Well, Christmas is over.  The presents have been torn open and the gifts are already being enjoyed.

My Mother is winging her way back to Texas, perhaps as you read this!  In a few days, my daughter will be driving back to school for her final semester of college.

What does all of this mean?  It means, life is getting back to normal.  What ever that may mean!

I am busy working on my goals for 2013, are you?  One goal of mine is to build my readership, not just numbers.  I am hoping you all will stick around and become “friends” and not just “acquaintances”.  I would love that.

My blog will not just be about food anymore.  I am going to share a little more of myself with you.  You may read recipes, see my latest sewing/quilting project, or perhaps hear a rant or two!

I am in the process of changing my header!  I am so happy with it – the problem is, only part of it shows!  I am working on this.  Please be patient.   Thanks so much.

I am sharing with you my five top recipes of 2012.  It will be my final post of the year! 

I hope you will take a few minutes to click on the recipe title and drool over the recipe.  Perhaps you will even decide to make one of the recipes!  If you do, I would love to hear about it.
Thanks for stopping by and please come back.  There are great plans for the future in the making.
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8 Responses to Back to Normal and Best of 2012

  1. Cynthia, I love all 5 of your “Best Of” dishes. Especially the Zucchini Ricotta Galette caught my eye and will for sure be made soon :)
    Wishing you a wonderful start into 2013! So looking forward to sharing recipes with you in the new year! I am very thankful we connected via food and are now friends!

  2. Wendy says:

    Thanks for sharing your top 5. It’s fabulous!

  3. Jodie Fitz says:

    I have been working on my goals for 2013 as well! It feels good to sit & prepare/plan and review…I hope you have a WONDERFUL New Year – best wishes for 2013!
    ~ Jodie

  4. All five look great. I especially like the zucchini and ricotta galette.

  5. Happy New Year and thanks for stopping by EverydayMaven :)

  6. Shay says:

    Ok I just pinned the coffee cake to Pinterest and I’ll make it this weekend. I’ll let you know how it goes..It looks sublime.

    LOVE the new header my friend

  7. I LOVE soup so I will be definitely making your potato soup! MMMM

  8. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
    Be sure and check out my new Blog Hop that started tonight. It’s Weekly Goals Link Up. It’s a great way to stay on track. Have a great day. :) Now following you.

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