I have to say 2012 rocked. Except when it was kicking my ass. Which it did a lot of. But I wouldn't trade any of those lessons learned for anything in the world. You can never grow and learn if you don't have obstacles and challenges in life. Going through the hard stuff makes you appreciate the good stuff more. It also makes you grateful for the little things in life. So any lesson I was taught I am grateful for, it's brought me to the place I need to be. Moving forward, learning, and growing. It's what life is all about. Well, that and chocolate of course.
And let's just say it, there's been a lot of chocolate this year. Lots of turtle recipes. Lots of pizza recipes. And lots of krispie treats. I'm nothing if not a little predictable. But why mess with a good thing. All those things make me happy. I'm a firm believer in finding your happiness in life.
I've learned that blogging makes me happy. I really love the heck out of it. There is nothing I enjoy more than getting in the kitchen to experiment and play with recipes. It gives me so much joy in my life. Meeting new people, making connections with people with a shared passion, feeling like I'm not completely insane for being able to talk about olive oil for an hour. These little perks make this so worthwhile. It's the people who read day in and day out that keep me going, keep me baking and cooking. So thank you to all of you who made 2012 the year I found my passion in life. You are such a big part of this blog and why I love this job so much.
It's funny when you make something, you can never predict what will be a hit with readers and what will not. It's a total mystery to me what makes one thing stand out to you all more than other things. There are posts you all dig that I wasn't sure I should post. There are posts I loved that no one really read. You just never know when it comes to recipes. All I can do is cook what we love and hope you love it too. In 2012 you loved sugar. Lots and lots of sugar. Here's your faves for the year according to google analytics. Enjoy this blast from the past.
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I hope you continue on this crazy ride with me in 2013. I look forward to sharing more recipes and more of my life with you. Thank you all so much for reading and taking time out of your lives to stop in and say hello. It means so much to me that you all dig what I'm up to.
Happy New Year!
Toodles and smoochies! xx