The end of the year is the perfect time to reminisce, so I decided to review my favorite recipes from 2022!
I’ll be honest, it wasn’t easy to pare this list down. It was fun to look through all the recipes I have shared and make a list of those that stood out for me.
First things first, I have to talk about the baked orange chicken pictured above. The lightly coated chicken is covered with a sweet, tangy, indulgent sauce. The recipe is a bit time-consuming as it involved pan-frying the chicken to achieve the crisp coating. Then some time in the oven is needed for the sauce to get perfectly thick and sticky. But it is 100% worth every minute.
Pasta is my love language, which made including this pesto ravioli a no-brainer. Quality store-bought pesto and ravioli make this dish really quick and easy. I like to open a bottle of wine and serve this yummy pasta for date night.
Chicken wild rice casserole is a great weekend dinner. Tender chicken, hardy wild rice, and a generous amount of cheddar cheese make this an irresistible meal.
I have always loved glazed carrots, but until this year was underwhelmed with every recipe I tried. This is not only the easiest version I have ever tried, it is most certainly the best.
I don’t know why I didn’t try chicken tortilla soup sooner. We love Mexican-inspired foods, and this soup is so easy and so flavorful. The soup is made even better with toppings like avocado and cilantro.
Husband likes salad just fine, but he doesn’t typically rave about them. Chopped Thai peanut chicken salad is a rave-worthy salad.
While I knew carrots, coconut, and pecans would be good together, these muffins are even better than I expected.
This cake makes my mouth water. Coconut cake for two is the perfect treat for a special night.
Every so often, I like to do happy hour at home. Spicy queso dip is right up our alley.
Boozy pumpkin pie in a martini glass. Lovely as a pre-dinner drink or a dessert and after-dinner cocktail in one!
Okay, now I am hungry! I’m also excited to try some new recipes for 2023. 🙂