Talk about a year of change for me. Going through the last 12 months of posts felt bizarre. I can’t believe how ancient some posts felt only to find out they were only 8 months old. My life in Colorado seems like it happened eons ago, as does everything I cooked there. My life is much different now than it was last December 31st (for the better) and I’m very interested to see what 2011 brings. I definitely didn’t follow up on my pie crust resolution of last year (whoops) and have yet to make any resolutions for the coming year. Everything that comes to mind is sort of opposite what you should do: cook more red meat (eat healthier), try more whiskey varieties (cut down on drinking), bake more cookies (lose weight). We’ll see what happens…
Here are my top 10 favorite posts (in no order), whether it be recipes I loved, the photos, triumphs over failure, or a combination of all of the above.
Happy 2011, everyone!
I love making my grandmother’s recipes and this was definitely my favorite so far. Plus it was like two posts in one with the added step of making your own chicken stock. Yum.
I’m a huge sucker for pasta with tomato sauce (#1 comfort food), so anytime I get to make my own from scratch plus bake up some kickass meatballs (made with bison meat no less) definitely makes the top 10.
One of the best-tasting desserts/cookies I’ve ever eaten. The filling was to die for and the cookies had that perfect Little Debbie moistness to them. Like fudge rounds, only soooo much better.
These make me think of being on set with Jackie (the food stylist I assisted in Denver) and the happier parts of living in CO. I am in love with the photo above (there’s a reason it’s in my header!) and I still dream about the taste and texture of the scones.
Both this and the biscuits above were great triumphs over failures. The biscuits sucked and failed to rise and I used my own food science to perfect them. The kluski kapusta po was a salvage from braised pork ribs gone horribly wrong. I love making winners out of losers.
One of the dishes that still makes me think I could live vegetarian if I needed to. I ate this for almost 2 weeks straight (it makes a TON) and still wasn’t sick of it at the end. In fact, I’d eat it right now if I could.
My new all-time favorite cookie. Period.
The most popular post this year! And so happy to see it. I’ve made this dish numerous times now and it only gets better every time I eat it. I can’t wait to start playing with it as the months go by.
This had to be my favorite post. Not only was I celebrating my blog’s anniversary, but I was also announcing my new job and move. Three wonderful, amazing, and positive events all at once. There was so much love in that cake I felt like it was glowing when it came out of the oven.
Happy 2011, everyone!