Thanks so much to all my friends and family who have continued to follow my ramblings over the course of a year, as well as all of you who have found me through an accidental misspelling on the web.
In honor of the past year, I’ve culled together a few of my most popular posts of the year:
The Long and the Short of Dinners: I made Honey Mustard Chicken (short prep) and my Short Rib recipe (3+ hours) in the same week. Both were amazing.
|Honey Mustard Chicken|
Winning a Le Creuset: The short ribs recipe was such a hit, I entered it into a contest at Metrocurean.com. Thanks to everyone’s votes—I won a 7 qt. purple dutch oven that has been used to make everything from chicken stock to tamales since then.
|The Spare Ribs recipe|
Summer Sauce Weekend Part 1 and Part 2. My coworker Mary Lynn let me tag along during her summer weekend ritual of making tomato sauce, and the experience brought to mind why I got into cooking in the first place.
What to Make with a Whole Chicken. Nothing really summed up my month-long goal of budget cooking better than the week where I used an entire chicken to make three different meals, plus stock. I got a ton of feedback from this, and it has inspired my sister to replicate it on her blog just this past month with some equally delicious recipes of her own.