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Happy New Year, Some Favorites And 2015 in review

Taken from Pinterest

Taken from Pinterest

I wish each and everyone of you an amazing, healthy, happy, joyous and prosperous 2016. I want to thank you all for being such great friends, for leaving such uplifting and kind comments and for being my source of inspiration. Below is the report compiled by the WordPress helper monkey’s. I don’t really keep track of the stats, but do appreciate the work that WordPress puts into these reports, thank you to the good people at WordPress!! Both 2014 and 2015 were hard years for me, harder than I can even express. The start of a new year brings with it hope and we also reflect on the past year, the good and the bad, the sad and the happy, triumphs and failures. Life can sometimes be like a rollercoaster ride.

Going into my 4th year of blogging in January is quite momentous for me. I can’t believe I am still doing this,  have made such great friends and learned so much. Hope you all have a wonderful time on New Years Eve and joyously welcome 2016, peace, love and joy to all. Below are some photo’s I compliled with some of my favorite dishes both sweet and savory.

Savory favorites

Savory favorites

Baked, desserts and the epic biscuit!

Baked, desserts and the epic biscuit!

 

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 37,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 14 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

Click here to see the complete report.

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  1. I’ve loved this blog throughout the year and your mouth-watering concoctions are always delicious to read (I can’t admit to making them all!) Thanks for all you gave us in 2015 and here’s looking forward to a great New Year!

    December 31, 2015
    • Thank you so much Sean the feeling is mutual. Looking forward to more history, art, metal,horror in 2016! Thank you😄

      December 31, 2015
  2. HAPPY NEW YEAR 💚

    December 31, 2015
  3. Ah my friend the world needs more Suzanne’s and I am happy to be the biggest mouth commenting on your blog!!!! LOL surprised me! Woo-Hoo. I enjoy your dishes/recipes. Congrats on beginning your 4th year of blogging-don’t stop! I am hearing some whispers…Happy New Year! Cheryl xo

    December 31, 2015
    • Yes you were my top commenter, love your big mouth. Thank you for being such a sweet and sensitive supporter. You need to know just how much I apprecite it. Just got back from the zoo that is Whole Foods it was like they were the only store open in NYC, made it back and will cook tomorrow. Happy New Year my friend.

      December 31, 2015
      • BAHAHAHAHA-Whole Foods-to funny. Although standing in line wasn’t I am sure! Glad you got all you need for tomorrow’s dinner! Its a crazy house today that is all I can say at the moment other than Happy New Year to you and all your readers/followers! Cheryl xo

        December 31, 2015
  4. Amazing review, Suzanne, and congratulations on blogging for three whole years! Your blog is amazing, and I’m not in the least surprised at its popularity – your recipes are wonderful. I’m sure 2016 will bring you even greater success. Peace, love and joy to you, too! 🙂

    December 31, 2015
    • Thank you Millie, I am so happy to have met you. Best wishes for a great 2016!!

      December 31, 2015
      • And I am so pleased to have met you. Not only are you a great cook/chef/baker, you are really interesting as a person. I love reading your posts. Have a great 2016, too!

        January 2, 2016
      • Same on this end Millie, thank you so much and I look forward to some very good reads on your site and in the stores.

        January 2, 2016
  5. Wow Suzanne, those are impressive numbers! I only got about a third of that. But it’s a small improvement over last year; no complaints.
    More importantly, what a mouth-watering gallery of goodies! I need to bring back “Maestro Martino” — he’d be positively beside himself. 😀
    Here’s wishing both of us a year filled only with good, happy, positive, prosperous things. Wishing you a thriving Thursday and a thriving 2016! Mega Hugs 🙂

    December 31, 2015
    • Thanks Teagan, my stats are about the same as last year. I missed blogging for some time when Nando was so ill and the. When he passed. Your blog is loved by so many I really don’t look at stats, I am not surprised the numbers went up from last year though I have seen a growing number of visitors every time I am there. Happy New Year and hoping you get everything you want in 2016!!

      December 31, 2015
    • Oh yes the Maestro we are symbiotic!! Love him!!

      December 31, 2015
      • If only I didn’t need my “real job” to keep a roof over my head — so that I’d have enough time, I’d envision a collaboration between my “Ghost in the Kitchen” and your kitchen. But such is the real world. Looking forward to another year of your lovely blog my friend.

        December 31, 2015
      • Oh wouldn’t that be nice, in a perfect world it would be but alas, the world is not perfect. I also look forward to another year with you and your amazing blog. Happy New Year!!

        December 31, 2015
  6. Your wonderful photos have made me hungry again and I’ve only just eaten! Everything you made throughout the year looked divine to me. I hope that 2016 is easier for you than 2015 and brings you some good health and happiness! Hugo and Java send their love.

    December 31, 2015
  7. You have an awesome blog Suzanne! So happy to know you 🙂 Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2015
    • Thank you so much and I also am so happy to have found your blog this year. Best wishes for the best year ever.

      December 31, 2015
  8. queensashy #

    Have a very Happy New Year Suzanne. Best wishes for a wonderful 2016 to you and the family!!!

    December 31, 2015
  9. I absolutely love your blog. Your recipes make my mouth water and I hope to make more of them in 2016. Happy New Year Suzanne. Thank you for all you give to us who follow you!

    December 31, 2015
    • Michelle, you have taught me so much and I continue to learn with every one of your posts. Thank you so much for being such a great friend and supporter. All the best in 2016!!

      December 31, 2015
      • Thank you Suzanne! I feel the same way about you. Cheers and Happy New Year!

        January 2, 2016
  10. Maria DeBrango Stickel #

    I always look forward to your posts. Happy New Year to you and all you love!
    Maria

    December 31, 2015
    • It makes me happy whenever I see your name pop up here. Thank you for reading my blog and commenting and I really do appreciate it. Have a wonderful New Year celebration and all the best to you and your family, Bernie, Maddie and Mollie and their sweet dogs.

      December 31, 2015
  11. I love your blog, Suzanne! Can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2016!

    December 31, 2015
    • Thanks so much Patty, I also can’t wait to see what you are going to do in 2016!! Happy New Year!!

      December 31, 2015
  12. Sandhya #

    Suzanne,
    Congratulations on your 4th year of blogging! All your recipes and posts are so amazing that it is hard to pick a favorite. It is no wonder that your stats are so impressive.
    2013 and 2014 have been extremely difficult years for me too and I am glad to have friends like you through blogging.
    I look forward to continuing our friendship in 2016!

    December 31, 2015
    • I hope both of us have a really good 2016, looking forward to more great recipes from you. You are so creative and artistic, everything you make is like a work of art. I do love to read your blog. Thank you for your kindness and support, all the best in the New Year.

      December 31, 2015
      • Sandhya #

        Thank you Suzanne.The feeling is mutual. I love reading your blog too and you are indeed so talented and kind.
        All the best for 2016!

        January 3, 2016
  13. I am so glad that we finally connected! I love your photo compilation, it shows me how much good food I’ve missed. I hope you have a fabulous 2016 and congrats on your 4th year!

    December 31, 2015
    • Me too, thank you so much. Looking foward to a whole year of great food and exciting blog posts. So glad we found each other and I wish you and yours a very happy 2016!!

      December 31, 2015
  14. Happy New Year Suzanne! I just love that you are such a great support to so many people, including me! Your recipes are always over the top and things I always say I have to make that! I wish you health and happiness in 2016!

    December 31, 2015
    • Thank you Julie, you have a beautiful blog with amazing recipes and you are constantly inspiring me. Thank you for your support it means so much to me. Happness and health to you and yours in 2016!!

      December 31, 2015
  15. Wow 4 cont years that s awesome.. Happy new year.. Wish u many more successful blogging jourmey

    December 31, 2015
    • And to you also, thank you so much, looking forward to seeing more great food from you and I wish that you and your family have a joyous, healthy and prosperous New Year.

      December 31, 2015
  16. Happy New Year Suzanne! And happy 4 years of blogging- that’s a long time. Here’s to a 2016 filled with happiness 🙂

    December 31, 2015
    • I still cannot believe it’s been 4 years. Jan 14, 2012 was my first blog post. Wishing you a very Happy New Year!! Thank you so much Heather.

      December 31, 2015
  17. You are an amazing blogger, friend and human being! I hope this year brings you happy and easy times! Xxx

    December 31, 2015
    • Thank you Lynn so much. Wishing you an amazing year and you my friend are a strong and amazing woman.

      December 31, 2015
  18. You have a wonderful blog! Happy New Years to you!

    December 31, 2015
    • You do too Dyanna, I love your blog. A very Happy New Year to you!

      December 31, 2015
  19. Happy New Year! All the best for 2016! 🙂

    December 31, 2015
    • Happy New Year, hope everyone is adjusting to the new home and wishing you, the hubby and Rocky and Rosie a wonderful, healthy, successful and joyous 2016.

      January 1, 2016
  20. Gorgeous and a year to be so proud of!! Happy new year, Suzanne! Xoxo

    December 31, 2015
    • Thanks so much Em, looking forward to more from you on your fantastic blog, wishng you, T, Ol, Jack, Percy and Nutmeg a happy, healthy, prosperous 2016!!

      January 1, 2016
      • It’s mutual!! Happy new year and xoxo!

        January 1, 2016
  21. Happy New Year Suzanne, I wish you the very best that life has offer. Lots of love and virtual hugs.

    January 1, 2016
    • The same to you Gerlinde, thank you so much, so glad to have met you.

      January 1, 2016
  22. Wow ! 4 years is a long time and you have a great collection of recipes up there! Your passion for your blog is evident and is very encouraging! There are some of my favorites I the collection.
    It’s been a pleasure knowing you Suzanne!
    Wishing an amazing 2016 for you😊🍺

    January 1, 2016
    • I can’t believe it’s been 4 years, I count myself very lucky to have met such great friends through this little blog. Sonal, you are very special and thank you for your support and encouragement. It means the world to me. Wishing you and your family an amazing 2016, may all your dreams come true.

      January 1, 2016
      • I am equally thankful for your presence Suzanne!!
        Hoping to meet you in person some day!!! ❤️❤️
        Have an awesome awesome 2016, filled with happiness, good health and peace!!

        January 1, 2016
  23. Wow! 4 years is a long time! More power to you in 2016! Happy New Year 🎉

    January 1, 2016
    • I know right, 4 years, thank you Sonal and wishing you all the best in 2016!!

      January 1, 2016
  24. Health, Wealth and Happiness for the New Year Sweetie and thank you for your kindness to me throughout 2015.
    xxx Massive Hugs xxx

    January 1, 2016
  25. Suzanne, you have a lovely blog and are such a lovely supportive part of our blog community. I wish you a wonderful new year, full of great food and lovely people, and special memories xx

    January 1, 2016
    • I love your blog also, thank you so much. Looking forward to lots of amazing recipes in 2016 a very Happy New Year.

      January 1, 2016
  26. Thank you! Happy 4th blog anniversary! Looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful recipes in the 5th year of your blogging. Happy New Year 2016, Suzanne!

    January 1, 2016
    • Fae, thank you so much. Your blog is a constant source of inspiration, you are a sweet spirit, a teacher and a friend. Thank you so much and a healthy, happy and prosperous 2016 to you and yours.

      January 1, 2016
  27. Happy New Year Suzanne – qu’elle soit comme tu la souhaites – et merci pour tes petits bonheurs au jour le jour 🙂

    January 1, 2016
    • Merci France, my French is rusty, I try and thanks to your blog I am reading and brushing up after years of not speaking or thinking in French. Bonne Année!!!

      January 1, 2016
  28. et Happy 4th year blog anniversary ! Cela représente beaucoup d’amitié, – et de travail :)… merci !

    January 1, 2016
  29. Suzanne, wish you have a wonderful year 2016!

    January 1, 2016
    • To you as well Mochi, wishing you a healthy, happy 2016 to you and your family. I look forward to your recipes and think you are a wonderful, creative cook.

      January 1, 2016
  30. Happy New Year, Suzanne -and many, many happy returns! Remember: upwards and onwards.
    I am always looking forward to your posts and I love your thoughtful comments. You are a real star.
    Have a wonderful 2016!!
    Ginger xx

    January 1, 2016
    • Thank you so much, you know I love your posts so much. I have made many of your recipes and they are always delicious and your instructions are spot on. Thank you and wishing you all the best in 2016, health, happiness and success.

      January 1, 2016
      • Thank You! And, you know, even if they’re not quite spot on – or plainly wrong, even – I just hope you’ll spot it 😉

        January 1, 2016
      • :o)

        January 1, 2016
  31. I absolutely loved the report from wordpress, it is my first year of blogging so it was new for me to receive that! Wishing you a happy new year and all the best!!

    January 1, 2016
    • It really is great getting all that information compiled and in one spot. Thank you Stephanie and a wonderful, happy and healthy 2016 to you!!

      January 1, 2016
  32. Happy New Year, Suzanne! Congratulations on 4 years of blogging! Your posts are always so inspiring, beautiful, and delicious… your comments always so thoughtful and supportive. Thank you for all you do in this part of the blogging world!

    January 1, 2016
    • Thank you so much, we are a close community we food bloggers and I find inspiration and support from everyone. A Happy, healthy, successful and prosperous 2016 to you and yours.

      January 1, 2016
  33. All the recipe photos you’ve shown look so yummy–thanks for the recap! And Happy New Year to you! 🙂

    January 1, 2016
    • Nancy, thank you so much. Happy New Year to you and I hope 2016 is fantastic for you.

      January 2, 2016
  34. Happiest New Year Suzanne!! Love your Happy New Year Pug! I know you’ve had some sadness with Izzy and Nando this year, but you’ve given us a whole lot of wonderful cooking inspiration and so many kind encouraging comments. You are an amazing person. Even across the country you are so real and such a blog-buddy. Thank you for everything. xo

    January 1, 2016
    • Thanks Rhonda, yes this year has been a sad one and so hard on me. Following the blogs keeps me inspired and I love seeing all the wonderful dishes you all create. Wishing you peace, joy and good health in 2016!

      January 1, 2016
  35. Wooooow gorgeous and drooling collection darling Suzzanne , Blessed year ahead

    January 2, 2016
  36. Happy New Year Suzanne!! I hope the best for you this year, you are such a great person, foodblogger and pug-mamma, truly inspirational! The collection is awesome! xo

    January 2, 2016
    • Thank you so much Vivian I appreciate the kind words. You know I love everything you do in the kitchen, truly delicious and beautiful and I look forward to more in the New Year. Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and truly amazing 2016!!

      January 2, 2016
  37. Happy New Year Suzanne…hoping 2016 will hold many beautiful moments for you! Sometimes the tough times in life lead us to really appreciate the good in life.

    January 2, 2016
    • Thank you so much Laila, hoping you and your beautiiful family have a wonderful year and I look forward to more of your amazing stores and gorgeous photography.

      January 2, 2016
  38. You have some serious recipes on your blog, Suzanne. I’m not surprised how popular your blog is. I have yet to try your pasticiotti, I MUST make it a priority this year! I’m so glad our paths crossed, even just virtually. You are one of the most, if not THE MOST gracious and kindest person I’ve ever met! I’m grateful to be able to call you a friend. XOXO

    January 2, 2016
    • Angie thank you so much, you make me blush, you really are too kind. I also am so happy to have met you and all of the sweet and amazing people I have met through Fiesta Friday, it’s amazing really how many wonderful people I now know and you are one of them. I count myself very lucky to know the kindness and support of you wonderful people. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

      January 2, 2016
  39. Oh such pretty pretty stuff! I have started following your blog properly only for a few weeks now….I feel so bad to have missed such wonderful posts…Once my exams are done, I think I have a lot of catching up to so

    January 3, 2016
    • Best of luck with your exams Lina, I look forward to some great posts from you as well. Thank you so much and Happy New Year.

      January 3, 2016
      • 😊

        January 3, 2016
  40. Happy New Year! And, thanks for all of the great recipes and ideas in 2015. I’m looking forward to more 🙂

    January 3, 2016
    • Thank you Mike and same here thank you for your thought provoking posts I always look forward to them.

      January 3, 2016
  41. aww lovely blog ❤ Happy New Year 2016 🙂

    January 4, 2016
  42. CC #

    Happy New Year, Suzanne! I just love those year-end WP reports! SO much fun to look at! You are such a talented lady, and I’m so happy I found you on Food52 when I did! Looking forward to more in 2016! I hope it’s a fabulous year for you!

    January 5, 2016
    • Same to you Christina, looking forward to more of your great recipes and travel posts!!

      January 5, 2016
  43. I only know you for a short time, but what a wonderful blogging year with many tasty recipes & Hey, I made a few of them & Congrats for the many views,….well deserved too! Cheers to,many more delectable tasty inspiring recipes for us & for me to try out in my Belgian kitchen. I also enjoyed your cool friendship! Xxx 👏👏👏👏👏

    January 8, 2016
    • Sophie thank you so much your kind comments mean the world to me and knowing that you have tried some of my recipes makes me grin from ear to ear. Thank you for that. I value your friendship and follow your blog and drool over your creations as well. Thank you and all the best this New Year.

      January 8, 2016
      • Hugs! xxxx Have a lovely weekend ahead! x

        January 8, 2016
      • You too❤️❤️❤️😘

        January 8, 2016

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