Musical pairing – Thank You (Falletin Me Be Mice Elf Again) by Gladys Knight & the Pips

Here we are at the end of 2010 and at the beginning of a brand new year; remarkable, yes? It has been a crazy, wonderful, challenging yet very rewarding year. ย And while it seems cliche to say this, it is simply the truth: Smith Bites is here because of you. ย Our readers who come to this place, read our words, try our recipes and leave comments or not – you’re still here. ย You’ve been generous to share this blog with your friends and family – and we appreciate every single one of you and sincerely say, ‘thank you.’ We’ve put together a short little video at the bottom of this post so be sure to take a few moments to watch!

To our fellow bloggers, our peers – we thank you for your support, your friendship, your words of encouragement and your willingness to share information so that we can stretch ourselves in ways we never thought possible. ย You have set the bar high and we welcome the challenge!

Here’s to a brand new year and all its possibilities ~


Debra & The Professor

Ina Garten, FoodNetwork

Creme de Cassis (blackcurrant flavored liqueur)
Champagne, chilled
Pour 1 teaspoon of cassis into each of 6 Champagne glasses and then fill each glass with Champagne. Serve immediately.


  1. Happy New Year! I hope it is a wonderful year for all ๐Ÿ™‚

    I will keep this on file for next New Year!

  2. Kir Royale is one of my fav drinks!! Who doesn’t like champagne? Happy New Years to you and your family.

  3. Happy 2011!!! Wishing you both a healthy, happy and joyous 2011!!

    I loved your video… you truly have a gift for it!!

  4. I feel blessed to have found you. The sweet stories, the great recipes, the wonderful music…you and the professor bless my heart! I hope you two had a lovely New Years. Thank you for sharing all that you do!

  5. I have enjoyed reading your wonderful blog and I look forward to reading more in 2011! Happy New Year to you and the Professor! May it bring you much love, health and happiness!

  6. “Is the camera on?” Bahahahhaaaaaa.

    You two are too cute. It has been such a joy getting to you know this year; Happy New Year, cheers to a wonderful 2011 and REALLY hope to get to hug you soon!


  7. LOVED your video! It was a pleasure getting to meet you this summer at the BSP, and I hope our paths cross again soon. Happy New Year… and best wishes for a fabulous year in 2011!

  8. A heartfelt and adorable video! Thanks for sharing. Happy New Years and may 2011 bring wonderful things to you both!

  9. It has been such a pleasure getting to know you (and your beautiful blog) and becoming your friend. It is true that we are richer for our friends. Wishing you the best of all things in 2011 and I cannot wait to meet you and The Prof! Much Love to you both! xo

  10. You two are so cute! ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy New Year to you both and I look forward to seeing what 2011 brings for us! It has been a pleasure getting to know you this past year.

  11. Happy New Year darlin’ to your and your sweet professor. I am so very happy that we met each other this year! I simply adore you to no end ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. Awesome, what a wonderful greeting & post. I couldn’t agree more guys…. its the food that connects us all & I share your sentiments with the fellow blogging community. I feel more than a little blessed to be part of it & share your lives. Happy New Year…. loved your video ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Happy, happy New Year!!! It’s been a pleasure getting to know you!

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  15. Have a safe and Happy New Year. We hope to see you in Utah in 2011:) Take Care!

  16. Mom @ Mining the Golden Years

    You have to take a drink!
    We love you guys!

  17. Oh, what a sweet video! Looking forward to enjoying more of your awesome posts in 2011. Happy new year to you and the professor!

  18. Happy New Year, sweet friend! And goodness gracious, I’ll take one of those. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. Cheers to this beautiful drink and the happiest New Year!

  20. All the best to both of you for 2011! Look forward to the possibilities and all of the wonderful posts. Cheers!!!

  21. Not a bad way to end the year, my friend! Hope you and the Professor have a happy and a healthy New Year!

  22. Happy New Year Debra! Salute!

  23. The happiest of New Years to you and The Professor! Thank you for sharing your kitchen, your recipes and your beautiful photography. And thanks also for the kind comments you’ve left on my own blog throughout the year. All the best!

  24. They look simply gorgeous! Cheers! ALL the best to you in 2011!

  25. Aw, I love the video greeting! Just want to reach through the computer screen to give you both a big hug. Cheers to you!

  26. Happy Happy New Year to you and the Professor, Deb. Thank you for sharing your kitchen with us.
    All the best to you in 2011.

  27. Cheers and best wishes for a happy and healthy new year. I just bought creme de cassis and champagne yesterday. It’s chilling! Carolyn

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