I’ll come right out and say that 2008 has not been my best year yet. It has been full of difficult moments in my personal life during my journey to be a mom and my faith has been tested in many ways. But because of the love and guidance of family and my close friends, I have survived…and 2009 will be my year! Through all of my struggles this year, my time spent in the kitchen has been my escape, my drug, so to speak. I’ve been able to lose myself in my cookbooks, my kitchen gadgets, and my newly formed and highly beloved Barefoot Bloggers group. I have grown as a cook but more so as a baker, both skills which make me burst with pride. And as we close out this year (goodbye!!), I’d like to share with you some of my favorite creations and would like to wish all of you, my faithful readers, a happy and healthy New Year!!!
reese’s peanut butter chocolate cake
fluted polenta and ricotta cake
turkey meatloaf and parmesan smashed potatoes
panzanella and butterflied chicken
brie and caramelized onion tartletts
What a great round up of your tasty 2008! Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year full of more delicious eats. I’m looking forward to future posts from Smells Like Home in 2009!
Hi Tara! I know 2008 was a tough year for you, but I know you are an incredibly strong person and you will continue to persevere. I do want you to know that your blog is one of my absolute favorites of the MANY that I read, and everything recipe of yours that I have tried has been a total success. Thanks for such a reliable source of excellent recipes. I look forward to seeing what you post in 2009, and also hope that 2009 is a much happier year for you all around!
happy new year! best wishes for 2009!