What are your foodie resolutions for 2010? Cook dinner at home more? Bake the perfect batch of brownies? Eat out at that one restaurant you’ve always dreamed of visiting? Open your own restaurant?
It’s a lot easier to make New Year’s resolutions than it is to keep them. I’ve heard statistics that say anywhere from 50 to 92% of all resolutions are not kept. They say that the trick to keeping a resolution is to break them down into smaller, more manageable goals. So, if you want to cook at home more, you might star out by cooking a big dinner once a week so that there will be plenty of leftovers for another dinner and a lunch or two. Gradually work up to more mights, or encourage yourself further by saying you’ll try a new dish or two fro a favorite cookbook.
Last year, one of my goals was to finish a cookbook, which I did! This year, I’m just not quite sure what my big resolution is going to be, but traveling more, taking an international cooking class and baking more bread (something I’ve put on the back burner a bit) are definite goals of mine. I’d also like to hold a few more contests on Baking Bites with giveaways for all of you readers. Beyond that, I’ll have to make them up as I go through 2010!
Carole ResnickDecember 31, 2009
My new year’s resolution is to be more attentive to my blog: http://www.cybercookscookingcorner.blogspot.com You put me to shame
TiaDecember 31, 2009
i’m in the process of making up my ny baking resolutions. happy 2010 to you! i love your blog!
AllisonDecember 31, 2009
My resolution is to cut out sugar (more of it anyway) and to makes meals and snacks with more protein and whole grains. It’s going to be tough! But I’m committed.
LindaDecember 31, 2009
Happy New Year! I really don’t like the word resolution. I think it indicates failure if you don’t succeed or accomplish but goal is more open to success to strive to achieve it–even if not attained. Can’t wait to see what 2010 brings to Baking Bites. It has definitely become my favorite baking site and I visit it many times a day to see what’s happening.
Deanna @ MarzipanDecember 31, 2009
Attempt pain au chocolat! among many other things!
confectionateDecember 31, 2009
Master the french macaron!
SpitzmausDecember 31, 2009
In 2010, I hope to create one decent, flaky pie crust and take a cake decorating class.
Homemade PancakesJanuary 2, 2010
My resolution is to eat more pancakes and waffles!!
AnnaJanuary 3, 2010
I think your resolution to take an international cooking class is a good one. I’m still trying to think of one, but for now I’m telling everyone it’s “bake more”.
JennyJanuary 5, 2010
Happy New Year! My new years resolutions are to lose weight (boring!!), be more sociable, and to take a photo every day for the 365 project. I’ve managed 5 so far!
Van SacavageFebruary 26, 2010
Thanks. I enjoyed visiting your site.