My Favorite Recipes of 2009

Here are two of my favorite recipes from each month of 2009. It was really difficult to narrow it down to just two for each month, I posted 160 original recipes this year! Check out over five years’ worth of recipes by browsing the archives located on the right column.

Hello, Hawaii How are You Pulled Chicken

Hello, Hawaii, How Are You? Pulled Chicken

lemon bars

Lemon Bars

nutella cheesecake squares

Nutella Cheesecake Squares

spicy peanut sauce

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Brooklyn Blackout Cupcakes

Brooklyn Blackout Cupcakes

spicy peanut noodle salad

Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad

Homemade Corned Beef

Corned Beef with Deli-style Mustard


Strawberry Asparagus Salad
with Bee Pollen Dusted Hazelnuts

blueberry goat cheese muffins

Blueberry Goat Cheese Muffins

blueberry + mint cupcakes

Blueberry-Mint Cupcakes

indian taco

Indian Tacos

kiwi lemongrass icebox pie

Kiwi Lemongrass Pie

peaches & herb panini

Peaches & Herb Panini

homemade hostess sno-balls

Homemade Sno-Balls

frites with 2 sauces

Pommes Frites

Making homemade crab cakes

Baltimore-Style Crabcakes

pumpkin five spice sweet rolls

Pumpkin Five Spice Sweet Rolls

Smoked Gouda & Ham Jalapeño Poppers

Smoked Gouda and Ham Jalapeno Poppers

pomegranate wild rice salad

Pomegranate Wild Rice Salad

turkey & pea risotto
Turkey & Pea Risotto

an excellent eggplant pasta

An Excellent Eggplant Pasta

Smoked Salmon & Green Onion Latkes


  1. Lydia (The Perfect Pantry)

    Great collection of recipes, Rachel! A few are already in my bookmarks, and now I'm adding a few more. Happy new year and best wishes for a delicious 2010.

  2. I am bookmarking this post, every single recipe seems like a winner to me… in fact, I had some of them already saved from the time you posted them – like the pulled chicken and the eggplant pasta.

    Happy New Year!

  3. Your recipes all sound amazing AND look amazing! Beautiful photography!

  4. Ok…. so so delicious for the eyes!

  5. Hi Rachel,
    I baked your Cranberry Ribbon cake the other day. What a great idea. It was delicious. I've linked it on my blog.
    I must say your enthusiastic reflection was my motivation for baking it. Enthusiasm is infectious!

    I'm looking forward to trying out some more of your recipes. I think the lemon slice might be next.

  6. Tasty Eats At Home

    I am so hungry for that corned beef sandwich! OMG. Yum!

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  8. Every one of these recipes looks more delicious than the last. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Gosh, now I am starving- these look amazing and I am awed by your photography. Maybe one day….

  10. The nutella cheesecake is speaking to me! (Actually it's more of a shout – eat me now).

    And the pomegranate wild rice salad looks beautiful.