These Are A Few of my Favorite (Gluten Free) Things: 2011

Hello bloggereaders.

I’ve had a few mimosas today.  Going to go pour another.  And… I’m back.  It is New Years Day, after all.

Saturn returned with a vengeance this year and, amongst some painful growth spurts, 2011 brought so many beautiful things; experiences and people that have made my time richer and of fuller value.  This morning, while cleaning up from the breakfast I made for my guests before they hit the road back south, I took stock of the people I’ve come to cherish that I didn’t know a year ago.  Of the little pup that now depends on me for health and happiness.  Of the moments of incredible joy and fulfillment I’ve found both in work and personal matters.  Of the insanely talented chefs who’ve devoted their lives to the art of food and have gifted me with recipes for my work.  Of those who have given me the opportunity to write for an increasingly wider audience.  And those who gave me the chance to perform for live ones.

Thank you.

This year will see the premiere of the Dusty Baking Show (check out a little demo above!), my first article on Saveur.com, my work in Easy Eats Magazine (including lots of pasta and some recipes by some of my favorite chefs) and scores of new people and experiences I’m sure so amazing I can’t even imagine.

So I look forward to this new year not with any grandiose statements of how I’ll radically change any of my choices or habits.  But with a continued attempt at baby steps.  Of mantras to get me through a day or week.  Of living in the moment, practicing patience and gratitude, learning as much as I possibly can from the fascinating people around me.  To just breathing.  To keeping going.

Happy 2012 you lovely, lovely people.

- Jacqueline

Top Recipes of 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Gluten and Dairy Free

Sweet Potato Pierogi - Gluten Free

Chocolate Almond Biscotti - Gluten Free, Dairy Optional

Coconut Milk Creme Brulee - Dairy Free

Vegan Frosting - Pipeable and Incredibly Fluffy

Teff Crepes

How to Make Just 6 Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cranberry Walnut Scones

Fiber Full Pumpkin Spice Donuts

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9 Comments

  1. rosemarried says:

    Happy happy happy new year to you, darlin! May 2012 hold so many wonderful things for you. I’ve loved reading your blog this year, and getting to know you better — can’t wait to see what you come up with in 2012.

  2. P says:

    It has been a pleasure coming here and I look forward to each return visit with much anticipation. You never disappoint.

    All the best to and for you in 2012 xo

  3. Kelli says:

    Happy New Year Jacqueline!
    I loved the Dusty Baking Show demo, can’t wait for the full episodes. And, may I add, my goodness what a tiny little kitchen you have! I’ve never seen an oven that close to the counter before. Ha! Wishing you all the best for 2012.

  4. Mari says:

    I want to come snuggle Mitra, eat gf scones and drink coffee in the morning, and have a ball in NYC with YOU baby! Cannot wait for your Dusty Baker show! Happiest New Year Jacqueline!

  5. Jacqueline, this is a fabulous site! I am so excited to have found you and these awesome recipes;) My son is autistic and I am searching for solutions and the impact of nutrition. I just launched a blog today called Unveiling Autism. I am sharing a link to you in my Autism Bites page. Thank for being a part of our solutions;p
    Kindest Regards,
    Solution Seeker

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