2010 in review

I wanted to thank everyone who has been bothering to read my blog. I feel like I am finally getting the hang of it and hope to be more prolific in 2011. I thought I would share with you the statistics from 2010 (see below) The most popular blog post from 2010 was apparently, crying in the car over a bad hair cut struck a cord with many! Here’s to better hair in 2011!!

To start the year off right, my husband and I were part of a lovely progressive party with several of our neighbors. Each of the 5 houses had to provide a unique appetizer and a cocktail. This is a wonderful bunch of people and I feel honored to have been able to ring in the new year with them – sort of. Let me explain. I woke up on December 31st with a nasty head cold, coupled with double pink eye. I kid you not! Even the kids didn’t have pinkeye. WTF? I was miserable. My husband took this as some sort of evil plot on my part to get out of going to or hosting our part of the party. Trust me, I would have faked something much less hideous if I simply wanted to get out of going somewhere – LOL! Anyway, since we had put so much time, money and effort into this party already, we decided to move forward with it on one condition: He did all the coooking. I figured it was the only way it would work. Besides, who would want to go to a party and the host says “Appetizer?” while having goo pour from their face. Sounds delish. Needless to say, we did just that. He did a great job following directions to create the appetizer and drink I had planned. We made 5-spice chicken eggrolls and vodka dragons. The party was a big hit! After our part was done and the guests had moved onto the next house, I immediately changed into my pajamas, gathered the children, and crawled into bed. This was 9pm. I am a SERIOUS party girl.

I woke the next day feeling equally as lovely, but I was not to be detered. I had already planned to make donuts from some leftover brioche dough I had. I made fresh-squeezed orange juice for the kids and bloddy marys for me and my boyfriend (I like to call him that even though we have been married for over a decade now). I made some habanero, jalapeno and bacon vodka a week ahead for these. I was so excited to have them that no matter how bad I felt, I was having one. I probably shouldn’t have though, as it took me nearly half a day to drink it and then I slept the other half. My original New Years Day fantasy involved drinking lots of bloody marys and watching bowl games. Oh well. Maybe next year.

Today I managed to make a beautiful creamcicle cupcake. These are yummy! I will share the recipe at a later date.

Eat well!

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

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A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,400 times in 2010. That’s about 3 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 50 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 215 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 713mb. That’s about 4 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 2nd with 51 views. The most popular post that day was Mishaps in the kitchen and elsewhere.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were gnowfglins.com, sustainableeats.com, momsinthefishbowl.blogspot.com, spaininiowa.blogspot.com, and foodpress.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for twicecookedhalfbaked, ambiguous directions, half baked blog, twicecooked halfbaked, and “don borchert”.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Mishaps in the kitchen and elsewhere December 2010


Pudding Wars October 2010


Trying to Inject Something Healthy Into My Life November 2010


Why must we fight all the time?! This time it’s donuts. November 2010


Scotch’ish Eggs October 2010
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