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 App├ętit.

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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.

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Honey Mustard Chicken Thighs from Dukantopia.

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Ina Garten's Buttermilk and Cheddar Biscuits.

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Asparagus with Cranberries and Pine Nuts from AllRecipes.com

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Martha Stewart's Italian Fries.

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Sweet Potato and Pepper Hash with Eggs from Serious Eats.

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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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