whew...i have to tell you i went into a bit of a post-holiday slump. january blues i guess. after all the fun and festivities of christmas...january rang in with a dose of the get-me-downs. but, as of today, i am out of the slump...and the reason why...this new cookbook. SARABETH'S BAKERY. FROM MY HANDS TO YOURS by Sarabeth Levine..... i just got it today...what a winner it is... it is a beauty. the photographs by quentin bacon are stunning. the book covers morning pastries, muffins and more, beautiful breads, everyday cakes, party cakes and company, pies and tarts, plain and fancy cookies, spoon desserts, frozen desserts, spreadable fruits and frosting, fillings and sweet sauces. i am really excited about the jam too. that is on my list of things to do for the new year. it's going to be busy in the farmhouse kitchen this year. now, where's my apron?