It’s here folks! Your favorites of 2015. I can’t believe 2016 is here in just two days! All of your favorites are superb choices! A big thank you from me to you for taking a minute out of your day to check out my blog! Here’s to a happy new year to all of you.
It seems that everyone’s all-time favorite this year were these amazing gingerbread maple muffins. Good choice people! These are a perfect treat in the morning alongside your cup of coffee.
Runner up for top favorite is this creamy strawberry tart. A sweet tart crust, filled with pastry cream, then piled high with fresh strawberries. Need I say more?
This penne with zucchini, tomatoes and Boursin cheese is definitely a personal favorite of mine. Creamy pasta with fresh garden vegetables? The perfect summer dinner. And it’s fast too!
No-knead dutch oven whole wheat bread. Who doesn’t love a good bread recipe? And, a no-knead recipe to boot! I freeze several batches of this bread just to have on hand at a moments notice.
Orange-cranberry cheesecake. My first attempt at making cheesecake-ever! And it was a total success. This is the perfect dessert for the winter months for any special, or not-so-special, occasion!
One-pot Thai noodles. One of the tastiest, easiest, weeknight meals around!
Quinoa Black Bean Chili is something I could dive into right now. With temperatures below freezing, this is the perfect, healthy and hearty dish to warm up with.
Toasted Almond Cake. Although this was a fairly recent post, it quickly became a favorite! This is one of those killer, showstopper desserts. It is definitely time consuming, but oh, so worth it! An almond-tinted pastry cream is spread between layers of fluffy, white cake. Then, a buttery frosting is spread on the outside. To finish, toasted almonds are gently pressed around the entire cake. Oh yeahh…
Last, but most definitely not least- Raspberry cream pie! Fresh raspberries folded into whipped cream cheese and heavy cream, slathered in an oreo crust. You betcha this is a darn good pie!