A 2011 Recap & Virtual New Years Eve Party!

by FarmgirlGourmet

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Is it really New Years Eve?  I mean, didn’t we just celebrate 4th of July?  This year has definitely flown by for me.  This year I was fortunate enough to focus my time and energy on the things I love…..writing and this blog.  No other work distractions, just writing and cooking to my hearts content.  I have to say that it was the best year ever.  Well almost ever.  The year I married my Hubs and the years the kids were born will far out shadow this year, but it’s a close 4th.  
So now I look forward to the new year as everyone does.  A chance to shed the weight of 2011 and step into a new calendar of 365 days to reinvent, renew and restore.  This year I’m not going to make a list of resolutions but instead make better life choices on a daily basis.  Work out more, push away from the table sooner and always remember moderation.  I think those 3 key factors could make for a spectacular year.  Oh and the 4th – Find Joy.  If it’s not bringing joy, then I won’t be doing it.  Simple as that.  
I’m truly looking forward to where Farmgirl Gourmet will go in 2012.  Already on the docket are 2 magazine features, an ecookbook and lots of brand sponsored giveaways that YOU will reap the benefits from.  I will only be offering you quality giveaways in the future.  No more $4 coupons.  It needs to be worth your while too, right?  That’s just the beginning.  I have a gut feeling that this ride is about to get crazy and I’m strapped in and ready for the rollercoaster ride of my life.

I hope 2012 brings you a heaping cupful of joy, a large dash of laughter and a big pinch of love.  Happy New Year from me to you!

Here’s a recap of the last year’s Top 10 most viewed posts of 2011.

#1 French Onion Soup with Pepperjack Croutons

#2 Spicy Chicken Thighs with Chorizo Black Beans

#3 Easy Pumpkin Spice Latte

#4 Sticky Cinnamon Scrolls (via Yvette van Boven)

#5 Buffalo Chicken Sliders

#6 Pumpkin Coconut Panna Cotta with Gingered Pecans & Bourbon Glaze

#7 Oxtail Tacos with Roasted Corn Relish & Sriracha Dipping Sauce

#8 Roasted Butternut Squash & Brie Mac & Cheese with Smoky Bacon

#9 Turkey Chili with Yams & Black Beans

#10 Marx Bark (Vanilla Bean White Chocolate, Cherry Mosto Cotto Ganache, Habanero Cashew Dark Chocolate)
 This virtual party is being hosted  Sanjeeta kk  at Lite Bite.