April and May 2014: A Review

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So.  It’s June… I’m not quite sure how this happened and I haven’t published any posts since mid-April (oopsie) but now that classes and finals are over for the semester and I have my first year of grad school finished I’m hoping I have more time to share the delicious things I cook up with all of you.  As a catch up here’s a review of what the world has been liking on my blog and some pretty great recipes I’ve found, enjoy!

 

My Top 5 Most Viewed Recipes (since it’s been 2 months I threw in 2 extra posts for you…)

  1. Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Peanut Butter Icing – Moist chocolate cake, rich peanut butter icing, a classic favorite for a reason!  chocolate mayo caken with pb icing
  2. Dutch Oven Strawberry Cobbler – Tangy, sweet, delicious, a perfect summer dessert. strawberry cobbler with ice cream
  3. Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler – Swap strawberries for peaches and you have another perfect summer dessert! Dutch Oven Peach Cobbler
  4. Sweet Potato Fries with Greek Yogurt-Sour Cream Dipping Sauce – Super easy, super yummy, consistently a favorite, make them now if you haven’t already! sweet potato fries and sauce
  5. Penne with Vodka Sauce – A great, tasty pasta dish. penne with vodka sauce

 

My Top 10 Favorite Links from April

  1. Apparently April was National Grilled Cheese Month, this Brie, Pesto, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese (from Two Peas and Their Pod) looks like an excellent way to celebrate.

    Pesto, Brie, and Sweet Pepper Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipe on twopeasandtheirpod.com You have to make this sandwich! It is life changing!

    From Two Peas and Their Pod

  2. This Strawberry Salsa (from Six Sisters’ Stuff) sounds like an excellent twist on the classic chips and salsa, I want some ASAP!

    Strawberry Salsa

    From Six Sisters’ Stuff

  3. I love pasta, and a one skillet dish is always great, so this Roasted Tomato Skillet Pasta (from The Grant Life) is the perfect option for a quick dinner.

    Rosted tomato skillet

    From The Grant Life

  4. Now that it’s (finally) warm out this Greek-Style Grilled Asparagus Salad with Tomatoes and Feta (From The Daring Gourmet) looks like a delicious dinner.

    Greek salad recipe asparagus tomatoes feta cheese red onions vinaigrette dressing healthy

    From The Daring Gourmet

  5. I absolutely love breakfast food and this Chorizo Green Chile Breakfast Skillet (from Host the Toast Blog) will be making an appearance on my breakfast table in the near future.

    Chorizo Green Chile Breakfast Skillet

    From Host the Toast Blog

  6. Four Cheese Macaroni and Cheese (from The Endless Meal) looks like a creamy, rich, delicious version of my favorite food!

    Three Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

    From The Endless Meal

  7. I need this Bacon and Cashew Bourbon Caramel Corn (From Brown Eyed Baker) and I need it now!

    Bourbon Bacon Cashew Caramel Corn | browneyedbaker.com #recipe

    From Brown Eyed Baker

  8. These Chipotle Turkey-Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms (From Pink Parsley) look absolutely amazing!

    From Pink Parsley

  9. I love salmon, and this Spicy Garlic Lime Baked Salmon (from A Spicy Perspective) sounds like a great recipe.

    Dinner Tonight: Spicy Garlic Lime Oven Baked Salmon #salmon #dinner #recipe

    From A Spicy Perspective

  10. I’m not sure how I managed to have only one dessert recipe in this roundup but these Carrot Cake Cheesecake Crumble Bars (From Wicked Good Kitchen) look like an amazing concoction combining two delicious desserts into one yummy bar!

    Carrot Cake Cheesecake Crumble Bars by WickedGoodKitchen.com ~ Just like a cross between carrot cake, cheesecake and Oatmeal Carmelitas! Our Carrot Cake Cheesecake Crumble Bars are packed with flavor and everything you dreamed they would be. The perfect Easter dessert treat—especially for a crowd! #bar #dessert #recipe

    From Wicked Good Kitchen

My Top 12 Favorite Links from May (I added because this is a very, very, overdue post.  Okay, actually it’s because I tried to narrow it down to 10 but just couldn’t pick which 2 I should eliminate, I’m indecisive like that…)

  1. I’m kind of obsessed with s’mores and I’m totally in love with this variation – Oatmeal, Chocolate Chip, and Graham Cracker Cookie S’mores (From Half Baked Harvest).

    Oatmeal Chocolate Chip + Graham Cracker Cookie S'mores | halfbakedharvest.com

    From Half Baked Harvest

  2. I love using my crock-pot and this Slow Cooker Chicken Quinoa Chili (From Simply Stacie) looks like a great recipe to try.

    Slow Cooker Quinoa Chicken Chili #ChickenChallenge

    From Simply Stacie

  3. This Blueberry Sailor Tea (From Tattooed Martha) needs to make an appearance at my pool, like right now.

    Tattooed Martha - Blueberry Sailor Tea (3)

    From Tattooed Martha

  4. Roasted Chicken with a Sweet and Spicy Tamarind Ginger Glaze (From Creole Contessa) sounds like a delicious take on a classic chicken dinner.

    From Creole Contessa

  5. Who wouldn’t love these homemade Strawberry Cupcakes (From Treats)?

    From Treats

  6. Everyone loves a good cocktail and this Fresh Whiskey Sour (From Everybody Loves Pretty) looks like an amazing classic!

    Fresh Whiskey Sour3

    From Everybody Loves Pretty

  7. I want to try this jazzed up version of a granola bar, Trail Mix Peanut Butter Bars (From Deliciously Sprinkled).

    Trail Mix Bar Recipe

    From Deliciously Sprinkled

  8. These Red White and Blueberry Yogurt Popsicles (From The View From Great Island) are super adorable and look like the perfect summertime treat!

    Red White And Blueberry Popsicles | The View From Great Island  Great for Memorial Day and the 4th of July1

    From The View From Great Island

  9. I want this Eggs Benedict with Bacon, Avodaise, and Harissa (From Closet Cooking) for breakfast pronto!

    Eggs Benedict with Bacon, Avodaise (Avocado Hollandaise) and Harissa

    From Closet Cooking

  10. This Dark Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream (From Love & Olive Oil) will most definitely be appearing in my ice cream maker this summer.

    Dark Chocolate Strawberry Ice Cream from @loveandoliveoil

    From Love & Olive Oil

  11. One of my favorite meals at my college dining hall was the breaded ravioli, so I got super excited when I saw this recipe for Toasted Ravioli (From The Pioneer Woman), I’m definitely going to try it out.

    Toasted Ravioli

    From The Pioneer Woman

  12. Oh my decadence!  I don’t even have words for how delicious these Bacon, Beer, and Potato Chip Cookie Bars (From Life, Love & Sugar) look!

    Bacon, Beer and Potato Chip Cookie Bars

    From Life, Love & Sugar

 

Feel free to share your favorite links 🙂

 

 

 

 

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4 responses »

  1. Congrats on surviving your first year!
    Made some s’mores cookies the other day and told some of my labmates about you!

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