Today marks five years since my first post on Cookie and Kate. This date usually passes by without much fanfare, but five years! My baby’s in kindergarten now. Sniffle. This blog really is my baby. I’ve written every post and designed every square inch of it myself, all with Cookie by my side. (She says hello, and would you please pass the mango?)
I bought all the ingredients to bake a cake to celebrate, then my dishwasher broke down. I was not about to wash all those dishes by hand. So, let’s shout happy birthday with this mango salsa recipe that I made for a potluck last weekend. It’s colorful, right?! Almost looks like confetti up close.
Come to think of it, salsa is actually the perfect anniversary recipe since my first recipe was for salsa. That post broke records for this blog back then. Three comments in one day! Those kind words made me giddy and made me think, hey, I could post more recipes. Here we are—1826 days, countless late nights, three jobs, four apartments and nearly 400 recipes later—with a dedicated food blog.
I owe each of you a giant thank you. Thank you for visiting, commenting and sharing my recipes with your friends and family. I literally wouldn’t have posted more recipes if it weren’t for those comments way back when. Your comments, emails and Instagrams keep me motivated even when the going gets tough and your visits let me do what I love for a living. Thank you.