And you can unsubscribe anytime. Options people!
  • An updated Blogroll with lots of my favorite sites from the food world and beyond.
  • And lots more cool little things to discover while browsing around.

Of course there’s a few things that still need to get done around here – like adding a custom print style sheet so that you can print out all the recipes in style, a recipe conversions page and a few other miscellaneous bits and bobs. Oh and here’s a little public service announcement if you are an Internet Explorer 6 user: IE6 is outdated and while this site will look decent on it, why not update to a better browser? SafariGoogle Chrome, Firefox or even IE8 are all better options. Us web designer types hate IE6 and to make the web a better & safer experience you will want to make the switch.

Unfortunately a few things got lost in the move….like comments on certain posts. Only a few posts were affected, so I figure it’s just a small price to pay. I’m still looking for the tail top lid to my ceramic squirrel cookie jar 3 years after moving apartments. Thems the breaks.

Got any feedback or criticisms? Leave me a comment! And most definitely please let me know if you encounter a dead link or some other kind of crazy error as you check things out. I’ve spent a lot of time going over everything but with five years of posts I’m sure that I’ve missed a few things along the way. Please update your RSS feeds (see the lil’ orange birdie to your right?) and if you do link to this blog on your own site or on some online bookmarking site, please update to the new address. Thanks.

So now that this introduction is out of the way, I’ll be getting back to all the regular recipes and food posts you’ve come to expect. Take your shoes off and stay awhile!

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68 comments to “why hello there & welcome to my new home!”

  1. 1
    alice   March 8, 2010 at 2:19 am

    Your new blog home looks fantastic, congratualtions!

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    Joanne   March 8, 2010 at 3:14 am

    This is so pretty! I love the layout and design. What a beautiful new home. I think you’re going to be very happy here.

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    maggie   March 8, 2010 at 4:39 am

    It looks fabulous! Congrats.

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    Ekeener   March 8, 2010 at 5:41 am

    Lovely!! Love the new logo and all of the art. Beautiful job. Can’t wait to try the scallop ceviche.

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    deb   March 8, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Congrats on the new site. It’s beautiful!

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    Amy   March 8, 2010 at 5:59 am

    Welcome to the club. Love it! RSS updated and all systems a go.

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    carmen   March 8, 2010 at 6:05 am

    Oh, it is BEAUTIFUL! I love the retro images and the layout is divine. Kudos! (Plus I saw that you and your husband did this together, rather than outsourcing…that just makes it even more a labor of love!)

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    The Nervous Cook   March 8, 2010 at 6:22 am

    Congratulations on the site! Everything looks great, but I am especially fond of the icons on the right sidebar. So cute!

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    Michelle   March 8, 2010 at 6:52 am

    Welcome to your new blog home. It looks great. In short, I love it! Can’t wait to keep following your recipes here. Hope you’re well.

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    alyssa   March 8, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Congrats on the new site – looks great! I’m happy to be the first bloglines subscriber for your new digs.

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    Dana   March 8, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Honestly, I don’t think I could possibly love it any more. So whimsical, sweet, and humorous. I’m thrilled for you!

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    Jess   March 8, 2010 at 8:19 am

    Wow, look at this place! It’s tops. Congrats on the new digs!

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    Amanda Nicole   March 8, 2010 at 8:21 am

    It’s adorable! Love the new look :)

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    Marianne   March 8, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Hi Jeanette! I really liked your old blog, which I’ve been following for about 6 months or so. But, I LOVE your new website! I especially like the vegan recipes. I am a new vegan, only a month, and your recipes have been a life saver.

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    laura k   March 8, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Your new site is beautiful! I love your design. Looking forward to exploring more.

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    Joy   March 8, 2010 at 8:37 am

    Beautiful! Love the redesign. I can’t get over how adorable all the graphics are.

    P.S. Everything seems to work when I view it from Safari on my iPhone. :)

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    ZDubb   March 8, 2010 at 8:54 am

    Well isn’t this fancy! This is so nice and spacious… I may just stay a while :)

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    Bijoux   March 8, 2010 at 8:57 am

    Fantastic work!!! I love the veggie characters. The moustachioed tomato is adorable :)

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    Daily Spud   March 8, 2010 at 9:07 am

    Hope you’ll be very happy in your swish new home!

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    Tim   March 8, 2010 at 9:32 am

    Looks great! Congrats on new home and a job well done.

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    Tay   March 8, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Congratulations on getting the new site up and going. It looks good.

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    carolbrowne   March 8, 2010 at 9:57 am

    I love the new look. It’s very sweet. And I really like how the top looks like a paper lunchbag. So. Cute.

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    sara   March 8, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Love it!

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    Tim   March 8, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Lookin good in the ‘hood

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    maija   March 8, 2010 at 10:10 am

    Welcome home! It looks great – the header reminds me of the old-school concession ads at drive-in movie theaters. I’ll have to browse through your archives, as I’m sure there are some gems I have yet to make.

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    Jacqui   March 8, 2010 at 10:14 am

    Love the new site! Congratulations on all your (and husband’s) hard work. Everything work’s really well together and it’s easy to navigate too.

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    Aimee   March 8, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Love the news digs! Congratulations. It’s a great space and I appreciate the new features. Off to check out that About page now..

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    tara   March 8, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Congrats – I love the new look!

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    DanGarion   March 8, 2010 at 11:17 am

    Where is the RSS feed? Google reader doesn’t seem to find it and I can’t locate it after looking around either. :(

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    kickpleat   March 8, 2010 at 11:23 am

    Hi Dan, I’m working out the bugs but the RSS feed is here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/EverybodyLikesSandwiches You should be able to find it just by adding my blog url into Google Reader but there may be a few kinks yet. My guess is that Google Reader still has the non-feedburner feed cached. Good luck and thanks for letting me know!

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    Sarah   March 8, 2010 at 11:39 am

    congrats on the new site – it looks amazing!

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    Marisa   March 8, 2010 at 11:50 am

    Oh my! What a lovely, lovely new design! You and your husband are both so talented!

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    tracy   March 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    looks AMAZING! I am in love!

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    hag   March 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    Wow, looks great! I like all the new features. Congratulations!

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    Rose-Anne   March 8, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Congratulations on your new site, Kickpleat! It’s beautiful. And I’ll echo some of the previous commenters by saying that I love how you and your husband built it together. That’s so cool.

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    Eleana   March 8, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Love the new design!!

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    miranda   March 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    fab! love it all!

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    Jackie   March 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm

    The new looks is fantastic. Keep up the sweet-ass awesomeness!

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    Shannalee   March 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Wooh! So excited to look around – gooorgeous.

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    Martine   March 8, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    Looks great!

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    tara   March 8, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    congratulations on your new digs! every single detail is adorable.

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    karen   March 8, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    wonderful! it looks amazing!

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    Amy   March 8, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Beautiful new site!

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    elicia   March 8, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    LOVE it. No questions about it.
    My favorite part is “This website was illustrated & designed by me coded by my husband. Together we are Matchbox Creative.”

    Team work…well done.

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    jenn   March 8, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    congrats on the successful move! i’m so excited to continue to follow you to your new home!

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    Ashley Schott   March 8, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Wow! This looks fantastic! How exciting:)

    I’m having a giveaway if you’d like to check it out:)
    Happy Monday!

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    Terri   March 8, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Absolutely love it! You and your husband obviously make a great team.

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    lyndsay   March 8, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    jeannette, you talented little rascal you! it looks super duper fabulous. just like your blog. :)

    lyndsay :)

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    Ethan   March 8, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Congrats and it looks great!

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    ara jane   March 8, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    wow, everything looks fantastic! yay and congrats on the new space!

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    Tracy (Amuse-bouche for Two)   March 9, 2010 at 7:04 am

    I love your new home. It’s so cozy!

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    radioactivegan   March 9, 2010 at 8:02 am

    What a great new look! I’m excited to have a look around your new digs.

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    Carrie   March 9, 2010 at 8:14 am

    What a beautiful new site! I just love it!

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    Emily   March 9, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I love love love it! One of my favorite food blogs ever, just got even better!

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    Tracy   March 9, 2010 at 10:58 am

    This looks just wonderful! And thanks for the gluten free category on the recipe index. I’m impressed. :)

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    CookiePie   March 9, 2010 at 11:06 am

    Beautiful new site!!! Love it! Updating my blogroll now…

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    Kate   March 9, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Congratulations! The new site looks clean, lean, and beautiful!

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    kickpleat   March 9, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks everyone for your supportive comments and accolades! It makes all the hard work worth it. Thank you!!!!!

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    la ninja   March 10, 2010 at 12:35 am

    and a lurvely home it is.
    virtual-flowers on their virtual-way to virtual-welcoming you, if you know what I mean ;)

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    Jenious   March 10, 2010 at 9:45 am

    Your new “home” is gorgeous. Congrats!

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    allyn   March 10, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    your new place is lovely! congrats on the big move. continuing to visit and check out your new digs! fun. : )

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    Ashley   March 10, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    LOVE the look of your new blog!! Especially the happy food in your header and the tweet/rss image. I need to redo/fix up my blog but it is so very time consuming.

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    Rach   March 11, 2010 at 3:06 am

    This looks amazing! Great work, Jeannette. You’ve inspired me to get moving on my own long-planned redesign.

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    Jeannie   March 12, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Love what you have done and accomplished! Wow! I’m not a writer but I love creating themed food. Haven’t been blogging long and am painstakingly trying to redo my background….baby steps! Combining my blog and my website, wish I could but I’m not a designer. Limited talents!
    Love your new site-love your writing style – congrats!

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    aphrodita   March 21, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    wow…the new look is so awesome…cute…

    xoxo

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    kickpleat   March 24, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    La ninja, thanks for the virtual bouquet!

    Thanks Jenious, I’m pretty happy with it too.

    Thanks Allyn :)

    Ashley, so glad you are digging the happy food. I love ‘em too! Yeah, it takes a lot of hard work, patience and know-how.

    Rach, glad I could inspire.

    Jeannie, glad you are loving the new space here. Thanks for your kind words and good luck with the baby steps.

    Thanks aphrodita!

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    K8ie   April 3, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Hi – just wanted to say I’ve been reading your blog for a while and love it. So many yummy recipes! I’m a Vancouver designer/marketer with a love for food too and your site helped motivate me to start my own blog (which I’ve been talking about doing for a long time). It’s really just a side project for my own entertainment, and to document my fun in the kitchen. Keep up the inspiring cooking! Love the new site. :)

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    kickpleat   April 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks so much K8ie for writing! I’m so flattered that I’m blushing over here :) Your site looks awesome so keep up the good work!

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