My 2010 Blog Review

Normally I wouldnt post something so silly as a blog stats update-post-thing… But it’s really cool to see. I wonder why some posts were read more then others. I guess facebook does bring readers, haha. And Thanks Rebecca for your referrers. :)

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 6,300 times in 2010. That’s about 15 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 91 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 111 posts. There were 438 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 311mb. That’s about 1 pictures per day.

The busiest day of the year was August 12th with 177 views. The most popular post that day was Dragons and Crochet Go Together, Don’t They?.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were illustrationfriday.com, facebook.com, roseyrebecca.com, stumbleupon.com, and Google Reader.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for a very good coat rack, astoriadesigns, yarn, and dara grieco.

Attractions in 2010

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

1

Dragons and Crochet Go Together, Don’t They? June 2010
2 comments

2

About Me August 2009
4 comments

3

Honey Nut Cheerio Banana Muffins May 2010
3 comments

4

IF: Detective April 2010
10 comments

5

IF: Expired March 2010

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Obviously, in comparison to other blogs, mine is pathetically puny, but its MY tiny little blog. :) I appreciate all my readers, wherever you may be! Hope to hear from you more in 2011.

Happy New Year! Peace, Love, Happiness and Healthy living.
Happy Crafting! :)

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Apple Crisp Casserole?

Goodmorning.
This will be my first Recipe Post. i’m trying to bake more! So Friday night a decided to make an old fashioned Apple Crisp. The recipe is out of a cookbook from 1963 my boyfriend got for me on Vacation. :)

Ingredients:
3/4 cup flour
4 cups apples
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1 cup sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
about 1/2 cup of butter

and i added about 1/4 cup of Apple Cranberry butter i got at a local Orchard. :) yummy!

i chopped up the apples (4 cups was about 3 medium sized apples). 2 Empire Apples, and 1 macintosh. :)
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Put the VERY over-chopped (too small) apples in a large tray/glass dish (i wrote fish at first haha) about 10×6.
Added the 1/4 cup water to the bottom, and then i threw the Apple Cranberry butter on top.
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Then i prepared the topping!

In a large bowl mix together flour, salt, cinnamon, sugar and butter.
“Mix until topping resembles coarse crumbles”.
(i mixed mine too much and it made the texture very much like a sticky dough… could’ve been too much butter too)
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Sprinkle (or Spread in my case) the topping over the apples and top with more cinnamon or sugar if desired. i put on both! :) Then pop it in the oven for 40 min on 350 degrees (or until apples are tender). :) mine only went for about 25 minutes because i chopped up my apples really small, so they got softer faster.. just keep pokin’ at em!
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WORST PICTURE EVER. sorry for the quality. camera died.. only had my cell phone.

When it came out of the oven it looked like apple pie casserole! SO GOOD! but not really a “crisp”. :)

Tips for myself next time… larger pieces of apples, and less butter and less mixing for the topping. :)