My 10 Favorite Recipes of 2015

My 10 Favorite Recipes of 2015 | @FlavortheMoment

As promised, I’m back today with a list of my 10 favorite recipes of 2015.  Yesterday we saw the Top 10 Recipes of 2015, which covers reader’s favorites, so let’s see where things differ.  To my surprise, there were no desserts in reader’s favorites, but there are definitely some here on my list. It’s always hard for me to choose favorites because I love them all, but in the end, these are the recipes I’d eat day in and day out and never get tired of them.

This will be my last post of the year, and I wanted to thank each and every one of you for stopping by here and supporting this blog.  It’s my true passion, and I appreciate every single click, share, and like.  I’ll be doing things a bit differently in 2016, which includes posting only 2 recipes a week most weeks so that I can reshoot and re-do some past recipes that can use a facelift, if you will.  It will also give me a chance to spend more time on the business side, learning how to do videos, and setting up a newsletter.  I also want to conduct my first ever reader survey and just clean house here.  I want to be proud of every single page on this site and give you the quality that you deserve.

Thank you again, and Happy New Year!

My 10 Favorite Recipes of 2015 are…..

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10.  Street Corn Black Bean Guacamole

I think I’ve told you how much I love guacamole, and how much I make it.  I make some type of guacamole a few times a week, and this one right here was loaded with so many of my favorite things, that it had to be in my top 10!


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9.  Hard Apple Cider “Beer” Bread with Maple Butter

I love a good beer bread, and using hard apple cider in place of beer made this bread one of my fall favorites.  It had a sweet, apple flavor, and that maple butter was about the best thing ever.  There’s no better bread to have with a big ole bowl of chili!


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8.  Saffron Vegetable Soup with Quinoa

I love a good bowl of soup, there’s no getting around it.  This vegetable soup is so special with hearty quinoa, chickpeas, and especially the saffron.  Finish it with some chopped fresh basil and you’ve got a bowl of soup that you won’t soon forget.


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7.  Chocolate Hazelnut Macarons

I’d wanted to make macarons forever, and I knew my first batch had to be deep, dark and chocolatey (my fave). 🙂  Adding hazelnut to the mix made these macarons so special that I’m not sure I can ever make another flavor.  We shall see….


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6.  Grilled Mexican Street Corn Salad

Here’s another Mexican-inspired dish and there’s one more on my list!  Corn is one of my guilty pleasures and when it’s summer time, I’m almost always grilling it.  This salad was grilled corn heaven with a street corn twist, and it’s beyond easy to make.

5.  Fish Taco Bowls with Cilantro Lime Rice and Grilled Pineapple

I could eat my dinner out of a bowl almost every night, especially when it has to do with Mexican food.  This bowl has everything I love — grilled fish, cilantro lime rice, grilled pineapple, guac and black beans.  It’s fresh, healthy, and deliciously sweet and savory.


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4.  Skillet Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp with Almond Oat Crumble

There’s nothing like a good fruit crisp in spring and summer, especially when it’s one of my favorite combinations — strawberry rhubarb.  This particular crisp has an almond-oat topping made with coconut oil instead of butter, and it’s out of this world.  This makes me excited for spring!

3.  Baby Kale Salad with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Cranberries

Kale salads are my favorite by far, so I knew one had to be in my top 10.  The question was, which one?  I love my Kale Salad with Goat Cheese, Cranberries, and Orange, but this one won out by a small margin because bacon, blue cheese and kale are one of those classic combinations that you just can’t beat any time of year.  This salad will turn kale naysayers into kale lovers!


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2.  Blackened Salmon with Pineapple Salsa and Coconut Rice

We definitely agree on this one, and like I said in yesterday’s round up, this here is pretty much my dream dinner.  Sweet and savory is where it’s at for me, and that creamy coconut rice is the perfect side.


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1. Blueberry Chia Overnight Oats

We definitely agree on this one, too!  Finding overnight oats was life changing for me, and I crave these often.  They’re so simple to make, so satisfying, and perfect for someone that doesn’t like to do much for breakfast in the morning.  These are so creamy and delicious, and they became an instant favorite for me.


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