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HOW TO SET UP A BLOG USING BLUEHOST

Oh my, blogging is so full of ups and down. I even mentioned this in one of my post Things To Know Before You Start Blogging, yet in spite of this, I hope you will still create a blog too, because it can be fun and fulfilling. This post is how or, what I did to start be able to start a blog.

BUY A DOMAIN NAME

You can set up your blog for free by using Blogger or WordPress.  I actually started with them. I did that for a while. But as time went by, having blogspot or wordpress words attached to my blog name bothered me. It felt like I am not serious about blogging. I did not like that my blogs’ URL were easytocookmeals.wordpress.com and easytocookmealsinspiration.blogspot.com, so, I opted to buy a domain name. I bought  it from Bluehost.

First, you will have to think about a coolest name for your blog and type it. They will look up the name  for you if it is available. If the name you chose happened to be owned by somebody, uhhh, that sucks but you can brainstorm again and see if that new name you like is available. This cost around $3.00 ++.

What is domain name? It means the name of your blog. In my case, the name of my blog is easytocookmeals.com. Make sure that you that you like your blog name and represent the image of your blog, or you will regret it. I just want to emphasizre the importance of choosing the best name for your blog because it is going to stick with you forever. In the future, you do not want to change names  and confuse your readers. To be honest, I am starting to hate my blog name now. I should have gone into something creative like Soulful Eating or, Top with Mackerel. Kidding aside, the name Easy to Cook meals sucks because when I Google it , it is overshadowed by millions of other searches like quick meals, or how to cook meals or easy meals. There is no chance for this name to be on top of the Google searches, now or in the future, so choose your blog name well. You can choose the names I listed above. I will not mind.

 FIND A WEB HOST

What is web hosting? It is where your blog sits in the computer world. My web provider is Bluehost. I paid $ 47.00 for one year of my blog. After one year, I have to renew this and renew my name too so that nobody will steal it  I chose to have  Bluehost to host my site for one year. It could have been cheaper if I got the three year hosting plan, but for this first year, I am just trying to see if I will like blogging, so the reason of a short term hosting. Currently, they have a lot of promotion that you can avail from them.

 There are so many companies who do this: Go Daddy, Ihub, Fat Cow etc. I just chose Bluehost because  my favorite blogger used Bluehost. I have to copy them, right?  But I like Bluehost because of the customer service they have. They patiently answered my nonsense questions. Question like how to install  Wordpress blog when I got done buying the domain name and I got stuck.

My daughter also started blogging and we used Bluehost  again. That is how much I love it.

 

INSTALL YOUR BLOG  USING WORDPRESS

 Once you are done  registering your name and subscribing to a web hosting, Bluehost will email you with confirmation and you can now go to bluehost.com . You can login using your username and password.

HOW TO SET UP A BLOG USING BLUEHOST

Oh my, blogging is so full of ups and down. I even mentioned this in one of my post Things To Know Before You Start Blogging, yet in spite of this, I hope you will still create a blog too.

INSPIRATION

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INTERVIEW WITH NEIL PATEL

When I started blogging, I did not really know what I was doing, so I searched the internet for tips. That is when I got a hold of the blog  Quick Sprout.

BLOGGING TIPS THAT WILL KEEP YOU SANE

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START BLOGGING

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START YOUR FOOD BLOG 1. KNOW YOUR NICHE This blog is not my first blog but rather my third.

Vegan Juice Recipe- Spinach, Apple and Celery

How do you juice vegetables?  I was able to enjoy this vegetable  juice that is actually very simple to make with the use of juicer machine.

Vitality juice fruit juice recipe made of celery,apple and spinach

I bought another juicing recipe book and it will be my fifth. I felt so guilty buying them because I do not really follow the recipe but I only look at the pictures. But this week though, I used the juicing book and I am in a vegetable juicing frenzy. For the past three days, I am drinking vegetable juice and I am drinking the green ones. This recipe will be my second green juice for the week. I omitted some veggies because I thought they were unnecessary but I kept the   apple,spinach and celery.Vitality juice fruit juice recipe made of celery,apple and spinach

The green leafy juice really tasted like vegetables. I am not sure if it is suppose to be like this, but as I mentioned in my Tomato Salad post, that I do not eat salad- as of this writing I am still working on this tragedy – and this can be a form of salad for me. I drank the whole thing in one gulp and I felt more energized lately.

green juice 3

Please check the other juice recipe I posted: Awesome Orange and Berry Booster. And look at the nutritional fact below to motivate you to make this healthy juice. I also entered this juice on Healthy Vegan Friday in Rock My Socks.

Ingredients

  1. 2 handful spinach
  2. 2 stems/stick celery
  3. 1 green apple

Instructions

  • Wash the fresh produce and prepare the fruit juicer machine.
  • Slice the apple into half so that it will fit to the juicer
  • Then juice the veggies one at a time. Include the whole celery stem
  • Enjoy!

green juice nutrition facts

3 Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Wings – Copycat for Old Town Pizza

Go easy on calories yet you can still eat your favorite Buffalo Chicken wings . This is a very easy recipe for Buffalo Chicken wings but  lighter in calories than the normal chicken wings.It is only made of 3 ingredients. Baked and buttered to perfection. What a perfect chicken wings appetizer to enjoy for your  Saturday night dinners and these buffalo wings are portable enough to carry and serve for the summer picnic.

 

If you are a sucker for Old Town Pizza restaurant, and you like their Buffalo Wings, then here is the copycat of Old Town Pizza’s Buffalo Wings. With less amount of money, enjoy these Buffalo Wings. We had this spicy chicken appetizer for awhile now, and I had two  more times after that,  but I just got a chance to post it today. I felt bad that I delayed  posting this because I thought it was too delicious of a recipe not to be shared immediately. But here it is.

It was my husband who found this recipe in Food Network. It has to be steamed which I thought was odd,  then it was baked. Although these process sounds too much work, it was easy to make. The hardest part in this process, I think, is controlling yourself not too eat too  much. There was ”no bleed” on the chicken wings’ meat and  gosh, it is the buffalo wings sauce that took the cake. Spicy!

 

In the original recipe, it used butter  to make the buffalo sauce stick on the meat. I had used butter in the previous Chicken Buffalo Wings meal we had, but this time I tried it with I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter and it is still mouth watering with the less fat and calories. You cannot tell that I used faux  butter. If you want to use pure butter, go ahead, you will not notice the difference. I used Frank’s Buffalo Sauce to make it hot and spicy. There is no use using a fork, a knife to eat these wings. You just have to devour it with your hands and get dirty.  I thought it was a great appetizer to entice the family to hang out on the dinner table and gush about the meal.

 

Servings:15• Serving Size:1 chicken wings• Old Points: 6 • Points+:6• Calories :245• Fat:10.3g • Protein: 35 g • Carb:0 g • Fiber: .0g • Sugar: 0g • Sodium: 340mg

Ingredients

  1. 4 lbs chicken wing, cut off the wings’ tips
  2. 1/4 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter- Original Flavor OR Pure Unsalted Butter, your choice
  3. 1/2 cup or more, Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce
  4. 5 cloves of garlic ( add more if you want)

Instructions

  • Prepare a baking sheet and line it with wire rack. Cover wire rack with parchment paper – this process is very important, because if you don’t do it, the chicken wings will stick onto the rack. Set aside. Boil water in a steamer pan . Wash the chicken wings and place in a steamer with boiling water and steam for 15 minutes.This time , preheat oven at 410 F. After steaming, let cool and tap dry the chicken wings using a paper towel then place them in the prepared wire rack and bake in the pre heated oven for 10 minutes each side. Remove the chicken wings from the oven.
  • While the chicken wings are baking. prepare the sauce: In a sauce pan melt I Can’t Believe It is Not Butter and saute the garlic add in the Frank’s Red Hot Buffalo Wings Sauce until completely incorporated. It is up to you if you add salt and pepper in it, but for me the taste was just good enough. You just have to spice it according to your liking. Pour/Drizzle mixture into the chicken wings and gently toss the chicken so that it will be coated with the hot sauce.

Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatballs, Classic or Buffalo Flavor Meatballs

Meatballs with Franks’s Red Hot sauce, Blue Cheese- Stuffed meatballs or plain meatballs. It is 1 meatball recipe cooked in 3 ways.

meatballs 1

I use this meatball recipe as added meat in my pasta and most of the time, we just eat these meatballs as it is -my personal favorite, by the way. Then, we got an Frank’s Hot Sauce and we coat these meatballs with it. When I had some Blue Cheese left over from the  Buffalo Chicken Bites post,  these meatballs were stuffed with Blue Cheese. In spite of all these variations, these meatballs taste good. I like how these meatballs change their taste when it is filled with Blue Cheese, and I like how it bites the tongue and lips when coated with the hot sauce . Lastly, I like it most when they taste classic when eaten just like it is.

 

meatballs 2

Blue Cheese Stuffed Meatballs, Classic or Buffalo Flavor Meatballs

Meatballs with Franks’s Red Hot sauce, Blue Cheese- Stuffed meatballs or plain meatballs. It is 1 meatball recipe cooked in 3 ways.

1 Meatball Recipe 3 Ways -Blue Cheese Stuff, Classic or Buffalo Wings Flavor

1 Meatball Recipe 3 Ways -Blue Cheese Stuff, Classic or Buffalo Wings Flavor

I use this meatball recipe as added meat in my pasta and most of the time, we just eat these meatballs as it is -my personal favorite, by the way. Then, we got an Frank’s Hot Sauce and we coat these meatballs with it. When I had some Blue Cheese left over from the  Buffalo Chicken Bites post,  these meatballs were stuffed with Blue Cheese. In spite of all these variations, these meatballs taste good. I like how these meatballs change their taste when it is filled with Blue Cheese, and I like how it bites the tongue and lips when coated with the hot sauce . Lastly, I like it most when they taste classic when eaten just like it is.

1 Meatball Recipe 3 Ways -Blue Cheese Stuff, Classic or Buffalo Wings Flavor

Plain Meatballs. Classic Meatballs. No stuffing. Just enjoy it as it is. You can use them in your pasta meals

I used ground pork in the recipe because I thought it is more moist than the ground chicken. I made the chicken flavor the other day but it was dry and hard. I like this better. I am not giving up on the ground chicken flavored one, but that is for another post. I just have to perfect the recipe first.