Happy New Year! Did everyone have a great Christmas and New Year? We had a blast celebrating Sadie’s first Christmas…all about that in her 7-8 month update next month. What did you do? Create new traditions? Eat a lot? Drink a lot? 😉
I find the start of the year a little confusing. To start with, I’m always a little sad that Christmas is over and I have to wait another 11 months to get excited about it again! But on the other hand, it’s summer and even though I’m not really a New Year’s resolution person, there is something about the start of the new year that is kind of exciting. Kind of a chance to start fresh and decide what kind of year you want to have.
Last year was for sure our most exciting ever thanks to the arrival of our little Sadie. She has definitely made our lives a whole lot more interesting and exciting and I am really looking forward to watching her grow this year!
I have a heap of exciting ideas for new recipes this year – some of the favourites (see below) were my homemade versions of store bought cookies so there will definitely be more of those. And for the second year running small batch cupcakes are in the top 3! So scaling down dessert recipes is clearly something you all like too. I’ve also become a huge fan of quick and easy dinners that can be prepped early in the day or even the night before (basically any time I have a spare minute) so I’ll be sharing some of my go-to dinner recipes and of course with Sadie starting on solids I might even share some of her favourite baby meals!
So before we start on new recipes for the year (if you have any requests please email me or get in touch on social media!) here is a recap of the best of 2017. Your 3 favourites and mine!
This recipe only makes 4 which is perfect for when you don’t need all 12 cupcakes staring you in the face – I would call that a good start to the year! I’m super excited to see this one here as my Small Batch Chocolate Cupcakes were in the top 3 last year too!
YAY!! This was my favourite recipe of last year for sure!! (But I’ll pick a new one for below seeing as you guys loved this as much as I did 🙂 )
Just yum. I still love this dessert! Caramel, peanuts, chocolate and cheesecake…what more could you want?!
Honorable mention (plus a little savoury to counteract all the sweetness!)
Easy Baked Mac & Cheese – the perfect make ahead (or even freeze) meal!