Thursday, December 31, 2009

Out with the old...

and in with the new! Happy New Year!

2009 was certainly a roller coaster, with many highs and too many lows... Jeff and I are definitely looking forward to a fresh new year. This year we prepared over 300 new recipes, which brings the total to a whopping 1,880 we have posted since we began this journey!

We thought we'd end '09 with a recap of some favorite savory and sweet recipes we prepared throughout the year. It was hard to keep the list compact because we were lucky enough to enjoy quite the bounty of fantastic recipes, but below are the few we chose (in no particular order). Here's a question for you! Did you get a chance to try any recipes from the site this year? What were your favorites?


  1. Joe, I have made so many of your recipes from this year and your archives. Thank you so much for your blog and for making such interesting food. Best wishes for you in 2010.

  2. Wishing you both an awesome 2010! Thanks for all of your hard work and great tasty recipes. I look forward to many more.

  3. Love looking at your recipes and the pictures!!!

    Happy New Year!

  4. Happy New Year. The last thing that I tried from your wonderful site was the Cinnamon Fudge. A big hit and a nice quick gift. Thanks for all the recipes. A number of them have become favorites.

  5. You guys are awesome!
    2009 was a tad hard on me too so I am as excited about the new year as you are Joe! Wish you both lots of amazing things to come and a year full of happiness and lots of love!
    Oh, and I made that same phyllo pizza from CL and loved it!!

  6. Happy New Year to you and Jeff and Gus! And congrats on all of your recipes and posts...I can't believe you have posted so many! All of them are truly appreciated and anticipated :-)

    I have tried so many of your recipes...many, many of the biscotti (a huge hit with family!), and most of your vegan/vegetarian recipes as well. Thank you for the resource of your well organized blog!


  7. I just discovered your blog a few days ago, and I can't tell you how excited I was! I've already made the gingerbread popcorn, the two tone fudge and the kahlua pecans...Yummo!!

    I hope 2010 is a wonderful year for both of y'all! Thank you for the delicious recipes, the great posts, and the pics of THE CUTEST dog ever!!

  8. Joe, you are my go-to blog for recipe ideas. The Pumpkin-Swirl Brownies were a bi hit for NYE. I've started a tradition making the pretzel/Rolo treat with my grandson at Christmas time - he loves them! Thank you again, & best wishes for a great New Year to you, Jeff & Gus.
    Barbara from Nevada

  9. I've made several recipes from your blog but wanted to mention the white chocolate raspberry cheesecake squares. I made them for NYE dessert and we loved them! I want to try the white cheddar corn chowder next.

  10. Hi Joe, Happy New Year!!

    Yes indeed, I have made a number of your dishes and have been quite impressed with most all of them! I've been a longtime reader now and you are the first in my Food Blog RSS Feeds! I always look forward to hearing from y'all.

    Thanks again for all of your wonderful write-ups, not only the recipes you create/try, but also the personalized stories along this culinary journey; it is like a Rollercoaster of Life and all of us are here with your joys & pain.

    I wish you, Jeff & Gus the best for 2010!

    Take care,
    Richard T
    Dallas, TX

  11. Hope all is well with you and your loved ones.Really miss your posts, found your site late in 2009 and really enjoyed it.Are you coming back??

  12. Anon - we have been posting all along... are you perhaps not going to the homepage? Always check here first...