Sunday, December 23, 2012

Favorite Recipes of 2012

I say this every year, but I cannot believe how fast this year has gone by. It was a big year for me which included me packing up and moving from Los Angeles to Chicago. It was a great decision and I am having the time of my life meeting new people and exploring an amazing city. Even though I don't cook quite as often as I used to, there have been some delicious things that have come out of my tiny kitchen in the last year. Here are a few of my favorites.

Serious Eats' take on Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice is packed with flavor and a great way to have street food at home.

Halal Cart-Style Chicken and Rice

Cookies and Cream Brownies were such a hit at my friend's Super Bowl party that I made them again a few weeks later for the super cute couple that I cooked for for Valentine's day.

Cookies and Cream Brownies

One of the last things I cooked in LA was this insanely addictive Chipotle-Garlic Edamame.

Chipotle-Garlic Edamame

Greek Nachos quickly became my favorite summer meal.

Greek Nachos

Funfetti Cake was a fun way to celebrate my sister's 30th birthday.

Funfetti Cake

The holidays were definitely merrier with cranberry mojitos.

Cranberry Mojito

I really can't stop thinking about these peppermint slutty brownies. I may have to make them again for New Year's Eve.

Peppermint Slutty Brownies

I'm in California for the week visiting with my mom (!) and sister and relaxing. I hope that however you spend the holidays, you are having a great time with people you love.

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Alicia Foodycat said...

I tried those edamame - they were totally delicious!

Joanne said...

I love these best of roundups! Definitely need to make those edamame in the new year.

Unknown said...

sounds like a delicious year to me ;) those edamame and brownies are on my list!

angela@spinachtiger said...

I think those brownies need to be made again. Merry Christmas.

Banana Wonder said...

Hope you have a great time in CA, Esi! I MUST make Greek nachos this year... AND Funfetti cake. Great roundup!

AllThingsYummy said...

Mmmm...Greek nachos sound delicious.

Diana said...

How did I miss the slutty brownies post??? Though not what I need to be eating right now. Or for the next month. Oof. Blood is like butter at the moment.

gastronomer said...

What a delightful roundup! Happy holidays, Esi! Enjoy CA!

lisa is cooking said...

Those Greek nachos look so great, and I'm planning to make the cranberry mojitos this weekend. Can't wait. Happy early New Year!

Emily said...

So many great recipes...thanks for putting them all in one place. Hitting the halal cart chicken asap. Thanks and happy new year!

Kelly Senyei (Just a Taste) said...

What an amazing assortment of dishes! Wishing you a wonderfully delicious start to 2013!

Heather Christo said...

heeellllooooo edamame! I have to make those ASAP!