Best Recipes of 2015
It’s hard to believe 2015 is almost over. We actually made it through the famous year from “Back to the Future” and we are on our way to 2016. The year seemed to fly by but when I reflect on the changes that occurred on this blog, in my life, and even around the world, 2015 has actually been a pretty long and busy year.
In the little world of this blog, a lot has changed. Actually, everything changed. Megan Peck Cooks became ImPECKable Eats. A new name, a new look, and a new feel but the same delicious recipes. I decided to expand beyond my grandmother, Paula Peck’s, lovely recipes into additional classics and modern twists.
It’s been a year full of Buffalo Fried Calamari, Mexican Meatball Soup, Chocolate Peanut Butter Shortbread Bars, Cinnamon Blueberry Muffins, and Soft Drop Gingerbread Cookies, to name a few. Picking just 5 favorite or best recipes wasn’t easy. I don’t have any real structure or rating system for it. I simply picked the ones I either enjoyed making or eating the most. They are all definite wins that I can’t wait to repeat or now make regularly.
I’ll keep this short and sweet so we can all go back to celebrating the new year. Here are my top 5 ImPECKable Eats recipes of 2015:
1. Stroopwafel House Mug Toppers
These adorable non-gingerbread gingerbread houses are made from mug-topper ready Stroopwafel cookies. These caramel filled dutch cookies make the cutest little house to top your hot beverage and even has a working chimney for the steam.
2. Cookie Butter Molten Lava Cakes
Speculoos Cookie Butter meets gooey decadent lava cake. It’s all the best of those spiced ginger cookies in a perfect little cake with a soft molten center.
3. Cinnamon Spiced Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
It’s hard to go wrong with chocolate chip cookies. This soft and chewy cinnamon scented oatmeal version is sure to disappear before it even has a chance to cool.
4. Honey Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Toasted Pecans
Healthy and simple get some help from honey. The caramelized roasted flavor with the sweet honey are the perfect match.
5. Herbed Goat Cheese, Roasted Tomato, and Asparagus Quesadilla
Sandwiched with creamy goat cheese, this quesadilla combines juicy roasted tomatoes with garlicky asparagus and caramelized onion. Bursting with flavor is an understatement.
Happy New Year!