Behind The Butter

happy birthday, elr (plus a giveaway!)

Somehow I missed my own birthday! That happens when you get older, I guess.

I realized this fact yesterday when I wrote the date on a check for the first time this year…2011?! I’ve been blogging for over three years now? Who woulda thought?

When I think back over the past three years, so much has happened. Some of it great, some of it not so great. Y’all have stuck with me through it all and I am so thankful for each and every one of you! Thank you for making ELR what it is today and I’m so excited about new stuff to come in the future!

Here are some of my very favorite posts over the past three years!

And a few of my very favorite recipes!

As a token of my affection and gratitude, I’d like to give away a brand new copy of one of my very favorite cookbooks:

As you may know, I spent mostly all the summers of my youth working as a camp counselor at FOCUS camp up on the vineyard! It was there that I fell completely and totally in love with The Black Dog Tavern and this cookbook!

All the recipes in this book are simply fabulous—favorites being the restaurant’s signature peanut sesame noodles and the best ginger cookies I’ve ever tried!

To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment on this post. Say anything you want! I’ll randomly choose a winner tomorrow morning at 7am PST.

**this is not a sponsored giveaway. I will be purchasing this cookbook with my own money, generated from this blog, just for you. I own a copy of this cookbook and love it…I think you will, too!

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678 Comments

  • Reply
    Meghan@travelwinedine
    January 8, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Happy Birthday! At 1.5 years of blogging, 3 seems so far away!

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    Emily
    January 8, 2011 at 7:14 am

    Thanks for blogging!! Love reading, look forward to three more years. πŸ™‚

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    Casey
    January 8, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Thank you for sharing your adventures in the kitchen and in life with everyone. I love your blog, it always makes me feel like I am chatting with an old friend.

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    Megan
    January 8, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Oooohhh love giveaways…and vineyards too! Happy Birthday ELR! PS- when I first started following your blog I always typed in Eat Live RUM!!! Hhahaa! Guess you know what was on my mind!

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    jen @ taste life
    January 8, 2011 at 7:16 am

    Congrats, Jenna! I think I’ve been reading for about 2.5 a half of those three years, so I feel like I know you…which is probably weird to you! I’m so happy for you and the way your life is unfolding, it’s very fun to read about.

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    Megan
    January 8, 2011 at 7:18 am

    This post got me so excited for your book!

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    Jill
    January 8, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    middkid07
    January 8, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Congrats!

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    Kelly
    January 8, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Happy birthday! Congrats on 3 years of blogging! I have to admit that I generally start to realize my favourite blogs by the order that I look at them in and for the last long while, I always come to yours first. I love the direction the blog is going in and I always look forward to what I will see next. So, thank you for sharing your life and your recipes (as well as your momma’s) with us and also for making us laugh each day.

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    Justeen @ Blissful Baking
    January 8, 2011 at 7:20 am

    happy birthday to your awesome blog!!

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    Louisa
    January 8, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Happy 3rd birthday to your blog! And your mint s’more brownies are trouble. Just saying. πŸ˜‰

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    Gretchen
    January 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Congrats on 3 years of blogging! I’ve really enjoyed following your journey over these years. Looking forward to what’s to come!

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    Ingrid Nunez
    January 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Feliz cumpleanos ELR, love your blog. πŸ™‚

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    Jackie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!!!!! I look forward to reading your posts every day. I would love to win the cookbook. Such a great giveaway.

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    Linda
    January 8, 2011 at 7:22 am

    Happy Birthday!

    New cookbooks are always so much fun, thanks for the giveaway Jenna! When will yours be published?

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    Casey
    January 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Happy birthday to the blog! πŸ™‚ Looks like a great cookbook!

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    Carolyn C.
    January 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

    HBTY ELR! Wishing you more adventures and fun along with path of life.

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    Marie-Journey to Body Zen
    January 8, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Happy Birthday to ELR! That cookbook’s cover is so cute :)!

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    January 8, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! Thanks for all of your adventures, Jenna. You’re a true kindred spirit πŸ™‚ Now come on over and we’ll celebrate with wine, meat, and nutella. (This just got me thinking….a nutella glaze for meat? hmmmm…)

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    Madison
    January 8, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Happy birthday!!!! I’m SURE I speak on behalf of all your readers when I say I hope that you’ve enjoyed the past 3 years as much as we have! reading your posts is a constant lift-me-up and your recipes are to die for. Congratulations on the landmark!!!

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    Laura
    January 8, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Happy 3 year birthday! I haven’t been reading all three years but I look forward to and enjoy your posts every day!!!! Fantastic job and thank you for allowing us into your life, Jenna!!!

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    Melanie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:34 am

    Happy blog birthday! I just passed my one year anniversary reading your blog! I look forward to it everyday πŸ™‚

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    Tami
    January 8, 2011 at 7:35 am

    i had the best scrambled eggs at the Black Dog years ago….

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    Margot
    January 8, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Coming from a family with an unhealthy black lab obsession, I think this cookbook would find a good home in my kitchen!

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    Michele @ Healthy Cultivations
    January 8, 2011 at 7:35 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!!! I’ve been reading for almost two years and have enjoyed all the adventures, ups, downs, changes, and recipes. Here’s to life!!

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    Jenny D.
    January 8, 2011 at 7:36 am

    I absolutely love your blog… it’s amazing how many recipes I’ve been making since you’ve made the changes you have this past year! Thank you SO MUCH for all the amazing ways you share your life with the blogging world:)

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    jackie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:37 am

    happy birthday elr and congrats jenna on all your success!!!!

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      jackie
      January 8, 2011 at 7:37 am

      and yes i would like to enter the drawing for the cookbook πŸ™‚

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    Christina
    January 8, 2011 at 7:37 am

    happy birthday eat, live, run! looks like a great cookbook :]

  • Reply
    Heather
    January 8, 2011 at 7:37 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I love that scampi recipe!

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    Erika @ FoodFitnessFun
    January 8, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Happy 3rd birthday ELR! I love the blog. πŸ˜€

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    LauraB @ foodsnobstl
    January 8, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Happy Birthday to one of the most amazing blogs out there! You are an extremely talented gal. Congratulations!

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    Courtney @ Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life
    January 8, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR! πŸ™‚

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    Allie (Live Laugh Eat)
    January 8, 2011 at 7:39 am

    ELR is growing up so fast! Enjoy the last of the toddler years, Jenna.

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    Krystina (Basil & Wine)
    January 8, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!! This cookbook looks fantastic.

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    KindraC
    January 8, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Happy blogaversary, Jenna! My friend and I love reading your blog…we discuss your recipes over email when we should be working. (Ha. Hope my company’s IT guy isn’t reading this!)

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    Jill
    January 8, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Thanks for such a great blog! πŸ™‚ hands down, one of my faves!

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    Alison Bland
    January 8, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Happy Birthday! Love your blog!

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    Amanda (Eating Up)
    January 8, 2011 at 7:40 am

    I love your blog more every day. Congrats on the bday!

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    Lindsey
    January 8, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Happy birthday, blog! I checked out the link to the chicken and green chili enchiladas and they look amazing! Definitely trying them soon.

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    Jennifer
    January 8, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Happy Birthday! I’ve loved all the advice, encouragement, and recipes I’ve gotten from YOU over the past 1-2 years! Thanks for all you do!
    Jenn

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    Sarah @ See Sarah Graduate
    January 8, 2011 at 7:41 am

    Happy Birthday! LOVE your blog! So inspiring! πŸ™‚

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    Moni'sMeals
    January 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Love your recaps.
    You have Such a fun, real, and lively blog Jenna. I Look forward to more always.
    πŸ™‚

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    Courtney
    January 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I love your blog! I really look up to you—I graduated college in May and have always wanted to go to culinary school…seeing your success really inspires me to do the same πŸ™‚ Congrats on 3 years at ELR!

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    Jordan
    January 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

    People still write checks?!

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    Caitlin
    January 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Thanks for sharing all of your amazing recipes! Without this blog, how would I know how to make homemade fig newtons??? Exactly.

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    Camille
    January 8, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Congrats on your blogiversary! Your blog is officially allowed to drink… in dog years πŸ™‚

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    Kate
    January 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Happy birthday! I’ve been reading for nearly all of the last 3 yrs…and ELR just keeps getting better πŸ™‚

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    Kelly Mullkoff
    January 8, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Mary
    January 8, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Happy belated birthday! I am from Tampa also, and I love binge-reading your blog.

    What cake is that before your favorite posts?? It looks delicious!

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    Kelsey
    January 8, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Happy blog birthday! I don’t comment often but I love reading!

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    Tiffany (Stuffed with Fluff)
    January 8, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Happy blog birthday! ELR is ready for preschool!

    I hope that you celebrate with lots of cake and wine!

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    jenna k
    January 8, 2011 at 7:44 am

    Congrats on the 3 year mark! By some grace of God, I stumbled across ELR several months ago, and I was introduced to the world of food/lifestyle blogging from there. It has really changed the way I view food and eating, and really changed the way I shop for food and cook. I’ve been so blessed to gain recipes and ideas (and just good common sense! πŸ™‚ ) from your blog and the ones I’ve found through it. Thanks, Jenna!

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    Ashley
    January 8, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Happy Happy Birthday ELR!!! You were the first “healthy living” blog I ever stumbled upon changing my internet browsing forever…

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    Amanda
    January 8, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Happy blogiversary! I’m enjoying going through your past posts.

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    Corina
    January 8, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Congratulations on 3 years blogging. I hope I’ll still be doing it in three years.

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    Kelly
    January 8, 2011 at 7:45 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I have pretty much been reading your blog from the beginning – I think you are a strong and amazing person and wish you much success in the future! PS – I am not just saying that because I want the cookbook! LOL πŸ™‚

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    Mallory
    January 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

    i must say, i’m really looking forward to seeing what delicious, addicting, calorie-free recipes you have for us in the next few years πŸ™‚

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    Kris
    January 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Happy birthday!

    I read your recipes and immediately thought you got engaged and I missed reading about it. Ha! But now I kind of want to make shrimp scampi!

    Congrats on the blog, too. I like where you’re going with it.

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    Emily
    January 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Woo hoo! You have many more years to come. Your blogging is so refreshing and offers so many good recipes. It’s part of my daily internet agenda…stop by and see what Jenna’s up to today. That cookbook is too cute…and it has your stamp of approval… πŸ™‚

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    Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes
    January 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Congratulations on three years!
    love,
    cathy b. @ brightbakes
    p.s.this is my very favorite blog. Just thought I’d say.
    p.s2.Is there any award for reading every Karen Kingsbury book ever written? If so, I’m in the running!
    p.s.3 I adore new cookbooks…

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    Katy @ A Healthy Shot
    January 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Happy Blog Birthday Jenna πŸ™‚ That tavern sounds like a place I’ll have to check out this summer!

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    Caitlin
    January 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Happy birthday…love the blog!

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    Christina
    January 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

    It’s been a fun ride! Thanks for your wonderful blog!

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    chiara
    January 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Congratulations! Very excited for your book debut. I love the Black Dog but have a new Vineyard favorite: Artclif Diner. You and Adam should go. Totally up your alley.

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    D
    January 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Congrats on your anniversary!

    I continue to be inspired with how you and your family have been through so
    much and yet have kept your spirit and zest for life strong.
    That is the best tribute to the loved ones some of us have lost in the past few years.
    Wishing continued strength to us all and may we continue to realize those loved ones are not really lost to us,in fact they are with us all the time and are helping us cherish life to the fullest while we are on it.

    Your posts that have meant the most to me were those about your brother.Thank you for sharing your life’s journey with us.I would love to read more about him.

    Blessings to you and your loved ones Jenna-may the New Year bring continued
    optimism and inspiration to you!

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    Nicole
    January 8, 2011 at 7:47 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I have been reading since the beginning, and it just keeps getting better!

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    katie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:48 am

    happy third birthday! One of my favorite blogs through and through, especially lately πŸ™‚

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    Debbie B
    January 8, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Jenna,
    I’m a long time faithful reader but I rarely comment. Happy Birthday to ELR! I can’t wait for your book! This is seriously the only blog I have ever stuck with!

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    Meg Goodman Erskine
    January 8, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Love your site. Happy Birthday ELR πŸ™‚

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    Brynn
    January 8, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Happy birthday! And to many more!

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    Brooke
    January 8, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Jenna… you are too adorable.

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    chelsie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Thanks for sharing your life with us Jenna!

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    Amy
    January 8, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! you deserve a cupcake!

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    Raya
    January 8, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Hi Jenna!! I’ve been reading your blog for at least a year and a half, if not longer, and it remains one of my faves to this day! I just recently (Ok, 7 days ago) moved across the country from Orlando to Phoenix and along the way I couldn’t help but recall your journey from Tampa to Cali…Things turned out wonderfully for you and I’m hoping they will for me too! CONGRATS!!

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    Michele
    January 8, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Happy B’day ELR!!! Please enter me in the cookbook giveaway. thanks.

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    Baking 'n' Books
    January 8, 2011 at 7:54 am

    I wish I had an eight of your blogging successes! Thanks for the links to your favorites – I want to read over some of those posts.

    Happy Birthday!

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    Heather (Heather's Dish)
    January 8, 2011 at 7:54 am

    happy birthday ELR πŸ™‚ this blog has been such a blessing in my life…that’s the only gift i need πŸ™‚

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    Alanna @ Blood, Sweat, and Cupcakes
    January 8, 2011 at 7:55 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I’ve been reading since (almost) the beginning! πŸ™‚

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    Michelle B
    January 8, 2011 at 7:56 am

    I have been following your blog for the past 2 years or so, and I must say that it is a bright spot in my day to see what goodies you are cooking up! Keep up the good work! Also, I recently made the triple layer brownies and they changed my life!!

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    Carissa
    January 8, 2011 at 7:57 am

    I’ve been reading you for a couple of years now and I wanted to belatedly add to the chorus–I just love the new(ish) direction of the blog. I also love linguine and clam sauce. And chicken and dumplings. And barbecue. And ginger cookies.

    You get the idea. Thanks for the inspiration and congrats on three years!

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    kellyO
    January 8, 2011 at 7:57 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR!

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    Kasey
    January 8, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!!! Definitely one of my fav blogs πŸ™‚

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    Lisa @ Dishes of Mrs. Fish
    January 8, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR! Your blog is a toddler now. πŸ™‚
    I want this cookbook because I have a black lab with a red collar, and a white fur around her nose. So even if I don’t win, I’m going to have to pick it up anyways!

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    Joanna
    January 8, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Wow, three years! That’s awesome. I’ve had a great time reading for the past year and look forward to more.

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    Lindsey @ Dishes 'N' Diapers
    January 8, 2011 at 7:59 am

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve been a reader for a long time, and it’s fun to look back on those old posts! I’d love to enter for the giveaway– I just started a new cookbook challenge on my blog, and that could be the next book I do!

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    Tara
    January 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR!! I love those Chicken and Green Chili Enchiladas! Yum!

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    Kristy @ KristyRuns
    January 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Here’s to many more wonderful years of ELR!

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    Becca
    January 8, 2011 at 8:00 am

    Wow, 3 whole years! It’s hard to believe you’ve been blogging that long (and that I’ve been reading your blog that long!). Hope this year as just as successful as the last few! πŸ™‚

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    Kiley
    January 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Thanks for doing a giveaway! Congrats on your 3 years!

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    erica
    January 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

    Happy birthday! Many more fabulous ones to come πŸ™‚

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    Sarah (Sarah Learns)
    January 8, 2011 at 8:03 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! πŸ™‚ i’ve been blogging for 8 days now, so 3 years seems so amazing and unattainable. congrats!
    what i want right now is for my fiance to wake up so we can make breakfast and start our day! πŸ™‚

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    sarah b.
    January 8, 2011 at 8:04 am

    love your blog, jenna – i am a long time reader. love your triple layer mint s’more brownies recipe too – mmm! was great to have over the holidays. thanks for the giveaway!

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    Annalisa
    January 8, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Wow, I can’t believe I’ve been reading you for nearly 3 years — my life is so different now than it was 3 years ago! Congrats on all the recent successes! Looking forward to the next 3 (or 50!?) years!

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    Victoria
    January 8, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR! I’m so happy I stumbled upon this wonderful blog. I love your humor, beautiful pictures and amazing recipes. I pray you keep up this wonderful blog and have many more birthday’s to come. Thank you!

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    MaryZ
    January 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Happy Birthday! I love reading your blog every day. Love the recipes and the book recommendations! I’m still debating the whole Kindle thing myself so it’s good to know a “bookie” really loves it!

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    Gabby (Quest for Delicious)
    January 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

    Happy birthday, eat live run! You’re awesome jenna!

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    brianna
    January 8, 2011 at 8:05 am

    happy bday, elr! this giveaway is timed perfectly with one of my new years resolutions: to break out of my rut in the kitchen and mix things up!

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    Clearly Composed
    January 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Happpppppppppppppy Birthday from one ginger cookie lovin’ gal to another. πŸ™‚

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    Theresa @ This is my Hungry Face
    January 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR! I’ve loved reading your posts each day and look forward to reading many more πŸ™‚

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    Marilyn
    January 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Love your blog! Thanks so much for sharing over the years.

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    Laurie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Happy Birthday, darlin’! I have always wanted to go to that place because I see people wearing the black dog t-shirts all the time πŸ™‚

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    Lindsay
    January 8, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Happy Birthday!!!

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    Julie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Love your recipes and you have inspired me to cook more. I also love your pictures…

    I had my “mini-moon” (mini honeymoon) on the vineyard. Isn’t it such a magical place?

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    chand
    January 8, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Yay for ELR!

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet
    January 8, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Congrats on 3 years!

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    Katherine
    January 8, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Happy Birthday! I just made your naan bread the other day for a friend and it was a huge hit!

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    Catie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:11 am

    Happy Blog B-Day! I found your blog a few months ago and I absolutely love it! I am so happy that you love to blog, eat and share with us. Congrats!

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    Brianna
    January 8, 2011 at 8:11 am

    I can’t believe you’ve been blogging for 3 years! I’ve been reading since sometime during Year 1!

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    nickee
    January 8, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Happy birthday!! Don’t ever stop blogging:-)

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    Rebecca
    January 8, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Happy birthday, Eat Live Run!

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    AshleyH
    January 8, 2011 at 8:13 am

    Happy Birthday EatLiveRun!!

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    Alex
    January 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Happy 3rd Birthday ELR!!!
    3 years of your witty posts and amazing recipes πŸ™‚

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    AppleTree
    January 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I’m new to the blog and have loved digging through recipes

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    Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen
    January 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Happy birthday to ELR! Love the Vineyard, and everything Black Dog related!

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    Elana
    January 8, 2011 at 8:14 am

    Happy blog birthday!!

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    danielle a
    January 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

    happy bday, elr! i love the blog, and i would love to have this cookbook!

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    hippierunner
    January 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Happy Birthday to ELR! Don’t know what we would all do without it! πŸ™‚

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    Natalie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

    So glad I came across your blog about a year ago, I reference it all the time for ideas for cooking and baking! The White Chicken Chili is next on my list πŸ™‚

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    Kelly
    January 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Jenna, ELR is my absolute favorite. I look forward to logging on to the computer every morning and turning to your blog to start my day. Happy Birthday! πŸ™‚

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    Elizabeth
    January 8, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Happy birthday, ELR!
    I’ve so enjoyed reading the blog everyday! It’s such an inspiration to me!

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    Stephanie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Happy Blogging Birthday! Wishing you many years of success to come!

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    Courtney
    January 8, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Happy blog birthday:) I love ELR!

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    Mary Beth
    January 8, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Happy Birthday ELR – it has been inspiring to see the blog (and you Jenna) evolve over the past three years. I hope you continue to enjoy the journey!

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    Emma Ruth
    January 8, 2011 at 8:18 am

    you’ve contributed to my life as well and it’s nice to be able to relate to someone your own age going through similar situations. plus, i love all the cookie ideas:)

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    Christina
    January 8, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Happy happy birthday ELR! Here’s too many more years of great posts πŸ™‚

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    maria
    January 8, 2011 at 8:21 am

    happy birthday elr! heres to many more!

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    Jennifer
    January 8, 2011 at 8:21 am

    Found your blog ages ago and have been a faithful reader ever since. I’ve enjoyed watching the blog evolve. I admire and appreciate your balanced look at food and fitness and envy your “jump in with both feet” attitude about life. I am patiently awaiting your book and with keep “Eat, Live, Run”-ing along with you.

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    amyt
    January 8, 2011 at 8:21 am

    yeaaa 3 years!!! I love readying your blog!! I love the ‘down home feel’ I love your trips to Savannah – I live in NE FL…not toooooo far from there πŸ˜‰

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    Emily
    January 8, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Congrats on the blog’s birthday!

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    Mollie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:22 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I started reading about a year about but spent many days reading from the beginning!

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    Kelsey
    January 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    i love all the phases your blog has gone through. it’s really been a highlight reading it every day : )

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    Diana
    January 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    happy birthday!

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    Jen
    January 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Such a great giveaway! I love your blog and the originality of your posts. I have some great memories of Black Dog – went there when I was younger. I would love their cookbook!

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    Emily
    January 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Happy blog birthday! You do a fabulous job.

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    Hillary
    January 8, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Thank you so much for sharing your love of life and food! I look forward to reading your blog every day and being inspired by such an amazing woman.

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    Rebeca
    January 8, 2011 at 8:24 am

    Congratulations! Your blog has truly grown, thank you for sharing your life and eats with us!

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    Kara Dykstra
    January 8, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Happy Blog Birthday, I definitely enjoy reading your blog each day!! πŸ™‚ This would be an awesome book to have.

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    Ana
    January 8, 2011 at 8:26 am

    happy blog birthday πŸ™‚

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    Rita
    January 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

    I’ve been a long time reader, although rarely comment. Thanks for sharing your life with us.

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    Suzanne
    January 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

    You’ve inspired me to take more chances with foods, to be more adventurous. Thank you!

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    brandi
    January 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

    happy happy birthday! I’ve been reading from the very beginning (almost) and have loved seeing the blog transition with your life.

    from one biscuit lover to another –
    brandi

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    Jessica
    January 8, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Jenna,
    I LOVE your blog. It’s really been the inspiration I needed to stop cooking crappy meals and get back in the kitchen! Santa even got me a KitchenAid for Christmas… I’m unstoppable now!

    Happy Blog Birthday!

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    Elizabeth
    January 8, 2011 at 8:28 am

    Happy blog birthday! I’ve been reading it for a few months now and I must say, I love it!

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    Alison Hanks
    January 8, 2011 at 8:29 am

    happy happy birthday!

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    Julie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Happy Birthday! I just started reading your blog within the last year and love it.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic
    January 8, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Happy birthday ELR! I live in Boston and have love going to the Vineyard. It would be wonderful to win this cookbook!!

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    Chelsie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:33 am

    Happy birthday ELR!
    I just started reading your blog this week. I came across it in search for new recipes and I’m super excited to begin trying them out!

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    erinn
    January 8, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I love the transformation of your blog, and as a longtime reader, it keeps getting betta (with butta)!

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    Danica
    January 8, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Happy birthday ELR!! I just love this blog.

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    Jenna
    January 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It’s so funny how quickly time flies, right? Anyways, enjoy your day and that cookbook looks awesome. Win or lose, I might have to go buy myself one!

    @eatGRNStaylean

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    stacey
    January 8, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Can’t wait to see what the next year brings!

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    Casey
    January 8, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Congrats of 3 years of blogging! I love reading your recipes and adventures! Looking forward to 3 more years!

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    Samantha Ullrich
    January 8, 2011 at 8:38 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I’m a new reader, but have fell in love with this blog. I’m on my way to having my very own blog (not blogspot) very shortly, and definitely plan to have ELR on my blogroll. BTW: engagement scampi is by far my favorite recipe!

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    jenn
    January 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

    just found your blog last month, in that crazy clicking-though-others’-favorite-blogs kind of way…have enjoyed the recipes, the fun, and the adventure inherent in your life approach. thanks for sharing you with us!

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    Stephanie P @ Living and Loving
    January 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

    happy birthday ELR!! I just discovered your blog about a month ago and have already made several of your recipes! All of them have been fabulous!!

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    Kaethe Richter
    January 8, 2011 at 8:40 am

    yay!!

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    Amy
    January 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I love the evolution. Three years is time for a lot to change in one’s life. Thank you for sharing.

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    Corey
    January 8, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I started reading your blog about a year ago. You have inspired me to be a better cook, encouraged my love of yoga, and given me many, many smiles! Thanks so much for your time and effort! I appreciate it immensely!

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    Angie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:42 am

    Can you believe I grew up on the Cape and I’ve never been to the Vineyard? It’s a crime, I know. I’d love to check out the Black Dog sometime. May as well start with the cookbook πŸ˜‰

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    Emily G
    January 8, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Happy blog birthdayyyyy! and I LOVE the Black Dog beyond compare, brings me back to my childhood as well

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    Meghan
    January 8, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Happy blog birthday! I have to get crackin on a few of those recipes you linked to that I haven’t made yet! I think i’ll start with the brownies..

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    stacey-healthylife
    January 8, 2011 at 8:46 am

    You’ve done such a great job in those three years. Best of luck to the future of ELR.

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    Kelly
    January 8, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Happy Blog Birthday!!

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    Brooke
    January 8, 2011 at 8:47 am

    YAY HAPPY BDAY!

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    polly
    January 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

    love you little sis! If you love the cookbook, then I would too! πŸ˜€ XOXO

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    julie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:48 am

    I’ve been following your blog for about a year and a half now and I love it! Thank you for all that you share with us.

    p.s.
    If you ever need a taste tester let me know πŸ™‚

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    lisa
    January 8, 2011 at 8:49 am

    One of my goals this year is to learn how to cook some of my favorite foods from scratch…and I am starting this weekend with making my own raviolis….I am hoping the process is fun, not too messy, and yields delicious results!

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Gelsey
    January 8, 2011 at 8:49 am

    you are probably the most relatable blogger in the world. i love it!

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    Lee
    January 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Happy Birthday!!

    I can’t believe I’ve been reading this blog for 2/3s of its life! I’ve really enjoyed its evolution and look forward to seeing how it continues to develops.

    Hope you have fun celebratory plans!

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    janet
    January 8, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Here’s to an amazing year 4!

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    Megan
    January 8, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Happy Birthday and Happy Blog Birthday! My favorite recipe of yours is the whole wheat fig newton recipe. Yum.

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    kaity
    January 8, 2011 at 8:51 am

    i feel like my life has been paralleled with your blog..from being a fitness fanatic eating “diet” safe foods, to embracing whole foods that not only do a body good but taste good! thank you for all your wonderful work!

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    Rachel
    January 8, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Happy Birthday!

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    Bethany @ More Fruit Please
    January 8, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Happy Birthday! ELR is absolutely one of my favorite blogs and I look forward to plenty more years of reading!

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    Luyi
    January 8, 2011 at 8:52 am

    Congratulations, Jenna! Happy birthday, dear ELR.

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    Dulcie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Happy birthday ELR!! You’re blog has been a pleasure to read and follow the past 3 years!

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    JW
    January 8, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Happy Bday ELR! I’ve really enjoyed following your journey over the past couple of years Jenna. You are an inspiration to me to go for my goals and with hard work and determination you can achieve your goals!

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    Jess @JessCantCook
    January 8, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! Love reading your recipes πŸ™‚

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    SarahDS
    January 8, 2011 at 8:54 am

    Thanks for welcoming us into your life! Love reading your recipes and random thoughts.

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    Kiri
    January 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Happy Birthday. I only just recently found your blog but have truly enjoyed cooking and baking past recipes! Thanks so much!

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    Sarah
    January 8, 2011 at 8:55 am

    Wow 3 Years! Thanks for sharing your life and experiences with us!

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    Nicole
    January 8, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Happy birthday! I’m a new reader, and love your recipes!

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    Rhonda
    January 8, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Happy Birthday elr. You are the first food blog site I ever visited and it has been so much fun learning to cook and enjoy food thru reading your blog. : )

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    sana
    January 8, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Happy bloggy b-dizzle!!

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    Stacia
    January 8, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Getting ready to make white chicken chili…right now!

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    Valerie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

    I’ve been a silent adorer of your blog for about a year and a half now… it is by far one of my favorite daily blog reads! Happiest 3rd blog birthday!

    ps- your recipe for browned-butter chocolate chip cookies changed my LIFE!

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    Juliann
    January 8, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Happy Birthday! And I have to say, I really love how ELR has grown.

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    Elizabeth
    January 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Love your blog, love the recipes! Keep it up, girl!

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    Lindsey
    January 8, 2011 at 8:59 am

    Happy Birthday! I found your blog a few months ago and now I read it everyday! Looking forward to another year of fun new adventures.

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    Emily
    January 8, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Happy Birthday! I’m a fun fan! πŸ™‚

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    Becki @ Hike, Bike, Eat
    January 8, 2011 at 9:02 am

    I have ten fingers and a pet hanger!

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    Marci
    January 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Happy birthday ELR! My you’ve gotten so big. Many more!

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    Monica
    January 8, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Congrats on the blog, 3 years is such a long time! I hope there’s another 3 years to come.

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    Helen
    January 8, 2011 at 9:04 am

    congrats on 3 years of blogging! i always look forward to seeing a new post from you when i log into google reader. you’re a delight! can’t remember how i came across your blog, but glad i did πŸ™‚

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    Sara
    January 8, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Happy Birthday! Shouldn’t we be getting YOU a gift though?!

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    Rachel Checchia
    January 8, 2011 at 9:06 am

    That camp looks sweet— I KNEW you had to love Jesus! You have that joy about you that shines through everything you do! Love following your life… it’s inspired me to be a blogger πŸ™‚

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    Laura T.
    January 8, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR! I love the new direction the blog has taken and always love checking out your new recipes and adventures. πŸ™‚

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    Amy @ What Jew Wanna Eat
    January 8, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Congrats- I love how your blog has evolved! I spent summers on MV as well- what a magical place!

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    Olivia McLean
    January 8, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Happy Birthday Jenna! I’ve been reading your blog for years now and I love your healthy attitude towards food, one that you share with your readers every day. I’m grateful to turn to a voice that can reassure me that food is not the enemy, to be associated with weight gain and calories. Your blog tells me food is something is enjoy, savor, and share with those you love. Good on you for sharing this message with others, and thank you for sharing it with me.

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    Yin
    January 8, 2011 at 9:10 am

    Happy birthday πŸ˜€

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    Kristin S.
    January 8, 2011 at 9:10 am

    The best ginger cookies you’ve ever had?! I’m in!

    Congrats on three years; I absolutely love your site!

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    Traci(faithfulfoodiefashionista)
    January 8, 2011 at 9:11 am

    HaPpY Birthday!! Love your blog. Thanks for sharing it. πŸ™‚

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    Lindsay B
    January 8, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Happy birthday!

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    Kathleen
    January 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! What a fun ride over the years, I so look forward to your daily posts and I’m excited to see what the future holds. Since I pretty much love every cookbook you’ve recommended in the past, bring it on! πŸ™‚

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    Jessie
    January 8, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Happy Birthday! This is one of my few daily blog reads and I can’t wait to keep it going!

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    amy
    January 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Happy Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Lauren
    January 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Here’s to a fabulous three years!!! πŸ™‚

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    Annie M
    January 8, 2011 at 9:15 am

    Happy 3rd B-Day!! Keep up the awesome blogging!!

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    MaryBe@AccidentallyVegan
    January 8, 2011 at 9:16 am

    It’s been amazing watching you (and your blog) grow and change. Happy Birthday ELR

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    Michelle
    January 8, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Happy birthday, been enjoying your journey the whole way.

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    Liza
    January 8, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Here’s to a fabulous 2011!!

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    Christine (The Raw Project)
    January 8, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Wow, three years is awesome – happy blog birthday and great recap post!

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    courtney
    January 8, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Happy birthday, ELR! Thanks for making my life a little more tasty πŸ™‚

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    Chelsey
    January 8, 2011 at 9:21 am

    I love your blog. Happy 3 years, and many more blessed to come!

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    A Teenage Gourmet (Sami)
    January 8, 2011 at 9:28 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! I’d love to win a book from you. πŸ™‚ Your marshmallow recipe and your peanut butter oatmeal recipe are two great ones as well!

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    Jessica
    January 8, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Happy Birthday! Just wanted to say that I love your blog, and I regularly come by to grab recipes!! Keep ’em comin! =)

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    Janine
    January 8, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Happy 3rd Birthday! I love reading your blog everyday!

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    Kim
    January 8, 2011 at 9:31 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    sheila I
    January 8, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! I love reading your blog & especially like oogling the pictures of food. It is totally “Food Porn”

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    Caroline
    January 8, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Happy birthday ELR!

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    Kindra
    January 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

    wahoo! thank you!

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    Rachel @ Suburban Yogini
    January 8, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Happy Birthday ELR

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    Alexa @ The Girl In Chucks
    January 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Happy Blogiversary! πŸ™‚

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    Emily
    January 8, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Thanks for blogging, I always enjoy reading ELR daily!

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    Kara
    January 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Happy birthday ELR! Thank you for so much inspiration, fun, and food porn. Have lots of cupcakes to celebrate!

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    Kate
    January 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Happy Birthday!

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    Christina
    January 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Happy Birthday! Congrats on 3 (GREAT!) years!

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    Paige (Two Runners And A Brown Dog)
    January 8, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Hi Jenna. Your blog was the first fitness/food blog that I followed. I don’t know how I stumbled upon it, but it inspired me to take my blog a little more seriously, and to take joy in finding people/friends who love the same things that I do. Happy 3 Year Blog Birthday, and I look forward to reading for many years to come!

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    Meredith
    January 8, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Happy Anniversary Jenna! Great giveaway!

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    Jennifer K
    January 8, 2011 at 9:50 am

    Happy Blogiversary Jenna and ELR! I love what your blog has morphed into.

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    Ashlyn
    January 8, 2011 at 9:57 am

    I remember when I found this blog! It was only the name that drew me in, and once I read a couple posts, I was hooked. I check it daily πŸ™‚ Thanks for your dedication and Happy Anniversary!

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    Kim M.
    January 8, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Happy blog birthday! I hope you made ELR some birthday treats. πŸ™‚

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    Kristin
    January 8, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I make recipes from this blog for my family, friends, and coworkers all the time. They love them and it makes me happy. For the most part I’ve stopped reading blogs, but I check this one daily. You totally inspire me to put on my cute apron and get in the kitchen. In fact I’m making turkey chilli and loaded oatmeal cookies today because it’s snowing and there is nothing else to do.

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    Trista
    January 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Congrats on a successful blog!

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    Jessica @ Healthy Dairyland
    January 8, 2011 at 9:59 am

    Congrats and Happy Birthday ELR! Three years is a long time, but I bet it goes fast! I’ve almost had my blog a year, and I cannot believe how quickly it has gone by.

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    D
    January 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

    A very Happy Birthday to you!

    I read your blog every day and really enjoy it.

    May 2011 be full of good food, good health and heaps of funs for you!

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    Krit
    January 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog and your attitude <3

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    Wendy
    January 8, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Happy birthday ELR!

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    Erica
    January 8, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Your blog is such an inspiration to me! Congratulations on three incredible years– I hope there are many more to come!

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    Jessica F
    January 8, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Yay! Happy birthday! Keep up the…getting older? πŸ˜‰

    Looking forward to the next year of ELR!

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    Blog is the New Black
    January 8, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Congrats! As a (fairly) new(ish) follower, I never realized you worked in MV! I am from Boston, and love anything Cape/Nantucket/CC related. LOVE your blog and your recipes.

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    Courtney F.
    January 8, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Happy Birthday to you!

    What a cool cover for a cookbook, would love to win πŸ˜‰

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    Cellabella
    January 8, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Happy Blog Birthday!! You’ve done an amazing job with Eat Live Run, I’m looking forward to all the future recipes and adventures πŸ™‚ And the cookbook looks delicious, thanks for such a wonderful giveaway!

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    Karen
    January 8, 2011 at 10:11 am

    A huge Happy Birthday, ELR…my how you have grown! And, a huge thank you, Jenna, for all the fun you have provided (and for this generous give-away!)

    So excited to get my hands on this cookbook!

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    jessica g
    January 8, 2011 at 10:11 am

    everytime i see your food photos, i get hungry.

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    Meredith
    January 8, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Happy Blogiversary! I’ve been reading for several years now πŸ™‚ Addicted to your Lazy Girl Blondies by the way.

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    January 8, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Your blog, and what you have BUILT and created inspires me to be better, do better, cook better:)

    Congrats on your amazing success and achievements, Jenna! πŸ™‚

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    Shannon
    January 8, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Happy birthday! Looks like a good cookbook!

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    Brooke
    January 8, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Happy 3 years ELR! I’ve been reading for over a year and it inspired me to start my own blog. Thanks so much Jenna!

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    Katie
    January 8, 2011 at 10:18 am

    When is your cookbook coming out, Jenna? I can’t wait!!

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    Jess.
    January 8, 2011 at 10:19 am

    hey– i love your blog! I have reading it from about the time you started and it keeps getting better! Happy birthday!

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    Shannon
    January 8, 2011 at 10:21 am

    What a fun giveaway! I <3 cookbooks πŸ™‚ Happy birthday ELR, I hope there are many more birthdays for this blog to come!

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    Stacie @ Imperfectly Imperfectly
    January 8, 2011 at 10:22 am

    I’m excited for this giveaway!! Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Caitlin
    January 8, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Wow! Three years is awesome, so congrats on that πŸ™‚ I just discovered your blog, and I’ve been having a wonderful time reading it and catching up, so thank you!

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    Jennie
    January 8, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Happy birthday, ELR! This is one of the first blogs that I stumbled upon and I’ve really enjoyed following your blog through all of its changes for the past three years. Thanks for hosting such a great giveaway, Jenna!

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    Jess
    January 8, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Happy 3 Years! I really enjoy reading your blog. I’ve been trying some of the recipes you post and they are awesome! The loaded oatmeal cookies are next….. πŸ™‚

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    Kayla @ Let's Live Wholesome
    January 8, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Happy birthday, ELR! And I’m so glad you’ve continued to blog through all the ups and downs of life. I couldn’t imagine the blogosphere without you πŸ™‚

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    Krista
    January 8, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I collect cookbooks!!!! I would love to have more πŸ™‚

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    jenny
    January 8, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Happy Blog Birthday!!!

    I really love your blog jenna and its been great seeing (reading) you grow as a person and writer πŸ˜€

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    Julie @SavvyEats
    January 8, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Happy blog birthday to one of my favorite blogs!

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    Laura
    January 8, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Happy birthday!!

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    Becky
    January 8, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I love your blog, and ginger cookies are my favorite! πŸ™‚ I NEED that recipe.

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    Paige
    January 8, 2011 at 10:30 am

    Happy birthday! You were the first blog I started following πŸ™‚

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    ravan
    January 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Jenna!! You have been such an inspiration to me over the past year!!! I love your blog and, as much as one stranger can love another, I love YOU!!! Keep it up, lady!!!

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    laurie
    January 8, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Yeah! Now that I’ve moved back to the US from living the past 3 years in Taiwan, I can FINALLY enter a giveaway! Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Beth B
    January 8, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Happy Birthday! I’m so glad I found your blog.

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    Kelsea
    January 8, 2011 at 10:32 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!!!

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    Kayce
    January 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELR!!! I look forward to reading thing blog for many more birthdays.

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    melissa roby
    January 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Happy Birthday! Love your blog…it’s at the top of my fav’s list….I have flipped through this cookbook at Borders….almost bought it!!!

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    Kelli
    January 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR! I love reading about all of your adventures with life and food!

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    Ashley
    January 8, 2011 at 10:35 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELR! I have enjoyed following your blog for a long time πŸ™‚

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    Kate
    January 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Yay! Happy Birthday ELR!!! Love reading your blog and trying your recipes! Keep ’em coming! πŸ™‚

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    Erin
    January 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! I love your recipes and can’t wait for another year of them. πŸ™‚

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    Astrid
    January 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

    HAPPY BLOG BIRTHDAY!!!

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    Danielle
    January 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Happy birthday to perhaps my favorite food blog ever! I always save yours for last in my Google Reader…it’s like a yummy dessert πŸ™‚

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    Frannie
    January 8, 2011 at 10:40 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!!! I have been reading this blog since Spring 2009 – it has been very entertaining and inspirational πŸ™‚

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    Jess-The SemiAbnormal Gal
    January 8, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Happy Birthday Indeed….and to think I’ve been reading for 1.5 years of the three you’ve been up and running! How time flies.

    I love cookbooks, especially if they are “Jenna approved!”

    PS. Thanks for the link to Simply Breakfast earlier this week. I’m loving her photography, it’s very inspiring.

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    Rachel
    January 8, 2011 at 10:44 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I’ve only been reading the blog since 2010, but I have caught up with the archives and can’t wait for your book to come out!

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    kari
    January 8, 2011 at 10:53 am

    happy blog birthday! your’s was the first food blog i ever read, and i’ve really enjoyed the world it has opened up to me. i’ll reiterate earlier comments that i really appreciate your outlook on food and health – cookies are good for the soul!

    i have a savory recipe request – i’ve been looking for a good white wine creamy pasta recipe and haven’t found what i’m looking for. maybe you could add that to your upcoming savory endeavors? πŸ™‚

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    Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama
    January 8, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Hasppy Birthday, ELR!!! Here’s to many more years of sweat, blood, flour, tears, full bellies and bacon!

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    lauren
    January 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

    congrats on 3 years of awesome blogging! your meatballs are my favorite. i’m a nantucket girl at heart, but would still love to win this cookbook πŸ™‚

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    Michelle
    January 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Thanks for sharing so many great adventures and recipes with us! I love your new blog style and look forward to your posts every day.

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    Caitlin
    January 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Happy Birthday to youuu! Love the blog transformation over the years πŸ™‚ And, since I grew up in Sebastopol, love seeing Healdsburg and Santa Rosa too!

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    Liz Jacquart
    January 8, 2011 at 10:56 am

    New to the blogging world for about 2 months now! Soon to hopefully be one myself! Really enjoy yours! πŸ™‚

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    Tracy
    January 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Happy blog birthday Jenna!

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    Molly
    January 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Happy Birthday!! Can’t wait to see what year 4 has in store!

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    Jodi
    January 8, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Love love love your website!

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    Nicole
    January 8, 2011 at 10:58 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I’ve been reading your blog for almost three years, and haven’t missed a post. I love what you have made ELR into, and look forward to all that you have in store in the upcoming years!

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    Nadia
    January 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Happy birthday – here’s to many more!!

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    Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen
    January 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Umm….happy birthday? πŸ™‚

    [Hey, you said say anything…]

    It was great being able to meet you in Austin this year! I hope you come back soon….also, you were the very first food blog I ever learned about (my cousin’s fiance Ted went to high school with you I think, and she introduced me to ELR), and I must say, I admire/respect/love the direction it has taken!

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    Elaina
    January 8, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I’ve been reading your blog since the beginning and love all of your recipes. πŸ™‚

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    Sharon
    January 8, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I’ve been enjoying your blog and following your adventures for a little over a year now-I’ve enjoyed the changes you’ve made over the past year and look forward to the new year with ELR. Oh and I just made your Loaded Oatmeal Cookies last night-another winner!

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    Allison
    January 8, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Love your blog, Jenna! You are the first blog I started reading and have inspired me to live a healthy lifestyle and celebrate cooking!

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    jenny eats nutella from a spoon
    January 8, 2011 at 11:03 am

    i eat nutella from a spoon.
    happy birthday elr.

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    Ann
    January 8, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Congratulations on three years, Jenna! I have so enjoyed reading your blog every day, to follow your progression and growth, and of course, your fabulous recipes! Engagement Scampi and Chicken Enchiladas are favorites around our house. Next up to try – BBQ Pulled Chicken! You are a beautiful person, inside and out, thank you so much for sharing your life with us!

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    Holly
    January 8, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Happy birthday! I have been enjoying your blog for well over a year!

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    Jess
    January 8, 2011 at 11:09 am

    This blog has changed a lot in 3 years. Keep up the good work and happy birthday.

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    julie
    January 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

    happy birthday girl! i’m making your s’mores brownies for my party tonight!! can’t wait πŸ™‚

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    Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen)
    January 8, 2011 at 11:13 am

    the cookbook looks like a great one! Thanks for hosting!

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    kailey @ caffienated nut
    January 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

    ahh jenna happy blog birthday πŸ™‚
    wow three years – a lot has happened too!

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    Molly
    January 8, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog and recipes and am planning to make white chicken chili tomorrow for a football playoffs watching party.

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    Brittany
    January 8, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Congratulations on 3 years! I’ve been reading you daily for a little over a year now and have made many a delicious treat from your blog! I look forward to seeing what the future holds for you πŸ™‚

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    Robin
    January 8, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! I love the vineyard, and would love to own the cookbook! Keep up the good work, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed following your blog’s evolution.

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean
    January 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

    congrats on three successful years!

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    Ash Bear
    January 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I’ve so enjoyed watching you and ELR evolve over the past 3 years. Congratulations and here’s to may more!

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    Stacy @ Every Little Thing
    January 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

    I have heard of BlackDog Tavern but haven’t been there or been able to try their fare but I’m super excited for this giveaway! And Happy Birthday!

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    Aimee
    January 8, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR!!

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    Ahn Ei
    January 8, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! πŸ™‚

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    Natalie
    January 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the recipes!

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    Matt
    January 8, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I had a friend give me your blog a few months ago to entertain me in my medical school classes (lectures can be boring πŸ™‚ ), and I have been hooked! I am a visual learner, and have always had a yearning to experiment/create in the kitchen. Your blog has made a wonderful road map for me to expand my cooking endeavors. I have cooked half a dozen things from your page in the past month, and it has made my tummy full and given me a great way to relax. Thanks for your creative posts!

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    Anne Weber-Falk
    January 8, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Thank you for your words and pictures on this blog. I started reading healthy living blogs for inspiration and found most to be rather uninspiring. Mostly because the things they say are unattainable to me. Chia seeds, special nut butters and running marathons are not going to happen for a lot of reasons. You have struck a chord with me though. I like what I read and see. I also like that you called your dear man Almanzo. I thought it was sweet. Tell him it is a term of endearment and you’ll only do it on your blog. Jessica calls her husband Mr. How Sweet. I think Manly would work for you fella too. Thanks again for making me smile. Peace, Anne WF

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    Katherine
    January 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

    I want to win because the dog on the cookbook reminds me of southern proper! haha πŸ™‚

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    Ilene
    January 8, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Congratulations on 3 years!

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    Sharon Johnson
    January 8, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I’ve enjoyed every post, and hope to continue reading into the future. She only gets better with age! πŸ˜‰ And I would love a copy of this cookbook. I can tell you have fabulous taste in food, so I trust your instincts when it comes to choosing cookbooks to share with your readers. I hope you pick me!!

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    Tammy
    January 8, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I love your recipes so much! Thank you for being such a consistent blogger!

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    Raewyn
    January 8, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Happy Birthday, Jenna! So glad I found ELR and you. πŸ™‚

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    Laura
    January 8, 2011 at 11:26 am

    This cookbook looks like a winner! I’d love to make the peanut sesame noodles. Congrats on three years of great blogging πŸ™‚

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    Julie B
    January 8, 2011 at 11:27 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I’m looking for a new cook book…thanks for the great giveaway!

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    Sara N
    January 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Happy Birthday!

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    Jess (Daly Authenticity)
    January 8, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for all the hard work and dedication that you’ve put into the blog! I love it!

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    Alexandra
    January 8, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Happy happy birthday! You have been a huge inspiration for my own blogging ever since I stumbled upon your blog just about a year ago! Thank you, and thank you for all the recipes, photos and hilarious insight!

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    Ashley
    January 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

    You have inspired me to get create in the kitchen and I have discovered a true passion for cooking. Thank you for that. I’d love the cookbook!

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    JenE
    January 8, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Happy Birthday! … so glad I found you. You’ve expanded my horizons to try some vegan stuff (LOVE the holiday sugar cookies) and indian too – love the yellow curry (which is technically vegan too!). Raise a glass to another year!
    Jen

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    lisa M831
    January 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for sharing so much of you with all of us!
    Lisa

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    Katrina
    January 8, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Congrats on your three year birthday! I’ve loved reading your blog over the past year and hope for many more.

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    Nadeanne
    January 8, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!!! I love your blog Jenna…keep up the good work!!

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    Happy Healthy Mama
    January 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Congratulations on 3 successful years!

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    Lindsay
    January 8, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! I have loved reading you!

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    Kara
    January 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Congrats on the blogiversary! I’ve really enjoyed reading the blog!

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    Jessica @ The Process of Healing
    January 8, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! I think your blog will always be, and has always been, my absolute favorite.

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    Sheila
    January 8, 2011 at 11:46 am

    I LOVE all the Black Dog stuff. I have shirts, jackets, Chritmas ornaments, well you understand! Maybe it’s because I had 2 black labs and am waiting on my new black lab puppy to be born πŸ™‚

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    Katie S
    January 8, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR! And love the cookbook giveaway!

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    Kianni
    January 8, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Happy Birthday To You, Happy Birthday To You! Happy BIRTHDAY, DEAR EAT-LIVE-RUN! Happy Birthday To YOU! Lol. ^_^””

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    Manda
    January 8, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Happy Buuuuurfday ELR!

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    Michelle C
    January 8, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Happy Blog Birthday! Thanks for keeping up with it. I just got a kindle today and am in love as well. Although I think kindle cookbooks are wierd. πŸ™‚

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    Donna Porter
    January 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I have enjoyed reading your blog and appreciate all the time and effort that goes into it πŸ™‚

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    Jonna Green
    January 8, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Congratulations Jenna on a terrfic blog! I do so enjoy reading! Thanks again, Jonna

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    MorganAK
    January 8, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I have been following your blog for almost 2 years now and i truly admire the way it has changed and the voice that you are now expressing in each and every post! I love your humor and enjoy reading about your culinary adventures πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing with all of us!

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    Nicole
    January 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Happy blog birthday! I think I started reading when you were about six months in, and I’ve been reading it ever since.

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    Jennifer
    January 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    Happy B-day ELR!

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    Allie
    January 8, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Happy Birthday, ELR! Thank you for blogging, Jenna! I hope I win! πŸ™‚

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    Marisa Leigh
    January 8, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Happy blogiversary! What a wonderful accomplishment. I’ve truly loved reading your blog and have cooked up many of your tasty recipes. In fact I just made your Chicken and Green Chili Enchiladas on Thursday night for my family – huge success!

    I look forward to continue reading your blog – hopefully for many years to come!

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    alyssa
    January 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    sounds fun-new cookbooks are exciting!

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    Jessica
    January 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! And I love The Black Dog – so good!!

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    Lindsey
    January 8, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    I would love to win that cookbook!

    WOW! 3 years really flew by…I cant believe its been that long Jenna!

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    Jennifer
    January 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    happy blog birthday! :o) i love reading your blog, and congrats on reaching this milestone!

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    Tara
    January 8, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    happy birthday to youuuu! (sort of). Congrats on your success over the past 3 years. That must feel amazing!

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    Stacey
    January 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I love cookbooks! Pick me! Pick me!

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    Erin R
    January 8, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Congrats on all of yours and ELR success!

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    Marleah
    January 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    Congratulations on 3 + years of blogging! I love reading your blog – laughing/smiling while reading about mostly food-related stuff is a rare treat. You’re a great writer.

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    Amalfi Girl
    January 8, 2011 at 12:14 pm

    Congrats on 3 years!

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    Kelly E.
    January 8, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    Happy birthday, ELR! I am in awe of the journey you’ve been on since you started your blog. You’ve grown up so much! Awww. I can’t wait to see where this blog takes you in the next three years. Congrats!

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    Diana@mymarblerye
    January 8, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    You started the world on online food blogging! Cheers!

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    julia
    January 8, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    Happy blog birthday!

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    Sandy
    January 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Happy Birthday, I love your blog and your fun outlook on everything. You inspired me to sign up in Oct. 2009 for a biking/wine tour trip in Sonoma from your Murphy-Goode experience and I actually met you on our tour of Michel Schlumberger. Don’t know if you remember but I had a fun trip and stepped outside of my comfort zone. Kind of like you I learned that I’m just not all that into biking but I know that I can do it and met lots of fabulous friends, too.

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    Jackie
    January 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Thank goodness, you’re past your terrible twos! Hahaha, just kidding…
    Typing eatlive….in my browser is one of my biggest modes of escape during the work day…thank you and happy new year!

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    Aria
    January 8, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    When I first started reading health blogs in Fall of 2009, yours was my first! Thank you for introducing me to the world of health blogs πŸ™‚ ELR is fantastic and I always look forward to reading your posts – happy birthday!

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    Rebecca
    January 8, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    I love breakfast!!

    Also, buon compleanno!

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    Tami Merritt
    January 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Anything I want huh???? Babba boo, gigga he, wiggle wiggle, ja ja, ho ho, eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…………..In other words, love following you for the past three years!!!

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    Jacqueline
    January 8, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    Happiest of birthdays to you! I only just discovered this blog a few months ago, and it has already become one of my favorites. πŸ™‚

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    Sarah
    January 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Congrats on your three-year mark!

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    Anessa
    January 8, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Thanks for such an enjoyable blog. I have made a few of your recipes now and they have been Yummy!

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    kerry mcgee
    January 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    You go girl!

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    CathyK
    January 8, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    tomorrow, jan 9th, is my birthday! :)P
    this would be a wonderful birthday surprise!
    thanks, jenna! congrats on your blog birthday!

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    Ozlem
    January 8, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    yippiiieee happy birthday and what an awesome giveaway! hope I win!!!

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    Izzie
    January 8, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Congratulations on 3 years! This is my absolute favorite blog, keep it up πŸ™‚

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    Clizia
    January 8, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    Happy birthday from an Italian fan!!! x

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    Kate
    January 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love the blog!!!

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    amy
    January 8, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    congratulations! love your blog!!

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    Natalie
    January 8, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    Happy birthday! I love your blog and I’ve enjoyed following your adventures!

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    Deidre
    January 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Happy Birthday!!!! Hope its a great year for you and the blog.

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    Kristi
    January 8, 2011 at 12:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! I don’t think I’ll ever forget my birthday πŸ™‚ No matter what age I’m turning I still feel like it should be my day…haha.

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    Nina
    January 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    Happy Birthday!

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    leslie
    January 8, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Happy birthday elr! Congratulations jenna, all of your hard work is my daily entertainment. I love your blog!

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    Maria
    January 8, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Happy birthday, elr! Keep up the great work πŸ™‚

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    Kristy
    January 8, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I’m new to your blog, been reading about 6 months, although even that’s gone quickly! Well done on 3 years, I wish I’d been here with you from the start!!

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    Chelsea S. B
    January 8, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Happy 3 Years ELR!

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    Laura Duggan
    January 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! This blog brings a smile to my face every day.

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    Kim
    January 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Congratulations, Jenna! You, and your blog are so inspiring to me! πŸ™‚ Keep doing what you’re doing!

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    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef
    January 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    happy birthday ELR! πŸ™‚

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    Anne
    January 8, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    Happy birthday to the bloggie and thanks for compiling some faves, it was nice to revisit! πŸ™‚

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    Amanda
    January 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    I love your blog. I made the white chicken chili this past week and everyone loved it!

    Congrats on your three-year anniversary of your blog.

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    melissa
    January 8, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Happy birthday! πŸ™‚

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    Peggy
    January 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Happy Birthday! Love your blog!

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    sofia
    January 8, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    happy birthday, ELR! it’s been quite an adventure for you and the blog, and i love keepin’ up with it all πŸ™‚

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    Mary
    January 8, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Thanks for the giveaway πŸ™‚

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    Helen
    January 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I would love this cookbook!

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    Laura
    January 8, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Love you Jenna, thanks!

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    Carly
    January 8, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday Jenna! Your blog rocks. πŸ™‚

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    VCK
    January 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Happy Birthday!

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    Leslie
    January 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Audrey
    January 8, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Thanks for such a fun blog! I have enjoyed reading it and trying out the different recipes. My husband love your lentil loaf πŸ™‚

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    Lauren
    January 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    You are my inspiration. Keep doing what you do and never look back. Happy Birthday ELR!!

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    Ally
    January 8, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Happy Blog Bday!

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    salah (My Healthiest Lifestyle)
    January 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday girl! I have loved reading your bloggie for a long time now! I can’t wait to hear nmore!

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    Amy
    January 8, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    I love ELR and so far have make the following from your blog:
    Cinnamon Toast Muffins (every Saturday, my 19 month old daughter LOVES them)
    White Chicken Chili
    Chicken and Biscuits
    Sprinkles Cupcakes
    Pulled Chicken
    Enchiladas
    Loaded Oatmeal Cookies.
    My husband LOVES you and I do too! Keep bringing us the good stuff.

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    kristin
    January 8, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    jenna – congrats on three years of blogging! ive been reading forever and i look forward to all your posts and recipes! here’s to many more years of blogging!!!

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    Michelle @ Turning Over a New Leaf
    January 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Happy Birthday, ELR!

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    Gretchen
    January 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Happy Birthday to ELR! and I love your blog! Thanks for putting the work into it to make it so awesome!

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    natalie (The Sweets Life)
    January 8, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    been reading your blog almost from the beginning. to this day it remains one of my favorites πŸ™‚

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    kylie
    January 8, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Happy Bday ELR!! And WAR EAGLE!!!!!

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    jenny
    January 8, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Happyu blog birthday !

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    Dee
    January 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Marie @ PeoniesNCupcakes
    January 8, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! Your blog is very inspiring so keep up the fabulous job!

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    Rachel S
    January 8, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Happy blog birthday Jenna! It’s been fun reading your blog and seeing how far you’ve come since the beginning!

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    Shanna
    January 8, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    Happy birthday!

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    Maggie
    January 8, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Happy belated Birthday!! Love your blog and your recipes πŸ™‚

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    Kristin
    January 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Birthdays are so fun!

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    janet schmitz
    January 8, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    I LOVE your blog! You are truly an authentic person.

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    carolyn~
    January 8, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!!! I am loving the new direction of the blog. It is nice to see delicious food without guilt!!!

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    Courtney
    January 8, 2011 at 1:48 pm

    Congrats!

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    Samantha
    January 8, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    Anything you want!

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    Lucinda
    January 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Happy Birthday elr! And what an awesome book cover!

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    Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    January 8, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! Thanks for doing a great giveaway Jenna!

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    ashley
    January 8, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    happy birthday! your blog is an everyday read and a fav of mine! xo ashley

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    Hayley
    January 8, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    Happy Birthday to you! (listen to The Beatles ‘Birthday’) You’ve just gotta!

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    Emily
    January 8, 2011 at 1:58 pm

    I really enjoy reading your blog and sharing your recipes! Happy Birthday!

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    Tasha
    January 8, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I loveeee cfookbooks! Happy Birthday ELR! Love your recipes =)

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    Lynne
    January 8, 2011 at 2:04 pm

    Happy Birthday – love your blog! I’m making those loaded oatmeal cookies this afternoon!

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    Daisy
    January 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Happy Birthday 3rd birthday ELR!!

    i grew up on Cape Cod (18 years, born and raised) and just love the vineyard. the black dog is a typical tourist spot and I’ve only been once, too young to remember the food, I trust your palate and would love to win a cookbook!

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    Dynamics
    January 8, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Three years is a long time. I have only been with you a few short months. Slowly I am reading the archives. I collect cookbooks and would love to add this to my collection. My very first cookbook was of course Betty Crocker, but my very favorite second cookbook was from Farm Journal. Those farm women really know how to put a meal together. I love that most every recipe was from scratch like they did in what I am presuming the olden days. Maybe that is why I love your blog so much. True cooking/baking from the heart and soul.

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    erin c
    January 8, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    Did you take the $1 trolley around the vineyard? I miss it there!

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    Amanda
    January 8, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    I’ve been reading your blog for 1 1/2 years and have loved every second of it! I’ve loved watching you grow and develop your blog. I just can’t wait for your book : ) Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Kathryn
    January 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I really enjoy your blog-keep it up!

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    megan
    January 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    woah so many comments! goes to show how many blog friends we all have! I feel like I am friends with so many of you even though we have never spoken once. Cheers to many many wonderful years to come!

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    allie p
    January 8, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    I’m so happy that Pioneer Woman’s Tasty Kitchen featured a few of your recipes–that led me to you. Came back today to get your directions for figgy neutons and it’s your BIRTHDAY?? Whoo-hoo! celebrating for you!

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    Dom
    January 8, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    How about a joke? . . .
    Q : There are two potatoes standing on a street corner – one of them is a prostitute. How can you tell which one is which?

    A; The one that says “I da ho”. ; )

    Buon Cumpleano ELR!

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    Kerrie
    January 8, 2011 at 2:16 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Christy
    January 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Happy Birthday and Congratulations on such a fantastic blog! I have been reading since the beginning and it’s a joy to see how you have transformed. Keep up the great work. And the great recipes! Yum.

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    Terri from Sunnyvale, CA
    January 8, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Jenna, I’m so glad I found your blog! I enjoy reading it every day!

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    Lola
    January 8, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    Happy 3 year blog-iversary!!
    I started reading your blog about 2 years ago. I hope you keep writing and posting delicious recipes with fun little stories and your witty sense of humor!!
    xoxo
    Lola

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    Dominique
    January 8, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Congrats on your blog’s birthday Jenna! I’ve loved reading how your blog how evolved over the years and your pumpkin whoopie pie recipe is my fave. I’m going to be making your white chicken chili recipe soon–I can’t wait to try it and eat it!

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    Mellissa
    January 8, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! Love the blog, Jenna! Especially love the new direction!

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    Kathleen
    January 8, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Happy Blogiversary! What an amazing accomplishment to blog for three years! They have been a wonderful three years…here’s to many more!

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    Rae
    January 8, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! You are simply beautiful, inside and out.

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    Katy
    January 8, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    I love the Black Dog and would LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to own this cookbook! πŸ™‚ Happy birthday, ELR!

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    Anne
    January 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    happy blog birthday! as weird as this sounds, your blog is like..a reward for me hahah. i make myself do something productive before I can read it πŸ˜€

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    Jillimin
    January 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    happy birthday to you!!! . . . um, and Elvis too! πŸ™‚

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    Jen @ She said. She said.
    January 8, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    Happy Birthday! I have a problem with cookbooks – I am a complete addict. I’d rather read a cookbook than a novel. So – I’d love this one!

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    Molly
    January 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Congrats! Please keep blogging for at least 3 more!!

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    Danielle
    January 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Happy birthday, and congratulations on your success!! I hope I get to celebrate a third birthday someday πŸ™‚

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    Sonya
    January 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! Looks like a neat cookbook!

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    Claire
    January 8, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    I love your blog! Congratulations on hitting the three year mark!

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    Quinn
    January 8, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! Thank you for sharing your days with us.

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    Blair
    January 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing your recipes! I have a pot of your turkey chili simmering on the stove as I type this in fact. It’s my first time making it, but I have no doubt it’s fantastic!

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    Ashley
    January 8, 2011 at 2:48 pm

    3 years! Woohoo! I’ve enjoyed reading through your life journey over the last year (and some) and wish you so much more excitement, and blessings, in 2011!

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    Angharad
    January 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Happy birthday, Jenna! I’ve been reading for about a year and a half – two years and I’ve loved following you along the way. Keep up the awesome work, wonderful recipes and great writing!

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    Amanda S.
    January 8, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you for blogging, it brightens my days at work!

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    Angelica
    January 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Love the blog!! Been reading since the beginning πŸ™‚

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    Michelle
    January 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!!! Jenna, I love your blog and has it has evolved over time! You are awesome.

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    Angela sherman
    January 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    I have enjoyed your blog as well as your enthusiasm for food and life!

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    VeggieGirl
    January 8, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Jenna, I love our text messaging and that our blogs brought us together as real life friends. Love you, girl!

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    Melinda
    January 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm

    Here’s to another 3 years of awesome recipes and good times!

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    Brittany B
    January 8, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    happy birthday elr!! <3 don't know what i would do with out the blog.

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    Jory
    January 8, 2011 at 3:05 pm

    Congrats on the blog-versary! Keep up the good work, you are inspiring!!!!

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    Kaper
    January 8, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    This cookbook looks great!
    Happy 3 year birthday! I can’t wait to see what you cook in 2011 πŸ™‚

    -Kaper
    kaper22.blogspot.com

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    kelsey
    January 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    woohoooo!! awesome giveaway!!!

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    ashleigh
    January 8, 2011 at 3:10 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday!

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    Elli @ 16 and Losing It
    January 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Happy (life and blog) Birthday!

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    Rochel
    January 8, 2011 at 3:11 pm

    Happy ELR Birthday!! I now intend to spend the next hours reviewing your favorite recipes (even though I’m sure I saw them the first time around).

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    samantha
    January 8, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! love the blog, i recommend to as many people as I can =)

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    Danielle
    January 8, 2011 at 3:16 pm

    Congrats on 3 years!! I love reading your blog πŸ™‚

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    marisa @ vinyasa mama
    January 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    I worked at the Black Dog store in Edgartown for a summer! I never bought a cookbook but I do remember folding a million T-shirts that summer πŸ™‚

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    Tricia
    January 8, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Woohoo! Happy B’day ELR!

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    bridget
    January 8, 2011 at 3:20 pm

    pick me!

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    Allison
    January 8, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Happy blog birthday Jenna!!

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    Katelyn S
    January 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    happy blogiversary =)
    thanks for all you write/do!

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    Alexis
    January 8, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    By far my favorite blog. I’ve only been reading for about a year, but can’t wait for many more!!! xoxo

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    Yuki
    January 8, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    I am so glad that you have been blogging for this long because you are such an inspiration for me!! Thank you so much and Happy Birthday ELR!!!!

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    Lauren Z.
    January 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Congrats on 3 years Jenna! I’ve only been reading for several months, and I look forward to your posts every day! Keep up the fun and good work! πŸ™‚

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss
    January 8, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    Happy birthday, happy birthday, happy birthday to you!! Happy Birthday, dear ELR, happy birthday to you.

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    Meredith @ An Epic Change
    January 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    wahoooo giveaway for funsies! thanks, Jenna!

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    Amy J.
    January 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR…any many more!!!

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    Stacey K.
    January 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    your recipes are AMAZING!

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    Sarah B
    January 8, 2011 at 3:38 pm

    Happy ELR Birthday!! Congrats!

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    Lauren
    January 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Congrats on the bloggiversary!!!!! What a milestone!

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    Nikee
    January 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    Hi! I love your blog, thank you for writing such a great blog!!

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    Jenni
    January 8, 2011 at 3:42 pm

    Happy birthday!!
    I love collecting new cookbooks!

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    marie
    January 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Happy Birthday and here’s to many more years of blogging fun!!

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    Carol
    January 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Happy ELR Birthday – Keep on shaaring your fabulous receipes Jenna !

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    Ellen
    January 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    happy birthday, ELR. this book looks lovely.

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    Jaci
    January 8, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Happy Blogversary!

    I don’t personally blog, but yours was one of the first I’ve read and what got me into reading food blogs. Great recipes, advice, and photography. Keep up the great work!

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    Sarah
    January 8, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Yay!! The Black Dog is GREAT! Grew up on the Cape in Dennis… Happy Birthday ELR! I am ever so grateful for your inspiring posts and never fail recipes!

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    Jennifer
    January 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Paj
    January 8, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    Happy blog B-day!

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    Tracy
    January 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday–Yours is one of the first blogs that I came upon, and read it first every morning.

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    Char
    January 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    Happy 3rd birthday ELR! Looking forward to many more years of delicous recipies and beautiful photos!

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    Miche98
    January 8, 2011 at 3:54 pm

    I love this blog, I have been reading it for 2 years.

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    Heather
    January 8, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    Happy 3rd birthday!! πŸ™‚ Love this blog!

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    Jannifer
    January 8, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    I really love your blog. Such a fun, amusing, blog showcasing delicious recipes.

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    oklahomies
    January 8, 2011 at 4:04 pm

    congrats! i can’t believe i’ve been reading ELR for almost that long, too!

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    Shawna
    January 8, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! I’ve been following for almost a year (which will be next week!) and I always look forward to new adventures and recipes from you Jenna! thank you πŸ™‚

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    Kristi M
    January 8, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Love the blog! Happy bday, ELR! πŸ™‚

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    amanda
    January 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    made pizza bread today with only semi-failed naan garlic bread. yumm, love your blog!

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    Melissa Mollet
    January 8, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’ve been reading your blog for about a year now and I’m so glad I found you =)

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    Amy
    January 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Congrats on 3 years of blogging! I have enjoyed your blog since the beginning, and hope to for years to come!

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    Maren
    January 8, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Happy birthday Eat Live Run! This is one of my most favorite blogs! I can’t wait for another year of foodie posts.

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    carrie
    January 8, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    ah, you had me at peanut sesame noodles. happy birthday!

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    Amanda
    January 8, 2011 at 4:23 pm

    I’ve been a faithful ELR reader for about two years. Happy Birthday!

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    vivian
    January 8, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! Jenna u should come down to southern cali for some awesome mexican food.

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    Jill K.
    January 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! I’m a cookbook fanatic and this looks like a great one!

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    Heidi - Apples Under My Bed
    January 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

    Happy birthday ELR and lovely Jenna!! I adore your blog, I am so happy I found it. Thanks for the gorgeous recipes and the funny, lovely and real snapshots into your life. I look forward to many more posts πŸ™‚ (thanks for the birthday summary of your fav recipes too! linguini with clams will be what I look at first!)
    Heidi xo
    p.s. don’t pick me for the giveaway – I’m in Australia and assume I can’t enter!!

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    Matt
    January 8, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Congrats on 3 years !!

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    kristin point
    January 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    happy bloggiversary!

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    AnneW
    January 8, 2011 at 4:30 pm

    Hey Jenna! I think you’re really great! I also think we would be friends πŸ™‚
    I just ran my 2nd half marathon this morning, and PR’d at 1:47!

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    Natalie
    January 8, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Happy blog birthday! πŸ™‚

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    Cristin
    January 8, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love your blog so much.

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    Liz
    January 8, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    This cookbook looks like something I would love! Great giveaway Jenna.

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    Ali
    January 8, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Happy 3rd Blogiversary. πŸ™‚

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    Jill
    January 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    I guess that means I’ve been an ELR reader for almost three years! Wild! Here’s to many more years of wonderful recipes and lots of charm. πŸ™‚

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    Rachel Petersen
    January 8, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    happy birthday!

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    Andrea
    January 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Happy birthday elr!!!!

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    elaine
    January 8, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Happy birthday!! i love how your blog has grown and developed over the years πŸ˜€

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    Colleen
    January 8, 2011 at 4:49 pm

    Happy birthday! I just love your blog. Keep up the great work!

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    Lauren
    January 8, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! As long as you keep blogging, I’ll keep reading!

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    Elizabeth @ The Sweet Life
    January 8, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Congratulations and happy birthday! All of your readers are glad you’re still sharing your life and appetite (and appetite for life!) with us every day.

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    Kelly Lovell
    January 8, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Love your blog. Congrats on the blogerversiarry!

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    Amanda @ Plato's Plate
    January 8, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    I love your blog so, so, so much. I have watched the blog and you evolve and it’s been so fun seeing things change. I can’t wait to get YOUR book.

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    Courtney @ Ice Cream & Wine
    January 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    Happiest of Birthdays to ELR! πŸ™‚

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    Coco
    January 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I have been reading your blog for about 1.5 years of the 3, and I love it. You are witty, cute, and a damn good cook!

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    Liz
    January 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Congrats on three years! So glad I found your blog and am really looking to future posting (especially savory week!)

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    Gillian
    January 8, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’ve enjoyed every moment of following you, your blog and the journey upwards!

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    Kristie
    January 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Love your blog, love watching you grow in these past couple of years, and especially love all the killer recipes you post :). Happy blog bday!

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    Beth
    January 8, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Love the website, Jenna! Keep up the good work! πŸ™‚

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    Kristin Worthington
    January 8, 2011 at 5:08 pm

    I need to live outside the box and try new dishes this will help for sure as well I have enjoyed reading your blog fir two years now πŸ˜‰

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    Christina
    January 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Happy birthday! I love your down-to-earth style and your beautiful pictures. And how sweet of you to give a present to celebrate! A cookbook is the best gift ever!

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    Erin
    January 8, 2011 at 5:18 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Thanks for inspiring to cook for my family!!!

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    Skyoga
    January 8, 2011 at 5:21 pm

    Heey Jenna
    I absolutely love your blog. Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes. I just got a kitchenaid mixer for Christmas so it makes making all your fabulous recipes much easier but I miss the arm workouts haha. Thanks so much for all your wonderful posts!!!!

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    Madeline
    January 8, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Happy Bloggie Birthday!

    This cookbook looks great – I love things like this that are truly meaningful and timeless!

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    Michelle
    January 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Jenna,

    Can’t wait to buy your book. I read your blog all the time. I recently decided I enjoy writing about food way more than yoga too πŸ˜‰

    Have a good weekend! Happy Blogging Birthday
    Michelle

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    Anna
    January 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    Happy Blogbirthday! I grew up going to this bakery but never thought to buy the cookbook. What a great prize πŸ™‚

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    wendy
    January 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! I have been around since almost the beginning! Love the changes.

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    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel
    January 8, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    WOW what an accomplishment so far!! awesome job <3

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    Jen H
    January 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Happy birthday ELR!! Thanks for blogging πŸ™‚

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    Megan
    January 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!!! I love birthdays. My family is really big on the birthdays and since I come from a very large family we celebrate one just about every month. It’s always fun and that means I get birthday cake more than once a year.

    Yum πŸ™‚

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    Rachael
    January 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Happy bday to ELR!! I love reading your blog every day, and can’t wait to see where it is headed in the future. I’m thinking I should probably break out the sweatpants now in anticipation of the baked goods recipes to come!

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    kirsten
    January 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    oooh I would love to win that! happy birthday elr!

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    Audrey
    January 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! At least you knew how old you were! My mom spent her entire 47th year of life telling everyone she was 48 only to find out on her “49th” birthday that it was, in fact, her 48th birthday. to which she replied “damnit!”

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    Kate
    January 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    congratulations on the birthday! πŸ˜‰

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    MB
    January 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm

    Happy Birthday EatLiveRun! You put a smile on my face every day! πŸ™‚

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    Katie
    January 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    Happy birthday from one OSU fan to another πŸ™‚

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    Shannon
    January 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I’m making your fig newtons tomorrow with homemade strawberry-fig jam (which I’ll first reduce). Thanks for the inspiration!

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    Vanessa
    January 8, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    I need to make that carrot cake recipe!

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    mandy allen
    January 8, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    I die over your white chicken chili recipe! I love coming to your blog every week and finding a new recipe to cook with! thanks so much!

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    Neena
    January 8, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Happy Birthday! I love following your adventures!

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    Hima
    January 8, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Happy Birthday, ELR! Thank you for sharing your adventures.

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    Kelsey
    January 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Happy Birthday, ELR! Very much looking forward to savory week… πŸ™‚

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    capecodsoprano
    January 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!!!! Yay. I live near the Vineyard/visit very often. I also am waiting for my black dog puppy to be born this month. Therefore I deserve the cook book. Send it right over please. Thank you.

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    Glamorous Newlywed
    January 8, 2011 at 6:02 pm

    Happy Birthday to your lovely blog! I need to try that Engagement Scampi pronto πŸ™‚

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    Julia
    January 8, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    What a cute cookbook! Happy ELR birthday, and thanks for the giveaway!

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    laura
    January 8, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    ELR is the best. Hands down.

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    Sara
    January 8, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    pam
    January 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    happy birthday! really enjoy your blog!

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    Tessa
    January 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    Happy ELR birthday to you! It’s always amazing to sit back and think how much you’ve done since starting your blog. Hope you’ve enjoyed it. I definitely enjoy your posts!

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    Jessica H.
    January 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I LOVE ELR.
    Seriously. It’s one of the brightest parts of my day and I always savour it first when I’m going through my google reader.
    Keep up the awesomeness!

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    Stephanie Rose
    January 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Happy ELR birthday, Jenna! Man, I thought you’ve been blogging forever because you blog like a pro! (even though three years is still long) You’re an inspiration to me, and I love reading your blog every day! Keep eating the bacon, and baking the goods with that cute smile of yours πŸ™‚ Oh, and I live about a boat ride away from the Vineyard, and spent many summers there myself. Magical place.

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    kyla
    January 8, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Bonne anniversaire!!!

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    Chelsea
    January 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    Thanks for putting so much love and soul into the blog Jenna – I have really watching the evolution of ELR. Best of luck in the future!!

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    Molly
    January 8, 2011 at 6:25 pm

    I enjoy your blog, look forward to more : )

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    Sara K.
    January 8, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    Congratulations on three years!

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    Joseline
    January 8, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Happy birthday!! ELR has always been one of my favorite blogs, so glad I found it two years ago!

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    jenn
    January 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Love you, love the blog, ever since your first year!

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    Tiffany
    January 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Happy birthday ELR! That cookbook is actually on my Amazon wishlist!!

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    Annie@stronghealthyfit
    January 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! Yours was the first blog I ever found and have been reading for almost 2 years, so thank you πŸ™‚

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    Carrie
    January 8, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’ve been LOVING your blog (and the recipies) since I stumbled upon it a couple of months ago. Please keep it going forever!!! πŸ™‚

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    Verelle
    January 8, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Happy Birthday to you and your blog!!!

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    Eeva
    January 8, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    Happy birthday! And I LOVE food… in case anyone was wondering.

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    Francesca
    January 8, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    You are one of the only blogs I continue to read daily! You are so inspiring and please keep blogging!

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    Courtney W
    January 8, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Happy Birthday! I just started following your blog but I’ve already saved a million recipes to cook because they look delicious. Can’t wait to read more.

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    Erin (Travel, Eat, Repeat)
    January 8, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    I love your blog and always look forward to reading your newest posts. Thanks for sharing your words and food with us.

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    maggie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Love the Vineyard, love the Black Dog, sure I’d love the cookbook! Happy birthday, ELR!

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    Blaire
    January 8, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Congrats Eat Live Run. Thanks for inspiring every day!

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    LB
    January 8, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    I just started reading your blog and I can’t wait to make your sweet and spicy baked beans recipe!

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    Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Wowsers! Three years is a pretty good accomplishment. That really shows your dedication!

    I’ve been following for over a year and love love love everything about your blog.I hope you keep going for a long time yet and I can’t wait to read along with you!

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    Amy B.
    January 8, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Happy Birthday! LOVE your blog, but I always end up needing a snack when I’m finished reading πŸ˜‰ Thanks for sharing so many wonderful recipes; it has encouraged me to try new things in the kitchen that I otherwise probably wouldn’t have tried.

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    olivia
    January 8, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    congrats jenna..i love your blog =) is it super creepy if I say that sometimes I wish we were best friends? You have a great spirit so don’t ever stop writing and doing what you love

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    abbey
    January 8, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Happy Birthday! I’m new to your blog and I LOVE it! I’m soo excited to make the quick bread for my family tomorrow. We love the vineyard too! πŸ™‚

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    E (One Twenty Five)
    January 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Your blog is FABULOUS!! I hit my 2 year anni Feb 2,, where does the time go?!? Happy Birthday lady! Looking forward to reading for 3 more years! xo E

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    Allie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I love ELR, so glad to see it through another year.

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    TanyaS
    January 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Time flies so quickly, blogs announcing their birthdays always lets me know how long I’ve been reading them and creates a time to reflect on favorite recipes and newly discovered foods I never would have known about without blog guidance.

    Thank you.

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    Jessica
    January 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Happy Birthday!! Stumbled upon this blog a few months ago and I read it everyday!!

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    Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    January 8, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR! Thanks for recaping some of your favorite recipes just in time for me to plan my weekly menu! πŸ™‚

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    Stephanie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    Happy birthday ELR! I think it’s so cool that you went to culinary school. I have been thinking about going to culinary school after I finish graduate school (which would be a few years from now). I love all your recipes, especially the chicken enchiladas. YUM! πŸ™‚

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    Keltie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Happy Birthday! Chocolate covered mint oreos? Can’t wait to make those!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    January 8, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Happy Birthday!!! Need to go click through all those links now πŸ˜€ Especially the recipes!

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    Kelly
    January 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    Happy Blog Anniversary!! That cookbook looks great!

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    Joelle (The Pancake Girl)
    January 8, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Your photography keeps me coming back for more each year, lady! Btw, I was recently in San Fran and Napa for New Year’s and it is SO amazing up there.. I’m anxious to get back there again.

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    Cynthia
    January 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Happy Birthday! Your blog was one of the first I got hooked on last year. All of your recipes make my mouth water and I can’t wait to see what you are going to post next.

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    Tracy P.
    January 8, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Happy blog birthday, Jenna! I love it and rarely miss a day. Thanks for all you put into it. And thanks for the opportunity to win that fabulous cookbook.

    Tracy

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    Lauren
    January 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Yay, Happy Blog Birthday!!! Can’t wait to see what 2011 brings!

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    Kristin
    January 8, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!!

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    Veronica
    January 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Happy Birthday/Bloggiversary! and hmm, is there a difference between the two?

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    April
    January 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Absolutley LOVE your blog!

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    Caroline
    January 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Congratulations Jenna! Thank you so much for all of your inspiration…always. πŸ˜€

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    Kerry
    January 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    Congrats on your blog birthday. I’ve been with you since your early days (even commented on your original engagement shrimp scampi post) and have had a blast watching you grow. Keep it up!

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    Erin W.
    January 8, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Happy Blog Birthday! I’ve been reading for a long time now….and have enjoyed every post. πŸ™‚

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    Julie
    January 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Wow i can’t believe i’ve been following your blog for 3 years!? Happy bday πŸ™‚

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    Nicole
    January 8, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Ooh, another cookbook! haha.

    Happy birthday, ELR!

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    Erin
    January 8, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Your blog is such a joy to read!! You give such a great mix of information and it brings a smile to my face =)

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    Courtney
    January 8, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR!! I havent been reading since the beginning, but its been over 2 years, so its pretty close! I look forward to your posts – thanks for doing what you do!

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    sherri
    January 8, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    happy birthday dear jenna’s blog!! btw the seahawks beat the saints today in seattle. miracles continue…

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    Brittany
    January 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Love your blog, happy birthday! Spent many summers as a camp counsellor too, and LOVE to cook and try out new cook books and recipes πŸ™‚

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    Vanessa
    January 8, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    Happy blogging birthday!! Love reading you blog and can’t wait to see what the year has in store!

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    Jenn
    January 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I honestly love your blog. Your quirky humor and wonderful recipes always gets me coming back. I love cookbooks–I sit in Barnes&Nobles and read recipes for ideas.

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    Laughter-Loving Stacy
    January 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    Man, I’m the 606th commenter? When there is a giveaway, that happens fast! πŸ™‚

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    Cait
    January 8, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Congratulations! I have been reading ELR for almost the full 3 years and it is hands down my favorite blog. Happy Bday!

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    Katherine Nelson
    January 8, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I have been enjoying your blog for the past year. Thank you so much for posting all of your favorite yummy, healthy recipes! πŸ™‚

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    Emily (Comfortable Home Life)
    January 8, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    Here’s to many more blissful years of blogging!

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    Adelle
    January 8, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Jenna,

    I just started reading your blog 2 months ago and I have been completely addicted since reading the first post. You write with such rawness that I feel that any reader can relate to you. You admit your mistakes about your cooking/baking which I love because I feel like less of a failure in the kitchen knowing that someone who has been to culinary sometimes makes mistakes and you just roll with them. I love trying your recipes, and reading the “Things you Love”, and your “Confessions”.

    Happy 3rd Birthday and cheers to a bright and delicious future.

    ADELLE

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    Lyndsay
    January 8, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Happy birthday!! Love this blog so much!

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    Joane
    January 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    I have been reading your blog for awhile and I just wanted to say I love it! I always look forward to reading it.

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    Bonnie
    January 8, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Brithdays are the best – what a way to celebrate! Keep living life to the full, and thanks for sharing. πŸ™‚

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    LE
    January 8, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Happy unforgotten Birthday!

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    Claire
    January 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    It’s summer where I am and love the sound of that cookbook (I’ll pay for postage if I win BTW!).

    Happy Birthday ELR, Love your blog, love where you’re going and thanks for sharing!

    Cheers
    Claire in Australia

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    Ashlee
    January 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Happy Birthday ELR. Thank you for blogging about wonderful food, for the great pictures and for being true about your eats…ie chicken wings…..who doesn’t love chicken wings!?

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    Leslie
    January 8, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Love new cookbooks. A hot cup of coffee and a new cookbook and quickly eat up an afternoon!

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    Nico
    January 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    happy birthday to your blog!

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    laura
    January 8, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    jenna ive been reading since the beginning and look forward to reading your posts each and every day! congrats on three awesome years

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    Maribeth
    January 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I have a Black Dog t-shirt. A matching Black Dog cookbook would be nice. πŸ˜‰

    Seriously, though–I love your blog! Thanks for sharing your recipes!

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    jenny
    January 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    you go girl, happy birthday! heres to the next 3 years

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    Brianne
    January 8, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I want bacon covered chocolate and a cute cookbook to add to my collection!! Happy Birthday ELR!

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    jess
    January 8, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Happy birthday!!

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    Abbey
    January 8, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I love your blog, and I thank you for writing it! It’s always a pleasure.

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    Stacy
    January 8, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I’d love this cookbook but more, I can’t wait for your own one day!
    Thanks, Stacy

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    Brittany
    January 8, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Happy blog birthday! So much has changed on here over the year but I love the changes. Thanks for blogging!

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    Elizabeth
    January 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I have loved reading your blog over the past few years!

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    Kim
    January 8, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Congratulations on 3 years! Thanks for sharing all the excitement with us. It’s been awesome to watch your move to CA and all that’s come with it. Here’s to 3 more great years. πŸ™‚

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    Jen
    January 8, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    I really love your blog, Jenna! Happy Birthday, and well done!

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    Amy
    January 8, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I love your blog! Thanks for all the fabulous recipes and insight πŸ™‚

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    Lacey
    January 8, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Three verbs and three years! I am proud to say and lucky I have read every single ELR post.

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    Katie K
    January 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    love the blog and have been reading for 2 years!!

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    Candy
    January 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    I NEED this cookbook for my collection! Happy Birthday, ELR–you are awesome.

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    Natalie
    January 8, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    wow! 3 years! how exciting!!!
    thanks for hosting this giveaway =)
    always lovin’ your blog!

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    Megan
    January 8, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks for brightening my (every) day with your lovely photos and insights. A feast for the eyes and body!

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    M
    January 9, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Happy Birthday from faraway New Zealand!!!

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    heidi
    January 9, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Happy Birthday – love to follow your blog, and hope for many more years!

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    Kristi
    January 9, 2011 at 1:03 am

    I swear that’s a picture of my dog on the cover!!! Happy Birthday, ELR!!!

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    Marijke
    January 9, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Anything you want! πŸ˜‰

    Happy birthday ELR! x x x

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    AdrienneCarolyn
    January 9, 2011 at 3:11 am

    Cheers to three more! I look forward to your posts every day! Happy B-day πŸ™‚

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    Crystal
    January 9, 2011 at 3:28 am

    Happy Birthday ELR. Can’t wait to read it everyday =)

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    Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down)
    January 9, 2011 at 4:28 am

    Happy, Happy Birthday! I’ve enjoyed reading the blog throughout the years and it’s been fun to see fresh new changes. Your blog is such an inspiration. πŸ˜€

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    Katie @ peacebeme
    January 9, 2011 at 4:30 am

    Congrats! I really want to try the engagement scampi recipe sometime soon!

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    Linda
    January 9, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR!!!

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    Lisa Tomlin
    January 9, 2011 at 5:20 am

    I recently stumbled upon your blog and really enjoy it!!! I discovered the blog world last year and I’m addicted!!! I laugh so hard and I’m truly thankful for those that create blogs. Keep up the good work! Would love the cookbook….my birthday is Jan 18th and it sounds like a great gift to me πŸ™‚

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    Alisha
    January 9, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Been here since the beginning, thank you for always being so open and honest!

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    Kristan
    January 9, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Happy Birthday! Have an aweseome day!

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    Emily Keefe
    January 9, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Here’s to three more years! Another cookbook in my collection would be fabulous =)

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    megan @ blackberries for jam
    January 9, 2011 at 5:31 am

    I’ve really enjoyed seeing your blog grow over the years! Looking forward to reading about the adventures ahead!

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    Jen @ Making Messes
    January 9, 2011 at 5:31 am

    Happy Birthday! Keep on writing!

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    Jill
    January 9, 2011 at 5:32 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! Thank you for bringing us along on this journey of yours, I’ve enjoyed every moment and look forward to many more. Best Wishes!

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    Kerri
    January 9, 2011 at 5:35 am

    This cook book looks fantastic! Happy birthday to you!

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    jen
    January 9, 2011 at 5:47 am

    i heart cookbooks!

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    Christie @ Abundant Self Care
    January 9, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Happy Birthday, ELR!!!! Can’t wait to see what is in store for the future!

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    Sara stewart
    January 9, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Your blog makes me smile everyday. Thank you for letting us in your life!

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    Amanda
    January 9, 2011 at 6:06 am

    Happy Birthday πŸ™‚

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    Laura
    January 9, 2011 at 6:08 am

    Happy birthday ELR! Congrats on 3 great years of blogging, Jenna!

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    Jennifer
    January 9, 2011 at 6:15 am

    LOVE Black Dog! Happy Birthday! I love your blog and miss the pics of your groceries;) xxo

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    Anne
    January 9, 2011 at 6:20 am

    HB to ERL, my favorite foodblog !

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    Diane
    January 9, 2011 at 6:41 am

    Happy Birthday ELR and thanks Jenna for all you do!!

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    melissa
    January 9, 2011 at 6:51 am

    i am so glad i have found your blog – and i have enjoyed reading about the new directions in your life as you were living them. i can always look forward to a good laugh and a delicious recipe when i sit down to read your blog πŸ™‚ thanks for everything!

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    vbgems
    January 9, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Happy Birthday ELR Enjoy your blog.

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    Meghan V
    January 9, 2011 at 6:56 am

    Happy Birthday!! I hva loved reading your blog over the last two years, I and I look forward to many more! Congrats

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    Erica
    January 9, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Happy Birthday!!! I just recently found your blog, but I look forward to reading it for the next 3 years!! πŸ™‚

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    Maureen
    January 9, 2011 at 7:15 am

    Happy Birthday ELR! (And I too also love the Vineyard and Black Dog!)

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    kate
    January 9, 2011 at 7:21 am

    happy birthday πŸ™‚

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    Mackenzie @ Whatever, Gatsby
    January 9, 2011 at 7:37 am

    holy bajoly! that means i’ve been reading your blog for 3 years?!?! that is just nutty. happy birthday!!!

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    Chicago Cuisine Critique
    January 9, 2011 at 8:32 am

    Happy Birthday ELR!

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    Alison (Fueling for Fitness)
    January 9, 2011 at 10:56 am

    I know I missed the giveaway; that’s okay! I still wanted to comment and say happy birthday to your blog!!! I’ve really come to appreciate your blog for what it is. Very open, honest, raw, and lovely. And full of delicious food ideas. I for one can not WAIT to make your triple layer s’more brownies.

    Thanks for all of your hard work – blogging well on a daily basis is NOT easy but you do it with grace and dedication. πŸ™‚

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    Paige @ Running Around Normal
    January 9, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Happy Birthday, Eat Live Run!! So glad you started this blog, Jenna πŸ˜€

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    Maria @ The Fitted Apron
    January 9, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday

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    Susie
    January 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    New milestones are always exciting. πŸ™‚ Congratulations on three successful years, and I wish you many more.

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    Roxane
    January 10, 2011 at 2:23 am

    Joyeux anniversaire ELR all the way from Europe! Love reading you and trying out your inspiring recipes πŸ™‚ You rock Jenna!

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    Emily G.
    January 10, 2011 at 9:53 am

    How exciting!! Me and ELR have the same bday!! πŸ™‚ Good things happen on Jan 8th! lol

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      Emily G.
      January 10, 2011 at 9:55 am

      …I should probably correct my terrible grammar. ELR and I have the same bday!..lol

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    corinne
    January 11, 2011 at 8:06 am

    I was thinking about you/your family yesterday am when I heard the south got hit with SNOW and ICE! Your poor mom!! I hope she owns a shovel. I have friends in Charleston that were NOT prepared. Have a super duper tuesday

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