Starting a blog

When I was younger, I loved to write. I have a folder stuffed full of adolescent poems about love, life and the struggle to find my own identity. When I wrote each of those poems, they actually made sense to me. They captured a moment in time where I was able to put “myself” into words. Now I read them and think “Self, what the heck? Why were you so upset about that?” Or “Good grief, self, that doesn’t even make sense.”

I think that is why writing is so hard for me now. I know I love to write, but I’m so afraid that I’m going to look back on my past ramblings and see my mistakes. And I will. Cuz I’m human. I grow and learn and discover new things daily. All that new-found knowledge makes my past ramblings just that, ramblings. Like I’m writing now. *sigh*

Ok, so in order to learn how this whole blog thing works I’ve started the Zero to Hero challenge. Because I’m a perfectionist and can’t start anything until I have devoured every bit of information on it that I can get my chubby little hands on… And yes, they are chubby. I have sausage fingers. Not my best trait.

So today is day 3… I’m supposed to “write the post that was on your mind when you decided to start a blog”… Ok? Well, when I decided to start a blog I was 6 hours into reading everything this woman has ever written and thinking about making candied bacon. (Seriously, CINNAMON SUGARED BACON. You have got to try this!)

And now that I’ve gone back to How Sweet Eats to look for Cinnamon Sugared Bacon, I’ve lost another hour and a half. I supposed to be making food for a Super Bowl party today.

Ok, what was on my mind… I love the randomness of a blog. I love that one day I can talk about my dogs (who are the MOST perfect puppies on earth!) and the next day I can talk about my fickle desire to get in shape (other than round). I love the fact that I can share a recipe, an anecdote (as soon as I learn how to spell it) or a photo. I also was thinking that if I started blogging my recipes, someday (most likely when I’m 97 years old) all my recipes would be in one place and I wouldn’t have to search through stacks and stacks of paper, magazine pages, newspaper scraps, or tattered index cards to find something. They have that neat little “search” bar to do that for me…

I was also thinking about how it would be nice to be as funny and endearing as some of the amazing women whose (who’s? nope, I think it’s “whose”) blogs I lose myself in on a daily (or nightly.. or wee early morning hours-ly) basis.

But none of that a blog does make. So Zero to Hero it is… and that is what I was thinking when I decided to start a blog…

Ok, time to start cookin!

On the menu:

jalapeño poppers – stuffed with cream cheese goodness and wrapped in bacon, of course

Chicken and Bacon Bites – inspired by Paula Deen – I just throw a little salt and pepper and garlic powder in mine to spice things up a bit. 😉 

 Cinnamon Sugared Bacon– Cuz you made me think about it.

Stuffed Potato Skins – with cheese and bacon on top, of course

Little Smokies and Meatballs in BBQ Sauce – cuz their easy and I’ve learned to have one easy, no fail app when promising to bring food somewhere.


Have a great Sunday. Go Broncos! (Since my Steelers didn’t make it and my hubby’s dreams of the 9ers making it again were crushed by the Seahawks.)