Saturday, August 03, 2013

2013 52 Recipe Challenge

Recipes 36, 38, 39, and 40
The 52 recipe challenge is a way of bringing together our friends far and wide who love to cook and share their successes and failures in the kitchen. The challenge; to make 52 new recipes in a single year. We had so much fun chatting online about food, recipes, kitchen catastrophes, and culinary creativity that we decided to take on the challenge again in 2013.





  1. Shellfish and Tomato Stew on Soft Polenta **
  2. Cappesante al Forno (Baked Scallops with Parmesan) -
  3. Baltimore-Style Crabcakes *
  4. Remoulade Sauce
  5. 40 Garlic Clove Chicken ***
  6. Crab and Butternut Squash Gratin *
  7. Cozze Al Forno (roasted Breaded Mussels)
  8. Bobby Flay Sausage Jambalaya
  9. Buttery Crab Bread Pudding
  10. Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
  11. Slow Cooker BBQ Ribs
  12. Sweet Cream Cake
  13. Asparagus with Pancetta
  14. Buffalo Pot Roast 
  15. Hershey's Chocolate Cake 
  16. Dry Brined Roasted Turkey  *
  17. Crab Lasagna
  18. Broccoli Rabe with Garlic and Red Pepper *
  19. Sesame Grilled Asparagus *
  20. Roast Provençal Chicken *** 
  21. Greek Chopped Salad *
  22. Steak Fajitas *
  23. Adobo Chicken
  24. Butter Braised Onions -
  25. Grilled Maple-Chile Chicken *
  26. Homemade Almond Butter
  27. Red Lettuce Salad with Balsamic Onions *
  28. Spiced Grilled Chicken with Duck Sauce *
  29. Summer Panzanella *
  30. Pesto Genovese -
  31. Rolled Flank Steak with Prosciutto and Basil *
  32. "Sun"-Dried Oven-Dried Tomatoes *
  33. Sautéed Swiss Chard with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta *
  34. Grilled Carrots *
  35. Tomato, Watermelon, and Cucumber Salad
  36. Guinness BBQ Sauce *
  37. Cucumber Fennel Salad with Yogurt Dressing -
  38. Alton Brown's Smoked Pulled Pork *
  39. Steven Raichlen's Texas-Style Smoked Brisket *
  40. Jalapeno Corn Bread *
  41. Brown Butter Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies *
  42. Coq au Vin *
  43. Spiral Baked Potatoes -
  44. Damn Fine Paleo Chicken *
  45. Lamb Osso Buco *
  46. Cucumber Salad
  47. Zinfandel Braised Beef Brisket -
  48. Basic Breakfast Potatoes *
  49. Pasta in Creamy Crab and Wine Sauce -
  50. Risotto with Butternut Squash and Sausage *
  51. Chardonnay Braised Chicken Thighs with Parsnips *
  52. Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal Bars *
  53. Baked Oatmeal *
  54. Winter Squash Overload
  55. Braised Veal *
  56. Crock Pot Apple Butter *
  57. * denotes a dish I'll make again
    - denotes a dish we didn't like

    Top 5 of 2013:
    1. Shellfish and Tomato Stew on Polenta
    5. 40 Garlic Clove Chicken
    20. Roast Provençal Chicken (Picnic Chicken)
    33. Sautéed Swiss Chard with Sun Dried Tomatoes and Feta
    54. Delicata Squash Oven Fries

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