Guess what? Today marks day 730 on this blog!
If you’re anything like me, this puts your head in a fog
730 days actually means that it’s been two years
and honestly, some days I can only write after three beers.
I’ve found these past 24 months to be totally crazy
especially since my second post was about Patrick Swayze
and multiple times I’ve told you how I’m really very lazy
and how my husband has this weird thing for Scorcese.
There’s been so many of you that I’ve wanted to kiss
because you read my rambles back when I posted pictures like this:
One thing I’m most proud of is that I never sell out,
except for these ads on my side bar which… I don’t know much about.
And okay… maybe my photography’s improved
but I’ve stayed true to myself and never removed
the recipes or posts of which some of you disapproved
even though I just might have… sat here and stewed.
There’s a secret to blogging that most don’t want to face
it has nothing to do with the chase or stats race
it’s about being yourself and sharing what you adore
and showing your readers appreciation galore.
I’ve clocked more time in the kitchen than I’d like to admit
and even sat behind this computer throwing a fit
but you leave me plenty of comments that make me jolly and weepy,
but a few of them? Yeah… they’re sort of creepy.
From pancakes to chicken to salsa that is blue
you’ve even got me to eat vegetables – something I swore I’d never do.
If you want to come visit I’ll feed you more food than you can chew
and some exceptional dessert that just makes you want to moo.
I’ve made muffins and pasta and waffles just for us
and many days I’m sure you wish I’d pick up a thesaurus.
But I can’t help it if I always seems “obsessed”
because it seems that the sugar has left me a mess.
Now is the time where I get sort of sappy
because truly, you guys make me terribly happy,
even on days when I’m really quite snappy
because the cake that I made you looks seriously crappy.
I can’t tell you how much joy you bring into my days
it’s a total cliche but it’s definitely not a phase
for this site would be nothing without each of you
to listen to the constant ridiculousness I spew.
Thank you for visiting me each morning and night
you make every minute of my life that much more bright
now if only I could gain a few more inches of height
I could stop wearing these stupid stilettos that give me a fright.
612 Comments on “Year Two.”
Happy birthday How Sweet It Is blog!!! This is a super cute post, and you are hilarious! :) Keep it up!
Happy 2 years Jessica! so you’re not only creative in the kitchen, but can write poetry too!? haha, I love it! Your posts are always so delicious and drool worthy and they inspire me in my own kitchen and photography. thanks for doing what you do :)
Thanks for reading Gina!
Congrats on 2 years!!! Like many others have said you are my go-to blog when I want to make or even just read about something delicious. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me, and I am sooo looking forward to the next 2 years of ridiculous, bacon-filled, sweet and savory creations. I have said it before and I’ll say it again: you are totally my food blogging idol!
Also, just thought I would share that my favorite line from over the last year or so I have been reading is: “I used a bunch of crumbled gorgonzola in my dip because I’m freaky like that.” I try to give that as my reason for doing things as much as possible now.
Wishing you all the best!
Hahaha I am a gorgonzola freak! Thanks for reading Alex.
You are amazing. But you forgot that the best part of the two years was meeting me. Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
LOVE YOU MISS YOU!
It definitely was. :) We have to get together!
Happy 2 years!!! I hope you are around for many many more!! PS – those peanut butter, chocolate cheesecake frosted cupcakes are on the menu for my boyfriend’s birthday tomorrow night…. if I don’t eat all the batter and frosting first!
Chocolate & Wine
Thanks Marie! Give me an update on the cupcakes. :)
Happy Happy 2 Years!
You are fab!
You are COOL!
You are passionate!
You are YOU!
You are real!
I am honored to share your delicious world of FOOD!
Thank you for who you are~
Your comments make me SO happy. I love you.
I love you. This was so fun. Happy two years!! :)
Thanks girl! You rock.
Congrats on two years!!
Jessica, simply- your blog is awesome!
i LOVE that you LOVE bacon – keeping it real!
i LOVE that you arent afraid to make goodies that make it difficult for my lululemons to fit over my butt!
your recipes are fantastic!! ( Enchiladas, buffalo pizza, orzo, etc etc etc) and dont get me started on your DESSERTS!
congratulations on a fabulously well -written blog, your passion truly shines through!
( i also feel we are kindred spirits about the whole cleaning thing ;) )
and im proud to admit that…though i only started reading perhaps a year ago,, your blog is my numero uno!!!!!!!
I love that you are loving it. Thank you so much!
woo hoo! We both made it to year 2! This is one of my favorite blogs, I read it here in the LA smog. I know you’re as happy as can be…and I can’t wait until year 3!
Love your rhyme – can’t believe it’s been 2 years!
Congrats on 2 years of blogging! I love the poem… and I also loved the comment about crack. The second guy was right- it probably was better.
Seriously! Thanks so much for reading. :)
Happy 2 years! I think you nailed the spirit of a blogger with your poem. Cheers to two years and many, many more!
So awesome that you’ve been blogging this long!! I’m only 3 months in and already feel like I’m running out of things to say. ;) Congrats!
Just keep going girl – trust me, I feel like that very often! Thank you so much for reading. :)
HAPPY TWO YEARS!!!
And I’m one that has been around since the beginning. I love that we’ve both been reading each others’ blogs from the get-go. Love you, Jess!!!!
You too girl! Thanks. :)
Happy anniversary. Most people celebrate with a good dinner, but since you make sooo many great things day in and day out someone else should cook for you so that you can spend some time shoe shopping :)
Wonder how many marriages would last longer if the hubby on any holiday would say, “here is my card, go buy whatever pair of shoes you want. There is no spending limit since my love for you also has no limit” – Disney needs to get on THAT fairytale.
You nailed that spot on. Thanks Mallory!
Congrats! Keep on, keepin’ on girl. And crack is whack, unless it’s in baked form ;) I jest of course.
Hugs to you!
Back at’cha girl. Thanks. :)
I’m so glad I found this website. Thank you so much for the wonderful food, and the two years you’ve given us with your blog. I hope it continues for a long time!
Thanks Cait – so do I!
happy 2 years!!!!!!
and i loved your little poem :)
You are so cute!! What clever poems – and I just have to say that you are my go-to for whipping up any kind of sweet! Thanks so much for all the wonderful recipes and making me laugh daily! (I literally LOLed at the “when I posted pictures like this” line and its corresponding photo.)
Thank you tons for reading!
So, I firstly want to say CONGRATULATIONS. I feel proud to say I’ve watched you grow and your posts get better by the day. Secondly, I want you to know that I took a break from blogging and sort of purged my life of blogland because – well – it annoyed me, quite frankly. BUT, your blog is one I never took a break from. Because I love you for all the reasons you mentioned – you are real and you can tell you are passionate in what you do. So even if I haven’t been commenting, I’ve been here. So thank you for continuing to write!
You just made my life. Thank you so much for reading. I often wonder when people will get sick of my writing. It’s nice to know you’re still here. :)
JESSICA, THIS IS FANTASTIC.
you are my #1 go-to recipe blog. I love your pictures. I love your recipes. I love your humor. I love you.
maybe I’m creepy.
don’t care. ;) happy 2 years!
You’re anything but creepy – thanks girl!
Happy 2 years Jessica!!
Happy Blogiversary, Doll! Yours was one of the first blogs I read and you inspire me daily! Keep doing what you’re doing–and thanks for doing it! XO
Thank you so much Melissa! You are just lovely.
OMG! The crack comment!!
Congraulations on your anniversary! It is amazing what you have accomplished in two years! :D
Thank you Jenny!
loved this!!!!! Congrats on 2 years, Jessica! Even though I’ve only been reading your blog since this past March (even though I became obsessed and read every post to “catch up” lol) I LOVE your blog! You make real food that people want to eat and show all food works in moderation.
My husband is such a picky eater, but he eats almost every recipe that I make from here and a few are even his favorites!!! I just want to say thanks, and even on days when you feel like you don’t have anything new to post, post anyway…even if it’s a repeat. Some recipes I like get pushed to the back and then you talk about them and I remember that yes, I do want to make that! Thank you <3
Thank you so much Brindi!
Congrats & thanks for all the awesome recipes!
Thanks for reading Donna!
happy birthday to how sweet it is! :) congrats on 2 years of blogging, jessica!
i’m not sure if i’ve ever commented before, but i have to tell you – my husband had loved every single recipe of yours that i’ve made. one of your recipes always seems to make it into my meal plan each week – i love them all!
Thank you so much for commenting – I am thrilled you guys like the recipes.
From bloggers everywhere, thanks for putting all the thoughts and feelings into a poem.
I like what you said to Devin the best…
Hahaha! Thanks Piper!
Congrats of making it to two years. I enjoy your recipes and tried some of them myself (and my husband and little girl loves them).
Thank you! So glad the recipes have been a hit in your house. :)
Congrats and here’s to many more! I love your blog so I look forward to two plus two plus however many more years. :)
Thanks Candice! :)
Two years?! Holy moly! Good girl…your blog has been in my top 3 favorites since DAY ONE of my discovery of blogs. You are inspiring, to say the least. I love you and happy 730 days!
You know you’re one of my faves! Love you!
I just discoverd you recently thanks to a friend, but have LOVED going through your old posts! Thank you for your fun delish recipes, and here’s to many more!
I am so glad you found me Colleen… thank you!
Jessica, you have inspired me in so many ways. Thank you for letting me take a peak into your kitchen everyday. Happy two years!
Thank you so, so much for reading my friend!
CONGRATS on 2 years Jess :) Your blog is my absolute favorite cooking blog (if you couldn’t tell- you have like a bazillion pingbacks on my page- sorry about that- haha :D). I ALWAYS turn to your blog whenever I need a recipe for anything. Seriously. Just last night I was on here getting a sauce to make for a dinner we were having..and of course, like all of your recipes, it was amazing! Totally made the dish perfect! Thanks for your recipes & for sharing them with us. I cannot wait until I hear that you have a cookbook coming out, because you must know that I will be the first one on the pre-order list :D
You are one of my biggest supporters and I could not thank you more! It means the world to me. <3
Congrats on 2 years! Here’s to many more yummy posts!
Best recap post ever – so glad you started this blog! :)
Congratulations on your two year milestone! Just think, for two years you’ve impacted the lives of people who you will probably never meet, but yet make us realize that internet friends are awesome! Thanks for all the fabulous recipes, ideas, and yes ramblings! You’re a true jewel and I can’t wait for the next stuffed cupcake recipe! he he!
I honestly never have thought about it that way, and this comment made me a little teary. Thank you so much Sandi!
I loved this post and how everything rhymed
i’m glad i stop by your blog all the time
your food looks so delicious it might be a crime,
but for dessert that good I would gladly do the time.
Congrats on blogging for a full two years
to you I give three big cheers,
I can’t wait to see what else appears,
Oh and could you pass the beer?
I hope you have a wonderful day,
If only I could send you a beautiful boquet,
but sense I can’t i’ll just say,
your awesome in every single way!
Happy second blogaversary!
You seriously rock my world. I love you.
Woot! =D Well, as it happens I love you too. Lol, I know I don’t comment very often, i’ll get better at that I swear. =D
Love getting to click the favorite button and see a new recipe nearly every day! I cannot keep up with all your recipes I would like to try. Thanks for sharing and never failing to come up with fabulous new things :)
Thank you for reading Amber!
<3 your posts always make me smile…and drool too.
happy anniversary! We share the same one in fact. My little blog turns 1.
How exciting! Happy 1 year to you. And thank you so much for reading – it always means the world to me when vegans read my extremely non-vegan blog.
Congratulations on 2 years! Your blog is truly one of my all-time favorites. I check it every day and a lot of our weekly dinners and appetizers are from you! I have yet to make anything from your blog that was not absolutely scrumptious. Your photos are beautiful, you are funny and witty and honest, your recipes are creative and your blog is truly a joy to read each day. Thank you for sharing your passion! I had never cooked a day in my life until 2 years ago. Now I love it and cook most nights of the week and I get most of our meals from food blogs I love. You inspire me to keep cooking and baking. :)
Thank you so much! It means so much to me that you have been trying the recipes and especially enjoying them. That is music to my ears. :)
the only thing i dislike about this post is that it’s reminded of everything i still haven’t made and i can’t just click on the deliciously amazing photos and get taken straight to the recipe.
otherwise it was perfect.
you are hilarious. and you always brighten my morning. so thank you for all your hardwork and dedication over the last two years. you’re awesome! i kind of like to pretend that we’re friends (wow, that would fall under the creepy category wouldn’t it?). anyway, thanks for always being there! and CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Ha! Trust me, I TRIED to make it so you could click on those photos but I suck majorly in the technology department. Thank you so much for reading… and I totally feel like I’m friends with my readers. Not creepy at all.
I love your blog, and it’s hands down my favorite of all the one’s I follow. I made a chocolate cake the other day, but it was missing something, and I whipped up half of the peanut butter filling from your fudge brownies. The filling Set.It.Off. The cake was awesome! Thanks for sharing your recipes.
Thank you so, so much!! That also sounds mouth-watering. I wish it was my lunch.
It was my breakfast this morning. ;)
Happy 2nd birthday! You’re a poet and we didn’t even know it! ;)
I absolutely love reading your blog – with all of your delicious recipes and witty writing style! Can’t wait to see (and try) what you make next!
Thank you Amanda!
happy 2 years! i love your blog and i cant believe you rhymed. congrats and here’s to the next 2 years!
I can’t believe I rhymed either. Never thought I could do it! Thanks for reading Carolyn. :)
Possibly my favorite post ever, in all of blog-land. Seriously, this is tremendous Jess!!!!!!!! Congratulations. I love what you wrote about not selling out and staying true to yourself. My biggest piece of advice for newbies starting blogs, is to blog for YOU and not others. Your photography is incredible and has come so far. I feel so lucky to really know you and cannot wait for our visit!! xoxo The future holds amazing things for you…I just know it!! <3
Hahaha this made my day. Thank you love!! I can’t wait to see you too.
Congrats on 2 years!! Looking forward to more wonderful posts and delicious recipes!!
Thank you Kelli!
Happy Blog Birthday! I love your site & your witty remarks. I love to cook, but I’m mostly lazy & pretty busy, so through you, I can see all the glorious foods & dream I can make them too. Ok, so I’m not a poet, but you get it. Thanks for all your hard work & great food, heres to another 730 days. :)