On behalf of Britt and myself, I would like to wish all of our readers a very Happy New Year. The past year has been one long, hard, pain in the rear, (tales of which are soon to come!) but we have very high hopes for a positive, fresh start in 2013, beginning with this blog. We hope it's a place where you can find laughs, lessons, great food, magical books, family tales that make you feel better about your relatives and the occasional adorable cat (or dog, or horse) picture (we may or may not love our animals more than people). Most importantly though we hope you are able to feel the love that we share, not only for our books and food, but also between one another as well as for you! Here's to hoping that 2013 takes us all to wonderful new places, in the kitchen, within the pages of books, and in all of our crazy,imperfect, unpredictable, amazing lives!