“Oishii!” celebrates a milestone of 10,000 views today. The food blog, which is a collection of my favorite recipes, has evolved somewhat since I started over a year ago. My biggest challenge has been and remains to be food photography. Yesterday I invested in some professional lighting equipment, which I hope will improve the quality of the photos.

I thought I’d pause and share my top 5 posts to date.

1. Pasta With Shrimp and Cilantro-Lime Pesto

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2. Grandma’s Slab Apple Cake

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3. Thai Style Wide Noodles in Gravy (Lard Nar)

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4. Michael’s Stuffed Bell Peppers with Chicken Parmesan Filling

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5. Rigatoni with Braised Chicken and Saffron Cream

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What’s oishii? “Oishii” (pronounced “oy she”) is the Japanese word for delicious. I love sharing great recipes I discover from popular restaurants, cookbooks, food magazines (Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, etc.), tv shows, friends, family, and other blogs. I also develop my own. Please contact me if there is a recipe you would like the test kitchen to consider: michaelwbeyer@hotmail.com

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