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Goodbye 2014 and hello 2015! I’m thrilled to see which recipes were your favorites during 2014. It’s very exciting to see the classic recipes … the real food that appeals to everyone. Homemade speaks to us all, whether it be desserts, a nice chicken dinner or a warming, hearty soup. Sometimes around my annual blogging-anniversary I like to post my favorite recipes from the past year, but this post is all about you … the readers that I love … and your favorites! So without further adieu …
NO. 14 – Chocolate Wafer Cookie Stack Cakes
I cannot say enough about this make-ahead delicious version of the old refrigerator cake. The filling can be adapted to whatever flavor you like – mocha, chocolate, mint, etc. These individual desserts are melt in your mouth delicious and it’s one of my personal favorites!
NO. 13 – Berry Hand Pies
Flaky, buttery pie crust filled with sweet and tart, fresh, summer berries wrapped up in a package you can eat with your hands – no fork required! Who cares if a little juice seeps out – you’ll love them!
No. 12 – Browned Butter & Bourbon Blondies
These blondies were featured twice on Huffington Post in a line-up of bourbon infused desserts. I was so thrilled to be selected and very pleased with this tasty, easy recipe! The browned butter and nuts send these blondies over the top!
No. 11 – Traditional Creamy Potato Salad
Every good southern girl has a great potato salad recipe for those fun family gatherings and BBQ picnics … this is mine!
No. 10 – Vegetable Nicoise Salad
This is so healthy and impressive – and that makes it perfect in my book! I could eat this salad once a week.
No. 9 – Homemade Vegetable Beef Soup
This makes a giant pot of fabulous, hearty soup that also freezes beautifully. I’ve made this for almost 30 years so it doesn’t surprise me that even with the awful photography – it still comes in year after year as one of my most visited posts. I should put it on my list to re-shoot this year now that I figured out how to use my camera!
No. 8 – Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie
This rich dessert has been around since 2011 and continues to be a favorite on SRFD. Another sad photo – but a great recipe!
No. 7 – Lemon Ice Box Pie
Pucker up for this smooth, creamy, tart and sweet pie that will have you moaning at the first bite. Print this one for your summer picnics!
No. 6 – Granny’s Pound Cake
This was my dear mother-in-law’s recipe. I’ve made it for almost 30 years and everybody comments on how delicious it is. My husband adores it toasted … for breakfast 🙂
No. 5 – Peppermint Pie
This is delightfully light, fluffy, festive pie that fully satisfies those peppermint cravings! I think it’s kind-of pretty too!
No. 4 – Chicken Marsala
A classic dish with simple ingredients. Every time I see this recipe I tell myself to make it again soon. Very tasty!
These were so fun to make and delicious to eat. Print this one for your next St. Patrick’s Day party! Chocolate and Bailey’s Irish Cream – a delicious marriage!
No. 2 – Pizzelles
These are so fun – you can eat them plain or turn them into bowls or Cannoli styled cookies. My grandmother taught me to make these a long time ago. I have a recipe for chocolate Pizzelles on my list to make this year!
Don’t you just love these? I sure did and couldn’t stop eating them. To achieve the look and texture be sure to follow the recipe and read it a few times before starting. It’s not hard but if the oats are over or under-processed, they will not flatten out as seen above. No matter how they look – they will taste wonderful!
Thanks for taking this look back to YOUR favorite recipes of 2014. I’m looking forward to making a few things on my culinary bucket list, add a few more recipes for my young bakers, make more pies – but not a whole year of pies, and share lots of healthy recipes in between. We’re saving room for family, friends, dessert and adventures too! I hope you’ll save some time to visit with us from time to time. Blessings to you and your family during 2015 – we hope you have a wonderful New Year! Thanks so much for stopping by.