Better late than never…

Better late than never…

Here’s Make A Whisk’s top 10 posts of 2010.

1)      Coconut Cake (http://makeawhisk.com/2010/01/coconut-cake/)

If you like coconut, this cake is not to be missed. A lot of trouble, but worth every second. You have no idea how good real coconut can be until you try this cake.

2)      Easy Cheese Danish (http://makeawhisk.com/2010/02/easy-cheese-danish/)

A quick and dirty recipe for cheese Danish at home. A lot of the ingredients are things we have on hand anyway, so easy to throw together for a crowd in the morning.

3)      Wizarding World of Harry Potter Food Preview (http://makeawhisk.com/2010/03/wizarding-world-of-harry-potter-food-preview/)

No recipes, and I’d almost forgotten I’d written this one. But back in September, I got the chance to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, and am happy to report that the initial reviews got it right, everything was fantastic. The Pumpkin Juice was yummy, the Butterbeer (better frozen than not) was good, though too sweet for my personal tastes. We got cauldron cakes at Honeyduke’s, in addition to acid pops and sugar quills. For lunch, we ate at the Three Broomsticks and feasted on Roast Chicken, Turkey Legs, Fish and Chips, and more. Universal did a great job with the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, right down to the food and drinks.

4)      Caramelized Corn with Fresh Thyme (http://makeawhisk.com/2010/04/caramelized-corn-with-fresh-thyme/)

Such a great, simple side dish, with so few ingredients. Fantastic.

5)      Lost Finale Party. (http://makeawhisk.com/2010/05/well-lost-is-over/) So sad it’s over. But the food was good.

6)      It’s so hard to pick just one post from June. I got a grill for my birthday, and all we did was grill all month long, maybe all summer long. I guess I’ll go with the grilled pizza (http://makeawhisk.com/2010/06/grilled-blt-pizza-with-blue-cheese/ ), but really, I was just so excited to be grilling!

7)      Not something I cooked, but someplace we went—Girl and the Goat finally opened their doors, and we were there for the opening week! I’ve really been wanting to go back lately, too. (http://makeawhisk.com/2010/07/the-girl-and-the-goat-worth-the-wait/)

8)      For August, though there were lots of grilled recipes, and plenty of things to celebrate (like Kat and Jeff’s wedding shower), I’m going to have to go with the Two-Corn Polenta with Tomatoes & Basil, since it successfully brought polenta back into our lives. And our lives might be better for it. 😉 (http://makeawhisk.com/2010/08/two-corn-polenta-with-tomatoes-basil/)

9)      To highlight the grill, which was really the focus of our summer cuisine, I want to mention these Flank Steak Skewers from Everyday with Rachael Ray. I know we made them twice, but we might have actually had them three times. They were that good. And because they’re skewers, would be perfect for a crowd, as they cook  up quickly and can be prepped in advance. I’d almost go stand in the snow to make some more. Almost. (http://makeawhisk.com/2010/08/dry-rubbed-flank-steak-skewers-with-basil-butter/ )

10)   This copycat recipe for PF Chang’s Mongolian Beef was definitely one of my favorite new recipes this year. Just the right amount of spicy, rich and meaty, crisp around the edges. And the kind of sauce that demands to be served over rice, just so you don’t miss a drop.  http://makeawhisk.com/2010/12/copycat-mongolian-beef/

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