My Bizzy Kitchen Turns Three!

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging for three years!   So much has happened these past three years.  This is what Hannah looked like at three!

Whew!  Through good time and bad, I’ve loved sharing my life with you these last three years – I’ve formed some great personal relationships with so many of you and my life is richer for it. 😀

So of course, why not have another giveaway to celebrate!  All you have to do is leave a comment and tell me what state you live in!  I am always so interested to see how far this little blog of mine stretches out to the world. 😀

In the gift box:  a $50 Whole Foods Gift Card and a Homemade Salsa Basket.

Good luck!  I’ll pick a winner on Friday, September 9.  If you tweet about the giveaway, leave a second comment for an additional entry.

I didn’t have my pictures downloaded from dinner on Wednesday with Hannah.  We went to a new place called pl8 (plate) in Barrington.

welcome to pl8.

the exciting, new restaurant in barrington.
the yin and yang of food and ambiance
creating a whole new trend in asian cuisine.
pl8 offers a fresh, imaginative menu
of classic chinese cuisine
side by side
with japanese kitchen creations and sushi.
pl8 is where you will find a chic city restaurant
located in the suburbs.
where you’ll find superb yet unpretentious service.
a menu that is sweet and savory.
classic dishes with a smart twist that are
‘simply asian.’
we can’t wait for you to experience
the best of asian cuisine coming together
on one pl8.

Hannah and I don’t do the raw sushi (although I have tried raw tuna when Tony gets a happy avocado dish and I liked it!).  We split spinach potstickers, tempura shrimp, tempura roll and a california roll.  We both thought it was one dish too many because we would have liked to order the mochi balls. 😀  The prices were reasonable, the service was excellent – can’t wait to take Tony there because I think he’ll like their raw sushi.


and if you made it down this far, you know that today is my WW weigh in day . . .

Woot!  I will take it!   Alright, I am off to do my weekly menu and grocery shopping list – have a great Saturday and thanks for stopping by. 😀


101 thoughts on “My Bizzy Kitchen Turns Three!

  1. Me first! Happy Anniversary! I am so happy I found you and we are friends. I think you already know that I am in VA.

    Does that say you lost 2 lbs? WOOT WOOT WOOT! Awesomeness. [What? Did Tony hide the wine? giggle] I keed, I keed.

    And there was a resounding “awwww” over here in the pond when the Skippy Family saw Miss Hannah at 3. Such a cutie who grew into a beautiful young woman.

    [If it sways you at all – or random generator – my birthday is in two weeks. heehee I wa nt that salsa dagnabit. :)]

  2. Congrats on 3 years and on the two pounds lost this week!! I live in California.

  3. Happy Birthday and Anniversary!! What a wild ride you have had!
    Love reading your blog.
    I am in Maryland


  4. Happy Anniversary and way to go on the 2 pound loss! I love sashimi! And sushi but the rice isn’t kind to me. So sashimi it is!

    I live in Nevada. Kinda obvious I guess 😀

  5. Anniversary, a great weigh in and sushi I love this post 🙂

  6. Happy, happy Birthday to My Bizzy Kitchen!!!! I live in California.

  7. Congratulations on three years of blogging Biz! (Ours is coming up in October! Crazy!) Love your blog! I always enjoy reading.

    Also congratulations on the rockin’ weigh in!

    I live in California! (The Southern area.)

  8. Congrats on your 3 year blog anniversary. I live in the beautiful state of Georgia!

    -Britt T.

  9. Happy three years! I love your blog, it’s one of my favorites!

    I live in Washington (near Seattle)

  10. Happy anniversary, Biz!!! I’ve been reading since early 2010 and never looked back! 😀

    Congratulations on the 2 lbs lost! Woohoo!!!

    One of my favorite dishes is tuna sashimi with ponzu sauce. Simple, tasty and crazy low calories.

    Seattleite here!

  11. Happy blog birthday! Wishing many more blog posts and birthdays!

    That restaurant looks amazing!


  12. Happy Anniversary Biz!! And congrats on your 2 lb loss this week! Wahoo!

    I always inspired by your recipes because I love spicy food and my husband hates onions! I’m from New Jersey.

  13. Oh my goshhhh! Congrats on the weigh! Great way to start the weekend!!!!! Pl8 looks very cool. Happy blog birthday! I always look forward to your posts!! I live in south carolina! I need your salsa;)

  14. Love seeing a loss! And happy blogaversary! THREE years? Wow! I’ve only been at it for ONE. And I let that anniversary slip by a couple of weeks ago. Oops! LOL

    I have to go back and read a bunch of posts because I just found you recently! But I’m so glad I did!

    I live in SC! And I like WINNING! And salsa! And Whole Foods! LOL

    Can’t wait for the new challenge!

  15. I’m from California and the sushi looks delicious.

  16. Happy Blog Anniversary! And a huge congratulations on the weigh in. Fantastic job!! You and I are about the same weight and have the same amount to lose. I’m hoping to see a loss this week too. I weigh in at home on Tuesday. It’s been a great week so I’m hoping for a good number. Have a wonderful weekend. Oh I live in Massachusetts.

  17. Happy anniversary!! I live in North Carolina.

  18. Looking forward to the new challenge, and I am from central Illinois,

  19. I hail from the Great State of Texas! 🙂

    Happy birthday!!! For some reason I thought you’ve been blogging longer than me, but I’m a bit older than you – haha, in blogland AND in real life. So glad you started blogging, and I’m glad to call you a real friend, too. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Oh yeah, congrats on the 2 pounds – way to hit that!!!

  20. CANCER FREE whoop!whoop! Congrats on your 3 yr blogversary & down another 2 lbs! You go girl! I’m in North Carolina 🙂

  21. Biz, Happy Anniversary! Just found you this year, but you have helped me stay on track so I’m glad I found you when i did. Keep up the good work.
    Leslie in Atlanta

  22. I recently discovered your blog after joining WW and now check it every day for recipes and motivation. Congrats on 3 years and keep it up!
    I am from North Carolina 🙂

  23. Woohoo TWO POUNDS!!!!

    I am from Pittsburgh, PA but currently live in Raleigh, NC 🙂

  24. Two POUNDS!! That’s amazing!!

    I live in California. 🙂

  25. I’m in Iowa, but I’m pretty sure you know that by now!

    Happy 3 year anniversary and 2lb weight loss!

  26. Happy Anniversary! Great job on the 2 lb loss! That is awesome!

    I’m from Illinois.

  27. I live in PA!!!

  28. Happy 3rd Birthday Biz! I totally tanked the summer challenge, but I’m back–you mentioned a Labor Day challenge? I’m ready. I saw your stuffed peppers from a few days ago. As the Italians say, “mi fanno venire aqua in bocca”–just reading the description and seeing the picture made my mouth water. Totally on the menu for tomorrow, I just need to pick up the ground sirloin.

  29. Happy 3rd birthday to my bizzy kitchen!
    OH- IO 🙂

  30. I live in KY. Love your blog!

  31. Congrats on three years!! I love reading the blog every day and seeing all your yummy recipes! Can’t wait to see what year 4 holds (I’m guessing a sub-30 minute 5k!!).

    And, we live in good ol’ Colorado!

  32. I love your blog!!! You are such a hoot and always make my day! Congratulations on your weight loss and Blog Anniversary. I am in Huntsville, Alabama. Roll Tide!!

  33. Happy anniversary! I am born and bred in California – northern to be exact, which is completely different than southern!

  34. SO much in 3 years – happy blogiversary!! Mine is coming up quick – as in tomorrow I believe – eek! It’s 3 years for me as well – CRAZY!

  35. happy blog birthday girlfriend! i remember all of those events too! it’s been so wonderful getting to know you in the blogosphere, here’s to many years more!

  36. Woot! 3 years! OK, well you probably know, but I live in KS. If I win, you can give the gift card to another reader b/c I dont’ have a whole foods near me, but I’m all over your salsa gift basket. I’ve been wanting to get my hands on some of your salsa forever! And can I just say, Hannah was the cutest 3-year-old EVER?! Congrats on the 2 lbs loss, g/f!

  37. Wow! Congrats on three years that’s amazing and woot on 2 lbs

  38. Happy blog anniversary! Isn’t if fun to have a photo diary of all those major events on your very own blog?

    Congrats on your weight loss that is so awesome!

  39. Happy day! So glad for your blog. love your recipes! I was a little jealous of your 5k time good for you though.
    I am in Fontana, California

  40. Weighting For 50

    Happy 3rd birthday Bizzy Kitchen!!! Congrats Vat. I look forward to MANY more years of recipes and fun. Hope your weekend is going well. (ps, congrats on the lbs down this week. Woot indeed)

  41. Congrats on 3 years of blogging. What a great story about your dd. Love it!

  42. Happy Birthday, My Bizzy Kitchen! Congratulations on the awesome loss!! I live in Massachusetts. Have a great week! 🙂

  43. Keep up the great work, your blog is one of my daily favorites! I live only 3 hours away in Iowa so we are almost neighbors. Congrats.

  44. Holy moly – 2 lbs this week?? Nice work, friend! Happy anniversary, too!
    I live in Ohio.

  45. Congrats to you! I live in Central Illinois but as you and I have chatted about I grew up in Cary.

  46. Happy Biz-Day from New York!

  47. Congrats on the weight loss Biz! I am in Weight Watchers too, and love the program. I am in the beautiful state of North Dakota! (And if I am lucky enough to win – I’ll be out of touch until the 17th – I’m going on a long awaited trip to Puerto Rico!)

  48. 3 years!?! Time flies 🙂 Happy Blogiversary, Biz!!! The cherry salsa is still on my must-make list but maybe instead I will win your giveaway!! And a HUGE congrats on the loss…kicking butt and taking names!!

  49. Living it up in New York!

    Happy Blogiversary!

  50. I tweeted @preventionrd 🙂

  51. Yay for 3 years! I live in Virginia 🙂

  52. Happy Anniversary! I live in Minnesota

  53. Congratulations! That is awesome. I am so glad to have found your blog.
    I live in Washington!!

  54. Happy blogiversary!!! 🙂 I’m reading from Virginia!

  55. Congrats, Biz! It’s great seeing the blog highlights from the last three years. I think yours was one of the first food blogs I ever read, and one of the last to still be in my reader 🙂

  56. Happy anniversary! I’m in Oklahoma (Go Sooners!!)

  57. Funny you have sushi here since we are in Japan now…but still US residents, just no US state (address is still US, but I know you know that about me). Congrats on 3 years! I am a bit behind in blogs, but I am happy to see Tony is cancer free. That rocks!

    And to Judi who posted above, I agree Go Sooners! (I’m an alum now!).

  58. Just found your blog tonight. Congratulations on 3 years!

  59. Forgot to say I live in Iowa

  60. Happy blog birthday Biz! Congrats on the 2 lb weight loss! And I think I would love that restaurant as well – yum!

    Oh yeah – and I’m not from any state, because I’m from Canada and we have provinces up here. British Columbia for me – west coast baby!

  61. Happy Third Anniversary! Hannah was and still is absolutely adorable!

    As you know, I love being able to join you in your Bizzy Kitchen and hear all about the happenings in your world.

    I like to say I LIVE in Vermont (weekends) and work in Boston (weekdays). I hope you’ll come visit someday. 😉

  62. Hi Biz! I just wanted to tell you I love your spaghetti squash frittata recipe!
    I am from the great state of Ohio, in the heart of the heart of it all.

  63. Happy Blogaversary! I totally missed mine just a couple weeks ago!

  64. New Jersey

    south jersey that is.

  65. I love your blog I i keep up with it occasionally for new recipes and inspiration to continue eating healthy. Congrats on 3 years and many more to come!

    I live in Texas!

  66. Happy Anniversary! I enjoy reading your blog and looking at all the mouth watering photos. Originally from (and hope to return someday) Idaho, I now reside in Washington state, less than 10 miles from Seattle.

  67. Your bizzy kitchen had reached southern Ca 🙂

  68. Congrats on 3 years Biz!

  69. Congrats and Happy Anniversary! I live in South Carolina

  70. Happy Anniversary! I first started following you when we lived in Iowa..had a blog back then. We now live in Austin, Texas 🙂

  71. Congrats on the weight loss. I’m in California.

  72. woo hoo for your -2!!! that is exciting news. keep up the good work. thanks for such a great blog w/ fab recipes. … heres to many more years. 🙂 big thanks from san antonio, texas.

  73. Congrats on the anniversary and the great weight loss. I live in Iowa.

  74. Congratulations! I follow you from DC

  75. wow..three years..I am glad you are still blogging strong, I read your post every morning on the way to work (my brother takes me to no reading and

    I LOVE sushi…have it at least 1x a week every since a friend had me try it.

    and we are suppose to get a Whole Foods in June…woohoo..

  76. Happy anniversary!!! Hope I’m still blogging in three years!!

    I live in New York…the capital of teeny kitchens.

  77. Wow time flies! I really do remember going through all of those things with you!! My blog’s 3 year birthday is coming up next week! So funny we started almost the same time- I always think of yours as more well established and older.

  78. Great blog! I’m from Philadelphia, PA.

  79. Happy 3 years!!! I live in Iowa. And I love your blog!! I made your salsbury steak last week and my 8 year old loved it!

  80. Happy 3 years!!!! I’m from California!

  81. Yea for 3 years Biz!! I live in Lake Goodwin, Washington, about 40 miles north of Seattle. You really need to come visit sometime!
    Your blog is the best, and I look forward to it every morning! 🙂

  82. Happy 3rd Anniversary!! I am originally from Virginia but moved to Idaho 2 years ago!
    PS. I love all your recipes!! 🙂

  83. Congrats on 3 years! I’m originally from the Midwest, but currently live in Georgia.

  84. 3 years! That’s dedication!!
    Congrats on the big loss! I hope to see numbers like that soon!

  85. Congrats on your three year blog birthday!!!

  86. Congrats Biz! I live in Indiana!

  87. Congrats on your loss and 3 yr blogging anniversary!! Your entries have made me laugh and they’ve made me cry (so emotional sometimes!!) but they’re great and I enjoy reading them!! Here’s to more blog years!!

    I’m from Southern California and seeing how many are from here, if you ever decided to come out, you’ll def be set w/ tour guides!

  88. Happy, Happy blogversary!!! and congrats on the loss too! woo hoo!

    I live in Ohio!

  89. Checking in from the west die of the state of Ill right on the Mississippi. Love your blog and your positive attitude about eating and dealing with diabetes .

    Congrats on your 3rd anniversary. and. . . .many more!

  90. Happy Anniversary! Though I don’t comment nearly as much as I visit you I have loved your blog all these years. It’s so nice that some of us folks have been around together all this time. I look forward to another 3 (20) yrs with you here in blog world. *hugs*

  91. If I win, will anyone cry foul?

  92. happy blog birthday from Illinois!

  93. Been a long time reader but first time commenter. thank you for the inspiration. I Started WW again for the 8th time in Feb and have experienced some back sliding here and there but still trying. still working it. i consider every day i track a success.

    Congrats on turning 3. Julia from NC.

  94. I live on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Great giveaway, thanks!

  95. I made lifetime at WW about a year ago. I happened to find your blog and it helps me keep on track and I look forward to reading it every day.

    Happy 3rd birthday, Lynn in MO.

  96. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I live in Michigan!

  97. I tweeted!

  98. While I was born in Texas, I currently hang my hat in Nevada. I say “hang my hat” because people expect that kinda talk from a Texan 😛

    Happy 3rd and many more, Biz!

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