Where Did 2015 Go??

I can’t believe it’s New Years’ Eve and the year is already almost gone. Every year I say the same thing: where did the time go?? (honestly, I hate that time passes so quickly, or, maybe I just notice it more now that I’m getting older.) I feel like it was just Summertime here in NYC and I was playing softball in Central Park or walking across the newly renovated bridge at High Bridge park on my birthday when the skies opened up to rain and the sun was still shining. (Though, the weather has been quite mild this Fall and Winter so, I can’t complain and I don’t want to jinx it). It was a year filled with lots of cooking and baking, trying out new recipes and re-making old ones. Some mistakes made as well as some small victories, but all in all, a learning experience. Most recently for Christmas dessert I made a salted caramel pecan tart and, as for the cookies that I gave away: toasted coconut shortbread, chocolate espresso cookies, browned butter cardamom cookies and molasses ginger chocolate chip cookies. And, as 2016 is upon us I look forward to more cooking and baking in the new year. Who knows, maybe 2016 will be the year that I master chocolate brioche or, (gasp) croissants! I’m sure Julia Child would approve.

Happy New Year, everyone! I wish you peace, happiness and good health!