Happy New Year, everyone!  I hope everyone had a fun night, how ever you chose to ring in the new year.  We had a truly fabulous time, involving dinner out, a rockin’ party at our friends’ place, and importantly, a babysitter for the whole night (thanks, Dad).  2010 was a year of both joys and sorrows for us so I am optimistic that 2011 will be much better, especially with the upcoming birth of our baby girl!  I don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions so I never make any myself (and most certainly never of the diet variety!)  However, I know that a lot of people do make commitments to a healthier lifestyle and on that note, I have updated the featured recipe page for the month with some lighter fare.

Also, I am constantly trying new things in the kitchen no matter what the time of year – it’s my passion!  However, if any of you made cooking or baking-related resolutions, please share any requests for post topics that might be useful in achieving your goal.

Finally, I apologize in advance to those of you making diet resolutions for the desserts I will be sharing this week.  They are sinful.