Cooking remains our favorite thing to do together...when we have time to do so, that is. Jerad started a new job at the beginning of the summer and another new one in the fall. We each have two jobs, so we don't see each other very much. It's created a rocky start to our marriage, but we've manage to prevail. Hopefully, 2011 will be a little easier--and happier--for us.
In terms of blogging, I posted less than in the past few years. In fact, this is only my 45th post this year. For the most part, though, I still tried at least one new recipe a week. It seemed like when I did cook something new, I didn't really want to take pictures (I'm just not very good at it) and I certainly didn't have time to devote to blogging like I wanted to. Nevertheless, we enjoyed many delicious meals at home & tried several new dishes...including roasted rabbit, salt-baked snapper, & grilled beef heart.
Here are some of my favorite recipes from the past year
(in no particular order):
Homemade Biscuits - I finally made biscuits that weren't flat & crunchy!
Tomato Tarte Tatin - This was a staple of our summer diet, especially since we'd planted tomatoes in the backyard this year.
Porchetta di Testa - The infamous pig face! I still can't believe we pulled this off successfully.
French Onion Dip - Revolutionized my chip & dip fetish.
Berry Popsicles - To satisfy another fetish...
Pig Roast Wedding Reception - It was the year of the pig for us.
Peanut Butter & Bacon Truffles - Wedding cake be damned! This was our most popular reception dessert.
Braised Lamb - We started buying more meat from locals at the farmers markets.
Paella - I have so much fun cooking with my friend Steph! We also made soft pretzels.
Wild Duck Ragu - The best duck recipe I've tried yet. Unfortunately, it was bad hunting this fall, so I didn't get to make this again.
Bittersweet Chocolate Tart with Pretzel Crust - Chocolate & pretzels, what's not to like?
Tacos & More Tacos - Tacos!
Venison Burgers & Wellington - The perks of marrying a hunter...free food!
Pho - I ate my first pho, then I made my first pho. I'm now addicted.
Pork Rillettes - The best camping food ever!
Pressed Cuban Burgers - Inspired by the awesome lunch we had at Mesa Grill in Vegas.
What were the best dishes you made in 2010?