Happy New Year friends! I hope 2013 was a fantastic year for you and I hope 2014 is an even better one, full of love, good health and much happiness! Since the end of the year is full of lists I thought I’d add one to the mix. So here it is…my 5 Most Viewed Recipes of 2013.
No. 1: My Apple Pie-tini grabbed the top billing and I can say it’s well deserved. It’s a delicious martini for fall (or anytime) that uses fresh apple cider and the apple pie spices we all love. I hope you’ve had a chance to give it a try. It’s a crowd pleaser.
No. 2: Butternut Squash Pumpkin Soup came about because I thought I should post a recipe with pumpkin. I don’t go crazy over everything pumpkin like most people do in the fall, but I do enjoy it most in savory recipes. This soup turned out really yummy and, of course, I love the little kick of Chipotle (my favorite spice) in it.
No 3: Who doesn’t love a Pina Colada? I’m always looking to turn any drink into a martini and this Pina Colada-Tini does not disappoint. Also, I think it’s one of my favorite pictures I took. I just love the cherry hanging off the side!
No. 4: Baileys Irish Cream Cake isn’t really an original recipe, just modified from the rum cake recipes all over the internet. It is a nice variation and a superb use of the Barb’s Baileys Irish Cream hopefully you’ve had a chance to make.
No. 5: I don’t know anyone that doesn’t love peanut butter cups so I knew most people would enjoy this Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Martini. It took several tries to get it the way I liked it, but it was a fun day experimenting with my friend Joyce! It’s a bit sweet but makes a delicious dessert cocktail or one for those that prefer a sweeter drink.