Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014 Favorite Recipes

Here's my top 10 favourite recipes from 2014 -->
Did you try any of these? If so, be sure to let me know if they would make your favourites list too!

Life's short so let's start with dessert: 

This is so simple & yet so delicious. 

Another simple one. I'm all for easy desserts. 
This one is for a really special occasion since pastry is not often on our menu.

A real favourite here, even special enough to be featured as a 'birthday cake'.

Not a 'dessert' as such - but a very practical recipe to have on hand. 
So many uses, my favourite is for trifle

This is another quick & easy one (then again all my recipes are!).
These make a great afternoon treat when visitors are due. 

Now for the main deal:

Turn a previously high fat meal into a low fat one, yet without losing flavour.

No one can resist these. They are great for picnics and kids lunchboxes too.

Although this doesn't look appealing, the taste is amazing. 
This has become a regular in our home. 

Another meal that has been given a make-over to turn it into a tasty low fat alternative. 

And last but not least - a breakfast 
(since it's the most important meal of the day!):

Ice-cream flavour turned into breakfast - got me hooked ;-)

Yet as much as I enjoy yummy food and sharing recipes, my favourite blog post for the year was my heart's cry reminding us that Food is Not our Saviour - Jesus is.
It helped me put a lot of things into perspective and reminded me not to be obsessive about either eating, or blogging. Yes that meant I didn't blog quite as often as perhaps I would of liked to this past year, but it meant that I had my heart in a better place! :-)

Do you have a favourite blog post for the year just gone?
Why not share it in the comments below?


  1. I like your choices. Good stuff. And the post about keeping things in perspective, yes. We all need reminders on that one. The eggplant does look good, though, too! :-)

    1. Thank you :-) Nice to hear of another eggplant fan!

  2. Thanks for the round up Sandy - you've reminded me of a few recipes I mean to make but haven't yet! Happy 2015 too. I hope it is a good year for you.

    1. Best wishes for the new year Kari. Hope you get around to trying your 'to try' list ;-)

  3. great roundup! They all look so good. I really need to settle on one fallback recipe for plain vanilla cake!

    1. I hope you find this vanilla cake as handy as we go!

  4. Thanks for this round up, I'll be bookmarking this :) the desserts look especially good!

    1. Hope you get time to try the recipes you've bookmarked! :-)