Best of 2009 & Thanks

December 31, 2009 in random by amanda

2009 was a good year for my blog. I went into 2009 feeling a little burnt out but early in the year I bought my own domain and upgraded to a beautiful Nikon DSLR and my whole attitude changed. Food blogging was suddenly fun again.

So in honor of the great year that was 2009, I thought it would be fun to look back at some of my favorite (and YOUR favorite) posts of the year.


My Sticky Chinese Chicken Wings are still a favorite among all of our friends. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made them in the past year but every time, they’re always the first thing to go.


It doesn’t get any easier (or tastier) than this Rootbeer Pulled Pork. It’s good on buns or by itself. And did I mention just how easy it is?!


This Peppery Cheese Bread is a nice change from the usual sweet quick bread. We usually prefer yeast breads but this one became an instant favorite.


Believe it or not, blueberry curd is one of the top things that brings people to my blog.


I love biscotti anyway I can get it but this healthified whole wheat chocolate & walnut biscotti was superb.


Oh yeast rolls, how I love you. The parmesan pull-aparts graced our table many times.


The avocado feta salsa is my all time favorite snack food. My entire extended family loves it and I even saw that my mother-in-law had the recipe hanging on her fridge last time I was over there. It’s that good.


My strawberry, blueberry, & peach cobbler was the highlight of my summer.


The blueberry buttermilk cake was the softest, most delicious cake ever. It was perfect for breakfast!


I made these zucchini fritters for my zucchini loving husband and was shocked when both me and my toddler loved them.


The pumpkin turtle cupcakes were ridiculous. Sweet pumpkin cake with whipped cream cheese frosting, caramel, and candied pecans. Does it get any better?


My husband’s surprise favorite this year was the butter chicken. This was the last thing I ever expected him to love but he’s requested it a couple time since then.


And lastly, my most favorite slow cooked goodie. This little guy. I know he’s your favorite too. ;)

And before we enter the new year, I want to say thank you! Thank you for reading, for commenting, for emailing (even though I’m awful about responding. Hello resolution!), for everything. You guys are awesome and I would be so bored without you.