Celebrating with my Subscribers

Six years ago, today, I posted the introduction to my From the Cookie Jar blog. After all these years, I still enjoy writing about memories, ideas, and recipes. 

My recipes are vintage and come from my personal collection of frequently prepared favourites. The recipe section of my blog has evolved a great deal since I began contributing recipes to Prairies North, the magazine of Saskatchewan. I write a recipe column called “Eats and Treats,” and in each issue, I invite readers to visit From the Cookie Jar blog for more recipes.

In December, BrandBallot wrote to tell me I had been chosen as one of their top 150 food bloggers for 2018. After explaining to them that recipes only make up about a third of my blogs, I looked into the judging criteria and found it refreshing. My December 5 blog explains more about this lovely surprise. I have since discovered many other bloggers from BrandBallot's site. 

In celebration of my sixth anniversary as a blogger, I treated my 200th subscriber, a young woman from BC, to a $300 purse from She Native. In 2016, I wrote “A Purse with a Story” telling more about this company.

Today, I chose five names from my subscriber list, and each will receive a one-year subscription to Prairies North, the magazine of Saskatchewan; winners will be contacted soon! This magazine is filled with Saskatchewan photography, history, and places you should visit. 

I spent this morning with a class of grade fours who are helping me write a blog for next month. They applauded my accomplishment and then got down to business helping me write our story.  

This afternoon, I took the time to think about you, my readers. Thank you for making this journey with me. Without you, I would merely be creating a colourful journal. 



Comments (13)

  • Shelley Park April 29, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Hi, Maureen ,
    Congratulations on your anniversary . You already know I enjoy reading your blog posts .
    Wondering if you know Canada Post has issued a series of stamps featuring favorite traditional Canadian desserts ?!

  • Marion Murawsky April 20, 2019 at 09:59 pm

    Seems like yesterday you began your wonderful blog. So much fun!!!
    Always brings such great memories!

  • Wilma Poole April 20, 2019 at 07:24 am

    Congratulations Maureen....I always enjoy your recipes and stories....

  • Sakina Madini April 19, 2019 at 03:52 pm

    I always enjoy your blog, it's interesting. I learn a lot. Congratulations Maureen on six years👍😍

  • Darlene Aitken April 17, 2019 at 04:16 pm

    Congratulations on each of your accomplishments over the past 6 years. It is always exciting to read about each new adventure. What I find consistent in your writing is your ongoing support, encouragement, and admiration of others. Thanks so much.

  • Patricia Coulter April 17, 2019 at 10:22 am


  • Layne Strelic April 17, 2019 at 10:09 am

    I so look forward to your blog. In this fast pace world I like taking a breath and reading your columns. I always feel grounded after a heart felt article. Thanks and happy Anniversary!!

  • nicki Ault April 17, 2019 at 08:56 am

    Congratulations on six years, Maureen! A wonderful anniversary and fun to see how you have incorporated so much of yourself and you passions into this blog. XO

  • Rauncie Kinnaird April 17, 2019 at 08:30 am

    Congratulations Maureen! I have really enjoyed following your blog and I often learn so much. I look forward to reading the next adventure. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Verla Schmirler April 16, 2019 at 09:13 pm

    Happy sixth anniversary! It proves, once again, how time flies when you're having fun. Thank you so much for the trips down memory lane, whether it relate to food, fashion, or family. Also, thank you for opening doors into the future that have led me to new experiences and adventures. Here's to many more wonderful years!

  • Cyndy Kachur April 16, 2019 at 07:43 pm

    Keep up the good recipes, the amazing stories and sharing the many memories 💕💕💕

  • Jackie Webley April 16, 2019 at 06:24 pm

    I look forward to your blogs, I don’t always comment but I do read and enjoy them

  • The Boy April 16, 2019 at 05:52 pm

    Way to go Maureen.....quite an accomplishment. As the official food taster for your recipes I look forward to another six years of hard work on my part. Again, well done!

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