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Happy New Year! Are you ready? I am! 2016 has been great, and it held many blessings and opportunities for me, but it was also arguably the most difficult year of my life to date. I’m hoping that this year is just a little bit more relaxed. It will be if I can hold myself back from publishing another cookbook this year. I may be able to convince myself to wait for a spring 2018 release. 😛 I’m not going to worry about that right now, but I am planning to continue to post solid recipes here on the blog. Hopefully I’ll be able to include more music and photography and devotional posts again as well now that Necessary Food is released and things are slowing down a bit. The next big thing on my radar is a trip to South Africa for about 3 weeks in February; I’m going with a 16-member choir for a “musical mission trip” and am really looking forward to it! I’ll try to have posts prescheduled to go out while I’m gone, but I doubt I’ll be on the internet much while I’m there.
As I reflect on the past year, I’m amazed once again at the goodness of God. Lines from “Amazing Grace” come to mind:
“Through many dangers, toils, and snares we have already come. ‘Tis grace hath brought us safe thus far, and grace will lead us home.”
I pray that 2017 will be a year of great blessing for you! Do you have special plans, goals, aspirations, resolutions? Please share in the comments below! I’d love to hear about them.
I thought it might be fun to look back and see which recipes posted to my blog in 2016 made the biggest splash. For purposes of this post, I’m only including recipes that were published in 2016, not recipes that were published in prior years but have remained popular (you can see some of those in last year’s Top 10 post). So without further delay, here they are – the Top 10 from 2016!
10 – Crispy Chicken Cheese Quesadilla
9 – Chocolate Dreamy
5 – Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Whiteout
3 – Instant Frozen Coffee Pudding
2 – Briana’s House Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 – Mac and Cheese
You know what’s cool? All of these recipes except for the Chocolate Dreamy can be found in my cookbook, Necessary Food! Click here to get all the details, sneak a peak inside, and purchase.
Many people choose January as the time to start eating healthy. If you’re just getting started or need some encouragement and inspiration, click here to see an index of my helpful posts related to healthy eating. You can find sample menus, “What’s on My Plate?” posts, and general tips and tricks.
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