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My Top 10 Favorite Recipes in 2008

Since it is the end of the year I thought that I would take some time and look over the last year. 2008 certainly was a tasty year! I discovered a lot of new flavours and cuisines and I had a great time doing it. Food blogging was certainly one of the highlights of 2008 and I am looking forward to new tasty adventures in 2009!

Have a great New Years Eve and a happy new year everyone!!

I will leave you with favorite recipes from 2008:


Tacos al Pastor

Tacos al Pastor - On the top of my favourites list in 2008 are these tacos where the pork is slowly roasted with pineapple. Sweet and tangy pineapple is then added to the tacos filling and it is an absolutely amazing combination with the fresh chopped sweet onions and cilantro!



Pad Thai

Pad Thai - Thai cuisine is one of my favorites and this year I finally got around to trying to make one of the classics, pad thai, at home. Although it took me a few tries, I finally nailed it and with this recipe you will never want the takeout version again.



Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Gorgonzola and Crispy Fried Sage

Roasted Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Pizza with Gorgonzola and Crispy Fried Sage - What a mouthful! The flavour combination on this pizza was surprisingly good! I am already contemplating using the flavour combination in several more dishes.



Garides Saganaki (Shrimp Saganaki)

Garides Saganaki (Shrimp Saganaki) - This recipe was inspired by a dish that I had while on vacation in Greece. I never would have thought to bake shrimp in a tomato and feta sauce but, it is so good! Make sure that you have some crusty bread on hand to soak up and remaining sauce!



No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake - This recipe is also on the most popular list for 2008 and with good reason! If you like cheesecake, and I really do, then this quick and simple no bake cheesecake is perfect for when you don't have the time to bake a regular cheesecake.



Shrimp Scampi

Shrimp Scampi - There is just something magical about shrimp cooked in a bit of butter along with some garlic, lemon and white wine. Shrimp cooked in this fashion works great on pasta or on pizza or even by itself.



Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie)

Spanakopita (Greek Spinach Pie) - The spinach, feta and dill combination all wrapped up in light and flaky, golden brown phyllo is so good and I just can't get enough of it!



Kare (Japanese Curry)

Kare (Japanese Curry) - Another of my favorite dishes that also appears on the most popular recipes in 2008 list! Japanese curry is a bit thicker, sweeter and milder than your typical curry and it is so good!



Hot Cheesy Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip

Hot Cheesy Crab, Spinach and Artichoke Dip - If you like the hot spinach and artichoke dip that appears on this years most popular posts list then you will love this decadent version that replaces the artichokes with crab!



Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars - I have been enjoying this Canadian treat for years and this year I finally got around to making it myself and the results were amazing! These bars are best served chilled.



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46 comments:

Rita said...

Happy New Year Kevin! I am very glad I "met" your blog in 2008 and I look forward to some more tasty Closet Cooking creations in 09!

VeggieGirl said...

Happy New Year, Kevin!!

Hannah said...

Happy new year to you too! Can't wait to see what you'll come up with in 2009. :)

biz319 said...

Happy New Year Kevin!!

Looking forward to all your tasty treats next year!

Bellini Valli said...

Happym healthy and prosperous New year Kevin. I look forward to sharing many more tasty dishes in 2009!!!!!

Pam said...

Happy New Year Kevin!

ICook4Fun said...

Happy New Year Kevin. Looking forward to more of your wonderful cooking in year 2009.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

Happy new year -- may 2009 be full of delicious things!

tigerfish said...

Happy 2009! Lovely 2009 recap :)

Jan said...

I'm looking forward to your 2009 creations! A very Happy New Year to you.

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Great recipes!

Happy New Year!

Cheers,

Rosa

Cooking and the City said...

Happy 2009 Kevin! look forward to more of your delicious recipe's :-)

Sophie said...

Happy new year, Kevin!

Looking forward to your lovely recipes!
You were my inspiration to begin my own foodblog!

Faery said...

Happy and prosperous New Year Kevin! I can't wait to see all the dishes you are going to prepare in 2009.

Audrey said...

Happy New Year Kevin!! I hope that 2009 is your best cooking year yet! Look forward to seeing more recipes from you.

Mike of Mike's Table said...

Happy New Year! Here's to many more delicious dishes (and photos)

chriesi said...

Happy New Year!

ttfn300 said...

happy new year kevin!! :)

Brilynn said...

I still love that sesame crusted tuna photo, happy new year!

Patsyk said...

Happy new Year! You've had a very tasty year, and I can't wait to see what you dive into for 2009!

katiez said...

It was a good year - and I hope 2009 is equally delicious!
Happy New Year!
(Sorry I've been missing lately... but internet access is still limited. soon, I hope, I'll be back to normal)

Judy said...

Happy New Year Kevin. I've added you to my blogroll.

Maryann said...

Look how far we've come with our blogs! You will always be one of my food blogging buddies. Happy New Year, Kev :)

elly said...

Happy new year, Kevin! I've really enjoyed reading your blog in 2008 and look forward to more delicious food porn in '09!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

What a tasty array, Kevin! Happy New Year to you too! I hope your 2009 is filled with good things!

Sharon said...

Happy New Year Kevin!
I'm so glad I stumbled to your blog in 08. Here's to delicious eats for 09! Cheers!

ashley said...

Happy New Year!

Deborah said...

It has been a wonderful year - and I know it will be wonderful in 2009 as well!!

anudivya said...

Lovely array of dishes! Wish you a very happy New Year!

Emily said...

What wonderful treats you've made!

Happy New Year!

Lynnylu said...

A great collection of recipes. Happy New Year!

Jescel said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU! Here's to more lovely creations in 2009!

Karen said...

Happy New Year! I was without access to my own computer for almost 4 weeks, so it's good to be able to read my bloglist again!

Melissa said...

Happy New Year! Everything looks awesome. Great Job!

OhioMom said...

Happy New Year Kevin!

Helene said...

Happy New Year Kevin!

All the Best for 2009.

Lorraine E said...

Happy New Year Kevin! I hope it brings dishes as wonderful as these :)

Jeanine said...

Looks like a great overview of 2008, Kevin. Happy New Year!

Lori said...

Happy new Year to you Kevin. You had a great year in food. Lots of amazing stuff at your site.

Mrs Erg├╝l said...

Happy new year to you Kevin! I'm sure 2009 will be even more tasty than 2008!

eatme_delicious said...

Yum lots of delicious things you made in 2008! I'm sure there will be many more in 2009. Happy new year!

Suzer said...

Happy New Year! Will be doing the japanese curry next week:)

Jaime said...

there are so many great posts on your site, i think it's interesting these are the most popular. i have my own list of favorites from your site bookmarked :)

Clumbsy Cookie said...

You are right, were did 2008 go? Happy 2009 Kevin, may it be filled with great food and posts!

Hannah said...

Happy new year to you too! Can't wait to see what delicious recipes 2009 will bring. :)

Jeanne said...

All the best for 2009 Kevin! It's been great getting to know you through your blog over the past few months and I find I bookmark more of your recipes than probably any other blogger's :) Love the retrospective of posts and look forward to many more this year!

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