Although I haven't made much noise on ye olde blog lately, I have been getting tons of stuff accomplished on the other side of it. Mostly projects and things I'd put aside during the holidays. The current book I'm writing/creating is already over 150 pages! So, a little editing is in order I think. In between, I've been doing some "fancy" cooking and baking. I made these cute "Brunch Cups" again recently. They're fun for small gatherings and tea time. I blogged about them way back here. They can be made ahead and frozen too--for impromptu moments. Can you tell I've been engrossed in cookbooks? I love reading cookbooks. They are the most homey cozy companions--especially on dark winter days. And there are so many good ones. Do you have a favorite? These are nearby at the moment: French Farmhouse Cookbook, Chez Nous, The French Cuisine of Your Choice, and a new copy of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, a present from the Mister, which I'm finding inspiring all over again. (My Mom had the original copy long ago that she used in conjunction with the PBS series starring Julia Child herself.) So. Emphasis on French cooking here!