All the best, Karen
A very happy new year to you too, Karen!!
Thank you Kay, I’m looking forward to wherever your travels take you in the New Year and of course reading about all the good food you will be sharing.
Happy New Year Karen!
Thank you Mad Dog, I hope that the coming year will bring lots of good times with your friends, delicious and inventive food, wine and of course a carajillo de cognac or two. 😀
Here’s to happiness and joy as well as safe travels to new destinations Karen!
Thank you Julie, I know you two are looking forward to the arrival of your second grandchild, enjoy spending time with both of them in the New Year.
They’re putting a bit of the kibash on our travels that’s for srue…but I think they are worth it 🙂
One day we’ll venture forth agian…the beach and the mountains will just have to do for now. I think Gregory is still getting over September’s big adventure…From the places we went, he enjoyed France and Switzerland the best…
I want to get him to Ireland as I know he’d love it…but like I say…future plans when babysitting slows down 🙂
Have a safe and happy eve!
Happy New Year, Karen!
Thank you Ksenia, I hope the coming year is filled with wonderful days spent with you new husband making memories to last a lifetime.
Happy New Year Karen.
Thank you Lea Ann, I’m looking forward to more of your southwestern comfort food recipes.
Happy New Year Karen !!all the best!
I appreciate your nice wish Gloria. I’m looking forward to the delicious desserts that you will be sharing in the New Year.
Happy New Year Karen! The photo is fabulous!
Thank you for your nice compliment on the photo, it was taken at our summer cottage in Maine but never published. I hope your year ahead is filled with more of your lovely artwork but do take time to enjoy come quiet minutes reading and whatever else brings you peace.
Happy New Year Karen … wishing you an adventure filled new year!
Thank you Ingrid, I’m looking forward to where your next RV travels will take you in the coming year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR KAREN! HAVE A GREAT YEAR AHEAD!
Thank you for your wish Surasree, I hope you have a great year as well.
Its my pleasure!!!😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊😊
Cheers to you and yours, Karen! Wishing you all the best.
Thank you Sandra. Continued good luck with your healthy eating in the New Year.
Happy New Year, karen!
Thank you for your wish Angie. I know you will be sharing lots of healthy recipes in the coming year, we can all use a little inspiration especially after the holidays.
Happy New Year
Thank you Carolyn, I hope you have a good year as well.
Happy New Year. Karen! Looking forward to your culinary and travel adventures in 2019!
Thank you David. I can’t wait to see where you and Mark decide to travel next year, will it be back to Italy or somewhere else in Europe. Wherever, I know it will inspire looks of good eating. 🙂
Happy New Year! Can’t wait to see where your travels take you in 2019. 🙂
Thank you John, I’d like to click glasses with you and Mrs. KR some time with one of your good cocktails. Trying right now to decided where our adventures will take us next year. Our taste in travel is much the same, especially knowing that we have both done the same cruise, on the same cruise line but at different times. 😀
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, Karen. All the best for 2019.
Thank you Fatima, I’m looking forward to where you and Peter will be headed in the New Year. Wherever it is, I’ll enjoy following along.
Happy New Year to you too! 🙂
Thank you Ronit for your nice wish. I’ll looking forward to all the good things you will be sharing in this new year. Sorry I didn’t answer sooner, I just found your comment in the spam file…don’t know what went wrong.
Guess the system goes crazy sometimes. It makes me go and check my spam file as well, just in case…
Looking forward to your posts as well. 🙂
Same to you Karen!! Happy and Healthy New Year!!
Xo Anna and Liz
Thank you Anna, the same to you and Liz. I’m sure your Italian dishes of pork and lentils will bring you lots of luck in the New Year. We have pork as well for my Italian husband and black eyed peas for my Southern background. 🙂
Thank you Jovina, I’m looking forward to lots of meal suggestions from you again in the coming year.
Happy New Year.
Thank you Boleyn for your nice wish. I’ve enjoyed all your experiments this past year, you are an adventuresome cook.
Happy New Year, Karen.
Happy New Year Frank, When I’m on the dance floor at this evening’s New Year’s celebrations, I’ll be wishing I danced a little better, certainly not a ballroom dancer like yourself. 😀
You’re too kind … more importantly, have fun!
Happy new year Karen. I fell asleep well before midnight, so no fireworks for me. Wishing you and yours all the best for 2019.
Hi Gary, thank you for your wish. We will be having dinner and dancing this evening until midnight but I’ll be yawning the whole time. I know my steak I’ll be served won’t be as good as the sirloin steak that you sous vide earlier this week.
I’m sure yours will be just as tasty and more importantly, appreciated by those who love you 😃
Happy New Year Karen and hoping 2019 is the best year for you and your family!
Thank you Karrie, for your wish. I’ll be looking forward to more of your comfort food in the coming year.
And cheers to you and your family, too, Karen! I hope 2019 brings much love and happiness! 🙂
Thank you David, I can’t wait to see how this year’s vacation will influence your cooking.
A healthy and happy New Year to you and your family.
The same to you Gerlinde. I’ll be watching to see if you head back to Germany for another visit with your family this year.
Happy New Year to you my friend. See you in 2019!!
Thank you Teresa, I’m looking forward to more great photos and recipes from you this year.
Hi Karen, I’m enjoying my Christmas break and catching up on reading blogs! Best wishes to you and your husband for a wonderful 2019! 🙂
Thank you Dana, I’ll be watching to see how you change your garden around this year.
Happy New Year Karen! Hope you have a fabulous 2019!!
Thank you Jan, I know you must have enjoyed your New Years in your new home.
Well, our New Year is ten hours old, does not hurt a bit so far and allows me to wish you health, happiness and good fortune for the days just starting. And to all who read: please try to watch the Sydney Harbour midnight display thru’ YouTube or other! I am not a ‘fireworks lady’ but was honestly gasping with awe for all the 15 minutes: delighted to see over 1 1/2 million around the Harbour foreshores, so many having flown in . . .
Thank you Eha, Your country has one of the best fireworks displays I’ve seen.
Thank you Madonna, and I’m happy that you have starting blogging again.
Wishing you all that you need for 2019!
Thank you Tandy, I can’t wait to see where your travels take you this year.
We slept through it all, exhausted from caring for FIL!! Happy New Year Diane
Here is to a most restful and healthy New Year Diane.
Happy New Year Karen. I actually stayed up and watched the ball.
Hi Larry, I acted like a big girl and stayed up to ring in the New Year as well. 🙂
Wishing you all the best for 2019, Karen – and that your travels may lead you back to Germany! 🙂
Hi Kiki, We are working on our travel plans now and are hoping to work in Germany at the end of this year’s trip. You know how much we enjoy visiting your country. 😀
Well, I’ve had a few unexpected offers from fellow bloggers to meet up while I was traveling in their area, so if you would like to meet – even if just for a cup of coffe – get in touch!
If we are in your area, I would love to meet. Thank you!
Have a wonderful 2019!
Thank you Debra, I’m looking forward to discovering lots of interesting places in Italy with you again this year.
Happy New Year Karen! May it be filled with all you wish for!
Thank you Penny, You must have enjoyed spending New Year’s in your new home.
Happy New Year, Karen!
Thank you Zaza, I’ll be looking forward to more of your French inspired recipes.
Wishing you a very happy new year, Karen!
Thank you Denise, my Brazilian Texan friend…it is always fun to see what you are cooking.
Happy new year! May 2019 be the best one yet. 🙂
Thank you for your wish Hannah. Here is to more veggie recipes from me. 😀
All the best in 2019 to you and yours, Karen! And thank you so much for all of your blog visits and kind comments.
Cheers to more adventures!
It is always my pleasure Jane…here is to a very heathy new year.
Happy New Year 2019 Karen!
Thank you my Finish friend, I’m looking forward to another year of interesting posts about your country.
Glad to hear you’ve welcomed the new year in style. Happy 2019, dear Karen.
We had a lovely start to this new year Amalia, I hope you did as well. I’ll be interesting to see what you create this year.
Boone Année Karen!
Merci Beaucoup Monique, I’m looking forward to all your lovely creations this year. 🙂
And, the best 2019 can offer to you as well. 🙂
Thank you Judy, Enjoy your time at the beach…not having to shovel snow is a good thing. 😀
Happy New Year, Karen! Wishing all the best in 2019!
Thank you Susan, here is to another tasty new year.
Thank you Heather, the same to you. I hope your Colorado weather has been good lately with just the right amount of snow to make it pretty but not enough to make it a problem.
Wishing you an awesome 2019, Karen. All the Best!
Thank you Bobbi, I’ll be looking forward to more of your healthy recipes.
Here’s wishing you best dishes and wishes and travel for the year 2019. Do you have any trips lined up? Last year was a busy one for us, and this year is proving to be pretty much the same, but I always say, “do it when one is able”, who knows what lies around the corner for us eh?
Thank you for your nice wishes Loretta. We are in the planning stage of this year’s trip, if it works out it will be another cruise to places familiar and some we’ve never been to. I’m looking forward to where you are headed and I totally agree with your thinking…definitely do it while you are able, no day is guaranteed.
Good wishes for a happy new year.
Thank you Darryl, I’m interested in what new cooking gadget will come into your kitchen this year. 😀
Well…Christmas was bountiful.
Happy New Year to you too, Karen. I wish the best for you and your family in 2019!
Thank you Eva, all the same to you and JT. Here is to a milder winter, an early spring and good times at your lake cottage.
Bonne Année, Miss Karen! do hope you had French genuine champagne for the réveillon… cheers! 🙂
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1000 MERCI for your constant visits and kind comments @ my playground, wish you an exceptional year: health, joy, travels, pleasant surprises and oceans of inspiration… friendly thoughts, Mélanie Bedos-Toulouse
Merci beaucoup Mél@nie, it was indeed French champagne. Thank you for your lovely wish, it is much appreciated. I always love visiting you playground.
Happy New Year, Karen! Wishing you a happy, healthy, prosperous and joyful 2019!!
Thank you Marissa, I’ll be looking forward to more of your comfort food recipes.
Wishing all the best in 2019!
Thank you Cathy, I’ll be looking forward to more of your colorful California inspired recipes.
Happy New Year, Karen! May 2019 bring you many blessings, adventures and good food! xo
Thank you Liz, I hope I don’t gain too much weight from all those yummy desserts of yours. 🙂
Wishing you all the best in 2019! And of course fabulous food and travel!
Thank you Lisa, I can’t wait to see all your artistic endeavors this year.
happy New Year!!!!
Thank you Claudia, I’ll be looking forward to some good Italian dishes coming out of your kitchen in this new year.
Happy New Year, Karen! Cheers to a happy, healthy and food filled 2019 🙂
Thank you for your wish Dawn, I can’t wait to see what fun dishes you will be creating in this new year.
Happy New Year to you, too!
Thank you Jeff, I looking forward to your terrific recipes as well as your witty comments on how your recipes came about. 😀
Happy New Year to you! I’ve enjoyed discovering your site and reading about your travels! 🙂 Cheers!
Thank you Valentina, I’m happy that you have enjoyed our travels. I’ve enjoyed your comfort food recipes so the feeling is mutual. 🙂
Happy New Year!
Thank you Mimi, I’m looking forward to all the tasty hors d’oeuvres and creative meals that you will be sharing with us this year.
What a beautiful photo. Did you take it? Happy New Year!
Thank you for your lovely compliment on the photo, Joanne. Yes I did take it…it was a fireworks display across the lake from our summer home in Maine that I had never published. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
Happy New Year Karen! I sure look forward to more traveling through your trips! Due to physical problems, my trips are local and limiting so seeing the world here at Back Road is something I always look forward to.
I appreciate your kind words MJ, It makes me feel good to know that you enjoy following along on our adventures. I’ll be sharing another wonderful city that we visited very soon. Here is to a healthy new year.
Happy New Year to you also Karen. May this year bring you some great adventures!
Thank you Abbe, I’m definitely looking forward to new adventures this year. In the meantime, I’ll be enjoying the new comfort dishes you will be creating.
Thank you Adina, I’ll be looking forward to more Romanian and German recipes over at Where is my spoon.
Happy New Year Karen! All the best for you are your loved ones…
Thank you Juliana, I’ll be looking out for some more of your yummy baked good recipes.
Happy New Year to you Karen! Hope you enjoyed the holidays. Many blessings for the year to come 🙂
Thank you Tricia, and yes…I always save room for dessert. 😀
What a lovely way to usher in the new year! I went to bed early on the 31st. I’m not much at night anyway, but I also have a cold…that will be my excuse. LOL! Wishing you a wonderful new year, dear Karen.
Here is to a healthier new year Debra. I’m not a night owl either but I did manage to ring in the new year. 🙂
Happy new year to you Karen!
Thank you Marcie, I’ll be interesting in all the healthy recipes you will be creating in this new year.
Happy New Year Karen! Love the photo 🙂
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