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Happy New Year!

I had no idea how busy I’d been in 2007–and this is just a subset of what was cooked in the Smitten Kitchen this past year! Dare we top this in 2008?

And now, a few of my 2008 smittenkitchen.com resolutions:
1. More original recipes.
2. Implementing at least two new features I’ve been dreaming and procrastinating about for eons.
3. Get thriftier in the kitchen: Currently, our refrigerator is packed to the gills with odds and ends–olives, cheeses, beer, eight types of nuts, milk, cream, buttermilk, leeks, apples, four types of fresh herbs, tomato puree and probably three dozen other things I made and forgot about–that we’ve bought for various dishes or company this weekend. An hour ago, we were at the grocery store to pick ingredients for a recipe I want to make, and I realized I could probably make four meals from what we already have and called it off. Meanwhile, Alex and I were both saying the other day that some of our favorite meals are the ones I throw together from these odds and ends. I want to do this more often, but also weigh and measure as I do so I can share these hodge-podges with you.

How about you? Do you have any cooking, kitchen or food-related resolutions?

Update: My PR guy (a.k.a. Alex) asks me to tell you that the nominations for the 2008 Bloggies are open, and will be between now and Jan. 11 and there is (clears throat) a Food Blog category. Smitten Kitchen was nominated in this category last year, but a certain writer (coughDeb) is somewhat shy about broadcasting her accolades and thus barely mentioned it which may or may not have resulted in not winning. Each category requires three nominations for your input to count (though you are not required to fill out all categories if, say, your only interest is food blogs), so dare I suggest that you most on over to the left sidebar in the “Tasty” category for some inspiration? [Eighth Annual Weblog Award Nominations]


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