2014 favorites

I’m late to the game, as always, but I was having too much fun enjoying the holidays. I have no regrets, but I do always love to review the previous year. Here are some of my favorites.

Corn Tortillas
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As if tacos weren’t delicious enough, fresh corn tortillas come along. I’ve got it to where I can make a batch for me and Dave in about fifteen minutes, so it’s definitely worth it just for the perfect foldability, not to mention how great they taste.

Strawberry Daiquiris
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Dave and I have tried dozens of recipes for tiki drinks over the last few months, and I love so many of them. Still, these strawberry daiquiris are safe in their position as my favorite cocktail.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
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Of the many desserts I made last year, I think this one was my favorite. It’s so perfect for spring.

Braised Artichokes
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I’m eagerly waiting for artichokes to come back into season so I can start making this every week, just like last year.

Crab Towers with Gazpacho and Avocado Salsas
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Not only are crab, avocado, and tomatoes some of my favorite foods, but they make a great match, especially in these beautiful towers.

Halibut in White Wine Sauce with Green Beans and Tomato-Scallion Relish
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Now that Dave cooks fish for dinner once a week, I don’t cook it myself much, but this is one I made over and over this year.

Cocoa Nib Peanut Butter Bites
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We’ve already got our annual family beach trip planned, which gives me an excuse to make these healthier treats in my annual pre-beach trip diet.

Quinoa Puttanesca
quinoa puttanesca 2Dave did a bunch of traveling last year for work, so I probably made this more than any other meal. While I much prefer him to be home, this is a nice consolation prize for when he’s away.

Peach Raspberry Galette
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My coworkers are always appreciative when I bring snacks in to share, but they went crazy for this.

Sweet Potato Mezzalune with Sausage Ricotta Filling
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Everyone knows that filled dumplings are the best foods, whether ravioli, potstickers, or empanadas, and that’s especially true when it’s sausage and cheese wrapped in crisped and browned sweet potato gnocchi dough.

Let’s see what 2015 brings, shall we?


  1. Sonya says:

    You had me at “sausage and cheese wrapped in crisped and browned sweet potato gnocchi dough.” Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!