Can you believe it’ll be 2013 in just a few days?! Seems crazy, doesn’t it? This year has really flown by for me!

I got married (!)

traveled to beautiful places

worked really hard








learned new things


partied with my friends

Flirting With Flavor Event










donated my time



ate some incredible meals










and FLIRTED everyday!!


It’s been a pretty great year for me!

Please share with me what you are proud of in 2012. Write your comments on the blog!

I hope 2013 brings you everything you desire!!

men shaking

My students shaking it up in the kitchen!

On New Year’s Eve, as I wait for midnight with my loved ones, I will be toasting with this delicious winter cocktail… Serve this drink with a splash of champagne for a flirty twist!

Apple Cider Martini

Makes 4 cocktails

8 oz Vodka
5 oz ginger simple syrup *
4 oz apple cider
Pinch of cinnamon
4 apple slices

Combine in a pitcher with ice the vodka, simple syrup, and apple cider. Stir well then add a pinch of cinnamon. Pour into glasses and garnish with apple slices.

* To make Ginger Simple Syrup: Combine in a saucepan over medium heat 1 cup water, 1 cup sugar, and a 1 inch piece fresh ginger, peeled. Simmer, stirring, about 5 minutes until sugar dissolves. Then continue to cook over low heat 5 minutes longer. Strain out ginger before using.