For the past few years I’ve been sharing what the top 5 recipes of the year were on I Sing In The Kitchen based on number of visits by readers. Today I thought it would be fun to let you know what my favorites from 2016 were.
The recipes are not in any particular order. I included some desserts and some not desserts. :)
One of the most fabulous and fun things I made last year was the Anti-Gravity Cake. A friend saw a picture I posted and liked it so much that she asked me to make two…one for each of her twins on their 18th birthday.
Cakes with surprises inside always captivate me. These Rainbow Cakes certainly did not disappoint.
Another cake that made lots of people smile was this Caramel Pecan Carrot Cake. “The layers are subtly flavored with apple butter and sandwiched with layers of apple butter-cream cheese icing. The cake is drizzled with caramel and then crowned with a mess of pecans.”
Baseball fans of all ages love this Baseball Glove Cupcake Cake. It is so cute and the chocolate buttercream icing is killer.
I’m a big cocktail fan and love to try out new drinks. One of my favorites from last year was the Boulevardier Cocktail, a bourbon riff on the negroni. So pretty, too.
As you know I am also a big fan of the slow cooker. This Slow Cooker Italian Meatball Soup is so easy and so comforting.
Anything pizza related makes me swoon. These Pizza Rolls were a standout.
Also a big pasta fan, I couldn’t get enough of these Taco Stuffed Shells.
…or this amazing Penne Alla Vecchio Bettola with its heady lacing of vodka.
Last standout of last year for me were these Honey Nut Sticky Buns. The most magnificent breakfast to wake up to.
It’s hard to nail down my favorite music from 2016. The amount of good stuff out there is staggering. I’ve been so blessed that so many outstanding musicians have shared their music with me. It’s way beyond fantastic.
If I had to name one musical stand out for me in 2016, it would have to be twenty one pilots.
I’ve pretty much been in a twenty one pilots induced coma since last spring. They blew me away when I saw them live last June. So much so that I got tickets months ago for my family to see them again, in two weeks, three hours away! On a school night!
I cannot wait.
Check out twenty one pilots on the band’s Website where you can buy the music and learn of upcoming shows in the US, NZ and Australia. (If you have a chance to see them, you should. They put on an incredible performance.)