The Best of 2014: A Year in Review

  • 2014 recipes

    2014 was quite the whirlwind. Where did the time go?  It has been a little quiet here on the blog these last two weeks.  I’ve just been enjoying the season and savoring all the little moments.  (As I hope you have been too!)  As the year comes to an end, I can’t help but reflect on all the things that has happened over the last 12 months.  Lots of ups, some downs, and definitely many lessons learned.

    My top three highlights of 2014:

    Here are some of my favorite recipes from 2014.  It was really difficult narrowing it down, but I picked one recipe from each month.

    Cheers to 2015!  It’s going to be an even more delicious year!

    slow-cooker-asian-beef

    1. January: Slow Cooker Asian Braised Beef

    Pink-Cake-Doughnuts

    2. February: Pink Valentine Cake Doughnuts

    TheLittleEpicurean-oreo-coffee-parfait-jars

    3. March: Oreo Coffee Cream Parfait

    Chocolate-Avocado-Popsicles

    4. April: Chocolate Avocado Popsicles

    strawberry-doughnut-feature

    5. May: Strawberry Shortcake Doughnuts

    Lemon Olive Oil Layer Cake | The Little Epicurean

    6. June: Lemon & Olive Oil Layer Cake with fresh berries

    Calamansi Juice

    7. July: Calamansi Juice

    Peanut Butter Chocolate Bundt Cake

    8. August: Peanut Butter Chocolate Bundt Cake

    Tres Leches Cake | the little epicurean

    9. September: Toasted Tres Leches Cake

    Apple Cider Hot Toddy

    10. October: Apple Cider Hot Toddy

    Barley Rice Bowl with roasted vegetables

    11. November: Barley Rice Bowl with butternut squash, mushroom and kale in teriyaki sauce

    Caramel Walnut Sticky Buns

    12. December: Caramel Walnut Stick Buns

    I wanted to wish everyone a happy, happy New Year!  Stay safe, don’t drink & drive, and let’s celebrate the close of another chapter!  I can’t wait for what the new year will bring!

    xoxo, Maryanne

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    Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    You deserve all the you’ve had this year, Maryanne! I adore you and your blog. I know I can always come here for stunning photography and delicious recipes. Wishing you and your family a happy New Year!

      Maryanne Cabrera

      Thank you so much Jen! I wish you and your loved ones a VERY happy New Year!! :)

    Sarah @ SnixyKitchen

    You are so incredibly talented, Maryanne! Every one of your recipes makes my jaw drop and this round-up is a collection of some amazing recipes with equally amazing photos (seriously – how are you so dang consistently awesome at taking photos?!). I want to make that November rice bowl for dinner this week. It’s happening. Hope you have a wonderful new year!

      Maryanne Cabrera

      Thank you Sarah! Back at ya! I LOVE, love, LOVE your photographs. We really need to collaborate one day… Happy, happy New Year! Hope to see you soon ;)

    E Villanueva

    Thank you for sharing all those delicious recipes, and their lovely photos! Looking forward to your 2015 blog! Happy New Year Maryanne, and wish you and family and loved ones a great New Year celebration! Hugs to Charlie & Taylor!

      Maryanne Cabrera

      Thank you Tita E! Happy New Year to you and your family! Come back and visit so you can meet little Taylor! :)

    Kelly - A Side of Sweet

    Congrats on all of your success Maryanne! I feel so lucky to have met you in person this year! Your photos are absolutely lovely – every one is more mouthwatering than the last!

      Maryanne Cabrera

      Thank you Kelly! It was such a pleasure meeting you. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Liz+@+Floating+Kitchen

    What a wonderfully delicious and exciting year! Looking forward to more good stuff in 2015! XO

      Maryanne Cabrera

      Thanks Liz! 2015 is going to be one heck of a delicious and sweet year! :)

    Kelly - Life Made Sweeter

    Congrats on such an amazing year, Maryanne! Love seeing your top 10, everything looks absolutely mouthwatering! Your photos are stunning and I can’t wait to see what 2015 brings! Happy Happy New Year!

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