Starting this blog has allowed me to try tons of new things in the kitchen and I have found quite a few new favorite recipes! I had a lot of trouble deciding on my favorites but here they are:
Ricotta Pancakes with Honey Lemon Syrup - I figured I would start with breakfast since that's my favorite meal of the day (besides dessert that is). These are awesome, enough said.
Maple Almond Granola - Thanks Lori! I always have this in my pantry now; whenever I see the jar running low I make a new batch asap.
Cinnamon Raisin Pull-Apart Muffins - Delicious! Just be sure to serve them warm...yummm, my mouth is watering just thinking about these.
Blackberry Breakfast Bars - I'm counting down the months until summer when berries are back in season. I would eat these bars any time of day, not just breakfast; they're actually more like dessert. Also, keep in mind that these are definitely best served the day of baking them.
Soft Garlic Knots - On to the dinner dishes! I wish I could start every dinner with one of these. Unfortunately I don't have the time and I don't think my hips would appreciate that. However, these are definitely a go-to for any special occasion.
Edamame and Asparagus Salad - a great side dish, hot or cold.
Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes - I am so glad I stumbled on this recipe again because I am going to make these in the very near future. Can't wait for my sweet potato dinner!
Almond Stuffed Chicken - This is my favorite chicken recipe ever!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Torte - And now for the heart of the blog...dessert! I figured I would start off my favorite desserts with a bang. This is the most rich and creamy dessert I have ever made, and it was worth every extra mile I had to run when I ate it!
Banana Ice Cream - Now onto a much healthier dessert, bananas. This just might be the most overlooked recipe on the blog, but don't let this one-ingredient dessert fool you, it is delicious! Make sure to serve it when you make it as it does not re-freeze too well. But don't let that stop you from making it, I promise it is super easy and a no-fuss clean up!
Brownie Cookies - These are for all of you chocolate lovers out there!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes - Print out this recipe and go make these right now, I promise you won't regret it.
Buckeyes - An Ohio favorite that should probably be an everyone-in-the-world favorite! Peanut butter and chocolate is easily one of my favorite combinations and these buckeyes are just that.
Butterscotch Oatmeal Cookies - These cookies have been a favorite of mine long before we started this blog. I still make them all the time and they never get old.
Banana Cupcakes with Honey-Cinnamon Frosting - This is my favorite cake recipe for cupcakes and I have tried a couple of different frostings with it; peanut butter and this honey-cinnamon, both are equally as amazing!
That's a wrap 2010! Thanks for following our blog and we promise there will be plenty more great recipes to come in 2011.