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Foodie New Year’s Resolutions 2013


January 1st is a good time to make new plans, set some goals and look ahead to the rest of the year. Of course, you could make resolutions any day, but it helps a little bit to use a firm date to get started and not procrastinate too much. My own resolutions are often food based, and this year is no exception. I’m keeping the list short, but I wanted to share them here:

  • Work my way through a big pile of old cooking magazines and finally try some of the recipes that I bookmarked years ago but never got around to making. This resolution has the added bonus that it might help me to clean up my office a little bit.
  • Learn more about wine. I already enjoy it and can pick out wines that I like without much difficultly, but I haven’t yet had a chance to put a lot of effort into wine education as I would like. Plus, tasting wines can be a lot of fun.
  • Do a lot more roasting, since one of my favorite holiday gifts was a beautiful new Staub Dutch oven and I want to make the most of it.
  • Make more videos for Baking Bites. I had a blast doing the handful of videos that I did in 2012 and want to make them a more regular feature of the site in 2013.

What are your foodie goals for this year? Baking more bread at home? Eating out at that Michelin-starred restaurant that you’ve been eyeing? Taking a foodie road trip? Leave a comment below and share your plans for the new year!

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  • joan
    January 1, 2013

    Make macarons.

  • Jenny
    January 1, 2013

    I’d love it if you could post about your wine education as I’m trying to do the same!

  • Nicole
    January 1, 2013

    Joan – Great resolution!

    Jenny – I will definitely try to include more about that as I learn!

  • Stephanie
    January 1, 2013

    I am with you on #1 – I need to start making all the recipes that I saved in magazines.

    I am going to try my hand at Macaroons – I got the new Bouchon Bakery book and it has their recipe in it. I love their vanilla macaroons – can’t wait to make them!

    Happy New Year!

  • Tina
    January 1, 2013

    Its a short lits for me aswell:
    – daily breakfast at home
    – one recipe each week from one of my many cook & baking books

    And looking forward to a food related New York & Washington trip end of February

  • Linda B
    January 2, 2013

    I am learning so much from you…I’m excited to see what you will be doing this year!

  • Kelly
    January 2, 2013

    I need to work through my fear of pie crusts! A few bad batches and now I get stressed every time I think about making a pie, so I either a) don’t make one or b) buy a crust. I don’t know why I can’t just push through and experiment like I can with every other tricky thing!

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