Monday, 16 February 2009

Blog Review 2008 (a bit late)

I only just realised that this wasn't posted at the turn of the new year, so apologies for the delay but here's my review of 2008 highlighting a couple of my favourite recipes from each month.

Balsamic Grilled Chicken - simple recipe, but fantastically delicious!
Jamie Oliver's Mince Pies - this brought a huge amount of traffic to the site over December 08 and I can tell why, they're delicious!!!!!

Cook Yourself Thin Brownies - how can you not love the sound of this?
Chicken Paella - a great tasty one dish dinner

Pizza dough/Calzone - this has become a regular feature at the dinner table in our house and even after trying other dough recipes this one still wins.
Sweet pepper pasta sauce - I love making batches of this and freezing for quick meals.

Lamb and Apricot Stew - an improved version of an earlier blogged about recipe and also my entry to RTE's Cook of the Year competition
Strawberry Cupcakes with "Champagne" glaze - these were just soooooo good!

Bruce Bogtrotter's Chocolate Cake - another favourite on the search engines and a huge hit with my youth group
Chocolate and orange meringues - a great recipe for successful meringues!

Sweet bacon and chicken bites - require a little bit of prep but well worth it
New and improved Malteser buns - this is another popular recipe that people seem to do a lot of searches for and a fantastically delicious traybake!

Orange and poppy seed cake - what my youth group refers to as "druggy cake" cos of the opium in poppy seeds, but a definite hit
Green chilli chicken - a bit of an experiment of mine and a successful one.

Vanilla Fudge - what's not to love about fudge?
Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry chocolate ganache - a tasty treat to mark one year blogging over at Ruth E Babes Blog

Crash Hot Potatoes - a great side dish
Victoria Sandwich Cake - a cake I can't help but make over and over and over.

Garlic and Chili Chicken with Basil - this dish is jam packed with flavour
Only one post for this month because we were away on holiday for most of it!

Gordon Ramsay's Lasagna al Forno - I was so excited to be making this and have loved making it since too
Steak pie - a deliciously comforting dish for this time of year

Lemon cake with passionfruit syrup - beautifully tasty cake
Irish Tea Loaf - perfect for snacking on

A belated happy new year to you all!


  1. Happy belated New Year to you too (haven't said that for a while!)
    Looking forward to workin gmy way through those tasty-sounding posts...

  2. You had a great year! I have to try the brownie recipe with swede (which we call rutabaga in the states). It looks like a great recipe.

  3. It looks like you had a great year - 2009 will be even better!!!!!


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