Best Tastes of 2015

I try my best to do some sort of recap/superlative list at the end of every year and while I won’t bore you with a month-by-month list of 2015 highlights — I’m saving that torturous activity for Joey ūüôā — I thought I’d dole out a list of the best tastes!¬† Just know that this is a post where I act like everything was the best thing I ever ate.

Best Food Lover’s Cleanse Meal: Roast Chicken with Butternut-Tahini Pur√©e


This is where it all began with roasting a whole chicken and that butternut-tahini puree¬†is life changing.¬† I would (and did…) eat it by the spoonful.

Best Family Recipe Meal:¬†My Uncle’s Red Beans and Rice


We made this for Mardi Gras and it was our best batch yet!  Need to restock on pickled pork so we can make more this winter.

Best Vegan Meal: TIE between the Roasted Veggie Bowl and Garlic Mac N Cheese



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Christmas Things

A Christmas Story: The Musical. ¬†Birthday celebrations and holiday-themed trivia with the family. ¬†Cookie baking and¬†White Christmas. ¬†THREE batches of hummus (don’t even ask…). ¬†Christmas Eve biscuit breakfast. ¬†The Big Short. ¬†Hors d’oeuvres, cranberry martinis, toys galore. ¬†Beef stew, White Elephant and family puzzle time. ¬†SNOW! ¬†Christmas morning pancakes,¬†Love Actually, exchanging presents with the best husband ever. ¬†Brussels sprouts with ALL the bacon, a house full of family, finally finishing that damn puzzle. ¬†Getting completely spoiled by my mother (I cried, for real!). ¬†Prime rib, Moscow Mules, a selfie stick and Scrooged. ¬†A lazy Saturday, conveyor belt sushi,¬†Carol. ¬†Black-eyed peas in my new Dutch oven and the most beautiful pair of boots. ¬†So much love, happiness and family in one weekend. ¬†I’m so lucky ūüôā






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