Two years ago I finally got up the gumption to start a food blog…332 recipes later, and I’m still going! This has been a busy year for A Seat at the Table…the blog got a makeover as I switched from wordpress.com to my own domain, my kitchen got a facelift, I started taking classes to become a register dietitian… In this next year I hope to work on my food photography, I’d like to start incorporating more of what I’m learning in my nutrition classes, and I’ll hopefully continue to improve the site as I learn new things about web design.
Thank you for reading, sharing and trying my recipes! It’s fun sharing my finds, and I hope these recipes inspire you to create your own culinary adventures. I hope you’ll stick with me as I continue on this food-blogging-life journey!
Here are some of my favorite recipes from this past year, but be sure to check out last year’s recap and my seasonal favorites too (summer, fall and winter)!
Apple Crisp Muffins — these just might be the perfect muffin
Banana Walnut Baked Oatmeal — caramelized banana…tastes too good to be so healthy
Blackberry Lime Cupcakes — blackberries and lime go so well together!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake — YUM! Sharing is caring…but sharing a pan of these shows some real love…
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Layer Cake — I’m pretty proud of this cake invention and would love the excuse to make another one…
Cinnamon Glazed Cappuccino Bars — one of the most unique desserts, super intense flavors
Cinnamon Sugar Apple Zucchini Cake — fall flavors at their best
Coconut Lime Ricotta Cookies — Super unique and flavorful, like a taste of the tropics
Cranberry, Apple and Pecan Baked Oatmeal — tart, sweet and crunchy…more please!
Cranberry Buttermilk Cake — A little tart, a little sweet; perfect for tea-time
Cranberry Upside Down Pumpkin Cake — such a fun twist on a classic, perfect fall flavors
Grapefruit Bundt Cake — a punch of citrus in a sweet cake that’s almost like pound cake
Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes — Mmmmm
Morning Glory Muffins — packed with good for you things to keep you going, a huge crowd pleaser, and they’re gluten-free
Raspberry Chocolate Pecan Rugelach — A little labor intensive, but truly delicious and fancy
Strawberry Banana Baked Oatmeal — Ok, so I might just really liked baked oatmeal, will you please try one or all of these??
Swedish Toscas — a family favorite and perfectly elegant for entertaining
Amazing Bruschetta — promise you’ll make this? You won’t be disappointed…well until it’s all gone
Bacon Fried Rice — we used to have this all the time growing up…perfect for using up whatever is in the produce drawer, and mmmm bacon
Basil Chicken Salad — basil just makes everything brighter, fresher, better
Blueberry Corn Salad — summer is coming, when it does let the fresh flavors shine
Curried Chicken Salad with Cranberries and Pineapple — so flavorful, stunning presentation, and great for parties…or for lots of leftovers!
Ginger-Scallion Cold Tofu — one of my favorite ways to eat tofu, so simple
Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Salad — love an interesting salad
Grilled Lemon Chicken Skewers — super flavorful and fun for the summer
Kale and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers — a cheesy vegetarian treat
Lasagna Soup — a unique take on classic lasagna. I can’t wait to try different variations!
Lemon-Rosemary Roasted Chicken Breast with Roasted Vegetables — fancy, yet easy and delicious…love when your side and main dish cook together!
Salmon Cake Salad Nicoise — A fun twist on a classic salad nicoise
Santiago Bean Dip — I’m kind of obsessed with this served with baked potatoes…I’m bringing back the baked potato bar with this dip
Slow Cooker Wonderful Beef Pot Roast — hello Sunday dinner…this says fancy, but couldn’t be easier or more delicious
Smoked Turkey and Cheese Brunch Torte — fancy, delicious and adaptable, you’ll love this unique take on brunch food
Spanakopita Quinoa — the delicious flavors of spanakopita (aka spinach and feta) mixed with protein-rich quinoa…so so comforting
Spice-Rubbed Salmon with Avocado Salsa — So delicious, fast, and good for you!
Stuffed Bell Pepper Soup — Easy, flavorful and creative
Thai Turkey Sliders with Cabbage Slaw — I bet you didn’t know turkey burgers could taste so good
Tofu Veggie Bowls with Peanut Sauce — I can’t get enough of all these delicious flavors, so hearty and comforting, but super healthy
Veggie Greek Yogurt Dip — ok, so this is an old one, but it’s still great
Zucchini and Basil Lasagna — a delicious vegetarian lasagna, you know, because basil makes everything better