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Resolving New Year’s Resolutions

I haven’t had a moment to sit down and make any brilliant New Year’s Resolutions yet.. have you?
I’d love to hear what they are.. or at least what your Number One Resolution will be.

snow flake flourishHigh on my list of resolutions for this past year was catching up on blog reading,
but I’m facing the reality that I’m a faster writer than I am a reader.
I’ve also realized that, when inundated with 100’s of blog posts to read,
to read them all is a sacrifice to my family and friends.. and my “real” life..
one I’m not sure I should be willing to make…

I had an insightful Christmas Party Conversation with a blogging friend who had sage words of advice for my dilemma..

She said to think of bloggers just like real-life friends..
if you haven’t heard from a cherished friend in a while and they drop in on you for a long-overdue visit..
you are overjoyed as you welcome them in…
and it’s like you’ve never been apart.

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So.. if you haven’t been here a while..or if  life is too hectic at the moment, no worries!
You’re welcome to stop in any time..
{ I just wish I could put on a pot of coffee for you! }

and if I haven’t stopped by in a while..
know that I will be over to see you in the near future for a good visit..

{ on a funny note.. she said a blogger that posts several times a day
is like a friend banging on your door several times a day.. never welcome..
However, I respect any bloggers right to write as often as they like, since it is what must bring them joy..  }

snow flake flourishInstead of making New Year’s Resolutions..
perhaps we should spend more time on New Year’s Celebrations?

I’m just heading out to go cross-country before I go

I thought I’d round up my top 10 viewed recipes from this past year..
{ clicking on the photo takes you to the post }

I’d love to know what your top recipes were..

Until we meet again..

Wishing you and yours a blessed 2013 filled with joy and hope..

I feel so blessed to have met each one of you..
your creative talent is always my inspiration
your kind words.. my motivation
I hope I can give some of that back to you in

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 2012 Top Recipes New Year’s Celebration Count-Down

#10 Pas de deux Blush Pink Ruffled Rainbow Layer Cake

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#9 The Birthday Cake

Bday Cake 4

#8 Roasted Asparagus Tart


#7 Lemon Meringue Rose Petal Cake

Rose Cake

#6 Gluten-Free Brownies Smack Down

GF Brownies 7

#5 My Man S’mores Cake

My Man Cake

#4 Momofuku Funfetti Cookies

Funfetti 9

#3 Breakfast in Bed Frittata

frittata 6

# 2 Strawberry Cream Cupcakes

Strawberry Cream Cupcakes 5And Number One
Emeril’s Gluten-Free Vegan Brownies!

GF Vegan Brownies

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