Well, friends. This marks my 1,000th post! Epic, isn’t it? Only took me almost two years to get here and I’ve loved every minute of it.
I’ve morphed from a daily-eats poster to less life-casting and more recipes. Jodus has gone from boyfriend to fiancé to husband. We’ve moved from a dark townhome in Edmonds to an airy, skylight laden house in Bremerton. I’ve lost and gained and lost again the same 10 pounds.
One thing has remained constant.
I’ve eaten a lot of really really good food. And that became apparent when I spent a decent chunk of time last week updating my 200+ recipe page! Overwhelming, I know. So we’ve gone through and racked out brains and bellies for the best of the best, the crème de la crème.
And without further adieu, I present to you our
Top 10 Recipes
1) Sweet Potato Gnocchi
I’m licking my lips just thinking about this one. It was my first attempt at gnocchi and I hit it out of the park. The simple brown butter was perfection.
2) Bacon Mushroom Risotto
This combines my two loves: risotto and bacon. Can’t go wrong with that, right? Truth be told, this risotto ruined most other risottos for me – I hold them all to this standard.
3) Buffalo Chicken Casserole
As a die hard buffalo lover, I had really high hopes for this recipe and it was definitely a winner. It also happened to be my first attempt at making a non-cream based casserole and it worked out decently well.
4) Spaghetti Carbonara for One
This is actually an Eat Live Run recipe and it was so good, it needed to be included. And poor husband didn’t get a chance to try this one before I got my no-no list that sadly included my favorite food group: bacon.
5) Lemon Brown Sugar Chicken
6) Chile Roasted Carrots
One of my favorite ways to prepare carrots. I first made this at Thanksgiving a couple years back and they’ve been a regular ever since.
7) Chicken Tortilla Soup
I’m not one to make the same recipe multiple times as is but this is one that I find myself craving over and over again. And it’s a crockpot meal so it is ridiculously easy to make.
8) Spicy Sun-Dried Tomato Soup with White Beans & Swiss Chard
Last year, one of Jodus’ coworkers had brain surgery and we naturally offered to cook up something for her and her husband and a soup seemed like the best thing so I made her this soup that we had devoured a few weeks prior. She was so grateful and said it was the best meal they got amongst the prepared Costco foods and casseroles. Good thing I included the recipe when I sent it to her – it’s a favorite!
9) Southwestern Corn Pudding
This is a recipe I need to get my hands on again. Right now, it isn’t diet-friendly but it was so good and perfect for the upcoming BBQ season.
10) Gorgonzola and Apple Stuffed Pork Chops
aka “The Best Pork Chops Ever” according to the Huz.
What would be in your top ten?