My 2013 in Food!

People who love to eat are always the best people," said Julia Child and I must say she was on to something there. As I have been reading other bloggers' 2013 round-up posts, I have been giving some thought to what I wanted to share with regard to the past year here in The 1839 House. How do I wrap it all up in one little blog post? We have had a wonderful year filled with lots of activity: we threw our hat into the real estate market (unsuccessfully but we learned a fair bit); house renovations; running around the yard with the Deedster; more renovations; visiting various towns in our little state; I had a great long weekend in NYC with college friends; I began this blog - thank you to all who follow me and comment!!!! - and I crossed off a Broadway performance from my list of to-see shows! But how to capture this past year for my blog? I decided to rely on one of the two ways I like to express myself: food & cooking (the other is through fashion, which is difficult to do living in a mostly rural environment but I try to make it work...I think...more on that in 2014!).

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Upside Down Onion and Potato Tart from Hizzoner's Deli

And so, without further ado, here are my favorite new recipes (which I have tried and loved) from this past year! I hope you try at least one of them out and enjoy! pan-roasted-chicken-with-harissa-chickpeas-940x600

Pan Roasted Chicken with Harissa Chickpeas from Bon Appétit.


Ty's Thai Salad from Trisha Yearwood & The Food Network. I cut way back on the olive oil & use a small amount of Splenda for the sugar.


Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs from Dukantopia.

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Ina Garten's Buttermilk and Cheddar Biscuits.


Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts from


Martha Stewart's Italian Fries.


Sweet Potato and Pepper Hash with Eggs from Serious Eats.


Turkey Sausages with Spicy Beans from Extra Virgin on The Cooking Channel.

I hope you each have a wonderful New Year, one filled with good food, great friends and lots of good times!

Meghan xo

Posted on December 31, 2013
Posted by Meghan

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