December 28th, 2015

16 Ways to Ring in the New Year

Ways to Ring in The New Year

Somehow we are here at the end of one year and the beginning of another.


Time just seems to fly by for me these days. How does this happen?

Since we’re here, let’s brainstorm some ways we can celebrate 2016 right with 16 ways to ring in this new year:

  1. You know it always involves steaks for me, so let’s try some new steak recipes at our new year’s get-together. A Grilled Filet Mignon with Shellfish Butter, perhaps?
  2. Make up with someone who you haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye with. Start fresh.
  3. Decide you’re going to be happy in 2016. And really mean it. Start at midnight.
  4. Toast the new year with a new cocktail.
  5. Let your kids stay up until 12:01 with you.
  6. Cannonball into a freezing pool when the ball drops.
  7. Start January 1st by volunteering somewhere.
  8. Visit a shut-in on New Year’s Eve.
  9. Invite the neighborhood to YOUR house this year for the New Year festivities.
  10. Include someone new to the area at your party.
  11. Wear something sparkly – man or woman, sparkles mean fun.
  12. Watch the ball drop on TV in Spanish.
  13. Go look at the stars before the clock strikes midnight – it’s crazy to think somewhere else in the world it’s already next year.
  14. Spend New Year’s Eve somewhere warm. It’s a different sensation than the traditional freezing NYE that most of the U.S. experiences.
  15. Find a time zone line and keep going back and forth after midnight. Pretend you’re a time traveler.
  16. Keep it traditional and kiss a loved one at midnight. It’s ALWAYS good luck.

Tell me, what will YOU be doing to ring in the new year? Pick something from the list and just go for it!

January 5th, 2015

New Year’s Resolution Ideas for Foodies


The new year is here!

Time to make some resolutions. And if you’re a foodie (and I know you are) at least one of them must involve food.

How about trying steak tartare in the new year?

Cooking beef bourguignon?

Maybe resolve to host more dinner parties?

For me, I’d like to teach my almost-teenage son how to grill a steak.

It’s a lesson every man or woman needs.

What are your foodie New Year’s resolutions? Happy cooking and eating in 2015!

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December 30th, 2013

New Year’s Eve Food Fun

Well, folks, the new year is upon us! And we’ve gotta do all we can to make 2014 the best it can be.

Did you know there are foods that can help with that? That’s how the story goes, anyway.

For instance, pork is considered a lucky food to eat to ring in the new year. A pig’s rotund form is a symbol of wealth.

Fish, too, is a lucky food. Their scales represent money and the fact that they swim in schools means abundance.

Hey, I don’t make this stuff up. It’s just what the people say. Read about more lucky New Year foods here.

If you’re feeling lucky, try some of these out this NYE. And, if nothing, you’ll get a great meal out of the deal!

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