So, 2012 was a good year. Really, I have few complaints. Let's have a peek back at some blogs, shall we?
|My favorite cookies I made this year!|
January was a little recap, but I also posted my Aunt Evelyn's Ham Balls
. These are so fantastic. I made them again and again, and even made them on a pizza
February was a big month, and my Pantry Raid
cookies were a hit!
|Pantry Raid Cookies!|
But February also saw my biggest blog of the year, Sweet Chili Chicken Wings
. And why not? They are delicious! I made them as a part of the Secret Recipe Club, which I graciously dropped out of.
|Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes|
March brought Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes
, again from Secret Recipe Club. Yea, they were decadent in many ways. Mainly because they are loaded with alcohol and buttercream. Not much can go wrong there!
|I really enjoyed making these!|
In April, I made some of my favorite sugar cookies for a teenage boy's birthday
. After a weekend in KY with cookie people from all over the country, I was so inspired!
|Nothing says congrats like a shotgun!|
|Off to Vanderbilt!|
May was a huge month, 12 blogs! Lots of cookies for weddings, graduations, First Communions...I was a busy blogger! I also made an amazing Sweet Potato Salad
that we had at a wedding. I'm sort of in the mood for that salad right now!
|Sweet Potato Salad I duplicated from the Ritz Carlton...yum!|
June was the start of ice cream season (even tho we had been running the AC for a few months already!), and I obliged with Cannoli Ice Cream
and a Butterfinger Ice Cream Pie
|I love cannolis, and it makes delicious ice cream!|
It was pretty darn good. I also made cookies for Father's Day and cookies that I was pretty excited about for Williams Sonoma.
|Cookies for the store. I also passed my 15 year mark there!|
July is my favorite month. A couple of birthdays, the Fourth, things are usually pretty calm, and pretty hot too! I made these amazing Asian Chicken Sandwiches with Rainbow Slaw
from one of my foodie blogger friends, Lisa. You can find her at Parsley, Sage, Line Drives and Desserts
. She makes beautiful and delicious food. She is also a great writer.
August stinks. It makes me sad. My kids pack up and head back to college. And they are so excited about it. I guess I am usually ready too, but it seems like I go from a home to an empty house. Scott and I trip over each other for a few days, and we just want to talk to them to make sure everything is okay. I mean, how do they survive without me? I busied myself with cookies. Creative outlets are the best cure for anything that makes you sad.
|For a campaign. He didn't win, and I am sorry for that!|
|A first Birthday...Arden loves my cookies!|
|The first ever, and it was a blast!|
September through December was a little slow. I had my kitchen tore up, I saw some college football, saw lots of college volleyball, made 3 trips to Iowa, a trip to Oklahoma and went to Cookie Con in Salt Lake City, Utah. I spent Thanksgiving with my entire family in Florida as we celebrated my parent's 60th wedding anniversary! I blogged some cookies, but little else. I am ready for the New Year, all those resolutions, what is in store for me and my family. I hope the New Year is good to you and yours, and we will see you back here in January! Happy New Year!
|Cookies for Pure Barre. I will be spending lots of time there after the holidays!|