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.”
I love your blog. My sister and I call each other every day to discuss what you put on your blog and all the recipes that we’d like to try. Thanks for doing it, even though it is fattening me up.
Thanks Danielle. :)
I’ve read every post for the last two years, but have never commented (does that make me creepy??) Just want to say happy two years, and please keep it up! It’s awesome to see how certain aspects of your blog (like the amazing photography) have evolved, while the best parts (creativity, humor, Mr. How Sweet tales) have stayed consistent. You are the best girl!!
Thank you for coming out and commenting Hayley! Thank you so much.
And though you’ve given us plenty of recipes that make us say “YUM”
May you continue to find inspiration in the years to come. :)
Very cute – thanks. :)
Happy year two! Love the poem, the pictures, your blog! Wish I would have been following since the beginning, but I didn’t know your blog until recently!! But I look forward to reading all your posts and seeing all your mouth-watering pictures!
Thanks Amy – glad you’ve found me!
Happy 2 year mark!!! You are utterly fabulous and your blog brings a smile to my face every single day! Keep the recipes comin’ and keep being you!!! Can’t wait to see what the next 730 days have in store.
I started reading your blog a long while ago when I was reading lots of other blogs and your pictures weren’t always the fanciest… but your writing is what keeps me here. You are the only one who has made me check a blog religiously. So happy for you to have started year 2!
Jess: You are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!! Two years….Wow! You make me laugh…..You make me cry….you make me cook….and you make me full!!!!!! keep up the good work for all us readers….you can turn a rainy day into sunshine….keep up the good work…CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!
Thanks Barb, you are the best. :)
Keep being your crazy, wonderful self and we will all keep reading :)
My dear Jessica, you had me at bacon…. Congrats on your Dos! I, too, stumbled on your blog while surfing for something, somewhere. And I found it right here. I’ve never tried a recipe of yours that wasn’t a complete and total hit. (I’ve lived on your Caprese Quinoa for up to a week at a time!) And I almost always have a Ziploc baggie of Cinnamon Sugared Bacon in my fridge. When I bring a yummy dish to a gathering, I reply to the millions of compliments with “Yeah, it’s my crazy friend Jessica’s recipe.” Thank you for making me look so good :-)
You rock – thanks Wendy!
Happy Blog-iversary!!! You are seriously fabulous and I actually can’t believe you’ve only been doing this for 2 years… You’re so pro!
And thank you for posting about my pumpkin pretzels :) :)
Here’s to many more years!!
You are welcome girl – and thank YOU!
You had me at birthday cake pancakes.
My roommates thought I was nuts.
But now, every time I say “You have to try this!”,
They ask “Is it from that dessert blog? We like her stuff.”
So you had them at birthday cake pancakes too.
Happy blogiversary. Thank you for all of the inspiration and sugar rushes.
:) Thank you!
I’ve been following your blog for awhile, but I don’t think i’ve ever commented…
So, uh, HI! I love your blog. Your writing AND your recipes kick butt!
Congrats on your blogiversary!
Thanks Jeannine! So glad you commented. :)
You are amazing. I am frickin obsessed with your blog and it has helped me have a healthy relationship with food, no longer scared of a stick of butter or gasp…white flour. Thanks for doing what you do!!
yyaaayyyy! 2 yrs!? whoot whoot…congratulations! I appreciate and enjoy your hard work, creativity, dedication, loyalty, courage, humor, appetite, honesty, talent and rhyming abilities! u bring me joy and inspiration every time I’m reading your posts! It sounds like we are long lost cousins when you tell about your family!(= much love and squishy hugs… Cheers, Melanie
Thank you so much Melanie!
Wow! I am inspired! You are good at poetry too! Thank you for the recipes.
Thanks so much Rose!
This is so cute! Congratulations!!!!
And thank you for sharing it as well as the photos and recipes.
Thanks for the 2 years – and many more I hope. I love your site (and the crazy feta!!)
Thanks Kim! So glad you like the feta.
LOVE the blog! YOU ROCK!
Thank you much!
Congratulations! I’ve loved this blog for a long time, it seems. At least a year. You. Are. Amazing.
But…where’s the cake?
Congratulations!! I love reading your blog, I look forward to it everyday! Your stories are funny and your recipes are amazing! I raise my Pumpkin Latte (sorry to early for beer or wine), Cheers to you and “Oh How Sweet It Is”!
Sorry for the “Oh” in from of How Sweet it Is, It;s early (4am) and I don’t know where my brain is.
Well done…great post. Congratulations!
I love your blog and your recipes i enjoy trying new things and getting my kids involved in the kitchen. I have been cooking since I was 3 back then it was only eggs but its something i truly enjoy and want my kids to enjoy too!! and your drink recipes a mothers dream :)
Keep of the amazing work!!! and Contragulations to 730 blogs!!
PS Love the dr suess like blog today made my morning!
This is why people love you so :)
Thank you Sasha!
You truly are a bright spot in my day! When I see your post in my inbox, I truly feel those flutters of joy, because you never disappoint: your writing is fabulously funny, descriptive and inspiring, your recipes are SO tasty good, your photography makes me want to go into debt for a camera…your realness (huh? is that a word???) is just a breath of fresh air to enjoy with my morning coffee and rice cakes/peanut butter/banana breakfast (HEY! if I’m going to eat your recipes, I have to cut somewhere :))! Congrats on your 2 year mark…can’t remember how I found you, but I’m so happy to be part of the “cool kids” group…you ARE Mrs. How Sweet! We all Love ya!!!
This is so sweet Megan – thank you!
Ha I think you might be slightly mad………but I think you’re amazing!! You really do brighten up my day! Love the scatter brain chain of thoughts that make sense. great.
Thank you Samantha!
Congrats on 2 years! You do a great job.
This is so cute! Even though I only started reading this summer, your blog has grown to be my favorite!
Thank you Jessica!
Happy 2 years!!!!!!! I love love love your blog!
Yeah, OK—-as the only guy that reads your stuff, I felt I had to say something. Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!
I look forward to it—I fantasize over the recipes but love the writing.
Thank you so much for reading!!
Congratulations to you! Good for you for not selling out and for being yourself – it’s obviously working for you!
Thank you Jen!
I subscribed to your blog only a few months ago, but this is the ONLY blog I have ever subscribed to, so I think that says a lot! Soooo what caught my attention? I think it’s just that you are very down to earth and just put it all out there! You’re real, you’re you and you don’t try to be fake! I love that! I love the pictures and the recipes! So, happy 2 years and thank you for now only sharing your fabulous cooking, but thank you for sharing your life! Have a fantastic day and keep just doing what you do!
This means the world to me Holly – thank you so much!
congrats on 2 years! thx for making me laugh out loud each day and above all for being yourself- unedited and adorable. (your cooking ain’t bad either kid!)
Thanks so much Deb!
Congrats on 2 years. Great rhyme! I love your blog, your recipes & your ramblings. I love a total stranger, weird. :) Thanks for the laughs!
Thank you Renae! :)
Congratulations oh sappy one and keep em coming. Love this blog!!!!!
Soooo, I discovered you last Friday. And fell in love. Legit love.
Obviously I had to read all of your posts, ever. I finished doing that today. My life feels complete.
Thanks for your hilarity and deeeeeelish recipes (and could your photos get more food porn worthy? no)
Congratulations on your two year anniversary! I love your blog and think you have a ridiculously funny sense of humor. I cannot believe anyone would leave negative or creepy comments. Clearly they need to get a life. Keep up the good work!
You are so funny…..you really make my day! Thank You!
I want to read all of your comments, but I’m on my way to work so I’ll come back later. Just wanted to say congrats and keep it up. Your blog makes me laugh out loud! The food looks so yummy (I try the recipes once in awhile, but am gf/df so that eliminates a few of the recipes for me). I have corresponded with you a couple times over specific recipes I was looking for and you have always been so helpful and sweet. Stay that way and have an awesome day!
I love, love, love getting your post each morning! you manage to make me laugh out loud too. keep up the wonderful work… Your so good at this
Not to be creepy, but I adore you.
Congrats on reaching 2years on your blog. I love it! Haven’t been following you that long, but still here, waiting to see what have each time. Enjoy it so much that I fwd each posting to my neice and brother. Take care and keep it up.
You are silly and awesome.. the creepy better than crack responses made me smile.
happy year 2.. here’s to many many more!
Congrats on the anniversary! You make me miss Pittsburgh a lot! So glad I found your site/blog. Also shared with a foodie co-worker & he is hooked as well! Luv ur four-legged baby as well! Woof! Have u considered cooking for Bela yet? Luv what you do! = >
congrats on two years!
Love your site! Congratulations on two years. Looking forward to many more!
I am a new reader but subscribed to your newsletter immediately. Just wanted to say congrats. Your site is fantastic. I hope you’ll keep up the good work. :)
Yeaaaa – HAPPY two years!! I LOVE reading your blog – it makes me :-)
Wow, I can’t even believe that you have only been blogging for two years! Your photography is the bomb and all of your recipes seem very advanced. You amaze me! Happy blogiversary :)
i am so glad you started your blog 2 years ago….i wish i had been following it since then, but i have been religiously following the past 7 or 8 months =) since discovering your site i have been forced to run 4 miles every day to work off the treats that i make =) i love them!!! everytime i make something, everyone raves about it and i really really really wish i was the creative genius behind them, but i tell them all about your site =) i love reading your “rambles.” please keep up the good work!!!
I only discovered your blog a few months ago…but it immediately became one of my favorites (I know, I know, where have I been all this time??). I love your writing style, your photos, and the fabulous recipes. Thanks for brightening my day (and fattening my waist). :-)