The beginning of 2009 is not only a time to celebrate the new year, by setting goals and resolutions for the coming months, but also a time to reflect upon what the past year has given to us. I thought that a review of my favorite recipes from the past year would be a great way to end the year.
Daring Bakers Challenge
Danish - Now that I think about this delicious danish, I need to make it again. It was simply amazing and so much fun to make. Definitely a show-stopping breakfast or brunch treat.
Three-Cheese Spread This spread was great, the combo of cheeses went really well together and it was the perfect topper for crackers.
Garlic Knots I could not just pick one item in this category. I am sure you all know that I am a carb-aholic and can not get enough bread. These garlic knots were definitely addicting. I could probably eat my weight in them but then I would weigh about 5 times as much as I do now, so I suppose that is not a good idea.
Peter Reinhart definitely created the perfect Italian bread with this recipe. It was simply amazing and looked beautiful.
Bacon, Potato, and Cheddar Frittata This was so delicious I made it quite a few times over the course of the year. It is perfect for entertaining for breakfast or brunch.
Buffalo Chicken Strips I don't know what it is about these but I just can not get enough of them. The crunchiness and spiciness make them totally delicious.
French Chocolate Brownies These are the best brownies I have ever had. Definitely my new go to brownie recipe. Dorie Greenspan hit a home run with these.
Fresh Fettuccine Alfredo This recipe was so very good. Not only was it the first time I made a real alfredo sauce but it was also the first time I made homemade pasta. Hooked I tell you, I am seriously hooked on fresh pasta. It is beyond amazing.
Herbed Rice Pilaf I am so glad that I came across this recipe. The rice was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. I really like the crunch that the almonds added.
Pizza Napolenta This crust was so delicious and would be perfect for a make your own pizza party due to the amount of dough that it made. I really enjoyed making this recipe because it was my first time tossing pizza dough. You should give it a try, it was really fun.
Whole Wheat Pizza Dough
This is my go-to recipe for pizza dough when I need it quickly for a last minute dinner decision. It tastes great and can even be made the night before and stored in the fridge.
These are a quick and easy appetizer or snack that is always a hit
Rocky Road Ice Cream This ice cream was amazing. So smooth and velvety with the perfect chocolate flavor. Definitely amazing.