Happy 2010!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Well here we are again, at the end of yet another year.  Where does the time go!  It seems as though it was just twelve minutes ago and not twelve months ago that I was sitting here writing my New Years post for 2009.  I must admit that my mood was a little more upbeat then than it is now.  Although some wonderful doors have opened for me, this past year has really worn me down. Maybe I’m just getting old and tired. Or maybe, I’m finally absorbing that general feeling of malaise that has been swirling around the atmosphere for the past few years.  Whatever the reason, I’m trying to shake it off and look toward this new year with renewed hope and the promise of new adventures to conquer.

To all of my fellow bloggers, loyal readers, dear friends and lurkers, I wish you the absolute best in the coming year.  May you all be filled to the brim with happiness, love, health, peace and prosperity!

And, what New Year’s post would be complete without a “Best Of” list?   Here’s mine.  



Savory:  Spaghetti all’ Amatriciana


Sweet:  Toasted Coconut-Sesame Brittle Ice Cream



Savory:  Cream of Roasted Tomato and Rice Soup


Sweet: Nutella and Banana Filled Aebleskiver



Savory:  Lasagne Verdi al Forno


Sweet:  Toffee-ette Tortoni



Savory:  Pomegranate Glazed Pork Tenderloin


Sweet:  Matcha Fro Yo



Savory:  Grilled Steak Fajitas with Homemade Guacamole


Sweet:  Spiced Cranberry Apple Oatmeal Cookies



Savory:  Smoky Chipotle Sliders


Sweet:  Perfect Party Cake



Savory:  Italian Wedding Soup


Sweet:  Homemade Mallow Cookies



Savory:  Fideos Ole


Sweet:  Homemade 100 Grand Bars



Savory:  Chicken Marbella


Sweet:  Breakup Bars



Savory: Risotto with Chanterelles and Shaved Black Truffle


Sweet:  Macarons



Savory:  Roasted Butternut Squash Soup


Sweet:  Gingery Pumpkin-Caramel Cheese Pie



Savory:  Cauliflower Gratin


Sweet:  Cafe Volcano Cookies

By the way, I know you’re all still waiting to hear about my great marshmallow making disaster.  It’s coming.  I swear! 😉

37 responses to Happy 2010!

  1. On December 31, 2009 at 11:05pm, Kristen said...

    Happy New Year, Susan! I hope that your 2010 is full of great blessings and happiness!

  2. On December 31, 2009 at 11:06pm, Margaret said...

    Looks like a tasty year to me. Here’s to another, and another, and…

  3. On December 31, 2009 at 11:09pm, Diane and Todd said...

    Thank you for the wonderful list of recipes and for another year of of your fabulous blog.
    May 2010 be the best year ever for you and your family Susan. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year.
    diane and todd

  4. On December 31, 2009 at 11:10pm, CakeSpy said...

    Susan, happy 2010 to you! I had missed a couple of the delicious sweets in the roundup so was glad that I got a chance to catch up with this review! What a delicious year. :-)

  5. On December 31, 2009 at 11:19pm, Andrea Meyers said...

    Susan, it was a thrill to meet you this year. Wish you a wonderful 2010!

  6. On January 01, 2010 at 12:06am, Marie said...

    Happy New year Susan! Another year filled with fantastic food. Wishing 2010 brings the best to you and your family. I’d love a bowl of your Italian wedding soup right now, it’s only 10 degrees. Aren’t you glad you live in sunny florida?

  7. On January 01, 2010 at 1:45am, The Purple Foodie said...

    Wish you a wonderful 2010, Susan! Love the 2009 roundup.

  8. On January 01, 2010 at 5:16am, Rosa said...

    Happy New Year!

    What a great year in food!



  9. On January 01, 2010 at 7:41am, bellini valli said...

    Welcome to 2010 Susan. It is so full of possibilities. Can’t wait to see what is in store for SGCC.

  10. On January 01, 2010 at 7:43am, Ivy said...

    All my best wishes to you and yours . Have a wonderful and happy 2010

  11. On January 01, 2010 at 8:19am, Carol, Simply...Gluten-free said...

    Happy New Year to you!

  12. On January 01, 2010 at 9:12am, Kalyn said...

    I saw let’s just move onward to 2010 and forget about 2009! It was a trying year for so many people. It was fun meeting you this last year though. What a yummy looking round-up of tasty food!

  13. On January 01, 2010 at 10:09am, Jennifer said...

    What a wonderful year! I look forward to more in 2010! Happy New Year, Susan!

  14. On January 01, 2010 at 10:20am, Tatiana said...

    Ohhh, those are some great looking recipes. I added the roasted tomato soup & cauliflower gratin to my bookmarks, where the smoky chipotle sliders & a few other recipes already were! My favourite recipe of yours that I made this year was your Pacific Rim Burgers with Ginger Mayo — http://stickygooeycreamychewy.com/2008/03/07/pacific-rim-burgers-with-ginger-mayonaise-and-kitchen-sink-asian-slaw/ — but that was from March 2008. Still? Best burgers & topping EVER.

    Can’t wait to see what 2010 brings for you & your readers!

  15. On January 01, 2010 at 10:49am, Judy said...

    Happy New Year to you and your family Susan! What a great year in food huh? Love your round-up…

  16. On January 01, 2010 at 11:01am, Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

    Happy new year, Susan. What a sweet way to wrap up 2009 and clear the kitchen for 2010!

  17. On January 01, 2010 at 11:42am, Peggy Clyde said...

    Thanks for the candy bar recipe. I have a few other candy bar recipes and am always glad to get another one.

  18. On January 01, 2010 at 3:03pm, Karen@Mignardise said...

    Look at all the deliciousness you accomplished in 2009!

    Don’t you think the new year should start in the spring when it’s easier to feel a bit more upbeat? It is hard to get excited about new ventures on a gray day in January.

    Anyway, hope it’s a happy new year for you. Love your blog!

  19. On January 01, 2010 at 3:32pm, gfe--gluten free easily said...

    Happy New Year to you, Susan! I hope it’s a wonderful year for you! I love your alternating sweet and savory “best of 2009”! So much better than the top 10 news stories or anything like that. Your photos are always stunning, and I’ll definitely have to check out some of these recipes. I was happy to see the the gnome and the nutella/banana aebelskiver made the list because that’s how I found you! :-)

    Hugs and best wishes,


  20. On January 01, 2010 at 3:50pm, Melanie said...

    That lasagna looks fabulous. YUM!

    Happy New Year.

  21. On January 01, 2010 at 10:01pm, Hannah said...

    Oh my. I do not believe it would be possible for anyone to look at this post and not feel a keening envy of anyone and everyone who lives in the vicinity of your magical kitchen!

  22. On January 02, 2010 at 6:43am, Coleen said...

    FABULOUS, FABULOUS, FABULOUS photos; they all make me hungry (and its after 2 AM!). Happy New Year.

  23. On January 02, 2010 at 9:46am, Joan Nova said...

    Wow…this is the best of the best! Luscious looking food exquisitely photographed. Do not give up on us! We’re looking forward to more deliciousness in 2010.

  24. On January 02, 2010 at 11:04am, Cynthia said...

    Happy New Year!

  25. On January 02, 2010 at 2:42pm, ingrid said...

    Merry Belated Christmas and Happy New Year! I know what you mean about 2009. This year WILL be better. :)

  26. On January 02, 2010 at 5:41pm, Michelle said...

    A great look back at a wonderful year of food! Can’t wait to see what you’re up to for 2010! Happy New Year!

  27. On January 02, 2010 at 7:24pm, Siri said...

    Dear Susan – Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Joyous 2010. Cheers,


  28. On January 03, 2010 at 8:35am, Peter said...

    Happy New Year Susan and health & happiness above all. I can still remember that lasagna I made with your instructions (I must post it).

  29. On January 03, 2010 at 12:44pm, Liz - Meal Makeover Mom said...

    All of your recipes look so great. I’m more of a savory home cook vs. a baker, so I am drawn to your cauliflower gratin and your squash soup. Delish. Happy New Year.

  30. On January 03, 2010 at 9:26pm, patsy said...

    What a fabulous year in food! Happy New Year, Susan!

  31. On January 04, 2010 at 12:33am, Jackie said...

    I love this mouth-watering year-end summary. I’m not sure if it’s a best of photos or recipes because they all look so delicious.

  32. On January 04, 2010 at 8:08am, Lucy said...

    Happy New Year Susan – hope you have a fantastic 2010. Looking over your Best of 2009 List had my mouth watering all over again – you cook and bake such amazing things!

  33. On January 04, 2010 at 10:37am, Jenn AKA The Leftover Queen said...

    Oh wow, Susan! These all look scrumptious! I know it can be hard sometimes starting a new year, but I am sure you will find lots of good, and yummy ways to snap out of that mood! Thanks for all you do! Happy New Year!

  34. On January 04, 2010 at 12:22pm, Nicole Spasiano said...

    happy new year!!!
    All of those things look great. I love the photo for the 100grand bars!

    can’t wait to read about the marshmallow disaster!

  35. On January 04, 2010 at 2:47pm, noble pig said...

    Hapy New Year to you and all this deliciousness over here!!

  36. On January 06, 2010 at 11:17am, Nic said...

    All the best to you to for 2010!
    Lovely to look back on the year.

  37. On January 14, 2010 at 10:45am, Marisa said...

    What a list!!! Found myself clicking through on almost every single one of them. Eager to see what goodies you come up with for 2010.

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