Hope everyone had a terrific holiday season and is excited to ring in the New Year!

I just wanted to thank you all for signing up as a follower of this blog and for reading it–I’m still amazed that there are others besides my husband who do, so many thanks indeed. It means more than you know. My quest to become a published author continues apace. To that end, my New Year’s resolution is more frequent blog posts. There. I’ve stated it publicly.

I have every confidence this commitment will go better than my resolutions in previous years to: learn Italian, exercise every day, read every issue of The New Yorker cover to cover, re-learn Spanish, run a half marathon every month, eat less chocolate and perfect every recipe in The Professional Pastry Chef. Especially that “eat less chocolate” one…I don’t know what I was thinking when I avowed that bit of insanity.