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Birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, and blog-iversaries, these little milestones always prompt me to reflect on the past year. Today my son Patrick turned 27. Twenty-seven, where did the time go? I can’t be that old! Patrick and his wife Callie came over for dinner last night to celebrate and pick up his birthday present. I made a special fancy cheesecake and planned to post it today. But I changed my mind because the recipe is not quite perfect, yet.
That started me thinking about all the recipes I’ve made this past year. Once a year, usually around the time of my blog-anniversary, I post the best things I’ve eaten in the last 12 months. Here are a few of my favorite recipes I can’t wait to make, and eat, again!
Chocolate Wafer Cookie Stack Cake (pictured above). On my gosh. Made ahead and refrigerated overnight, this recipe is seriously delicious. The crisp chocolate cookies soften and create mini-cake layers.
This soup is so easy to make, it’s chocked full of ‘healthy’, and the ingredients are inexpensive. Do yourself a favor and make it this fall. It’s filling and satisfying. A great bowl of soup!
What can I say. I love the moist chunks of chicken, crisp broccoli and cashews. A perfect dish.
I was thrilled with this bowl of homemade memories. The broth is thick with incredible flavor, the chicken is tender and juicy and the dumplings are melt-in-your mouth perfect. Yum!
Be sure to put these cookies on your holiday baking list. This is a very nice buttery shortbread cookie with lots of raspberry flavor and a touch of sweet icing.
If I told you how many of these smoothies I consumed for breakfast this past year, you’d think I need to expand my menu! Gosh I love fruit.
These are perfect for school lunches, or my lunch for that matter. They’re chewy, sweet, and packed with oats – so they’re healthy too. Sort-of.
Oh yes I did. These were a special guest post for my friend Chris @ The Cafe Sucre Farine while she was busy enjoying her new grandchild. These may be the best things I’ve ever eaten. Lemon has to be right up there with chocolate as one of the best dessert flavors ever. I actually made these into a cake for an office birthday. People offered to pay me if I would make them one. It’s pretty great!
I could eat this every, single day. I’ll make this again in the spring and can’t wait!
These made their way to my husbands office and they could not believe I made them. What can I say? Limoncello buttercream is special. Macarons are special. I want to make more!
So incredibly simple, and so good. I will never boil chicken again.
I laugh when I look at this sandwich. My husband and I ate this twice in one week. The flavors are perfect, the vegetables crisp and fresh. You’ll need this on your list of things to make too!
I made these for a summer party at our son’s house. I think I was able to grab one – and enjoyed every single bite. Chocolate and peanut butter are some of my favorite dessert ingredients. This is a classic!
The other day I found half a loaf of this chocolate zucchini bread in our freezer. I put it in the fridge and took a slice (or two) in my lunchbox each day. I crossed my fingers and hoped my husband didn’t see it so I could have it all to myself. This is a moist and flavorful bread and you’d never know it was loaded with vegetables! Sorry honey!
I was so pleasantly surprised with the flavors in this salad. What a wonderful combination – crisp grilled potatoes and crisp cool cucumbers. I will make this again too!
It may not look like much but there is so much flavor in this salad. I could make a meal out of this bowl of fresh vegetables.
You’ll think I crazy but these are the best cookies in the whole world! I think I’ll make them for a holiday office party this year. They won’t last long and I hope they actually make it out of my house!
There you have it, the best things we ate during year-three of this adventure. I hope you found something to add to your must-make list. I found at least 10 more on my must make again list!
Have a lovely week and thanks so much for stopping by!