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When I write a blog post, I usually have a good idea of what I want to say. It’s as though I pre-write my post in my head before I sit down to type out the words.

But right now, I have no idea what to say.

Partly because of exhaustion. Partly because of disbelief. Partly because of pure joy.

I guess I’ll just come out and say it.

After what feels like 1,000 years of work, countless e-mails and phone conversations with my buddy Lis, endless consulting with Scott and Patricia, The Daring Bakers have a new home.

I give you: The Daring Kitchen.

Ain’t it pretty?!

The Daring Kitchen is the culmination of the dream that Lis and I have developmed since November 2006 when The Daring Bakers first started. Today, The Daring Kitchen officially becomes the home of The Daring Bakers and … The Daring Cooks!

That’s right, we have finally launched a group to challenge all the cooks out there, as well as the bakers.

And to celebrate, we have an unbelievable new look. Our logo, designed by the amazing Patricia Furtado, represents this venture’s new direction. Each of the characters in that logo (yes … they all have names and personalities but you have to be a member to know about them …) represent a facet of our members. Daring Bakers and Daring Cooks will be able to save our logo, and badges of the individual characters, and upload them on their respective blogs. Eventually, they’ll even be able to put those images on merchandise.

What can I say? Go visit the site. If you’re already a Daring Baker, register again and get cracking in our new forums. If you want to become a Daring Cook as well, great! For those of you that aren’t members, here’s your chance to find your daring side.

And even if you don’t want to join as a member, you can still head over to The Daring Kitchen and enjoy the articles and the pictures.

All that’s left is thank you. Thank you, Lis! This has been tough and stressful but also fun and joyful. I can’t wait to see where this ride takes us next!

Thank you, Patricia! Thank you, Scott (and all Scott’s helpers)! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Ciao!