Happy B’day & A Giveaway

Let me tell you in advance, this post doesn’t have any recipe, but I’ve got something else for you. If you are in a hurry, please scroll down to see what it is!

Yep, it’s birthday time. This little space is celebrating its 5th b’day! Ohh yes, I’m so happy & thrilled! Looking back, I still remember the time when I went for shopping with my mother-in-law a few days after my wedding. We went to a ‘pathrakada’ (vessel store). Mummy was enthusiastically picking out appachatti, puttu kutti n stuff like that for me to take to Bahrain. Truth be told, I almost felt like a lightening hit me. I was like OMG ! am I the one who is going to need all these stuff, because I thought all I’ll ever need is shoes n bags!  Suddenly I felt like it was too hot inside that shop and I got a feel of the Bahrain summer, worse… the heat of the kitchen :) My only survival kit was the small little diary of recipes by my aunt Tesschechy. Fast forward five years and I now have a food blog still running! I agree with whoever said ‘Marriage is a turning point’.

Blogging has very much become a part of my life. These days, the first question I’m being asked is about my blog. I wanna tell you… Sometimes blogging is like taking a walk in a beautiful park with your friends & at times it feels like climbing a steep mountain without an oxygen mask. There are times I’ve thought of quitting. Even recently I was telling Jose that I’m planning to close shop, while the going was good. But then.. when I see your comments, and all compliments from friends and family saying how much these recipes have helped you, it brings a smile on my face. Your support & encouragement makes my climbing easier! So this time, we have decided to say thank you not just in words, but with action!

Before we get to the details of the giveaway, a word about the above pic. I baked this cake for a friend’s b’day. Since this was an experiment, I didn’t note down the details. But how can I have a b’day post without a cake, so its here.

Here are the details of the giveaway:

  1. $30 Amazon Gift Coupons For 5 Amazing Persons!
  2. Your choice of “Devil’s Food cupcake with Chocolate Ganache” or “Vanilla cupcakes with Butterscotch Icing & Praline Topping”. I’ll bake a dozen homemade cupcakes for 2 individuals staying in Bahrain. If you are not in Bahrain, you can recommend your friend/relative staying in Bahrain and they can enjoy it for you! No Deliveries, Just Pickups. I live in Juffair area, if you want to get an idea of the location.

How to participate?

Ok, I wont ask you to paint your FB walls with this post (re posting on FB), I wont ask you to press the love/hate button on my FB page (liking my FB page), I wont ask you to enter the email id & wait for the postman to come  & ask you to acknowledge the receipt (email subscription),  I wont even ask you to whisper this to your friend through a small little blue colour birdie (tweet), but if you want to do all or any of that, go ahead. I wont say NO. Who am I to stop you from spreading a little joy around ;)?  Ok, Jokes apart, all you need to do is leave a comment under this post. If you are interested in homemade cupcakes giveaway, please mention it specifically. Kindly note that any emails you send in relation to this post will not be included in the giveaway list. This giveaway is open till June 23rd.

Once again, Thank You for being there for us!

Love

Maria & Jose

 

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  • Hey Maria…Congrats on completing the five years..!! keep up the good work and keep on climbing….Good luck…!

  • i wud luv to taste ur cupcakes but am not in bahrain nor i hav anyone over there :( 
    thanks for the wonderful recipes as it has helped me cook more than i ever thought i cud be. most of ur recipes r a hit in my kitchen :) persons like u make a non-cooking or jus for the sake of cooking person like me a good cook. ofcourse am very lazy too ;) great going on ur food blog. best wishes & keep the recipes coming…

  • Hi Maria,

    Congratulations on the 5yr anniversary… I love your blog.. I have been one of ur silent followers…I’m not commenting right now to win ur giveway though that would be cool. :P

    I have hooked almost the entire womenfolk in my family to your site… we religiously follow ur site and have discussions on the new recipes that you post…Its always a competition as to who’ll try out the recipe first… 

    I wish i was living in Bahrain so i could get to taste one your cupcakes… Sigh!! One day i’ll visit there just to try it….

    Regards,
    Sonia

  • Hi Maria,

    Congratulations on the 5th anniversary of your wonderful blog !! :)

    Even i would love to have your cup cakes but i am veryy far from Bahrain…

    Wish you and Jose all the very best and prayers…

    Regards,
    Gayathri

  • i dont need to tell u specifically how much your recipes have come in handy right :)
    Here’s to many more wonderful years of blogging. 

  • Congratulations on the successful completion of 5 years.you r doing a grt job Maria…..all ur receipes n snaps r just brilliant!keep up the good work.god bless.fortunatly I live in Bahrain,um al hassam,very close to jufair.

    Wishing u al the very best.

  • Dat truly is one big achievement Maria! Congrats dear! Ur blog is a lifesaver for people like me. I wish i cud bake 4 u a ‘ thank you ‘ cake bt unfortunately am nt in Bahrain :-( . Nevertheless pls keep on climbing !!

    Regards,
    Ginu

  • Congrats! Maria’s Menu & Maria rock. Jose rocks as well – so what if it happens to be the boat?

    Vivek Shenoy
     

  • And i thought that was a click taken from a bakery!! I should have known better…after all this is mariasmenu…the very same site which held my hand and  taught me the basics of cooking , especially baking , so much so that none of my relatives could believe it was my first attempt!  
    U’ve given an extra reason to my hubby to be more sweet to me when it comes to cooking recipes from ur blog ;)..of course,i use it to my advantage!
    So in simple words, Thank u so much for a whole lot of things – starting this blog, welcoming us as your friends, sharing ur ups n downs , n of course, your recipes…
    Congratz and may u have many more such occasions to celebrate!

  • And i thought that was a click taken from a bakery!! I should have known better…after all this is mariasmenu…the very same site which held my hand and  taught me the basics of cooking , especially baking , so much so that none of my relatives could believe it was my first attempt!  
    U’ve given an extra reason to my hubby to be more sweet to me when it comes to cooking recipes from ur blog ;)..of course,i use it to my advantage!
    So in simple words, Thank u so much for a whole lot of things – starting this blog, welcoming us as your friends, sharing ur ups n downs , n of course, your recipes…
    Congratz and may u have many more such occasions to celebrate!

  • Congratulations Maria and Jose on the 5th anniversary of this blog! Keep the recipes and the beautiful pics coming…am in Bahrain and couldnt think of a better excuse than homemade choc cupcakes! to meet you :)

  • Congratulations Maria and Jose on the 5th anniversary of this blog! Keep the recipes and the beautiful pics coming…am in Bahrain and couldnt think of a better excuse than homemade choc cupcakes! to meet you :)

  • Congratulations Maria on your 5th anniversary … looking forward to your 15th and 25th ;) I’m really enjoying reading your recipes … I’ve tried a couple as well but before having my son … with 2 kids now under 3 I can barely find time to do anything, I even cut back on the time I spend on Mummy’s Yummies!

    I would LOVE to taste your vanilla cupcakes … I just lost 8 Kg in 6 weeks and I haven’t rewarded myself yet ;)

  • Congratulations Maria on your 5th anniversary … looking forward to your 15th and 25th ;) I’m really enjoying reading your recipes … I’ve tried a couple as well but before having my son … with 2 kids now under 3 I can barely find time to do anything, I even cut back on the time I spend on Mummy’s Yummies!

    I would LOVE to taste your vanilla cupcakes … I just lost 8 Kg in 6 weeks and I haven’t rewarded myself yet ;)

  • Happy B’day…happy b’day..wow Maria !!! wat a way to celebrate…love ur blog n u too :) :) I have my close friend Sheeja in Bahrain…but I dont know where exactly she is… wish I was in Bahrain too :) I wud love to gift these yummy cakes to her … Once again..have a super duer b’day mariasmenu :)

  • Happy B’day…happy b’day..wow Maria !!! wat a way to celebrate…love ur blog n u too :) :) I have my close friend Sheeja in Bahrain…but I dont know where exactly she is… wish I was in Bahrain too :) I wud love to gift these yummy cakes to her … Once again..have a super duer b’day mariasmenu :)

  • Mariaaaa!!!

    Seriously with you around, I can forget about dieting for good!! hehehehe…I don’t live n Bahrain “sigh” so relishing your cupcakes wouldn’t be a possibility at the moment. But who knows, I may just fly down there to visit you and acquaint myself with the diva of food blogging herself, Maria Jose Martin!!!

    Sweets, I’ve said this before but I have to say it again, your recipes are the most accurate I’ve followed so far, especially with regards to baking. You, being a baker par excellence, would appreciate the importance of good and detailed instructions in that arena and for apprentice bakers, like me, you’re a godsend. Following your accurate methods, we end up with beautiful cakes and instigates us to bake more!!!!

    So here’s to you and congrats on the 5th year mark. You’re an inspiration in words and deeds, as well. May you reach higher pinnacles of success!!!

    Can’t wait for the release of your book!

  • Mariaaaa!!!

    Seriously with you around, I can forget about dieting for good!! hehehehe…I don’t live n Bahrain “sigh” so relishing your cupcakes wouldn’t be a possibility at the moment. But who knows, I may just fly down there to visit you and acquaint myself with the diva of food blogging herself, Maria Jose Martin!!!

    Sweets, I’ve said this before but I have to say it again, your recipes are the most accurate I’ve followed so far, especially with regards to baking. You, being a baker par excellence, would appreciate the importance of good and detailed instructions in that arena and for apprentice bakers, like me, you’re a godsend. Following your accurate methods, we end up with beautiful cakes and instigates us to bake more!!!!

    So here’s to you and congrats on the 5th year mark. You’re an inspiration in words and deeds, as well. May you reach higher pinnacles of success!!!

    Can’t wait for the release of your book!

  • Maria,YOU have an amazing blog.Congrats on the 5th year and I sure hope you get all the encoragement,energy,ideas to keep it going. I do have a list of fav blogs that I run to to get ideas on what to cook and love uyours because your recipes seem pretty uncomplicated(atleast teh ones I have tried so far),easy to follow.

    I do have a cousin living in Bahrain who I am surewill love the cupcakes:-)
    Congrats again and Good Luck
    Sonia.

  • Wowo 5 years that is indeed something to celebrate.

    Wishing you and you delicious blog happy birthday and wishing you both many many more happy years of delicious cooking together.

  • Hey Maria… Congrats on the 5th anniversary!!! I just love your blog… its so awesome… and i took my step towards cooking after seeing your blog and my first successful attempt was ‘Simple Egg Cake’ !!! Now i can bake any kind of cake :))) Thanks a lot for creating such a wonderful blog!!!

  • Maria dear …Congrats!!!!Didnt know  that you shared your birthday with someone else:-)
    i also remember shopping with my  MIL soon after our wedding  for appa chatti,puttu kutti and idiyappam acchu with the same anxities and doubts that you had.well it all turned out for good.and you are right Marriage is infact a turning point.I i dont have much recipies in my diary but i always hop on to marias menu everytime for recipies for any occasions.Keep up the good work dear .A very special congrats to Sony  too for all the good work that he has done to make this blog a very interesting place.
    Wish i was in Bahrain …
    Love
    Emi

  • Uhu 5 yrs…thts amazing dear…many many congrats on ur 5th bloggy bday…ur stunning recipes n pics r always a eye catcher..great to knw u thro this virtual world…best wishes n hope to c many many such wonderful posts Maria..keep going…
    Sadly I m nt in Bahrain,wish I was n would b glad to meet u in person n taste those decadent cupcakes..my hard luck or say bad luck..
    Anyways I m in for the giveaway..
    Sanyukta
    http://creativesanyukta.blogspot.com/
    [email protected]

  • Hello Maria, congrats. And wish you many many happy b’days like this one here. i am a little over weight but you know what i cannot resist you cake there. i would love to be in Bahrain to have that kind of cakes, lovely. Unfortunetly im not there. I can just imagine your attachment to the blog in these five years. We care for our blogs like our own children rite??? i love Your blog and this giveaway.

    Happy b’day once again, god bless you and the blog and offcourse giveaways ;-)
    Thank you

    Vaishnavi Chougule
    (cookingfood4u.blogspot.com)

  • Hi Maria..
    Wow..5 years..that’s truly an achievement !!! A bigg congratulations and pleasee do not even think of quitting…U r a fabulous blogger and an even amazing cook !! U have to share your creations with beginners like me ..We survive on them !! 

    Though I have been all my life in Bahrain, I feel like kicking myself for not being there right now..Nevertheless my parents are there and Bahrain is just 15 mins by flight from Doha..M just looking for a reason to come home..hope winning the giveaway can be one.. =) =) 

  • Happy, happy, happy anniversary wishes to you and Jose…..and wishes for many many more of years to come……GOD BLESS!!!!

  • Congratulations Maria! Big 5… I am sure you are super duper excited. Hope you have many many many more successful years ahead. You do have an adipoli site that attracts bees (people like me) to the colorful flowers (your site) :D

    Since I do not live in Bahrain I can’t participate, but Good Luck!! Have fun :)

  • Hey Maria

    Please dont ever think of closing shop…. you dont want to take a huge responsibility of closing many kitchens around the world :)))  Many marriages are secretly surviving on your recipes… so every time that thought crosses your mind… think of all the new brides who are making their new home… & think of how you are an important part of their lives & their new homes :)

    This is my first comment here ever! I was in Bahrain for a good 15-16 years. I met my husband there… so Bahrain holds a very special place in my heart. We are now based in California. I have introduced your blog to all the mallu ladies I know & we all love cooking your recipes… they feel like mom’s home made food! Living far away from home, your recipes are our only solace :)

    Congrats on the 5th anniversary! Lets all celebrate more anniversary’s as years pass by…. :)

    Cheers,
    Tina

  • WOW!! This is a great milestone Maria..Congratulations!!  Wishing you many more such blogging years to come..And thats a beautifully decorated cake!!

  • hey maria….congrats 4 ur 5th b`day…..;)……ur site really rocks…..i mean i have made quite a few recipes n all of them have been quiet a hit at home…:)….well i luv home made cupcakes…:)…but then i can`t come all the way 2 bahrain……:(……and maria plz don`t close ur shop…..kuddos to ur all ur work…God bless

  • congrats mariye! celebrity aayittu ippo 5yrs aayi alle .
    NB:still wondering how u ever fell in love with cooking ! ;) :P btw. nice work on the new comments box.sonyodu paranjere

  • Congratulations,, Five years is not an easy task to keep the show running that too successfully.. 
    All the best..

  • Marias & Jose,
    Many Many congratulations to both of you.I am an ardent fan of your website and your recipes.I am pretty regular on this website, but thought today will be the best day to leave a congratulatory note for your success through all these 5 years.Thanks to Maria.Do continue to post this wonderful recipes.
    Sangeetha

  • Hey Maria,

    Congratulations on completing five years. And pls pls pls never ever think abt closing out your blog. I came through your blog when I was searching for Kerala Cuisine recipes. As I am getting married in few months, I realized that its high time I should learn cooking kerala food, as my hubby is a very big fan of kerala food. I always call my mom and ask her recipe but forget it by the time I start cooking…:D n cant call her bck bcoz of time difference btwn US n India…….N your blog alwys comes as  rescue to me…..:-)….so pls pls pls Maria dnt ever think abt closing out ur blog dearie…bcoz I knw i will definitely need it aftr I go to Saudi….

    Regards
    Renu

  • Maria, that cake is absolutely mouth watering and congrats to you for your blog baby turning 5. I am definitely and absolutely interested in the home made cupcake (Devil’s Food cupcake with Chocolate Ganache) and Amazon Gift card. Not sure if both are up for brags or if it is “either/or” :)

  • Hi  Maria
               Wishing you a very happy 5th anniversary of your blog.  That B’day cake looks fabulous. Your friend is soo lucky.
    Hope to see more delicious recipes here.  

  • Hi Maria,

    Have loved your site for a little while now didn’t know it had been going for that long. Congrulations and keep up the good work.

    Heather.

  • Congrats on the 5th anniversary of your blog! I have tried many of your recipes and they have turned out great. Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. Here’s wishing you many more years of success. Keep those recipes coming!

  • Congratulations! I enjoy your recipes. The cake looks delicious…

    Looking forward to the amazon card..:)))

  • Happy Blog Anniversary Maria!! Hope I was in Bahrain so that I could taste some of those deliciousness. You are a great blogger. Love the look and feel of your blog

  • Hi Maria..
    Hearty Congrats on this great acheivement..
    Expecting many more delicacies in the coming years and wishing you all the success..

  • Hi Maria
    Congrats on turning 5..here’s wishing you many more years to come..i am an ardent admirer of ur blog.
    And since i live in Bahrain I dont mind participating in both the giveaways :)

  • Hey Maria….. Congrats on turning 5 and wish you many more such anniversaries….. Your recipes have created a success of dishes i thought i wud never ever be able to cook :-) Look forward to many more posts from you……. you have a lot faithful ardent fans :-)

  • Hey Maria….. Congrats on turning 5 and wish you many more such anniversaries….. Your recipes have created a success of dishes i thought i wud never ever be able to cook :-) Look forward to many more posts from you……. you have a lot faithful ardent fans :-)

  • Maria ! Maria !

    I love your name as its the same as my sister’s but I call her Ria in short… 
    Congratulations !!! for completing 5 years !! I love your recipes and have tried many of your recipes as it is simple yet very yummy.. 
    Bahrain is where I have spent most of my schooling years in & I still miss the place.. My Dad lives in Bahrain & he loves the home made cakes that I bake.. It would be wonderful if he would be one of the few lucky ones to win the homemade cupcakes that you bake.. 
    Love,
    Sarah

  • Maria ! Maria !

    I love your name as its the same as my sister’s but I call her Ria in short… 
    Congratulations !!! for completing 5 years !! I love your recipes and have tried many of your recipes as it is simple yet very yummy.. 
    Bahrain is where I have spent most of my schooling years in & I still miss the place.. My Dad lives in Bahrain & he loves the home made cakes that I bake.. It would be wonderful if he would be one of the few lucky ones to win the homemade cupcakes that you bake.. 
    Love,
    Sarah

  • Hi Maria , i recently came across your blog and just loved it at first sight ! needless to say was super excited  to knw tht u live in Bahrain :)
    I too love experimenting in the kitchen and follow many blogs . From past 11/2 yrs all these blogs got me motivated to try my hands on baking and am still learning . I am very much impressed by your  collection of baking too !
    I’ve just gone thru some 10-20% of ur posts so far and wht keeps me coming here again is your good sense of humour !
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ! and i will keep following you and asking you for  advise , if u dont mind ;)

  • Hi Maria , i recently came across your blog and just loved it at first sight ! needless to say was super excited  to knw tht u live in Bahrain :)
    I too love experimenting in the kitchen and follow many blogs . From past 11/2 yrs all these blogs got me motivated to try my hands on baking and am still learning . I am very much impressed by your  collection of baking too !
    I’ve just gone thru some 10-20% of ur posts so far and wht keeps me coming here again is your good sense of humour !
    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK ! and i will keep following you and asking you for  advise , if u dont mind ;)

  • Hi Maria… luv ur blog :) Great job..whatever recipes i have tried from ur blog has come out really good. My latest trial was the pasta salad…it was too good. Keep posting more & more so that we can try and enjoy.
    I have introduced ur blog to ma mom & sis in law…they too are loving it.
    Congratulations on the 5th anvsry….& LONG LIVE MARIASMENU..

  • Congrats and wishing you all the success.I tried many of your recipes and it was very good and tasty.I introduced your blogs to all of my three sisters and they are also enjoying.So keep on adding new delicious items.I like to participate in the Amazon Gateway

  • Hey Maria, Lovely blog you have here… Keep going… And congrats on completing 5 years! Take care and have a great time in your journey… In the meanwhile I will keep referring to your recipes!

  • Happy anniversary to ur sweet lil bloggy,maria…God bless you for giving us,your readers,such wonderful recipes…and please don’t ever think of closing shop….u have so much to offer us from ur treasure trove of recipes-i mean it…keep going girl,u rock…

  • Maria, Maria!!! Thank you so much for this blog. I can’t tell you how it has changed my life. From being someone who used to be in awe of people who could bake and cook, I see myself churn out some complete wonders and I am still in awe…only this time at myself! This is thanks to your largesse in sharing these yum recipes. Happy Birthday to you too! I believe your bday is sometime now. Love, Deepa George

  • Hi Maria, Congrats on the 5Th B’day… may you have many more to come… and may your blog grow to greater heights of popularity..!! Best Wishes. Truly a milestone.

  • Dear Maria,
    I found yr food blog around 8 months ago and i love it. … your writing style, the food presentations and original touch to each recipe makes it my first stop to find something new to try out. Keep up the excellent work.

    Cheers ! :-)

  • Hi Maria,

    Congrats for ur 5th yr anvsry… I just love ur blog & it’s been my morning TV channel. Tried lots of recipes and came out gr8. Thanks for those yummy tasty recipes. Looking forward for the amazon gift.

  • Happy 5th Blog-anniversary Maria! I too am one who felt the heat of the kitchen when I left home barely knowing how to make an omelette! your blog has helped me rediscover many of my favourite dishes and new ones too! Thanks so much for your wonderful recipes, and please don’t ever stop blogging! Wish I lived in Bahrain so I could thank you in person and taste those wonderful cupcakes! Also special thanks to Jose for making your blog even more easy to use and so good looking! 

  • Really good and consistent work. Go ahead. And hearty congratulations for this great bday. Kudos to Mr.Jose also for supporting you.

  • Congrats Maria and Jose for making this blog a success. I am not a big “cooker”(as you’ve mentioned somewhere:)) but I make sure that I try your recipes once in a while. WISH YOU ALL THE BEST…..

  • hey maria.. i can totally understand wat u meant by the lightening..lol.. yrs spent together..lemme tell u im soooo damn proud of u..happy bday marias menu.. too bad i dnt hav anyone in bahrain.. but i wd def  like to taste ur cakes somtime.. keep gpoin gal.. ;uv ya

  • Happy 5th bday ‘Mariasmenu’!!!!
    Its wonderful to see how this site has changed. I first fumbled upon this page couple of years back while i was looking for a recipe for pesaha appam. Your success the entire package – the way you write with the mallu jargons, photographs, the receipe ofcourse and most of all, your excitement that oozes out in your words. Keep going….you rock!

  • this is a site that i had stopped by for breakfast menu , i love it
    thanks for the giveaway …. keep going and a happy birthday to marias menu

    roycedavids at gmail dot com

  •  A BLOG SO SWEET  WITH YUMMY TREATS TO EATTRY IT, COOK IT  AND TASTE ITNEVER CAN YOU GO WRONGMEASUREMENTS SO PRECISE AN ABSOLUTE FOOD PARADISE AND THATS NOT ALL KITCHEN CONFESSIONS SO SINCEREFROM OUR  CHEF DEARTHAT IS MARIAS MENU FOR YOU

  • Hi Maria,
    Happy Birthday.. Congrats on ur success.. You are doing a great job. I just love your recipes. Please dont close the shop.

    Keep blogging.

    Regards,
    Sumy Tarun

  • Congratz maria…4 inspiring ‘n motivating many 2 cuk 1drful recipes :-) ‘m an ardent fan of ur blog.plz don close d shop..

  • Hello Maria,congrats on ur 5th blog anniversary!! U deserve all the appreciation u can get! U r doing a great job n keep going!! And I was happy to know that u r giving out ur cupcakes for 2!! I mean who wouldnt love to taste ur cupcakes after drooling over it these many years :)))… So I consider myslef lucky that I am in Bahrain… N I dont mind being the lucky one ;) love Seeba

  •  Hello Maria,
    Congrats on completing 5 years of successful cooking and blogging.
    I would love to receive “Vanilla cupcakes with Butterscotch Icing & Praline Topping”

    cheers,
    rose

  • Happy B’Day to u, Happy B’day to u, Happy B’Day Dear MariasMenu, Happy B’Day to u……………. :)
    Congrats on this wonderful milestone Maria and Jose…. Please don’t even dream of closing this amazing world of beautiful recipes….
    Love this cake…please post the recipe when time permits…..
    Take care and happy blogging… :)

    Regards,
    Kavita

  • Congratulations!! Way to go Maria! Hope to see you celebrate many more years and plenty of recipes in your blog! Cheeeeeeeeeeeerssss!!!

    And I feel lucky to be in Bahrain now, count me in to win a dozen cupcakes baked by you!

    God Bless you and your family with health and prosperity :)

  • Congratulations on your 5th blog birthday! Wow!!! Your blog is on my daily to-read list and I love the way you make it all sound so simple! Keep it up and all the best!

  • Dear Maria, I am a regular visitor to your blog.  Congratulations on the 5th Blog Anniversary.  I enjoy the recipes, pictures and the way you present them.  I came across your blog abt two years ago.  I get updates on my e-mail of your recipes.  I have tried many of them:) Keep blogging….  BTW I live in Bahrain and would welcome your giveaway.

  • Happy 5th bday ‘Marias menu’!!!! Thank you so much for this blog. I can’t tell you how it has changed my life.love to enter your giveaway I am in US.

  • wow congrats
    I cant beleive that I ve been hooked to this space for the last five years.
    Many thanks dear
    by the way please dont ever think of shutting down this blog.
    we all need you very badly.
    congrats to Jose too who make everything happen
    by the way  I’d love to participate in the Amazon Giveaway!

  • Congratulations on this milestone and Wishing you many more years of blogging. All your baked goods has fascinated me, I could only wish that I live in Bahrain now or just visit there to taste your cupcakes. 

  • Maria and Jose, Congrats on your 5th year. I enjoi trying out your recipes as its yummy and easy to make. The less time spent in the kitchen, the happier we are. My hubby is a fan of your recipes. Eagerly waiting for more. Do keep posting and if you are interested, I would love to send you some recipes to hear your input. Awaiting the next recipe……Liz

  • Happy birthday Mariasmenu. Long live! :-)
    I wish i’m one among those who get this giveaway and wish you all others :-)

  • Congrats on completing 5 yrs…. looks like i was living under a rock…i found you just a year bak while searching for a appam recipe on google…the appams rocked and now im a dedicated reader….waiting for your cookbook to hit the shelves!!

  • Happy 5th Birthday! Marias Menu keeps me sane when i miss that mallu touch and Mallu culture. I live in the Netherlands and we dont have any Mallu channels… in these time youtube is my savior… and when my mallu dishes become boring to me… you have exactly what i wanted….Your recipe have that easy nature in them giving me hope that i can make it and my family will eat it….
    congrats and keep them coming!

  • Hai Maria….

    Congratulations…I’m a fan of your blog.I like your presentation,writings.Best wishes,keep blogging.

    Thanks.

    Bindu.

  • happy birthday Mariasmenu! I am so glad we met and came to know about your blog….you are truly an inspiration ! Keep on posting……

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