Monday, January 5, 2009

A look back at 2008

One of my goals for 2008 was to start a recipe blog. Thank goodness I can cross off at least ONE goal from my list! :) We tried a LOT of new recipes this past year, but only 109 made it to the blog--that's an average of 9 new recipes per month. Not bad. I just looked back to see what we have tried and liked and decided to pick my favorite from each category. Here are my top picks of 2008:

Appetizer: Cheesy Spinach Pinwheels
Artichokes: Hearty Greek Pasta
Beef: Cahoon's Crockpot Beef
Bread: Sweet Texan Cornbread
Breakfast: Early Riser Oven Omelet
Brunch: Veggie Pizza
Chicken & Entree: Baked Chicken Fajita Tostadas w/ Cilantro Lime Rice
Cookies: It's a tie! Coconut Sandwiches & Peppermint Chocolate Chunk cookies
Cream Cheese: Raspberry Cream Cheese Cake
Dessert: How do I choose just one? I had to pick 3!
Le Jour at la Nuit Hotel de Crillon
Black Bottom Macaroon
Lemon Meringue Ice Cream Pie
Lime: Baked Lime Chicken
Pasta: Stove-top Macaroni and Cheese
(I already chose "Hearty Greek Pasta" for my artichoke pick!)
Pork: Baked Pork Chops
Salad: Out of This World Salad
Side: Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Soup: White Chicken Chili


Anonymous said...

I've loved reading your blog and trying your receipes. Please continue in 2009!!

Catherine said...

Hi Rach-I just made the white chicken chili-its delicious!! Thanks for the recipes. Keep them coming!

Courtney said...

love this list. can you add a tag for "lite" recipes. I notice you frequently post recipes from Cooking Lite.

Dana said...

Rachel--I love your best of the best list of your recipes!!!
Thanks for helping me out on those nights I just don't know what to cook and my kids say, "Make one of Aunt Rachel's meals"

AmyandDax said...

Rachel -
I hope this isn't your way of saying you are closing down more than just noodles.

Christine Economos said...

Yes, I remember it from Gourmet Magazine. I've made it several times and it has wowed my guests. Thank you for reprinting it!