New Year’s Recap with Top 5 Posts of 2010

When I started this journey in the spring, my goal was to have a place to share my  favorite recipes with friends and family….but it gave me so much more. Food blogging opened a whole new world of friends, recipes and support. Scroll down to see  my New Year’s Recap with Top 5 Posts of 2010.

My husband tells the story of walking our very slow dog, Lambeau (yes, she’s an avid Green Bay Packer fan), through the neighborhood one summer afternoon. When a neighbor passed him saying, “I love your wife’s blog,” he had to come home and ask, “what’s a blog?”  This man has been trying to get through life without getting sucked into any kind of technology…I’m not sure he’s mastered the TV remote, but he does do a cursory check of his e-mail every week or so!  I questioned whether he’d noticed I’d been taking photos of the food I baked…he shrugged and attributed that to my general quirkiness. But he’s been my biggest fan. 

Besides my wonderful family, I am ever so grateful for all the new friends I’ve made in this fabulous world of food blogging, as well as you who have known me for years and continue to offer kindness and support. I am so lucky to know you all. You have been generous with your suggestions and compliments…thank you and wishing you many blessings in 2011!!!

Since few knew of my blog’s existence for the first few months, I thought I’d highlight some more popular entries.  Here are the 5 posts with the most traffic this year:

#5 Chewy Gingersnaps…I’m famous in my neighborhood for these soft, spicy wonders~

#4  Better Than Reese’s…Two of my children love the chocolate-peanut butter combination…so this recipe was a big hit at our house~

#3 Stuffed Strawberries…This made the Foodbuzz Top 9…I was thrilled! Notice that by this time, I had learned to take my shots in natural light~

#4 Cedar Planked Salmon…this has been one of my favorite dishes for company…and I think it drew a lot of attention as one of my first non-dessert posts!

#5 Better Than Twix Bars…this post went viral and had tons of hits…making it my most popular post of 2010!

THANK YOU, all, for visiting!!!  Looking forward to sharing more recipes in 2011~~~




  1. Happy New Year Liz! What fun to see your family and read about your blog journey. Love those Better Than Twix bars….must try them when I’ve weaned myself from daily holiday sweets. So glad to have met you this year.

  2. Congratulations, Liz! I am so glad you started blogging! Have a wonderful New Year!

  3. Happy New Year, Liz :)

    You have delighted your family and close friends with your baking prowess for years! Now that you are blogging, we all have access to the wonderful things you create! And that is a very good thing!!!!


    LOL re Bill’s tech-savviness!!!!

  4. Happy New Year to you! Isn’t food blogging fun? I too have found a love for it and love getting to know different people through it. I have also become one of those crazy people who goes around taking pictures of food :)
    I enjoy your blog and those stuffed strawberries are making my mouth water :)

  5. Liz…I’m so glad that I found your blog this year. I started blogging in January 2010, and I’ve met so many amazing people (you being one of them!) Your family is stunning, and all of your treats look delicious. Thank you so much for sharing this. I wish you and your family a happy and safe New Year!

  6. Happy New Years Lizzy! Your top 5 recipes look wonderful, especially the better than twix!

  7. Look at ALL these sweet comments! Thank you all for taking the time to stop and post…I’m thrilled that you did!

  8. Aw, you are just too nice, Patti! Thanks and wishing you the best in 2011!

  9. Patticake says:

    Happy New Year, Liz!

    I have also enjoyed your blog so much, many new things to try and many new things just to think about trying, everything always looks so delicious!
    I hope to one day see a Cookbook by Liz! I would pre-order for sure!

    Hugs, Patti

  10. Best wishes, Liz. Happy New Year!

  11. Thanks, my friend!

  12. Happy New Year Liz!! Great post. Looking forward to Friday :-)

  13. Excellent, Kate!

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