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.

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. 

First Year of Blogging

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.

Lambeau with her head on the step

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!!!

 
Family picture Christmas 2010
 

Top 5 Posts of 2010

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~

Chewy Gingersnaps in a white bowl

#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~

Better Than Reese's Peanut Butter Bars on a small white plate with peanuts

 

#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~

Stuffed Strawberries on a small white plate

#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!

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon on a white plate with asparagus and lemon slices

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

Homemade Twix Bars - bars with a shortbread crust, decadent layer of caramel and chocolate glaze.

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