Merry Christmas 2013


Merry Christmas 2013 from Simply Recipes!

Photography Credit: Elise Bauer

♫ O Tannenbaum, O Tannenbaum … ♪

Dear readers,

Another year has come and gone. Once again our families gather to enjoy each other’s presence and to celebrate the season of peace, hope, and joy. Thank you for keeping us company this year, as we’ve experimented in the kitchen, doing our best to create meals worthy of our efforts and yours.

One milestone managed to slip by me this year. Sometime this summer, as my toes were digging in an ocean sprayed beach, Simply Recipes turned 10. Ten years of anything seems like a long time, but this? It’s just as much of an adventure now as it ever was. Every day I’m inspired by what I’m learning. Thank you for reading. Thank you for trying the recipes, and for your advice and encouragement.

Have a wonderful holiday, wherever you are. Bless you today, and every day of your lives.


Elise & family

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Elise Bauer

Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. Elise is a graduate of Stanford University, and lives in Sacramento, California.

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  1. Shay

    Congratulations on 10 years! My Family and I, Wish You and Your Family a Safe and Happy Holiday.Many many many blessings. MY KITCHEN LOVES YOU!! :-)

  2. Evie Lieb

    Congratulations on 10 wonderful years of Simply Recipes! Thanks for the good food, inspiration and sound advice! Wishing you all the best in 2014! Hugs, Evie

  3. sheila

    Elise, what would I do with out your site?? It is the one I trust. Thanks again for another great year! Happy New Year! Sheila

  4. Eli Fidelma

    Love it! =)

  5. Jim

    Thank you for all of your work. Your site is the gift that keeps on giving! Best wishes for a joyful 2014.

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