Through it all, though, I kept cooking. I joined a couple online baking groups, Tuesdays with Dorie and Daring Bakers, which have forced me to learn to make pies and cakes galore. Earlier in the year, I participated in several blogging events, such as Weekend Herb Blogging and Taste & Create. I've met other food bloggers in the St. Louis area, whose encouragement is must appreciated.
Looking over the past year on this blog, I've complied my favorite recipes, posts, & pictures. Enjoy...and Happy New Year!
No Knead Bread - Helped me to overcome my fear of bread baking.
Vacation Shrimps - Fresh seafood in an impromptu sauce made for one good vacation lunch.
The Ultimate Mac & Cheese - In my search for the best mac & cheese recipe, this one came out a winner.
Asparagus & Meyer Lemon Risotto - My first successful risotto.
Fig & Ginger Glazed Ribs - Oh. My. God. These were good.
Sopa Seca de Fideo - A recipe learned from Diana Kennedy herself.
French Chocolate Brownies - My first from-scratch brownies, so good I made two batches!
Sour Cherry Pie - I finally conquered pie dough.
Beet Ravioli with Poppy Seed Butter & Basil - I liked this so much, I made it three days in a row.
Ginger Peach Galette - I was loving the fruit pastries this summer.
Black-and-White Banana Loaf - Who knew banana bread could be so good!
Shredded Pork Tacos - Also makes for a kick-ass plate of nachos.
Cincinnati Chili - Simply yum.
Duck Hunter's Pie - My best wild duck recipe.
Turkey Breast Roulade - I may never roast a whole turkey at Thanksgiving again!
Ravioli & Meat Sauce - A new Christmas Eve tradition.
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