Wednesday, January 01, 2014


Happy New Year! I'm looking forward to 2014 and will be starting my new year off with some cooking using the book The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays. I purchased the book for myself on Cyber Monday from Amazon, but hadn't opened it until a couple days ago. Boy, did I get excited. I plan on trying recipes each holiday.

We celebrated New Year's Eve at our friends' house. When we arrived home at 1 am, I made a French toast casserole that we'll have for breakfast after we wake up. Later in the day, I'll be making her New Year's Day Menu, including Hoppin' John, Collard Greens and cornbread.

Cooking more is one of my New Year's resolutions. I'll post the rest shortly. I did post another on the Sweet Romance Reads' New Year's post. Along with a few other sweet romance authors!

Hope your first day of 2014 is wonderful! I'll be watching the Rose Bowl and cheering for Standford. Go Cardinal!


Dru said...

Happy New Year Melissa!

Maria Zannini said...

Happy New Year!

I sometimes use some of her recipes off her web site.

Melissa McClone said...

Thanks, Dru!

Maria - I've been to her blog once maybe twice a couple of years ago. Followed a link. So this is the first I've ever used of hers. I don't buy many cookbooks, but I liked the holiday angle and all the pics!

Quilt Lady said...

Happy New Year Melissa! I do cook a lot and get sick of it because it takes up a lot of time by the time your get cleaned up. I don't go by recipes to much because they don't like to try new thing here and it get old cooking the same thing all the time.