In October, we had the great fortune to serve as Guest Bloggers on behalf of the Gulf Oyster Industry Council at the James Beard Taste America event. It was a fantastic weekend full of amazing food and wine!
We were fortunate to experience some great culinary experiences on the road, but the heart of The Weekend Gourmet is cooking and sharing recipes! Here are the 10 most popular recipes I shared in 2013...as selected by my readers. There's everything from appetizers to desserts -- and everything in between. Let's see if any of your favorites made the cut!
#10 Baked Ham & Egg Cups. These super-simple breakfast entrees became very popular this Summer thanks to being featured in the DailyBuzz Food Top 9. What's not to like? Cheese, eggs and ham...all baked together in a muffin tin. The presentation is really pretty, and it tastes great. All you need is some fresh fruit and biscuits, and you've got a fabulous weekend brunch or on-the-go weekday breakfast!#9: Big Easy Eggrolls with Creole Dipping Sauce. These fun appetizers combine two of my favorite foods in one fried package. The filling includes chicken, spicy andouille sausage, trinity (onion/celery/bell pepper) and cream cheese. The dipping sauce is basically a simple remoulade sauce. Make a batch of these for your upcoming football-watching party, and I guarantee they'll disappear in a flash!
#8: Chocolate-Peppermint Puff Pastry Bites. I shared these easy-to-make turnovers for #ChistmasWeek earlier this month, and they were a huge hit. During the holiday rush, these easy treats were perfect to whip up. These also are my most Stumbled post of 2013...with more than 1200 stumbles! If you didn't get a chance to make them this year, make sure and Pin them to make next year...or if you're like me? Whip them up anytime just because you love chocolate and peppermint!
If you're looking for something to whip up to please a group of men at an upcoming sports-watching party, you're going to whip up a batch of my next recipe. Click to get to the next page for that...