Well, it happened again. Another year has flown by. I feel like just yesterday I was posting my end of the year review for 2012. What can I say about 2013? For us, it was a pretty low-key year. We got pretty good at painting while we gave each room of our house a little facelift…though no room is 100% complete yet; we took another east-coast road trip and found ourselves in love with Newport, RI; we finally made it to Moosewood Restaurant in Ithaca during our anniversary weekend trip; I started guitar lessons…if only I practiced I might actually be decent; and of course, we had many good times with family and friends. As I do each year, I like to take a moment to reflect on some of the recipes that we enjoyed most this past year. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2014!
January: Baked Burritos with Sour Cream Poblano Sauce. We don’t repeat too many recipes in our house, but this is one we have enjoyed many times!
February: Tequila Lime Chicken Fajita Salad with Chili Lime Vinaigrette. While we enjoyed it in the dead of winter, it would be a great summer meal.
March: Cookies & Cream Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Oreo Buttercream. Inspired by a request for my brother’s birthday, I could have eaten the frosting by the spoonful!
April: Peanut Butter Pretzel Truffles. Peanut butter and pretzels are such a great combination. Perfectly portable and pop-able snacks!
May: Mango Jalapeño Margaritas. A deliciously spicy cocktail for Cinco de Mayo, or anytime!
June: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups. A delicious treat that is simple to whip up. I love to have a batch on hand for when the cravings strike.
July: Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread. A pretty, swirled bread that toasts up perfectly for a delicious, light breakfast.
August: Crispy Egg Noodles. Inspired by a local noodle bar, these noodles were a great alternative to a typical stir fry.
September: Chicken Yakitori Rice Bowl. Speaking of stir fry, this was delicious…perfect for a weeknight meal.
October: Soft Pretzels. A delicious treat that freezes well. Bonus-I was finally able to cross these off my foodie bucket list!
November: Salted Caramel Cashew Bark. Made on a whim, the sweet and salty combination was perfect.
December: Chocolate Fudge S’mores Thumbprints. One of the cookies that made it to my Christmas cookie platter. A delicious bite of summer on a cold and snowy day.