I've liked quite a few of the recipes I've made in the past year (June 08 through May 09), but these are the five that stood out to me (in no particular order):
1. SHRIMP PAD THAI
This isn't what you would call an authentic Pad Thai but it had great flavor and was pretty easy to put together. It came from the Martha Stewart Great Food Fast cookbook which I cooked from a lot last year.
There were a few more ingredients than in most of the quick and simple dishes I make but I think that's what gave it such a great taste. It made me want to cook more Thai food. Check it out here.
2. OINK OINTMENT FOR BBQ RIBS
This is a recipe I think about a lot. It had such a great flavor that I wanted to put it on everything...steaks, potatoes, veggies. Once we start barbecuing this summer (we've either been busy or it's been cold so we haven't started yet) I plan on getting out this recipe and going to town.
4. NO BAKE BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE
This was probably the best recipe I made last year. It turned out not only a very tasty cheesecake but it looked pretty good too. It made me a wonderful fan of fresh blueberries from the local farmers market.
5. SPICY SOY DIPPING SAUCE
This is a recipe I make a lot. Anytime we have anything that needs a dipping sauce, I use this recipe. Quite often when we are busy, a bag of potstickers is our dinner, and I whip this sauce up to use. Any leftovers goes good over rice or noodles.
I asked Mr. L what his favorite recipes were this past year and he voted for Rib Steak with Bing Cherry-Pinot Noir Reduction, Nuttela Mistake Puffs, Hooters Buffalo Wings and Mrs. L's Eggnog. Not sure why he picked those, but yes, I'm paying attention for recipes or the upcoming year...steak, chocolate, Hooters and nog.....