Friday, January 1, 2016

My personal Favorite (s) for 2015

Today is the last day of the countdown and it also happens to be the first day of 2016.

                                  HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

Today's title is supposed to be a Wild Card, now, I'm taking that to mean that I can post a recipe or recipes that either I made a lot, or liked especially or that took off and surprised me with their popularity.

I do want to feature a couple of few recipes.   First up is this one, Seeded Crackers.

I found this recipe via one of my Secret Recipe Club assignments.  I made the Jordanian Matabaqa for my reveal but I also explored Sawsan's blog a little more and found this recipe for Homemade Crackers. She got them from Alton Brown.   I made them up once, then again, and again, and quite frankly I've lost count as to how many times I've made them to date.   As I type this the remains of my latest batch are in a sealed container in my kitchen.  I did change up the recipe a tad, I added Chia Seeds along with the Flax and Sesame Seeds.   All I know is that they are light, crispy, tasty all by themselves, but add a little cheese and they are phenomenal.

Since I can't leave well enough alone, I wanted to tell you about some of my other favourite recipes from this past year.
First up, a disclaimer, of sorts.   I love Mushrooms, I don't think I've met a mushroom yet that I didn't like, and in fact, as I type this there is a pound of Crimini mushrooms in my fridge waiting to be transformed into a Turkey Pot Pie later on this week.
So maybe you can understand why I would make a lot of mushroomy type dishes this past year.   And these are just the ones I posted about.   
Baked Baby Bella Mushrooms

Mushroom Hummus with Pine Nuts

Baby Bella and Brie Bites

Mushroom Duxelle  

As for this year, I have no idea what I'll be making.  Sometimes it's dictated by what's in the pantry, or a recipe will catch my eye, or I'll taste a new dish that I want to learn how to make, or... I'll just get in the kitchen and start messing around. 
Since it's the first day of the year, I'm making a Ham and some Kale aka Skinke med Grønlangkål. 
I'm also going to make some Brunede Kartofler but that'll be a post for another day.

Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.


  1. Okay that mushroom hummus is going right on my to make list. YUM

  2. I think you like mushrooms... just a guess. Happy New Year. :)

  3. Those crackers do look soooo good, along with everything else! Happy New Year!

  4. I'm not big on mushrooms, but I do try and save mushroom recipes because my mom-in-law loves them and never gets them because no one else likes them, except my 7 year old daughter. I sometimes will fix foods with mushrooms that can be added in or on top of them or make a small side of it with mushrooms for her and my daughter :)

    1. I do use a lot of mushrooms, but I know a lot of people aren't real crazy about them, and many animals don't like them either. My dog will lick the gravy off a mushroom and leave it behind, doesn't matter if it's tiny dice or a half mushroom, it gets left on the plate.


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