Happy New Year 2015!

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I hope all of you had a great holiday season!  We had way too much fun here at our house for Christmas.  So much fun, in fact, that my blog was ignored for a couple weeks.  I even forgot to do the random pick for my cookbook giveaway for The Big Book of Sides.  But now it is done and I am happy to announce that the winner is Kenny S.!  Congratulations, Kenny!  I know you will enjoy Rick Rodgers’ wonderful new cookbook.  Watch for more giveaways to come soon.

Did anyone make some resolutions for the New Year that you would like to share? Please leave a comment and tell us about it! I made more than a few, one being that I want to continue my journey of visiting the top cookbook (only) stores around the globe.  Last year I visited two:  Omnivore Books in San Francisco, and The Kitchen Witch in New Orleans, both which I loved.  Next will be Bonnie Slotnick Cookbooks next time I visit my girls in New York City, and there is another one near San Francisco that I missed on my last visit because it is by appointment only.  Another resolution is to update parts of my blog including new photos of my cookbook collection and a few surprises!

Here’s to a Happy New Year to all my wonderful readers!  I appreciate you all more than you will ever know. Thank you for sticking with me and I hope to meet many of you in the future!  Now go leave me a comment on your resolution for the year or just tell me something you would love to learn to cook before the years’ end!









16 Responses to Happy New Year 2015!

  1. January 5, 2015 at 4:43 am #

    I would actually like to try and cook more recipes from cookbooks–I think I can learn better techniques that way

    • January 6, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

      I agree, Lisa. Cookbooks can be great teachers!

  2. January 5, 2015 at 5:46 am #

    One of my New Year’s resolutions is to cook more with my daughter. She is in high school and needs to build up her self confidence in the kitchen

    • January 6, 2015 at 10:20 pm #

      Christina, that is wonderful to think about cooking with your daughter. I used to be a high school substitute teacher in cooking classes and I loved seeing how accomplished the kids felt when they made something good.

  3. January 5, 2015 at 7:24 am #

    Resolved to try a new recipe every week.

    And to preserve fruits and vegies left over from my Bountiful Baskets purchases.

    • January 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm #

      Love your preserving goals, Penni. I have been behind myself on that and miss it.

  4. January 5, 2015 at 10:53 am #

    Happy New Year! I am vowing to drink more water this year and try new ingredients I have never used before. Wish I could join your journey, keep us posted! Thank you.

    • January 6, 2015 at 10:18 pm #

      Happy New Year to you, too, Marie! Drinking lots of water is a good thing. Add a slice of lemon or lime – it makes it easier!

  5. January 5, 2015 at 11:11 am #

    One of my resolutions is to put time aside each week to finish the cook book I started to write years ago in my fathers memory.

    • January 6, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

      I’ll buy your cookbook, Andreann!

  6. January 5, 2015 at 12:54 pm #

    Blessings in the New Year to you! I have found that we have so many ‘family favorite’ recipes that I don’t try as many new dishes even though I want to; so I am planning on trying at least one new recipe each week! I will let you know how I do!

    • January 6, 2015 at 10:16 pm #

      Kim, I would love to hear what new recipes you try and love!

  7. January 6, 2015 at 7:42 am #

    I want to become a better baker. I’m great at breads, but have never really mastered pies, cakes, and pastries. I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, but my husband does and I’d like to make an occasional treat for him. I know it will take practice, but I’m willing to do the work.

    • January 6, 2015 at 10:15 pm #

      Madonna, I think you can do anything you put your mind to! You have a good start with your macarons.

      • January 7, 2015 at 7:22 am #

        And I also have Dorie to help me work on my resolution.

        • January 7, 2015 at 7:39 am #

          And Dorie is a great choice!

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