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A delicious look back at the top 10 posts from 2015

The day before the kids went back to school, we had an impromptu pool party at my father-in-laws house. Impromptu, in that we planned it all the evening before, after fishing for an invitation and promising to bring dinner 🙂 As it turned out, the whole family was able to make it and it turned into a great end of summer/back to school celebration.

Can you believe that it’s 2016 tomorrow? I always enjoy the start of a new year. It’s always so full of promise and positive energy. Before moving forward though, I think it’s important to look back. So, with that in mind, I thought it would be fun to look back at the 10 posts from 2015 that you, my readers, enjoyed the most. I also wanted to thank all of you for following along and supporting my little foodie journey.

1) crab and shrimp mac n’ cheese. Inspired by the mushrooms neptune from the Keg restaurant, this recipe is seriously delicious comfort food.

Crab and shrimp mac n' cheese

2) A tasty trip to Portland . Whenever my husband and I travel, food is always one of the highlights of the trip. Portland didn’t disappoint in that regard, but I was pleasantly intrigued by the laid back and friendly nature of the people of Portland.

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3) Baked Brie with Strawberry Rhubarb Jam. A Spring inspired recipe that came about while I was playing around with some fresh rhubarb and strawberries from the market. It was really just a delicious excuse to eat a wheel of brie and pretend it was somewhat healthy 😉

Baked brie with strawberry rhubarb jam

Baked brie with strawberry rhubarb jam

4) Nutella Cheesecake Bites. I think it’s popularity is pretty self-explanatory. I mean, the main ingredient is Nutella, afterall. They’re the perfect size to treat yourself without overdoing it.

Nutella cheesecake bites

Nutella cheesecake bites

5) Mediterranean 4 layer dip. This was the recipe I took to the Avocado Showdown in Vancouver. It didn’t win, but the event was a lot of fun. This event also started me down the path of attending food-related media events. Something I’ve been having a lot of fun with and am looking forward to attending a lot more of in the coming year.

Mediterranean 4 layer dip

Mediterranean 4 layer dip

6) Bobby’s Moms Butter Chicken. This stuff is completely delicious and was a lot of fun to learn how to make.

Bobby's moms Butter Chicken

7) Salted Dark Chocolate Tart . This recipe got a lot of love. It’s extremely rich and decadent, but worth every bite.

Salted Dark Chocolate Tart

Salted Dark Chocolate Tart

8) Applesauce muffins. Using fresh, seasonal fall apples, these muffins are great, healthy snack. They’re also yummy enough to seem like a treat.

Applesauce Muffins

9) Salmon en Papillote is fancy enough for company, but easy enough for a weeknight meal.

Salmon en Papillote

Salmon en Pappillote

10) Apple Sangria. The essence of fall in a glass, it’s sweet and refreshing with an herbal twist.

Apple Sangria

If you’re on Instagram, you may have noticed some people posting their top 9 pictures from 2015. I thought it was neat to look back and see which pictures got the most love and attention. Although most of the pictures are for recipes I haven’t posted, the Apple Sangria was one of the most loved on both lists. Here are my Instagram best 9 of 2015

Instagram best 9

I wish you all a Happy New Year. Cheers!

 

 

    

14 Responses to “A delicious look back at the top 10 posts from 2015”

  1. Great choices – I will have to go back and look more carefully. Getting ready for some friends to arrive in a couple of hours, watch football and then toast in the New Year! Hope I can stay awake!!! Happy New Year Natalie and thanks so much for sharing so many favorite recipes with Fiesta Friday #100 🙂

  2. Wonderful – all those recipes sum up you and your blog perfectly! Oh, and they also caused a dramatic loss of enthusiasm for my New Year’s resolutions in me… 😉
    Thank you for sharing them with us at Fiesta Friday – here’s to many, many more delicious feasts!
    Ginger x

  3. I have yet to write up my top 10, but I’m pretty impressed with yours! That Sangria is topping my list for next fall (or sooner!)

    Thanks for bringing this to Fiesta Friday and have a very happy New Year! I’ll be pinning to our FF board just in case no one else has yet! 🙂

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