Happy 12 year anniversary to 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking! It’s been a fun journey and I am so happy to share it with you. Thank you so much for following along for the past week or past 12 years. However long you’ve been here I am grateful you have chosen to visit this website and that you are part of the 365 Days family!
When I first started blogging in 2009 my only goal was to cook 365 days a row in my crockpot. I had a 3 year old and a 6 month old at the time and was a stay at home mom that needed a hobby for herself. I thought the 365 days challenge would be fun and perhaps I could put the recipes into a cookbook at the end of the year. I learned a lot about sticking with something even when you want to quit. At the end of the year I was proud of myself but didn’t really want to keep going with the blog. I was burnt out.
Luckily I did keep blogging, although not every day. I shared my favorite creations from my slow cooker. And I was blessed with the opportunity to publish my first cookbook, 365 Days of Slow Cooking*.
In 2017 I was introduced to the Instant Pot and started sharing recipes. 365 Days accelerated at a rate that I hadn’t ever imagined could be possible! The blog grew and allowed Greg and I to pay off our house. It was an amazing blessing that I thank God for everyday.
I love creating and sharing recipes with you and hope that you find value here. I hope Greg and I will keep doing what we are doing for many more years to come. It truly is my dream job.
To celebrate the past 12 years I thought I would share some of the “most populars” with you. Did any of your favorites make the list?
Most Viewed Recipe
Garlic Parmesan Chicken has been viewed over 1.5 million times! It is a fast and easy chicken dinner with a creamy garlic parmesan sauce with chopped spinach. We like to eat this chicken and sauce with fettuccine noodles or with mashed potatoes.
Most Commented On Recipe
Tuscan Chicken Pasta has over 350 comments on it! People just love this easy pasta dish. Curly pasta is enveloped in a creamy parmesan, basil and cream cheese sauce with bites of sun-dried tomatoes, spinach and tender chunks of chicken.
Most Popular Pin on Pinterest
Husband’s Delight has over 1400 repins on Pinterest! Everybody loves this noodle bake with egg noodles, ground beef, red sauce, cheese and sour cream. Speed up the prep process of this casserole with your Instant Pot.
Most Viewed YouTube Video
My YouTube channel has grown to over 100,000 subscribers. Will you subscribe? The most popular video has over 1.2 million views! It is called 8 of the BEST things to make in an Instant Pot.
Most Cultish Recipe
The Slow Cooker Tortellini Spinach Soup has completely taken off in the slow cooker Reddit community. Redditors simply refer to it as ‘The Soup.’ Read this article about “The Soup” from Today.com. This is also, by far, my most popular slow cooker recipe with over 785K views.
More “Most Popular” Recipes…
10 Most Popular Instant Pot Recipes Of 2020
Top 10 Instant Pot Recipes Of 2019
Top 10 Instant Pot Recipes Of 2018
Top 10 Instant Pot And Slow Cooker Recipes From 2017
10 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes of 2016
10 Most Popular Recipes From 2014
10 Most Popular Slow Cooker Recipes Of 2013
Love the Instant Pot recipes from 365 Days?
Get all the dinner recipes (April 2017-August 2020) from 365 Days in one cookbook! The 365 Days of Pressure Cooking Cookbook is volume 1 of hopefully many more volumes of cookbooks to come. It has over 400 Instant Pot recipes. Order your copy today!
How to follow along with 365 Days…
- join the 365 Days of Instant Pot Recipes Facebook group
- subscribe to my YouTube channel
- join the daily recipes email list by filling out gray form below
Fran Singleton says
First!, Congratulations on 12 yrs!! I have only been with you for 2 yrs. I started watching your U Tube videos before I bought my instant pot. I fell in love with your videos and really taught me a lot about pressure cooking. I’ve been receiving your recipes and cooked many of them as well.
I’ve passed on your website to many new bees to instant pot cookers.
I purchased the first round of the published cookbook. Just kind of wished I had waited and got one with the table of contents.
Thanks Karen for all your hard work and the education you have passed on to many!!!
I will continue to always be a fan!!! Fran Singleton. Myrtle Beach , SC
Thanks so much for your support Fran!
Happy 12th Anniversary! Karen & Greg for all the wonderful recipes. From your blog and your new cookbook.
Thank you so much Cindy!
Eileen Pressler says
Got the cookbook, love it, and even ordered an additional one for a relative! I’m looking forward to next edition and asking for pot in pot section, and desserts. By the way, I really like when you post a recipe that you let us know it’s a new recipe, not in the book! Great idea! When my hubby says, “What’s for dinner?” all I have to reply is “Instant Pot!” and he’s happy!
Thanks so much for your support! I love that you have your husband on board. That’s so great!
Cynthia Shurtleff says
I joined your group about 18 months ago, when i got my first instant pot. Im a devotee, and now have 2 (one for each of my homes), (a 6 and an 8 qt). i can trust you and your recipes, and love that they are never bland (sometimes i tone it down a bit, but usually they are spot on). i love how you educate us as to how to modify recipes for a larger or smaller IP, so we can confidently do some experimentation of our own. Your latest cookbook is a font of information and deliciousness. There is a lot of variety, so i can pick and choose recipes that suit my current needs (not feeding a family, and looking for lower carbs and healthy options).
i have heartily recommended your site to new users of the IP, it is a great way for newbies to learn how to use it, and to get recipes to start out with. Your recipes are bullet proof, i know they will work. I like the search function.
I am glad that your blog and hard work have paid off in your personal life. it is clear that you put a lot of work into it, and you are deserving of all that you receive. thank you.
ahhhh, thanks so much Cynthia! I am receiving WAY more than I deserve. And I am okay with that 😊
You are an inspiration in many ways. I wouldn’t be using my instant pot without you and your blog. Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes, tips and information. Your rib and split pea soup recipes are two of our very favorites. I haven’t ordered your cook book, but think that maybe I need the second edition!
My best wishes for another 12 years!
Thank you so much Vicki! I’m glad you are here 💗
Congratulations Karen. Love your recipes they are my go to. My family loves everything I’ve made snd I make many over and over again. I always look forward to your kind and helpful advise and answers. I’m sure everyone feels the same!!
Ahhh, thanks Kathie. You are so sweet. 💗
You’re the best!
Ah shucks, you’re the best Sharon 😊
Charlotte Bailey says
My sincerest Congratulations, Karen. Your site, your recipes and your knowledge are amazing. My son and DIL asked for an IP for Christmas and I ordered (and received) your wonderful cookbook as an addition. Love the way it lays flat – making it so much easier to read and follow the recipe! Go, go, go for another 12 at least!!
Thanks so much Charlotte!!!!
Congratulations Karen! What a milestone! Although I just recently discovered your blog, you’re my go-to, especially when I wait to the last minute to figure out what’s for dinner. Here’s to another 12 years & keep up the great success – you are a fantastic cook & make all of us great cooks too!
Ahhh, thanks Jan!!! 😊
GARY NULL says
I think I ordered your cookbook, but have received no conformation. Status of order? I realize they are currently not available
I can’t see your address under your email or your name. Will you email me so we can figure it out? [email protected]
Laura Semmens says
I did not either, though I saw the charge on my credit card.
yours hasn’t been fulfilled yet but will be today because I’m getting a new shipment of books!!! you should receive a shipping email with tracking info.
Laura Semmens says
Thanks! Exciting…I especially like the QR code. I prefer having recipes in my Copy Me That app so I can easily rate the ones we have tried, search by ingredient and create shopping lists. Can’t wait to use the QR code to find them online.
Criss Johnson says
Congrats! You make everything so easy to make. I appreciate it. Looking forward to getting the cookbook in a couple weeks!! Thx!!
I’m so glad you are here! Thanks for being part of the 365 Days community!
Sue Watson says
I love your recipes. I really thought for a long while about getting an Instant Pot. finally I bought a 6 qt and love it. My son also bought me the 8 qt, because my son has a 17 year old son. They live with me and my grandson eats a lot of food and never gains an ounce. I did buy your cook book Love it. But since I have bad eyes, my right eye sight is almost gone. and my left eye is getting bad now. Just wish it was in larger print and the index was in the book, But I printed out the index and my son bought me a magnify glass that is 8 x 10 Helps some. Thank you for making the recipes so easy to understand and easy to follow. Keep up the good work. Sue
Jackie White says
Hi there. I didn’t know about the index but would love to have one. How can I get it?
you can scroll down and download it from this page: https://www.365daysofcrockpot.com/order-your-cookbook-now/
Thanks Sue for your support! I have a kid that never gains an ounce even though he’s scraping the pot clean every night lol!
Congrats on your landmark dozen, Karen! Wow, that truly IS a laudable commitment.:)
I only found your site in 2018, when I got an Instant Pot. You’ve been my number one go-to IP resource ever since. I kid not when I’ve called you my IP guru (still do). Thanks for the great inspirations, easy go-to’s and all the helpful hand holding.
Cheers to your 12 years!
I will gladly be called your Instant Pot Guru 😂😂😂
Happy 12th!! Your recipes make my life so much easier! They are easy, taste amazing, and use regular ingredients that I often already have on hand. Reading the above mention of “volume one” in regard to 365 Days of Pressure Cooking definitely has me smiling! I would buy a “volume 2” in a red hot second! Love the cookbook, anyone considering it, just buy it! You won’t regret it!!
Ahhh thanks Juliee!!!!
JOHN VAN DOLAH says
WHEN ARE YOU GOING TO HAVE YOUR COOK BOOK WITH THE INDEX AS PART OF THE BOOK?????????
The second edition which is being printed as I type will have table of contents and index. So if you order now that’s what you will get.