If you're a new reader, then here is a great round-up of some great recipes from this year. And if you've been reading for a while, then maybe you'll see some of your favorites too!
ultimate chocolate cupcakes. They are really delicious - moist chocolate cake, chocolate ganache filling, chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream. Pure chocolate perfection.
These blackberry-thyme margaritas are a bit of an unexpected addition to the most popular posts, but with pure blackberry flavor, not to mention a gorgeous purple hue, I shouldn't be surprised that they earned a top spot.
Strawberry Shortcake Cookies have been a long-time favorite of mine, and it seems that you guys love them just as much as we do. I revamped these later in the summer as blueberry-lavender cookies, and they were delicious using that combination as well.
chipotle bean burritos, and I'm fairly positive that they'll be making another appearance on my menu very soon.
Grilled Rosemary Chicken was an unexpected home run. I made this for dinner one night when I had some chicken thighs to use up. This is such a great dish because I almost always have all these ingredients on hand, and this marinade is also delicious on chicken breasts, pork tenderloin, and even grilled veggies.
Tortilla and Black Bean Pie was also a top post this year. Healthy, easy, and it gives you another use for your springform pan.
Chubby Hubby Cupcakes - This was one cupcake that I was super proud of. I had the inspiration for the flavor combo, conceptualized it as a cupcake, then combined some knock-out recipes to make a fun and unique cupcake. Chocolate, peanut butter, and banana - how can you go wrong?
fudge recipe. This will always hold a special place in my heart, and it seems like y'all loved it as well. I think I still have a few scraps leftover from Christmas....
Ultimate Grilled Cheese was sure to be a hit: bacon, gruyere, cheddar, and parmesan. Yeah, this is a pretty serious sandwich. But it is also seriously delicious. Comfort food at it's finest.
Turkey Cranchiladas are an obvious choice. Even if they weren't in the top 10 most popular, I would be featuring them in my personal favorites. I am actually tempted to make them year-round with a rotisserie chicken. They are just the perfect combination of sweet, spicy, creamy, savory, and hearty. Plus, how fun of a name is "Turkey Cranchiladas?" We can all thank Joey for that gem ;-)
See you tomorrow - I'll be sharing my personal favorites!