Year Three.

I’ve done a lot of things in 365 days.

I’ve done even more things in 1,095 days. Wait – scratch that… 1,096 days. #whatisthisleapyearstuff

These things include writing you pathetic poems and becoming extra greedy with a bowl of dip and blue corn tortilla chips and telling you all about it. They include saying the word “like” more times than I can count and probably writing it even more. They include clocking hours behind a computer and in front of a sink… but rarely doing dishes. They include burning cupcakes and catching my oven on fire and cracking eggs directly over the spinning mixer only to be all loosey goosey and drop the shells right into the dough… even though Mother Lovett made me swear I’d always crack them in a bowl first.

These things don’t include further educating myself on adulthood or learning to like any raw vegetable… ever. They don’t include successfully making pie crust at all or even really caring, which totally sucks but is the truth. They don’t include getting over my Lisa Frank trapper keeper obsession or even attempting in the foreseeable future. They don’t include effectively disconnecting for even one day, but that’s alright with me because my invisible internet friends are sort of my best friends.

You gave me courage to make freaking CROISSANTS. I mean… hello best friends! You taught me how to eat brussels sprouts. This is love. You’ve told me it is okay (well, sorta) to watch Dawson’s Creek at the age of OMGalmost30 and to not make my bed and to consider cheese, crackers and wine a balanced dinner and to still be afraid of the dark and need to sleep with 41 blankets so the monsters don’t catch me and constantly reminisce and whine about my tween years so much that it hurts. Like hurts us all.

Words can’t even express how much I seriously adore and appreciate YOU for chatting with me and reading this complete and utter nonsense for three whole years. Words can’t express how much every comment and every eyeball on this site means to me. And even though words can’t express it, I just wrote nearly 400 of them.

What I’m really trying to say is:

I.love.your.guts. Like oh so much. Like so much I can barely stand it. THANK YOU.

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239 Responses to “Year Three.”

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    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — September 14, 2012 @ 9:22 am

    Congrats! You put so much work (and love) into the site and it shows!

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    Jessica — September 14, 2012 @ 9:31 am

    I’m so glad I found your blog and all your wonderfully tasty recipes :) Also my Pittsburgh twin and someone who loves to talk about TV as much as I do. Really it’s a win/win.

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    Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen — September 14, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Congrats! Thanks for sharing all your delicious recipes and hard work with us!!

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    collette — September 14, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    Congrats! Love your blog- great recipes and I get to laugh as well!!

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    Sharla — September 14, 2012 @ 9:40 am

    We love you too (and your delicious recipes)!! Congrats on 3 years!

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    Chrysa — September 14, 2012 @ 9:45 am

    I just wanted to say “thanks” for doing what you do. I’m sure more work goes into it than any of us know. I enjoy your recipes immensely (consider the fact that i’m now calling them the “FAMOUS RED VELVET BROWNIES” that are requested ALL. THE. FUH-REAKING. TIME.) And I love reading your posts because we’re just about the same age and each one seems to make me smile. Keep on doing what you’re doing. You bring happiness to people and, well, that’s just awesome.

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    Annie — September 14, 2012 @ 9:51 am

    Thank you for 3 years of fabulous food! :)

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    Keli — September 14, 2012 @ 9:53 am

    I don’t remember how I first came across your blog, but I have looked forward to reading it every day since. Thank you Jessica for all the laughter and delicious, inspiring food!

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    Lauren — September 14, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Congratulations and happy anniversary! Reading your blog is the best part of my day – thank you for sharing!

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    Julie J — September 14, 2012 @ 9:57 am

    Happy Blog Anniversary! I don’t comment all the time but I do read EVERY DAY. You make me smile and laugh out loud and you come up with some awesome recipe ideas not to mention your awesome photos. Thanks for being you!

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    Stacy — September 14, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    Happy Anniversary!! And, yes, most definitely wine, cheese & crackers DO constitute dinner. Throw in a little Italian (pancetta, etc.) and it’s a “well-balanced” meal. :) I’m lifting a glass of mimosa to you – Here’s to another year!

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    Chris — September 14, 2012 @ 10:03 am

    Every day you make me laugh and what could be more important than that? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Thanks for brightening our days! And for making me feel like it is okay to eat a little bacon now and then!

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    Nana Sophie — September 14, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    I think you’re adorable. I’ve only read your blogs for a couple of weeks now, but I already love it. You write with so much humor and seems to be really down-to-earth – it’s so awesome! Can’t wait to read all the next things you’re going to write in here.

    A whole lotta love to you from Denmark :)

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    Abby — September 14, 2012 @ 10:06 am

    You’re amazing! When i get to work in the morning, the first things I check are my e-mails and your blog. I remember you first recipe i came across of yours, i found it on Foodgawker– your cashew chicken, sooo good! I made it once a week, every week, for like a year. You really are inspiring and I absolutely love your blog. Don’t ever stop doing what you do!

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    • Abby — September 14th, 2012 @ 10:07 am

      oh, and i made your chicken meatballs last night..

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      • Jessica — September 16th, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

        Thank YOU Abby!

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    Kayla — September 14, 2012 @ 10:18 am

    CONGRATS! Love your blog, Jess. That’s all there is to it. Love it. Love you. Enjoy!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — September 14, 2012 @ 10:19 am

    You’re a bloggatoddler! I love your guts too, ya know?

    I do. <3 <3 <3

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    Maria — September 14, 2012 @ 10:29 am

    No, no. Thank YOU for providing me awesome recipes, great photos, and lots o’ laughs.

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    Liz — September 14, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    Three years! Hooray! Here’s to many more years!

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    Diane, A Broad — September 14, 2012 @ 10:36 am

    I’ve only discovered you recently but your blog is now among my favorites. It makes me feel like I’m chatting with a good food-loving girlfriend and makes me feel better about eating all the cookies. I look forward to more good times!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — September 14, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    It is we who should be thanking you!

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    Turnips 2 Tangerines — September 14, 2012 @ 10:42 am

    To a newcomer to the blogging world, I want to say Thank-you….your post will keep me moving onward…or should I say, cooking onward:)

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    Stephanie — September 14, 2012 @ 10:43 am

    Happy 3 years! So glad you are around and such an inspiration. Thank YOU so much!!!

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    Meg @ Peaches and Cake — September 14, 2012 @ 10:50 am

    We love you BACK! We look forward to your posts every single freaking day!

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    Kat — September 14, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Oh! Congratulations! Thank you so much for your amazing blog, I have been reading for a little over two years now and you always make me laugh… and hungry.

    Some of my favourite food memories come from your recipes: Having three grown-up male friends in our kitchen “helping” by licking the bowl, then just giving in and getting spoons to eat the left over icing from your Red Velvet Brownies; Running around work and adjoining offices with my boss asking everyone “Have you ever taken crack?? We need someone who has taken crack to tell us if these brownies are better??”

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    • Jessica — September 16th, 2012 @ 6:55 pm

      Hahahaha love it.

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    Deanna — September 14, 2012 @ 10:51 am

    Woohoo! Here’s to many more!

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    Shell — September 14, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    You are just the cuest ting! It’s like I’m reading myself. Congrats

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    Jessica L. — September 14, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    You are too fabulous, lady!! Happy three years to you, we love you!

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    Amber @ Slim Pickin's Kitchen — September 14, 2012 @ 10:53 am

    No, thank you!!! You are an amazing blogger and set an incredibly high standard for all the rest of us who hope to one day come close to being like you :) OMG…that sounds kinda pyscho, stalkerish doesn’t it? Oopsie… ;)

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    Lauren — September 14, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    I wanted to THANK YOU! I look forward to your site every day. When you don’t post I feel lost in the world. I absolutely LOVE your recipes and the way you write. I often laugh out loud at work at the things you say. Especially about how messy your room gets (i am the same way) and how you cant wait to get to your room to take your sneakers of.. It gets me through the day sometimes! Any time I have made something you have blogged people RAVE about it so just wanted to know all of your stuff is AMAZING. Thanks again

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    Stephanie — September 14, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    Thank YOU! I can’t tell you how many of your recipes I’ve used to make friends :)

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    Krista — September 14, 2012 @ 10:59 am

    Your blog is the best part of my day – thanks for being oh so entertaining and so passionate about your food. Will be reading until the end of time!

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    Bethany @ Accidental Intentions — September 14, 2012 @ 11:02 am

    Congratulations, Jessica! I love that your blog and I are *almost* birthday twins haha. Thanks for putting me in food lust every day. I have yet to find a food blog I look forward to reading more than yours.

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    Devon | The Food Bitch Blog — September 14, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    Congrats on three years, Jessica! You’re truly a blog inspiration! Keep doin’ your thing, girl :)

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — September 14, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    I can’t believe it’s both ‘only’ been three years…I swear, you were this seasoned professional from your first post! It’s like you’d been doing it forever! And that it’s ‘already’ been 3 years…b/c it kind of feels like yesterday that I read your first post!

    CONGRATS!!!!!!!!! You deserve every bit of success & more! You.are.amazing!!!!! :)

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    Heather @ Heather's Dish — September 14, 2012 @ 11:05 am

    you KNOW i love ya ;)

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    angie — September 14, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Your blog is the first thing I look at every day when I get on the computer. Your stories are always funny and I have loved every recipe of yours that I have made. Thank you!

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    Andrea — September 14, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    No, thank you! Yours is the the very first blog I ever started following and loving. You are my biggest inspiration and one of the main reasons I began my own food blog adventure. Don’t ever stop being so insanely creative and adventurous in the kitchen. You are fabulous, lady. Congrats on three years! XOXO

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — September 14, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Jessica, congratulations! Yours is the one blog I read day in and day out. Every word. Every recipe. Every picture. Yours was the first food log I began to read 2 years ago! I draw a lot of inspiration from How Sweet Eats. :)

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    Jennifer — September 14, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    Thanks for loving my guts because I love your blog! Keep it up!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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    Kait — September 14, 2012 @ 11:08 am

    The first thing I do in the morning when I get into work is not read my emails, but read YOUR blog and see what hilarious comments you have about your delicious recipes!!

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    Tiffiny — September 14, 2012 @ 11:13 am

    Congrats!!! You are seriously my favorite blogger. And you make such good food! Every single recipe of yours I’ve tried has been amazing!!

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    Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts — September 14, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    You’re blog is awesome and reading it is like the highlight of my day! Keep up the awesome work!!

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    Leigh — September 14, 2012 @ 11:18 am

    Congrats! I look forward to reading your blog every day and can’t wait to see what you have planned in the future!

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    mary @ what's cookin with mary — September 14, 2012 @ 11:20 am

    :0) Right back at ya sister. I don’t comment much, but always reading (one like and Dawson’s reference at a time). Looking forward to the next 365!!

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    Jeannine — September 14, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    I adore you. And I’m so ridiculously glad I found your blog :)
    Congrats on 3 years and thanks for all the awesome recipes!

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    Sommer J — September 14, 2012 @ 11:26 am

    Congratulations on three years!!!!! I’ve tried some of your recipes and all have been with great success! Yesterday after making the sweet potato burgers for my family, I gobbled mine up and was on my way to school, my husband literally ran to car to tell me how awesome they were before I left. I love to cook delicious food for my family, and thank you for some contributions to happy eaters in my home. You rock, and are so sweet and humble even though your blog is a friggin’ sensation! Looking forward to more years reading and cooking your recipes! xoxoxo

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    • Jessica — September 16th, 2012 @ 6:56 pm

      So glad you guys liked them!

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    Bridget @ Champagne Frosting — September 14, 2012 @ 11:31 am

    Thank you!!! You inspired me to start my own blog! You make me laugh when i need a break from a stressful day in the office! And you give me amazing dinner ideas that persuade me to not just have cereal (though that is a totally balanced meal too)!! You rock! :-)

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    stacy t — September 14, 2012 @ 11:36 am

    well dang – happy anniversary. i think that means you should have a glass of wine or come visit NYC and see me or perhaps, both! Congrats…..you rock it sister!

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    Maren — September 14, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    Congrats on three years of amazing recipes! Here’s to many more! You rock girl. xo

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    lisa — September 14, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    We love your blog; I read it almost daily. Keep the great recipes coming!

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