This was a damn good year ...
January found me eating the best damn carne asada tacos in Ensenada, Mexico. I still cannot believe that I was in Mexico.
February was about these amazing peanut butter, oatmeal, cinnamon chip cookies. They are so good that I'm seriously considering going upstairs and firing up the oven to make a batch. And that says a lot since my goal today is to see how long I can stay in my pajamas and do nothing but type and drink coffee.
March tested my theory whether or not Giada de Laurentiis was placed on this earth to get people hooked on garlic and cheese. Me thinks that is her purpose in life.
this incredible dish from Heidi Swanson's 101 Cookbooks site. This will be one of the first things that I make when asparagus is in season again.
Pink Champage Cupcakes. The irony is that she isn't even on Facebook. The lasting result is that my co-workers request these cupcakes whenever we have any kind of celebration to mark at work. Love, love, love these!
One of my favorite August posts was in homage to an incredible sangria that I had in July ... I cannot wait for better weather to make this again.
Thai Coconut Curry Shrimp. I'm drooling as we speak ... and wondering if I should go to the grocery store in my jammies to get shrimp and make this for breakfast.
October, we logged about 550 miles to see Here Come the Mummies in Rock Island, IL (and Ryan's grandma, his folks and our 10-year college reunion on the way). Best. Weekend. Ever.
I also got to meet Ina Garten in October. I'm still mentally "squee-ing" over how wonderfully gracious she was.
apple pie bars - a nostalgic delight from my childhood, which she never bitched about making when I was younger. I love you mom ... bless you for being such an awesome baker and never letting on that some of our favorite dishes from childhood were a total pain to make.
And after four nephews, I finally was blessed with a niece in November. Kaylee (still affectionately known as "Sweet Pea" to her uncle and I) was born on Nov. 21 and has been known to be entranced by Ina Garten when she's on Food Network. That's my girl!
In December, I wrote about Gwendolyn's Snack Mix. I'm still in love with this snack mix ...
So there you go - 2010 in review. All of us here from ShelleyBakes (that's me, the hubby and our Cat) wish you a wonderful new year.