Friday Fun – MY Favorite Eats & Sweets from 2013
Hi, I’m taking over for The Bug this week and bringing you a year-end Friday Fun! Next week I’ll have some Top 10 lists of YOUR favorite recipes from the blog this year, I thought I would share with you MY Favorite Yummy Eats & Tasty Sweets from 2013.
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Without further adieu, in no particular order…
My Favorite Yummy Eats…
- Beef & Potato Skillet Supper – I loved this dish as a kid and had completely forgotten about it, so I was super excited to recreate it in a healthier, no-canned-soup version.
- Individual Beef “Phyllingtons” – this is a recipe I have made several times when I wanted to prepare a special dinner for The Hubby and I, but I always kind of threw it together, so I am happy I finally recorded it and share it with you.
- Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Sandwiches – I’ve been making “sloppy sandwiches” for years. I still haven’t blogged about the three original versions (hmmm, Superbowl is coming up), but this new one may be my favorite ever!
- Waldorf-ish Chicken Salad – I used to think I didn’t like chicken salad, until I started making it with Greek yogurt. This was the first version I made, and possibly my favorite.
- BBQ Shrimp, Broccoli & Cheesy Quinoa Bowls – such a super easy, yummy and healthy dinner. This has become a family favorite, and it is so easy to change it up to your tastes, or what you have in your fridge.
- Apple, Bacon & Cheddar Cheese Stuffing – I can’t even explain how ridiculously delicious this is. Just writing this is making me crave it.
- Mrs. A’s Skillet Lemon Chicken – another childhood favorite that I recreated, this brings back so many memories, and is a great way to glam up those chicken fingers your kids love so much.
- Chicken Corn Chowder – this is yet another longtime favorite, a creamy creamless soup that everybody loves.
- Butternut Squash Gratin with Sage Pesto & Gorgonzola – As much as I love the original recipe from Giada that I based this on, Gorgonzola makes everything better.
- Fettuccine Pumpkin Cauli-fredo – quite possibly my favorite brand spanking new recipe that was not based on an old recipe, this dish seriously makes me wish I had several stomachs because I did not want to stop eating it.
My Favorite Tasty Sweets…
- Flourless Monster Cookie Dough Dip – eggless, flour less, peanut buttery, chocolate-studded cookie dough made with a secret healthy ingredient so you can feel a little less guilty eating it? I’m in!
- Gluten Free Golden Fudge Cake – recreating my favorite restaurant dessert in a gluten free version was so much fun!
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Yogurt Bars – not only are these super yummy, but they were also created by ME in THE Pillsbury Test Kitchens – wayyyyy too much fun!
- Crunchy & Chewy Chocolate Hazelnut Granola – granola that tastes like brownies? When The Hubby tells me I HAVE to blog something, you know it is insanely good.
- Dark Cocoa Superfood Granola – healthier than the other granola recipe, but also seriously addictive.
- The Bug’s Ultimate Healthier Funky Monkey Chocolate Cupcakes – secret ingredient flour less chocolate cupcakes, filled with banana, and topped with a peanut butter Greek yogurt frosting. Shhh, don’t tell anyone that these are the indulgent treats that they think they are.
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups with Browned Butter Pumpkin Spice Frosting – OMG, the frosting! Putting it on top of chocolate chip cooke cups (in my case, made with Pillsbury gluten free cookie dough) just makes it ridiculous!
- Flourless Peanut Butter & Nutella S’Mores Sandwich Cookies – ummm, nothing wrong with any of that! Insanity!
- Flourless Peanut Butter Cup Cookie Dough Truffles – yet another “secret ingredient” recipe, and more chocolate and peanut butter!!!
- Homemade, No-Churn Peanut Butter Cup Ice Cream Cake – let me tell you, there will be more versions of this next summer. Maybe next time I’ll actually make it for The Hubby, like I had planned.
And since I shared my favorite things from my own blog, here is some of the most awesome yumminess I found on other blogs this year…
- No-Bake Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie from The Kitchen is My Playground
- Boston Cream Crepe Cake from Will Cook for Smiles
- Short Ribs with Pasta from Magnolia Days
- Shredded Chicken Nachos in Mini Bell Peppers from The Haas Machine