2009 Recipe Index

What a fun year in the kitchen! I started out wanting to make 209 new recipes in 2009. I obviously didn't quite make it (123), but I don't think I did half bad! We ate some new things, some good comfort foods, some light meals, some fattening goodness, and had a few stinkers along the way. I cooked the most in September and the least in March (we were SICK! Ugh!). It looks like we cooked chicken the most in our house!

I also went from 0 followers to 33, which isn't half bad I guess :) I really started this blog as a way for me to chronicle what I'm cooking, but if I can inspire others into the kitchen or help others cook a good meal, well, even better! I got a new camera recently. I'm trying to learn how to use it and how to take good food photos! If you have any pointers for me or other things you would like to see on this blog, please let me know! Happy New Year!! And stay tuned for even more new food in 2010.

First, the total stinkers - gotta find a non-stinky version in 2010!!
- Pumpkin Pancakes
- Hot & Sour Soup

I started compiling the entire list of links below and I thought, oh, I will pick out my favorites while I go... um that's hard!! But after a half hour of adding and removing, I was able to pare it down to a few of my favorites from the year!
Now the entire listing. They will eventually all make it to my website, but I'm still working furiously to get all the existing recipes migrated, so stay tuned....

Bacon Wrapped Jalapeno Thingies
Basque Mushroom Toasts 
Beer Battered Asparagus with Garlic Aioli 
Chex Pumpkin Pie Crunch
Italian Stuffed Jalapenos
Spanish Ham Croquettes

Ancho-Rubbed Flank Steak 
Barbecue Sirloin and Blue Cheese Salad
Beef Bourguignonne with Egg Noodles
Beef Carnitas
Beef Carnitas Tacos 
Classic Beef Pot Roast
Easy Shepherds Pie 
Horseradish and Mustard-Crusted Beef
Mixed Fajitas with Peppers and Onions
Onion-Smothered Italian Burgers
Rosemary-Merlot Flank Steak
Sirloin Steak with Dijon-Port Sauce
Skillet Stuffed Peppers
Steak & Potato Kebabs with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Banana Bread
Bread Machine White Bread
Cinnamon Raisin Bread for Bread Machine
Salsa Cornbread

Apple Brown Betty
Basque Cake w/Cherry Preserves
Chocolate Baklava
Chocolate-Hazelnut Thumbprints 
Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Classic Carrot Cake w/Cream Cheese Frosting
Coca-Cola Cake 
Drop Sugar Cookies
Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle
Pretzel Turtles
Tequila Lime Tart

Ginger Margaritas
Mocha Coffee Basque
Peach Mojitos
Red Apple Hooch Bowla
The Columbia's Red Sangria

Misc (meatless, sauces, etc):
Eggplant Parmesan
Garlic Aioli
Green Chile Sauce
Mushroom Ravioli with Parmesan Chive Sauce
Paprika Spice Blend
Penne with Mushroom Sauce 
Skillet Gnocchi with Chard & White Beans
Spinach Manicotti
Tex-Mex Egg Casserole

Balsamic Pork w/Shallots
Buttermilk Brined Pork Chops
Grilled Honey-Mustard Pork Tenderloin
Jambalaya with Shrimp & Andouille Sausage 
Maple-Sage Roasted Pork Tenderloin
Pork Chops Oreganata
Pork Tenderloin with Paprika Spice Rub
Teriyaki Pork and Vegetables with Noodles 

20-Minute Chicken Creole
Basque Chicken with Sweet Peppers and Tomatoes 
Chicken and Cashews
Chicken and Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce
Chicken & Broccoli Casserole
Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Sweet & Spicy Sauce
Chicken, Mushrooms, and Cheese Quesadillas
Chicken Scallopine over Broccoli Rabe
Chicken Tamale Casserole
Country Captain Chicken
Fresh Tomato, Sausage & Pecorino Pasta
Garlic-Rosemary Roasted Chicken
Gnocchi with Turkey, Peas, and Mushrooms
Green Chile-Chicken Enchiladas
Kung Pao Chicken 
Marmalade Chicken
Mixed Fajitas with Peppers and Onions
Mushroom-Herb Chicken
Red Rocker Margarita Chicken 
Rotini with Chicken, Asparagus, and Tomatoes
Sausage & Bean Casserole 
Sausage & Roasted Pepper Pasta 
Sesame-Orange Chicken and Shrimp 
Skillet Chicken Souvlaki
Southwestern Chicken Rollups
Spiced Chicken Skewers 
Spicy Basque Chicken

Autumn Apple & Spinach Salad
Barbecue Sirloin and Blue Cheese Salad
Basque Salad
Corn and Black Bean Salad

Basque Vegetable Rice
Creamy Polenta
Greek Bulgur Salad
Parmesan-Basil Rice Pilaf 
Stacey's Sausage Stuffing 
Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese with Roasted Tomatoes
Sweet Potato Fries with Malt Vinegar
Two-Corn Polenta with Tomatoes, Basil, and Cheese

Scallops with Browned Butter Vinaigrette
Garlic Shrimp Pasta
Grilled Salmon w/Apricot-Mustard Glaze
Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Veggies
Lemon Pepper Shrimp Scampi
Jambalaya with Shrimp & Andouille Sausage 
Sesame-Orange Chicken and Shrimp
Sesame-Orange Shrimp
Shrimp & Grits Casserole

Amy's Big Batch Chili
Beef Chili with Bacon & Black Beans
Black Bean Soup
Italian White Bean and Spinach Soup
Light Italian Wedding Soup
Mediterranean Chicken Stew
Mexican Black Bean Sausage Chili
Spicy Sausage Chili
Tomato Poblano Soup
Triple Red Pork Stew

Bacon and Brown Sugar Braised Collards
Butternut Squash and Leek Gratin
Dijon Vegetable Roast
Green Beans with Bacon 
Oven-Roasted Squash with Garlic & Parsley
Southwestern Corn & Pepper Gratin
Spinach Cheese Bake
Spinach Gratin
Spinach with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins
Thyme-Garlic Roasted Asparagus
Warm Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Red Onions