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Countdown to 2013: Reader’s Favorites of 2012

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Countdown to 2013: Reader’s Favorites of 2012

Posted on 01 January 2013 by noelskitchen



It’s really hard to believe that another year has gone by. It sure went by quickly. I love looking back at what our family has accomplished over the year, how the children have grown and the recipes and memories we’ve made together. I really do enjoy spending that time in the kitchen creating those meals my family loves.

It’s our first day in the Magical Kingdom of Disney yesterday and so far we’ve all had such an amazing time. I’ll share more on our family adventures at Disneyland a bit later.

In case you’re just joining in, this week, I’ve joined in with Sara from Finding Joy In My Kitchen (along with many others), in counting down to 2013 with a look back highlighting some of our family’s favorite recipes from Noel’s Kitchen Tips from 2012.  We’ve highlighted a different category each day. Here’s a look at what we’ve shared so far:

Wednesday: Breakfast

Thursday: Bread and Soup Recipes

Friday: Main Dishes

Saturday: Snacks and Appetizers

Sunday: Desserts

Today, I’m sharing the Reader’s Favorites from 2012.  (was originally suppose to post for yesterday) It’s fun to look back and see what your family enjoyed and most loved. So here you go…Enjoy!

Crock Pot Greek Yogurt

Homemade Bread, Pizza and Rolls Recipe

Mini Eggsters –Perfect for little hands and a fun breakfast for kids!

Homemade Almond Milk

Peanut Butter Balls

Sweet Dreams Lemon Pound Cake

Cheddar Dill Biscuits

There you have it! The top reader’s favorites of 2012. What a great year it’s been! I guess everyone really liked making the Greek yogurt. It’s so smooth, creamy and delicious isn’t it? It’s been the number one recipe on my site for the past two years. I wonder what family recipe I make will top that one off in 2013. I love hearing all your suggestions on recipes and the wonderful comments! Thank you all for joining my family meal times over the past year. Thanks for a great year. Remember, Eating out is Expensive…Eating with Family…Priceless!  Happy New Year!!!!!!



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Countdown to 2013: Best Family Desserts of 2012

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Countdown to 2013: Best Family Desserts of 2012

Posted on 30 December 2012 by noelskitchen



This week, I’ve joined in with Sara from Finding Joy In My Kitchen (along with many others), in counting down to 2013 with a look back highlighting some of our family’s favorite recipes from Noel’s Kitchen Tips from 2012. We’ve highlighted a different category each day. Here’s a look at what we’ve shared so far:

Wednesday: Breakfast
Thursday: Bread and Soup Recipes
Friday: Main Dishes
Saturday: Snacks and Appetizers

Today’s category is Desserts….Here are a few of our best family desserts of 2012.

Rustic Fruit Tart

Blueberry Crumb Pie

Banana Pudding Dessert

Homemade Blueberry Ice Cream

Butterscotch Bars



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Countdown to 2013: Best Family Snacks and Appetizers of 2012

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Countdown to 2013: Best Family Snacks and Appetizers of 2012

Posted on 29 December 2012 by noelskitchen



Happy Saturday Everyone!

This week, I’ve joined in with Sara from Finding Joy In My Kitchen (along with many others), in counting down to 2013 with a look back highlighting some of our family’s favorite recipes from Noel’s Kitchen Tips from 2012.  We’ve highlighted a different category each day. Here’s a look at what we’ve shared so far:

Wednesday: Breakfast

Thursday: Bread and Soup Recipes

Friday: Main Dishes

Today’s category is Snacks and Appetizers….Here are a few of our  best family snacks and appetizers of 2012.

 

Homemade Jello Fruit Snacks

Corn Dog Muffins

Homemade Crock Pot Applesauce

Restaurant Style Blender Salsa

Holiday Party Mix

Bread Bowl Artichoke Dip

Baked Tortilla Chips

What’s a favorite family snack or appetizer at your house?



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Countdown to 2013: Best Family Main Dishes of 2012

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Countdown to 2013: Best Family Main Dishes of 2012

Posted on 28 December 2012 by noelskitchen



Today is my first day of our family vacation. I decided to take the extra day off to get some last minute things done around the farm, tidy up the house (nobody likes to come back from vacation to clean) and double check everything I packed in the suitcases for the family before we leave tomorrow night. I think the feeling of being overwhelmed feeling by Christmas, presents and the surprise trip to Disneyland has finally passed. Our daughter now keeps whispering in my ear… “When are we leaving?” It’s finally hit her she’s going to the Magical Kingdom.

For our dining next week, I’ve got our vacation meal plan in place with some ready made meals and I’m bringing one of my crock pots to tackle the cooking while we’re at the park. This week, I’ve joined in with Sara from Finding Joy In My Kitchen (along with many others), in counting down to 2013 with a look back highlighting some of our family’s favorite recipes from Noel’s Kitchen Tips from 2012.  We’ve highlighted a different category each day. Here’s a look at what we’ve shared so far:

Wednesday: Breakfast

Thursday: Bread and Soup Recipes

Today’s category is Main Dishes….These recipes I’ve chosen are ones that make my busy weeknights simple. I try and do as much of the  meal prepping on my weekends so that I don’t need to worry about it during the week.  I make a little extra so I can add a meal to my freezer inventory. It’s definitely saves a busy mom time! Here are a few of those dishes my family enjoys:

 

 

Chicken Pot Pie

Crock Pot Shredded Beef

Smothered Burritos

Chunky Chicken and Noodle Bake

Homemade Italian Meatballs

Be sure to head on over for a visit to Finding Joy in My Kitchen today to see tons of other great main dish recipes from 2012…and check back the rest of the week for more of our family favorites!



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Countdown to 2013: Best Family Bread & Soup Recipes of 2012

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Countdown to 2013: Best Family Bread & Soup Recipes of 2012

Posted on 27 December 2012 by noelskitchen



Yesterday, I joined Finding Joy in My Kitchen and lots of other bloggers in the Countdown to 2013 by highlighting some of our family’s   best recipes of 2012. In case you missed it, our first topic was our family’s best breakfast recipes of 2012.  I’m also sharing them on my Pinterest board Best Family Recipes of 2012. Today’s topic: Soups and/or Breads!

Every month during the winter, I make my family a huge pot of soup along with some warm homemade bread right out of the oven. There’s nothing like a warm bowl of homemade soup to comfort you. The great thing about soups, is that you can make a huge pot and freeze the leftovers in family portions for another meal or save some leftovers for lunch. I utilize my bread machine a lot to help me mix up the bread dough. This frees up my hands to tackle other tasks in the kitchen or around the house.

I had fun going through our family recipes, so I hope you enjoy :)

Day 2: Best Family Soup and/or Bread Recipes of 2012

Fluffy Holiday Dinner Rolls

Sweet Skillet Cornbread

Zucchini Bread

Homemade Classic Baguette

Homemade Bread Machine Rolls

Homemade Croutons

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup

Quick Minestrone Soup

Harvest Pumpkin and Black Bean Soup

What’s a favorite family bread and/or soup your family discovered here?



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