I meant to try and get this done before the end of the year, but…well goodness the holidays just flew by and the year hasn’t slowed down yet. I can’t believe it’s already the 6th.
I’m not doing this post just to be lazy, I really wanted to go through all my recipes I’ve posted this year. This way I’ll remember to go back and add them to my meal plans. For another there were some that I felt needed tweaking and I forgot to go back to them. Below are some of my favorite recipes for 2013.
No doubt my still current fav is zucchini fries.
I’m also addicted to homemade hummus. Especially if hubby makes it for me.
My kids favorite recipe from February is tater tot casserole. I’m happy with that. It’s so easy lol
And because the crockpot is awesome and I love different recipes, you’ve got to go back and try the Tangy Cranberry Pot Roast and Gravy.
Without a doubt the best thing I tried in 2013 was quinoa. The classic quinoa pilaf recipe is a great place to start and then tweak to your taste from there.
Then when you want to branch out to something fancier try the Curry Couscous Stuffed Whole Artichokes. You could even substitute quinoa in this recipe 😉
Avocado and crab, there’s no way to go wrong with that. Try the Crab Stuffed Avocado Boats for something unique on your table.
Oh this month had some that really became staples in my house.
There were the amazing Pretzel Buns I made for the first time. We used them for our favorite recipe this summer. The Horseradish Turkey Burgers with Red Wine Pickled Onions and Jalapeno Mayo. The recipe is a mouthful but it’s crazy how the simple ingredients turned into an amazing burger.
Then a recipe that I tried to make and messed up turned into an awesome salad. lol It’s always great when that happens instead of having to throw it out. The Spicy Asian Pasta Salad is a go to for summer meals now.
We ate Honey Lime Chicken Kabobs a lot this summer. It’s very easy to make up this inexpensive marinade and put the meat in freezer bags. You can grab a bag to take camping and let it thaw in the cooler. It also cooks quickly and goes with any seasonal veggie. Perfect recipe to keep stocked up in your freezer.
I love dips and sauces but the best one’s always have a dairy component. I finally created a great Non-Dairy Veggie Dip that is a good swap for the ranch so many of us love.
My daughter has become a pinterest girl and pulled all the recipes she wanted for her birthday from there. No links for me, just recipe titles. THANKS! The Buffalo Chicken Meatballs turned into something my family loved.
It was a quick month and I generally stick to my regular recipes as the kids go back to school and we have football. But I really loved the Roasted Pecan chicken Strips.
There’s nothing better than a roast on a cold day and I put up a recipe using some different root vegetables in order to change up the flavor a bit. Old Fashioned Harvest Root Vegetable Pot Roast gets you trying turnips and parsnips.
Starting off the holidays means planning ahead. Some were doing their first turkey dinner so I put up How to Roast a Turkey for easy reference.
Then at our house we were trying some non-traditional side dishes to go with our Thanksgiving dinner regulars. Mashed Cauliflower, Green Bean Casserole, and Low Carb Herbed Sausage Stuffing were added.
And even though my December was all about recovering from surgery, I did get a few recipes posted for you. But the old standbye of Turkey Potpie is a must add to your recipe book. Something you can make up and freeze for later. I try really hard to have a couple of potpies in our freezer for nights I know we will be swamped.
All total there were 81 recipes posted on Once a Week Cooking this year. More than years past. I can’t wait to get even more up this year for us to try and tweak to make our own.
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