Sandra Lee | 2011-01-03 13:08:32
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had an unforgettable 2010 farewell party that kicked off the new year just right. I counted down to the new year with the swearing in of my sweetheart. He became the 56th governor of the great state of New York. It was an amazing historic and emotional New Year -- surreal in every way.
I love the New Year because it offers an invigorating start and clean canvas to paint anew with fresh goals and ideas. Every New Year, I write down a number of goals to accomplish in the next twelve months. For 2011, I plan to stay close to home and travel less. It was my Christmas promise. I encourage you to write down just one resolution that you can commit the new year to achieving. Whether it is eating healthier or being more active in your community, it is possible with a little dedication and hard work, and I promise you will feel amazing about it.
Pick up the January/February issue of my magazine which just hit newsstands. It features simple and savvy home and food tips that will make your life happier and easier. Live this new year the Semi-Homemade way so that you have more time for yourself and your family.
Here's my Recipe of the Week: It's Tempura Day on Friday, January 7. I love tempura because it can make anything crispy and delicious. Try my Onion Blooms for a tasty appetizer or side dish that will surely fly off the table.
For more dishes using fantastic Asian flavors and ingredients, tune in to Food Network this Sunday at 11:30 a.m. EST/10:30 CT for my new Asian Banquet episode. Forget take-out, and join me in making Ginger Rice Stuffed Mushrooms, Tea Soaked Chicken with Eggplant, Saki Spritzer and more.
Cheers to a happy, healthy new year-- full of love and sweetness.