Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Our Top 10 Favorite Recipes of 2012: Savory + Sweet

My blog has made it through a second year... and it was a GREAT one. 
I never thought that I could top the previous year, but we certainly did. 
This is by far my favorite thing to post. 
Our Top 10 Favorite Recipes of 2012: Savory + Sweet is finally here :)
Let's just say it was really hard to chose between all of our yummy meals, but we managed.
And I officially declare it the year of the fried chicken, waffles, ice cream, & pie...
Oh yeah, and lots of bacon. But that will happen every year.
Thank you to everyone who checks my blog regularly,
It truly is amazing. 
So, how were y'alls New Years celebrations?
And, what were your favorite recipes?
I love you all. 

Our Top 10 Favorite Recipes of 2012: Savory

Bacon Jam BLT's with Slow Roasted Tomatoes, Fried Homemade Roasted Garlic-Parmesan Bread,
Peppered Bacon & Basil Mayo

Breakfast Carbonara with Bacon, Sausage, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, & Poached Egg 

Bruschetta with Olive Oil Fried Bread & Balsamic Reduction Drizzle

The Best Fried Chicken I've Ever Made + Mint Juleps

Tarragon Lobster Rolls with Butter Poached Lobster Tails, Tarragon Mayo,
Fresh Chives, & Crispy Shallots on a Hot Buttered Roll

Nashville Hot Chicken & Waffles with Bourbon Maple Syrup 

Pulled Pork & Waffles with Homemade Maple Pearl Sugar "Liege-Style" Waffles,
Pulled Pork, Jack Daniels Maple Syrup, & Cinnamon Butter

Thai Chopped Salad with Crispy Brussel Sprouts, Seared Steak, & Sriracha Vinaigrette 

Sherried Tomato-Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Sticks Fried in Herbed Compound Butter

Revamped: Slow Roasted Tomato-Corn Pie With Bacon, White Cheddar, & Cracked Black Pepper Biscuit Crust

Our Top 10 Favorite Recipes of 2012: Sweet

From-Scratch, Homemade Southern Banana Pudding with Shortbread Cookie Crumbles,
Creamy Roasted Banana-Vanilla Bean Pudding, Whipped Cream, Sliced Banana,
& Toasted Marshmallow Meringue

Brown Butter Baklava with a Spiced Honey Soaking Syrup

Birthday Cake Batter Ice Cream with Gooey Butter Cake Bites & Rainbow Buttercream Pieces 

"Apple Pie" Caramel Apples Dipped in Homemade Vanilla Bean-Bourbon Caramel, Rolled in
Cinnamon Sugar, Dunked in Vanilla Bean White Chocolate, & a Homemade Milk Crumb Topping

Gourmet Double Cookie Dough Ice Cream with Brown Butter Cookie Dough Ice Cream Base,
Brown Butter Cookie Dough Pieces, & Mini Chocolate Chips

Raspberry-Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache Topping

Retro Chocolate-Bacon-Peanut Butter Pie with Bacon-Peanut-Shortbread Cookie Crust,
Peanut Butter Mousse Filling, & Chocolate Ganache Topping Garnished with
Crushed Peanut-Candied Bacon Crumble & Bourbon-Maple Whoop

Revamped: Homemade Bacon-Bourbon-Maple Glazed Doughnuts 

Gourmet S'more Brownie Bars

Tuscaloosa Tollhouse Whiskey Pie with Vanilla Bean Pate Brisee & Homemade Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

XOXO, Juliana


  1. Wheeew, WHAT A YEAR!! All such gorgeous pics of your creations. I hope your year is off to a great start. I can now say I have read each of your recipes, and one of my resolutions for this year is to make each one, kind of like in the movie "Julie/Julia" (absolutely love that movie, except the end when she gets "dissed" by Julia) I am sooo excited to see what you come up with this year. Thank you for your inspiration. Miss B

    1. It was quite a year! And I can't wait to see what this year has in store for me... and everyone of y'all as followers :) I can't thank you enough for your support and kind words on each recipe. And I hope that you will let me know about each one of your adventures with my recipes. Hopefully, they'll all taste great. And I completely agree about Julie/Julia, it's one of my all-time favorite movies. It's one you can watch over & over again. Can't wait to hear your feedback!!