I am finally getting over this cold that I have had for the past few weeks! It is about time since I was planning on having some fun tonight sick or healthy! Before I get my game face on though, I wanted to reflect back on the past year. For me, 2011 was a very important year because I finally felt like I found my place in the world so to speak. I began graduate school and was soon able to learn how to utilize my strengths and interests and put them into a career - study abroad. I absolutely love working in a study abroad office and helping other students experience the things that I have seen and been through while abroad. That is definitely a wonderful feeling!
As for blogging, I realized this past year how much I enjoy it! When I initially started this blog I did not think much about it and did not take it too seriously. However, I have "met" so many wonderful people and have learned so many new cooking and baking techniques! I've even learned to improve my photography a little bit. Unfortunately, I only had a point and shoot camera so there was only so much I could do. Fortunately though, Santa (or my wonderful boyfriend, David) answered my letters and brought me a BRAND NEW CAMERA FOR CHRISTMAS!!! I finally have a real camera to use!! Now the trick is going to be learning how to use the thing! :)
Now, I have never really been one to make New Year's resolutions, but for 2012, I do hope to continue to blog even more, learn how to properly use my camera, and to do the things that are important to me, such as learning French! As a Christmas gift to myself I purchased Rosetta Stone so we'll see how that goes.... With that being said, I just wanted to share some of my personal favorite posts from the past year. Although not all of them may have been fan favorites, I really enjoyed making and eating them!
January 2011 - Crème Brûlée
February 2011 - Traditional Irish Soda Bread
March 2011 - Coconut Madeleine's
April 2011 - Bahama Mama!
May 2011 - Blueberry Pie
June 2011 - Horchata
July 2011 - Butterbeer
August 2011 - Rhubarb Crumble with Creme Anglaise
September 2011 - Heath Bar Toffee Dip
October 2011 - Pumpkin Waffles
November 2011 - Pasta e Fagioli
December 2011 - Pizzelle
I hope you all enjoyed these posts as much as I did, and I wish you all a wonderful and happy New Year! I'll see you in 2012 and will hopefully be able to work my new camera by then!! :)