At the end of every year, I try to take stock of what I liked and didn't like about the year that is ending. This year is no different.
At the beginning of every new year I always try desperately to slow time down which seems to move faster and faster, although I suspect I may be moving slower. I once had a sweatshirt that read, "God has given me a certain number of things to do before I die. At the rate I am going, I will never die". This has become a family joke because I keep adding things to do.
As many of you know, I am working diligently on Craving Cookies, which I hope will be ready for cookie season next year. I feel like God has given me a certain number of cookies (somewhere in the neighborhood of 200) and I will never get done testing them - or writing the recipes - or photographing them, etc., etc. But as each recipe gets finished, I am more excited about the book and sharing it with you.
Once I get done with the book, my next project is a podcast. I'm very excited about sharing my love of baking with others on a new medium. I hope you will all join me.
Most of all, I want to thank you for being loyal readers, for the notes you send, the help you request and just being there. Your positive encouragement is very much appreciated.
I wish each and every one of you and those you love the happiest of New Years in 2019. My family gave me a tea towel for my birthday that reads, "Peace, Love and Cookies". I wish all of these for you.