Salud! To great things in 2012

We are really looking forward to ringing in the New Year tonight. We have quite a bit of celebrating to do. We just turned in our 232-page cookbook manuscript (aka our baby) to our publisher today, yes TODAY. WOW! We can’t believe our due date is already here. We have labored for months and we did it. It’s been many a late nights writing, editing, cooking, and more editing. We have spent countless hours preparing for each and every photo shoot, shopping for props worthy of each dish and lots of testing and re-testing of every recipe. Our biggest challenge was making sure everyone could replicate our family’s recipes without too much fuss. The intense photo shoots were exhausting, to say the least, but all the eating and drinking afterwards was like one big fiesta. We gained a few extra pounds along the way too but it was all worth it (somebody had to do it).

We are thrilled to have this blog as our refuge for all good things to eat, drink, and worth celebrating. So today we want to thank you our readers who came, hung out, and are still with us today. We’ve done a lot in the last year. Thank you for reading our stories, reliving our adventures, and making our recipes. We love it that you take the time to leave us your comments; it makes us feel all warm inside. It’s a big world out there, this cyberspace, so we’re sending out a virtual abrazo (hug) to each and every one of you for embracing all that is muy bueno. Simply stated, without you, our blog would be a very lonely place.

Thank you Grandma, who is up in heaven…Thank you for having been an extraordinary mother and an even better grandmother. We love you, and all our lovely memories of you will live on in our hearts.

We are thankful for each and every one of you who read our blog and we are eternally grateful to those who leave us your thoughts and comments. We raise our glass to you and we look forward to 2012 with great anticipation. From our casita to yours we wish you all a new year filled with many blessings.

Happy New Year y Próspero Año Nuevo!

What are you most thankful for in 2011 and what do you look forward to the most in 2012?

recipe > Sparkling Hibiscus Champagne Cocktail

Photography by Jeanine Thurston

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14 Responses to “Salud! To great things in 2012”

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    Katiepies — December 31, 2011 @ 4:52 pm

    Congratulations on your fantastic accomplishments! We have enjoyed the ride as well, inspiring us to get into the blogging world!! We are thankful for friends and family who give us strength and love. Looking forward to 2012-just the beginning of a new chapter. :)
    Sweet treats to you!
    Katiepies

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 9:14 pm

      Thank you so much Katie! May all your goals and dreams come true in 2012. We truly appreciate your support.

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    Joyce — December 31, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

    2012 is going to be an exciting year for 3 girls and one angel (your grandma). I will look forward to reading about it right here. Happy New Year!!! xo

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

      You are so sweet Joyce. We truly appreciate your kind words and your sweet comments. Thanks so much for following us and making our recipes. Besos from the 3 of us and butterfly kisses from our grandma.

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    perudelights — January 1, 2012 @ 9:32 pm

    I´m delighted to share with you and your readers this wonderful moment. In a few months we all will have the book in our hands, to read it and to savor it. Thank you for letting us be part of this, updating us at every step of the way. Congratulations for this great work, you must feel so proud!

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 9:18 pm

      Thank you so much Morena. We are very excited and truly appreciate the support from our Latina amigas. Without you all this blog of ours would be quite lonely.

      Best wishes for 2012.

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    adri {FoodieBeFit} — January 2, 2012 @ 10:58 pm

    Feliz Año Nuevo!! A cookbook!! Congratulations!! Can’t wait!!

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 9:19 pm

      Thank you Adri. We are truly excited and glad you are too.

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    Vicki Challancin — January 4, 2012 @ 7:52 am

    Feliz y Próspero Año Nuevo! Y felicidades tambien. A cookbook! Congratulations!

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 9:20 pm

      Thank you so much Vicki! We love your blog and appreciate all your support.

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    Ana Flores — January 4, 2012 @ 6:50 pm

    I am so ridiculously excited for you ladies. can’t wait to have that book in my hands and pay every penny it’s worth. So proud

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 9:22 pm

      Ay Ana! Where can we begin?! We truly appreciate all your guidance and support and welcoming us with open arms into a community that has truly been very supportive. We look forward to your book as well and can’t wait to celebrate with you!

      Salud!

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    Ana_IloveTdP — January 5, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    ¡Feliz año nuevo 2012!

    I just found you around here and your blog is fantastic :) I will follow you from now on!

    • muybuenocookbook replied: — January 8th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

      Bienvenida Ana! Welcome to our blog. We truly love meeting new friends.
      Próspero Año Nuevo!

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