For now, it's recipes I've made....
I really loved the earthy and aromatic flavor of the Roasted Red Pepper Hummus. And the Lemon Curd Marbled Cheesecake was creamy and decadent with a perfect tang of lemon.
The Onion Straws are a classic favorite. I liked the Bacon and Squash-filled Crepes. Second and third helpings were in order with Creamy Chicken Noodle Soup. I made Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup several times they were so delish and have great fall flavors. Can't beat the slow cooked comfort food of Beef Stroganoff. Roasted Broccoli with Raisin Vinaigrette is a new favorite. Or Lemon Fettucine with Broccoli and Pancetta Croutons. I loved learning how to make Artisan bread...so easy and has a tender, flavorful middle with a crusty outside.
But if I knead to pick a favorite....the one that rises to the top and is raisin' the bar for next year's competition is:
Grandma Dorothy's Carrot-Raisin Bread
Makes the best toast in the whole world. And I'll share that thar recipe if'n ya just go on an' ask me. (Editorial note: If you are a wonderin', Grandma Dorothy isn't a cowpoke or a hillbilly. She's a mighty fine women, whom I love dearly. I just wanted to write in an accent for no particular reezon, other than it is late at night, an' I sure am wantin' some carrot-raisin bread in the 'ole tumtum. So I am fending off the stress of not having some by gettin' silly! But I don't recommend that as an eeffective means of dietin'. There's no way to silly yourself skinny.)