My Favorite Recipes of 2008


Let me start out by wishing all of you a bright and happy new year! I hope 2009 brings many great things your way.

It’s hard to believe I’ve been blogging for over two years now, and have posted nearly 300 recipes.   I am so thankful (not to mention flattered) that so many of you read my measley little blog.  As someone who follows over a hundred food blogs herself, I know that all the food can be overwhelming.  I love when bloggers post their favorite recipes of the year. I wish I had time to try out all the great recipes I see posted, but I’d have to spend literally every minute in the kitchen to do that…and still come up short. It’s nice to have a pared down list of things to try, right? I’ve joined the bandwagon in posting my 30 favorite recipes of 2008. I hope you get a chance to try some of them.

You can also check out my favorites of 2007.

My 30 Favorite Recipes of 2008


Moroccan Chicken with Lentils

Penne with Goat Cheese Tomato Sauce

Flank Steak Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Basil & Sundried Tomatoes

Tilapia with Lemon Pesto and Roasted Tomatoes

Lahanodolmades (Stuffed Cabbage with Egg Lemon Sauce)

Beef with Hilopites (or any small pasta)

Sugar and Spice Rubbed Flank Steak

Lubyee Bil Lahmi (braised lamb and green beans)

Jamaican Jerk Shrimp

Porcini and Camembert Risotto

Chicken with Artichoke Hearts and Avgolemono

Southwestern Pasta with Tomatillo-Poblano Sauce

Keftedes (Greek meatballs)

Pork Chops with Smoked Gouda, Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

Steak with Chimichurri

Savory Crepes with Mushrooms,Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Reduction

Curried Lamb and Lentil Stew


Sides and Vegetables

Greek-Style Potato Salad

Tourlou Tourlou (Greek vegetable bake)

Beet and Goat Cheese Salad

Cheater’s Spanakopita


Breads and Sweets

Fluffy Buttermilk Biscuits

Loukoumades (Greek honey fritters/donuts)

Pecan Pie

Pretzel Rolls

Cinnamon Babka

Boston Cream Pie

Baklava French Toast

Fruit and Nut Granola Bars

Fudgy Chocolate Brownies




My Favorite Recipes of 2008

9 thoughts on “My Favorite Recipes of 2008

  1. Happy New Year! I love your blog and am so happy you moved to wordpress. I can’t wait to see what you make in 2009!

  2. I can see why these would be your favourites Elly. Have a safe, happy and tasty New year. It has been a real pleasure to read your blog over the past year. I can’t wait to see what’s in store for 2009!!!!

  3. Happy New Year Elly – I’m impressed – I have trouble remembering 30 dishes that I made – thank goodness for blog archives.

  4. Happy New Year Elly. Thanks for reminding us of all the wonderful dishes you have prepared and shall be looking forward to more to come during 2009.

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