Thursday, January 1, 2009

Best of 2008

Happy New Year!!!

I realize that this post is a bit late, but I was stuck at work for most of the day and I've been sick for over two weeks now (only way I was able to get my cheesecake post up was because I had completed it before I got sick).

As we move forward into 2009, I thought I'd do a quick review of 2008, similar to the Best of 2007 post I wrote last year. It was a lot a easier last time, though, because I had only been blogging for a few months. 2008 was a very busy blogging year - I joined The Daring Bakers, Tuesdays with Dorie, and posted about 120+ recipes. Thanks again to all of those who continue to show support and visit my blog, especially to those who take the time to leave feedback.

Below, I've highlighted some of my favorite recipes from 2008. Enjoy!

Favorite Breakfast Item
Apple Cheddar Scones

Favorite Appetizer

Favorite Side
Roasted Garlic Bread

Favorite Chicken Dish
Honey Lime Chicken Enchiladas

Favorite Seafood Dish
Tomato Basil Salmon

Favorite Vegetarian Dish
Cold Sesame Noodles

Favorite Pasta Dish
Peasant Pasta

Favorite Pastry
Cinnamon Apple Danish Braids

Favorite Cookie
The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

Favorite Chocolate Sweet
Cupcake Pops

Favorite Cake
Gooey Chocolate Cake (aka Molten Chocolate Lava Cake)

Wishing you a happy and prosperous 2009. Here's to a year filled with bountiful blessings, and a tummy full of countless good eats 'n sweet treats :)


  1. Happy New Year! I enjoy reading your blog very much! I look forward to more!

  2. You certainly had a SUPER-scrumptious year, Jaime!! I can't wait to see what you bring to the blog in 2009 :-)

  3. What a great round up of your tasty 2008! Here’s wishing you a Happy New Year full of more delicious eats. I’m looking forward to future posts from Good Eats 'n Sweet Treats in 2009!

  4. Everything looks wonderful! What a great idea! I may have to swipe this idea and do this myself:)

  5. I hope you feel much better now Jaime.
    They all look really delicious and mouth watering, especially that chicken sate.
    Have a wonderful year 2009.

  6. Yummy roundup! May 2009 be as delicious!

  7. How'd I miss that gooey chocolate cake? I'm not fond of chocolate cakes but have been wanting to try a lava cake....yours looks great especially the top of it! All your savory dishes look good as well! I'll have to go back and check 'em out!

  8. Happy New Year Jaime! What a fabulous round up! looking forward to seeing what you make in 2009!

  9. You made some wonderful recipes in 2008! Looking forward to reading more of what you make in the new year!

  10. Happy New Year! I'm relatively new to your blog, so I haven't seen most of these recipes before. I'll definitely have to give some of them a try.

  11. oh my!! how many nice food . all looks delicious !

  12. your images and creations are all completely fabulous--how did you ever pick favorites? keep up the great work. :)

  13. Jaime everything you make is my favorite! I'm sorry to hear you've been sick, the crud is going around like wildfire at work, it's hit some people twice! Now I feel like I'm getting it. Hope you have a wonderful year, I'm looking forward to seeing your wonderful recipes for 2009.

  14. Great roundup, Jaime! Happy New Year!

  15. Happy New Year to you Jaime! Thanks for the highlights too. Take a load off today and take good care. Get well soon. I see some things I want to try. We eat lots of salmon around here so I'm going to give your salmon selection a whirl (among other things - like chocolate) hehe
    I always enjoy your selections and photography. How do you find the time? Looking forward to a great 2009.

  16. All your dishes look delicious! Happy New Year to you too!

  17. That is a tasty looking roundup! I am looking forward to more in 2009!

  18. Mmm, great post! Looks like it's been a tasty year. Best wishes to you in 2009.

  19. I like the way you organized your roundup, but I can't imagine how you picked your favorites! Everything looks so good, and I'll be interested in seeing what else you cook up.

  20. Total YUM to all your posts! Have a great year!

  21. Great round-up, Jaime! The danish braids may be my very favorite recipe of the year. Here's to a great 2009!