Happy New Year! It’s been a great year over here on We Like Two Cook. Thank you all so much for stopping by and reading. Since our blog is fairly small, we truly appreciate everyone who checks out what we are posting. We’ve enjoyed a lot of really amazing food in our house this year, and wanted to share a list of our favorite recipes and the most popular recipes according to readers. Here are the lists:
If there was one favorite thing that we made in 2013, these macarons would win the prize. I know that there are people out there who dislike macarons, but I promise that if you give them these cookies with cream cheese frosting, a bite of strawberry, and graham cracker crumbs, they will love it.
It sounds like something that’s not out of the ordinary, but this is our favorite pound cake out there. It is the best!
This is something else that sounds less good than it really is, but let me tell you, it really is good. And by good, I mean that it’s one of the most flavorful burgers ever!
Next summer, instead of making something with peaches, try this nectarine galette. It is elegant and fantastic.
This one sort of speaks for itself. It’s probably the best cake we’ve made all year (except, perhaps, for a cake we made for our brother’s confirmation that must be shared sometime soon).
This brings together all the best of summer into one tart that is a perfect symphony on a plate. It’s a nice variation of pizza.
It does take a lot of time, but it’s not hard. Anyone can make a baguette, and it is completely worth the effort!
This salad is a genius combination of spicy and refreshing flavors.
Our whole family loves homemade soft pretzels, and when you combine it with a spicy cheese sauce, you really cannot find something better.
I can’t believe we made this only twice in the past year. I think it’s time to make it again soon, because it is ridiculously good!
These were the best muffins we made all year- you must try them. We made an orange and chocolate variation that we should probably share here soon.
These pumpkin cookies are awesome. They are chewy and flavorful.
Pumpkin recipes were popular this year! I’m not surprised, since these muffins almost made our personal top picks (which was hard to narrow down, since nearly everything on this blog is worthy).
This was the best thing we created this year, next to the strawberry cheesecake macarons.
Our little brother particularly loved these, and I don’t blame him! They are much better than the picture shows; we have to go back and re-photograph this recipe because it is truly fantastic!
This was our first foray into macarons, and they turned out beautifully- a sign of a great recipe!
Another Thomas Keller creation (see the macarons above) that was absolutely perfect. I wouldn’t change these in any way.
Refreshing and delicious, this smoothie hits the spot any time of the year! Use frozen berries in the winter.
We’ve made these multiples times and they are always enjoyed.
We made these on New Year’s day last year, and they were awesome! They are buttery and delicious.
The frosting on these cupcakes is spectacular.