Happy New Year Chocolate Cake“I don’t think any day is worth living without thinking about what you’re going to eat next at all times.”—Nora Ephron

The late Nora Ephron was known both as a great cook, and for not eating dessert.  But, later in her life, she would have lunch with friends and they, at her insistence, ordered multiple desserts, having small, reasonable bites of all of them.  Isn’t that a lovely concept?  Sharing…and eating!

Happy New Year Chocolate CakeMmmmmm…cake!  And chocolate cake at that.  Isn’t it a delightful way to ring in 2019?  Seriously, this is one of the best chocolate cakes I’ve eaten in a long, long time.  This lovely cake was baked and decorated by a talented friend and she made it from scratch, too.  Oh yes…did I mention she is “almost twelve-years-old”?  Isn’t that wonderful?  This young woman is a serious baker and should be an inspiration to us all.  She reminds us to attempt the things we enjoy, but we perhaps find a bit daunting. To have courage to attempt those daunting things.  To challenge ourselves.  To look for the good in others.  To find joy in simple things.

I think that’s what the New Year is all about.  The potential of what may be.  Or maybe, what will we make of the opportunities that come our way.  And at this time of year, when many of us are thinking about diets, remember to enjoy the good things in life, too.  Like cake.  Happy New Year!Happy New Year Chocolate Cake