Looking at other Top 10s recently, I thought to myself, "Can I find 10 recipes on my blog that were truly worth reblogging?" I began to realize if I can't find recipes that I think are worth reviewing, making again, and sharing over and over again, I should get out of the food blog world and perhaps stop thinking of myself as a cook of any talent.
So I decided to go back over 2012 and see what I have made and assure myself that I do make some good dishes. Maybe I wouldn't come up with ten, but to avoid being too hard on myself, I have to remember I didn't blog that many recipes in 2012.
So here we go.
The Short (dis)Order Cook's Best Recipes of 2012
Roasted Cauliflower Curry & Coconut Soup
A Lot of Work, But It's Worth It Chicken Mole
I wish I had been able to get a better picture than this. I think this was the best dish I made all year and it deserves a better photo to show its deliciousness.
Pan Roasted Duck Breasts with Red Wine-Poached Figs and Chestnut Flour Gnocchi with Sage Brown Butter
Let's not forget dessert. I didn't make too many original dessert recipes in 2012, but I did make Blueberry Streusel Pie.
Well, what do you know? That was eleven recipes!. I had ten good ones after all. I hope my readers enjoyed reading about them as much as I enjoyed making and eating them. Happy New Year to all of my TERP Muffins!