Here's my December listMake again:
Roasted Cabbage Wedges with Apple Cider Butter: mvmagazine.com/news/2020/10/13/roasted-cabbage-wedges-apple-cider-butter
Quick Coconut Lamb Curry: www.foodandwine.com/recipes/quick-coconut-lamb-curry
Italian Pot Roast (Stracotto): cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1650-italian-pot-roast-stracotto
Sicilian Sesame Semolina Bread: a Zingerman’s Bakehouse recipe shared by a friend
Kale Salad with Butternut Squash and Almonds: www.bonappetit.com/recipe/kale-salad-with-butternut-squash-and-almonds
This recipe calls fir lightly sautéing the kale, but instead I massaged it a bit.
Spicy Chicken Cakes with Horseradish Aioli: www.myrecipes.com/recipe/spicy-chicken-cakes-with-horseradish-aioli
White beans with sage, garlic, and fennel: www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/white-beans-with-sage-garlic-and-fennel-5bb569de49b73a2d7906bf9e
I got lazy and didn’t fry the sage leaves.
Garlic Mushroom Chicken Thighs: cafedelites.com/garlic-mushroom-chicken-thighs/
I used triple the mushrooms, a mix of oyster mushrooms and baby bellas.
Vegan Dark Chocolate Peppermint Truffles: food52.com/recipes/78403-vegan-dark-chocolate-peppermint-truffles
. I made these as a treat for our mail lady and some neighbors. They are easy and delicious. I dipped them in chocolate rather than rolling them in cocoa powder.
Quinoa-Black Olive Cakes with Baby Greens and Roasted Red Pepper Sauce: www.finecooking.com/recipes/quinoa-black-olive-cakes.aspx
I did some improvising with the recipe for these cakes, but not much. The cooked up nice and crispy. I liked having these on hand for breakfast and lunch.
Everything Bagel Rugelach with Onion Jam: www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2017/12/everything-bagel-rugelach-onion-jam-recipe.html
I used a red onion jam that I had in the fridge. These are definitely in my top recipes for the year.
Korean Barbecue Shrimp: amycaseycooks.com/korean-barbecue-shrimp/
I roasted the shrimp instead of grilling them.
Cacio e Pepe Cheese Puffs: www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/cacio-e-pepe-cheese-puffs-6601379
My first ever gougeres. They were easy to make. I used two spoons to drop them on the baking sheet. Recipe calls for 1 tsp pepper, I used 1.5 tsps, could go to 1.75 or even 2 tsps. They were fun to make and delicious. I made them for Christmas Eve dinner, they reheated well from the fridge for a few days. I have some in the freezer.
Beef Braciole: www.fromachefskitchen.com/beef-braciole/
First time making braciola with flank steak. I added spinach to the filling. These were so tender after simmering in the sauce. The sauce was a little thinner than I would have liked. I reduced the sauce the next day to use with the leftovers. This had my husband swooning.
Black Bean Breakfast: foodwithfeeling.com/black-bean-breakfast/
We did this as breakfast for dinner. I served this with some Green Chile Cilantro Pesto (Hatch Chile Store newsletter)
Sourdough English Muffins: jonesinfortaste.com/sourdough-english-muffins
These were fun to make and delicious.
Sourdough Spelt Bread: Elaine Boddy’s Whole Grain Sourdough at Home. A 500g loaf with 300g bread flour and 200g whole grain spelt. It is supposed to be crusted with pumpkin seeds but my husband can’t have seeds right now.
Mincemeat: Because my friend who I normally make mincemeat tarts and fish cakes with can't get together, I had to make my own mincemeat. I decided to make my own recipe by combining elements of her grandmother's recipe, a recipe from David Lebovitz, and a recipe from CristinasCucina.com. I'm happy with the results. I used it to make some rugelach. And it will mellow in the fridge until I can visit my mom and bring her mincemeat tarts. Needs Work:
Fish with Blood Orange and Thyme in Parchment: theviewfromgreatisland.com/fish-with-blood-orange-and-thyme/
I really wanted to love this, but it was not flavorful enough and we didn’t love the soft texture of the steamed fish. I’ll try this again but will roast the fish. Tried and True:
Fine Fish Chowder: From Jane Brody’s Good Food cookbook
Evan Klieman’s Pizza Dough: www.finecooking.com/recipe/easy-pizza-dough
with a mix of 00 flour and white whole wheat flour
Diane’s White Sauce for Pizza: from my friend Diane. A flourless white sauce made by first sautéing some garlic and onion, then reducing cream until it thickens.
Thai-style mini sausage rolls: www.marionskitchen.com/thai-style-mini-sausage-rolls/
Rhubarb Quick Bread: cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1019317-rhubarb-quick-bread
I made this in 3 mini loaf pans as gifts for some rhubarb loving friends. Mini loaves bake for 40 minutes.
Garlic Ginger Chicken Potstickers: damndelicious.net/2018/05/23/garlic-ginger-chicken-potstickers
My Dad's Fish Cakes: My family is going to have to wait to be able to get their fish cake allotments from my freezer.