Well, we made it through 2020 and what a year it was. There have been many difficult days and even more for some, but somehow we got through, and all of you helped me by reading and cooking my recipes. I have been blessed with many good things this year, like a new granddaughter, and getting to spend more time with my grandson on a daily basis, while he does Zoom school from our home. Even though travel was at a minimum this year, we got to visit Bryce Canyon in Utah, and spent some time in Santa Ynez Valley, a place I truly enjoy.
Cooking and baking has always been a thing I love, even before going to pastry school some twenty years ago. As a kid, I would always be in the kitchen, whether it be with my mom or not. I could bake chocolate chip cookies by myself since the 5th grade, and I always pitched-in to stir, or wash vegetables, or to slice and dice as I got older. Being in the kitchen made me feel alive, and it didn’t matter what I was making, just that I was in there creating something. This real love for cooking, turned into something bigger and that’s when I began this blog many years ago. I started it on a smaller platform at first, and then I decided to do it on a daily basis here. I don’t do it for money, or recognition, but I do like it when people tell me they cooked, or baked one of my recipes and let me know how it turned out. My goal is to get people to cook or bake, and to hopefully feel something, and to keep this sharable art alive. I wish all of you a Happy New Year, truly, and that we can look back on 2020 as a time that we pulled together, and helped each other through difficult times.