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Two years ago…

on this very day. 
I started stock piling recipes onto this little blogspot of mine. 
I had NO idea what I was doing…
the Internet is a tricky beast to maneuver you know!
What with HTM…L? is it?
And hyperlinks and social media and page ranks and how do I even add a link to a post and what about making a little money and
how do you make a food blog work and 
how do I make my pictures more appealing and 
who can I tell about my blog and
will people use it and 
will people like it 
…and all of that kind of stuff was 
tumbling around through my noggin for a good long while.
Still is, if you want to know the truth! 
 

And now, with two years under my belt
I feel like I have learned a thing or two, 
maybe even two and a half!

And I’ve come to the realization that there are a few things about this food blogging business that I know, for sure.
Here they are. 


love
writing 
this 
blog.
I love cooking for this blog.
I love thinking about what to cook.
I love that you show up to read it!
I love to hear about your cooking successes!  

And the VERY most important thing I’ve learned?
This blog would be pretty lame with out you. 
Seriously. 
It would just be a lonely old corner for me and my butter and sugar.
And so today I wanted to say…
Thanks.
Thanks a bunch for reading this blog of mine, and for trying these recipes and for saying hello to me at the grocery store and for telling your sister about my site and for bearing with an occasional mis-spelled word and for leaving a little comment love and 
for just being so all around great. 

You’ve made it possible for me to have a job that I love. 
And in this day and age…
loving the job you have
is a luxury one should never take for granted.

To show my appreciation…I bought some knives for you. 
Ok, not really for all of you.
If I had Oprah’s bank account….I would!
 
But for TWO of you!
This is the knife set that I use everyday in my kitchen. 
I love it to pieces…don’t know what I’d do without it. 
It may not be the most glamorous of knife sets…
but it makes cutting and cooking in the kitchen
a whole lot easier. 
To enter this giveaway…I’m hoping you’ll give me a little feedback. 
All you have to do is tell me what you’d like to see more of on this site. More Easy Dinner Recipes, Bread Recipes, Dessert Recipes, Cookie Recipes, Side Dishes, Salad Recipes, Potluck Dishes, Cute Recipes, Soup Recipes, Recipes for Kids….
whatever you would like to see more of….
I’d sure like to hear about it. 
Please leave your email address 
with your comment.
The Giveaway will be open until Thursday at midnight, 
two lucky winners to be announced on Friday morning.


Thanks for dropping by,
I love ya to pieces
and have a great day!

PS….next week I’ll be posting a new recipe every day.
I’ve got a lot of great things in store for you!
Hope to see you then. 
:)  :)  :) 



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  1. 301
    Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 1:24 am

    Love your blog! Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes. With my busy household I love the quick and easy!

    careyndave@gmail.com

  2. 302
    October 20, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I would love to see more kids recipes, especially geared towards picky kids :)

  3. 303
    Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    I love this blog, for the fab recipes and the wonderfully entertaining stories that allow us to get a glimpse into your life. I would love to see more 1-pot dinners…I hate doin' dishes, 'ya know?
    lupolenikki@gmail.com

  4. 304
    October 20, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    The recipes I look for the most are ones that use common items from the fridge or pantry, since “weird” items my kids will not eat.

  5. 305
    October 20, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    I'd like to see more easy dinner ideas :)

  6. 306
    October 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm

    I'm a single mom and work full time, so more easy dinner recipes would be GREAT! LOVE your blog! skleevy@gmail.com

  7. 307
    October 20, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Love your blog! I would love to see more easy dinners and side dishes.
    Wendy@arrowa.com

  8. 308
    Casey
    October 20, 2011 at 2:21 pm

    I love your blog. I would love to see more easy dinner and dessert recipes since that is what I make the most.:) casey(dot)pr(at)gmail(dot)com

  9. 309
    October 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    While your recipes are amazing, I love the fact that you are teaching me HOW to cook. More tips and tricks please. How about a post titled, “What I learned working at the Lion House.” ? I also love your recipes that imitate restaurant recipes like Cafe Rio Rice, Red Lobster Biscuits, Sarah's Salad, and Olive Garden Dressing.

    Heather Pack, (your favorite stalker)

  10. 310
    Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Love love love this site and the recipes!! Would love some more easy dinner recipes, but all new recipes are amazing! Thank you for all you do! :)

    Sayummn@yahoo.com

  11. 311
    Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    I would love to see you upload videos of you putting some of these recipes together!

    I love your recipes and use them OFTEN! Thank you!

    ladyc74@gmail.com

  12. 312
    Sarah B
    October 20, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Well, I'm already loving everything you post….seriously. I just look at the photos on the side and nod at every dish…lol. You've actually interested me in wanting to eat green foods…and I am about to be 32. That's quite a huge and amazing feat. I'd love more kid friendly recipes, and of course continued ways to make veggies edible. I am forever thankful for having found this blog…and my family is too!

    burnside dot sarah at gmail dot com

  13. 313
    October 20, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    i LOVE your blog! so fun to read and everything looks so yummy :) i'd love more recipes to make with my kiddos :)

    shara
    sharabachman@gmail.com

  14. 314
    October 20, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    I love your blog. You do such a great job! I've tried several recipes and they are always delicious! Thank you for what you do.

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    Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    I love your blog!! It is by far my most favorite one. I would love some more crockpot stuff and quick and easy. Keep the awesome recipes coming! mickale12@gmail.com

  16. 316
    October 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    Jaime, I LOVE your site. The only thing I would like to see more of is yummy bread recipes!!!
    BEANIE119@aol.com

  17. 317
    alice
    October 20, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I'm new to your blog and I immediately fell in love with it! I love that you post your monthly menus, and would enjoy seeing more blogs about how you keep yourself organized as a homemaker. Things like how you organize your grocery shopping trip, do you keep a homemaking notebook, etc. Just what keeps your family functioning. :)

  18. 318
    alice
    October 20, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Hi Alice again, left the post about wanting to see more blogs on homemaking organization. Forgot to include my email alice@sopwithmotorsports.com

  19. 319
    October 20, 2011 at 6:35 pm

    I love your site! I've referred many friends to it. What I would like to see is more complete menu ideas. My problem is usually that I can decide on a main dish but have no idea what else to serve with it. Or if there's a perfect dessert that goes with a certain meal (this is usually when I want to have company over). We have loved all the food I have made from your recipes. Thank you for sharing them!!
    Mindy (minship@gmail.com)

  20. 320
    October 20, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    I have read you blog for awile but for some reson never joined. I would like to see healthy side dishes. I never know what to fix

  21. 321
    Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Love the pumpkin recipes this week! Really appreciate seasonal recipes. Thanks for the opportunity, and “Happy Birthday” : )

    ElaineDavis
    jdgerigg@centurylink.net

  22. 322
    Anonymous
    October 20, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    I'm really into sweets, but I am not at all partial to one thing in particular. Cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies, brownies … I am an equal opportunity baker and sweet eater!

    Martha T
    mbt4955@yahoo.com

  23. 323
    October 20, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I would love to see more recipes for breads and soups or even crock-pot recipes. Our family has tried several recipes from your blog and they have all been a hit here, thanks for all the great recipes!

    the cloers (at) gmail (dot) com

  24. 324
    October 20, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and I LOVE it. Your posts are awesome! I love your humor and all of the pictures. I would love even more quick and easy meals. I also love your desserts and look forward to each post. Thanks.

    ntycksen@finishwork.com

  25. 325
    October 20, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Hi there! Your blog is one of my go to blogs when i need something GREAT! So thank you for that!! I guess if anything i would like to see more slow cooker recipes.

  26. 326
    Anonymous
    October 21, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Love your blog! I am always on the look out for new and easy dinner ideas!

    wife2one_mom2five@yahoo.com

  27. 327
    Anonymous
    October 21, 2011 at 12:18 am

    I love your blog, so any recipe you share is GREAT!! :)

    petebrockman@yahoo.com

  28. 328
    October 21, 2011 at 2:27 am

    I'm new to your blog. My two sisters in law have been raving so I thought I'd check you out!!! From being here minimally, I would say I'd like to see more healthy recipes. Like really healthy, because if you can make those taste good, I'm totally on board.

  29. 329
    Anonymous
    October 21, 2011 at 3:53 am

    I'm looking for some tasty salad and veggie recipes. If you have any to throw out there I'd love trying them out. Love your blog!

    mikejenpurdy@juno.com

  30. 330
    April 12, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    I came to your blog for the Pumpkin Pie Sheet cake recipe. I will be droping by more often. I love to cook soups so thats what I would like to see on your blog. That and healthy eating ideas. Thanks for the recipes. Tena
    tandersen3886@hotmail.com

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