Hard to believe that 2016 is almost history! Hope you’re squeezing in some rest, relaxation and family time in the the wake of Christmas. Before wishing you a Happy New Year, thought I’d share the Top Ten 2016 Recipes here on Through Her Looking Glass.
I wasn’t surprised about #1, the Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake. But I was definitely surprised by a few others that made it to the list. Following are the Top Ten 2016 Recipes viewed, in order.
#1 – Brick Street Chocolate Cake
The luscious Famous Brick Street Chocolate Cake is everything you dream of in a chocolate cake. Rich, dense and delicious. The pourable chocolate ganache is over the top decadent!
#2 – How to Make Sweet, Stiff (Stabilized) Whipped Cream
Sweet (Stabilized) Stiff Whipped Cream: the perfect topping for cakes, pies, parfaits and desserts! It’s delicious and holds its shape, even in the heat.
#3 – Grilled Corn Basil & Tomato Salad w/Feta
This salad is just incredible with freshly picked sweet farm corn and garden ripe summer tomatoes. Grilled Corn, Basil & Tomato Salad is the perfect go-to side dish for all your summer entertaining.
#4 – Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins
Jordan Marsh Blueberry Muffins are legend in New England. Big, tender bakery-style muffins studded with juicy blueberries. The ultimate weekend brunch muffin with history and a boatload of wonderful Boston memories!
#5 – Jordan Pond House Best Popover Recipe
A popover is a light muffin made from a thin eggy batter, which rises to form a hollow shell when baked. That light and airy hollow shell is served hot, slathered with butter and strawberry jam. Jordan Pond House Popovers are known regionally as the best popovers in all of New England. If you’ve never tried a popover before, you’re in for a real treat!
#6 – Ultimate Three Cheese Gruyere Mac & Cheese
I think the key ingredient here is the Gruyere. If you’re a Gruyere fan, you’ll absolutely love this macaroni and cheese. This homemade Gruyere Mac & Cheese recipe has plenty of sophisticated cheesy sauce, so goodbye dry mac & cheese.
#7 – Peanut Butter Chocolate Acorns
Here’s a fun little harvest snack that’s cute and quick to make, perfect to usher in the season. Not labor intensive. Not rocket science. These Peanut Butter & Chocolate Acorns are the perfect little fun bite for harvest and fall classroom parties.
#8 – Salted Caramel Apple Cake
Fall is the perfect season to cozy up and enjoy a slice of this scrumptious Salted Caramel Apple Cake. This moist made-from-scratch cake is packed with fresh apples and all real ingredients. The thick, salted caramel sauce comes together in just minutes on the stove top!
#9 – Blueberry Pound Cake
If you’re a pound cake and blueberry lover, then this Blueberry Pound Cake is for you. It’s a moist, dense, buttery cake packed with plump, juicy blueberries. And topped with crunchy sparkling sugar.
#10 – Mile High Buttermilk Biscuits
So when I say these biscuits are a mile high, I may be exaggerating just a teensy tiny. Just call me the queen of hyperbole. What I’m trying to say is, these are tall, light & fluffy biscuits worthy of your time and effort! You won’t be disappointed.
So have you tried any of these recipes yet? Would love to hear your about your favorites. I look forward to another wonderfully delicious year ahead. Grab your fork and thanks for coming along for the ride!
What a lovely collection Allie and I really loved the first recipe which has lots of chocolate in it. Thanks for sharing. Wish you and your family a very Happy New Year.
Thank you so much Puja — wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year as well. Cheers to 2017!!!
Anna Lara says
BRICK STREET CHOCOLATE CAKE…… What cam I say? It is “the bomb”! I found it a few months back and have made it for any and every occasion over the holidays and every time I have had requests (sincere pleas) for the recipe. The funny part is… I live in Greenville, SC…..home of the Brick Street Café…..birthplace of said chocolate cake 🙂 I was surprised when I found this on pintrest, what a small world! It certainly deserves the #1 position!
Hey Anna – I loved reading your comment. Sometimes the best things are in our own backyard. We loved our time living in Greenville – and now it has been transformed to a gorgeous city with all the improvements around the Reedy River Falls area. We love going back to visit. So glad you found this cake on Pinterest, we make it a lot at our house too. Cheers to the New Year ahead! And may it include lots of chocolate. 🙂
Wish I’d seen that recipe for Jordan Pond Popovers — I made popovers for the first time recently and they were mingy little things compared to these! Now I can’t wait to try them — wow! They look FABULOUS! XOXO
Thanks so much – hope you love them! They are best in Acadia National Park up in Maine with the mountain vistas, but still delicious at the kitchen table! One tip to getting a bigger rise is to heat the pan first as the oven preheats. (I need to add that to the directions.)
Aunt Pinkie says
Great choices, Allie! It’s been fun viditing THLG this year!
Thank you so much Aunt Pinkie!!! I always appreciate your comments and love hearing what you’re up to. Happy New New Year!
Denise Q. says
You are the woman! Doug and I love your recipes. I really enjoy all your helpful hints in making them. Looking forward to reading your blog and more great stories and recipes in 2017!
Awww…thank you so much my friend. It’s been a fun ride. I hope 2017 is a wonderful year for you and Doug. XO
Ruth Anne fuller says
HinAllie…we are in SC with Mark and fam…headiny to Miller’s this pm. Happy grace filled 2017 to you and yours!!, ??⛄️ RuthAnn
Hi Ruth Anne – Loved hearing about what you’re up to. Hope you had a great Christmas and that the New Year ahead is filled with joy and blessing for you and Herb and your extended family. XO
Dear Allie, a lovely roundup of some fabulous recipes! You are such a talented cook and photographer. Thanks for sharing these wonderful cooking ideas throughout the year, I look forward to visiting your blog in 2017. Hope that you are doing well, finding comfort in the time spent with loved ones. All the best to you and your family in the year to come. XOXO
Dear Carina, thank you so much for these gracious words. It’s been quite a year here and I know it has been for you also. Wish we could sit down for a chat with a cup of tea and a scone. I was just thinking about your bus adventure a few weeks ago – getting stuck in the snow – and how you turned it into an exciting event. With you, the glass is always half full. Or maybe three quarters. I love that about you. I wish you and your family much joy and success and good health in 2017. Cheers my friend! XO
Sarah Williams says
Your recipes are delicious and your pictures are ever tempting. When Jake and I were in Maine, all we heard about were the Jordan Pond (said with the Boston accent) popovers. We kept running into this guy that told us they were to die for, but we never made it to the Jordan House because it was packed. We only got to smell the tantalizing aroma. Thanks for sharing this particular recipe so that we could have them in our own home. Thanks for all other things you share. I love reading your musings , recipes, etc. So much love to you all in the New Year!
Dear Sarah- I can just imagine you and Jake at Acadia, drinking in the whole scene. It’s so gorgeous up there. I’m so glad you got to go. Too bad you missed out on the popovers, but maybe you’ll try them at home. Or maybe you’ll just have to go back! That’s a good excuse anyway. Thanks for all the kindness Sarah, wishing you and Jake a wonderful year ahead full of joy, success and blessing in the New Year.
Susie Mandel says
I am embarrassed to say that the only one I’ve tried on this fabulous list is the Jordan Marsh blueberry muffins! Yikes! I need to get cooking and baking, because I have saved all the recipes on this list. Maybe that’s my New Year’s resolution. 😉
You’re so funny Susie. If I had to recommend one of these recipes, I’d say try the Brick Street Chocolate Cake. I know you’re a chocolate lover and you won’t be disappointed! 🙂
Susie Mandel says
I know! I need to try it…NEED to! 🙂
Chère Allie, je te souhaite une belle année avec beaucoup d’amour et de santé pour toi et ta petite famille! Que touts tes rêves devient réalité!! xoxoxo
Chère Eva, je souhaite la même chose pour vous et votre famille. Je vous souhaite la paix, la joie et le succès dans la nouvelle année. J’aime votre blog et les recettes. Continuez à faire des photos et à cuire! Heureuse nouvelle année, mon ami! XO
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
A very Happy and a Prosperous New year to you and your family my friend. May this year bring lots and lots of happy times in your life. And what a wonderful collection. Everything I see looks so fancy, pretty and delicious. Hard to tell what I want first, but having said that I mean I want everything you have shared here! 🙂
Dear Anu, thank you so much my friend. I’ll be dropping by your blog very soon to see what you have been up to in the kitchen. We’ve had a long vacation here and some sickness too, and it’s time for me to get back into the swing of things. Thank you so much for the good wishes, and I wish you and your family a wonderful New Year filled with joy, health and every success! XO
Karla @Small Town Rambler says
What a fantastic list!! We have a girl at church who just finished nursing school and is about to move out on her own. She has been collecting some recipes for her big transition and I told her all about your blog. I’ll have to send her this link because it has such a good mix of delicious recipes I know she’ll enjoy! Thanks for sharing, Allie. I hope you and your family have a blessed New Year!
Thank you so much Karla! And for passing on the blog. Sounds like your friend is at a very exciting time of life. How was your Christmas? Hope it was wonderful. Wishing you and your beautiful family a Happy New Year filled with joy, peace and health. XOXO
These look like they are to die for! Yummmm!!