2017 #52NewEats & #12NewTreats Favorites


So let me just start by saying that HOLY COW I can’t believe I completed this project.

Admittedly, some of my posts were late, but I still got them in.  Listen, life is busy, ok!  Also, I will not be able to sustain 52 New Eats in 2018.  First, it was a lot of work.  A LOT of work.  Second, well, it was a lot of work.  So, I’m dialing it back to 12 New Eats in 2018.  But, my daughter wants to continue with 12 New Treats, so we will keep doing that, AND, I’m adding in 12 New Dranks!  My liquor cabinet is pretty lacking these days so I thought hey, let’s beef it up by making a bunch of alcohol dranks in 2018!

With that said though, some of the recipes I tried this year were so gosh-darn good and have become regular rotations in my kitchen.  I thought I’d share with you our favorite recipes from this project this year!

In no particular order, except maybe Eats then Treats, here you go!

Week 5 – Cacio e Pepe

Cacio e Pepe

Ah yes, my favorite new pasta dish of 2017!  Super easy to make, and super flavorful, AND, bonus, my husband even likes it.  Definitely a family-pleaser that will return to my table again and again!

Week 15 – Buttermilk Cornbread

Buttermilk Cornbread

This cornbread is to die for.  It is SO good.  I made a double batch for a party this year and there was none left.  I love this cornbread so much, this recipe is definitely a winner!

Week 18 – Crockpot Sausage, Peppers, and Onions

Crockpot Sausage Peppers and Onions

We loved this, and it was very easy to make low-carb by omitting the rolls.  I enjoyed this dish several times before going primarily vegetarian, but I still make it for my husband because it makes a fantastic work lunch for him!

Week 20 – French Onion Zoodle Bake

French Onion Zoodle Bake

This is the recipe that changed my mind about zoodles!  We absolutely LOVE this recipe, and make it every week or so.  We split the portion between the two of us and I can feel good doing that because I’m eating tons of veggies, but it’s also a nice low-carb dinner!

Week 23 – Mexican Street Corn Tostadas

Mexican Street Corn Tostadas

Guys, these tostadas still knock me off my feet.  They are so tasty and filling, even though they are vegetarian!  We make these pretty frequently as well, probably every other week or so!

Week 26 – Broccoli Cheese Risotto

Broccoli Cheese Risotto

Here’s another recipe we make frequently, probably every other week or so.  My daughter loves this recipe, and I love that I can load it up with broccoli and not be bothered by that.  ?

Week 27 – French Potato Salad

French Potato Salad

Just looking at this picture is making me long for warmer days so I can eat this potato salad again.  And now I’m thinking that’s silly, who needs warm weather to eat potatoes?  Not this chick.  It just might go onto the menu next week!

Week 32 – Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Real-life vegans AND non-vegans have eaten these and given them their enthusiastic approval.  I love these cookie bars so much; they are guilt-free and healthy, and I usually have all the ingredients in my house so I can make them anytime I want!

Week 36 – World’s Greatest Onion Dip

World's Greatest Onion Dip

Um, I can’t even count how many times I’ve made this dip in the last 3 months, but it’s really f%^&ing amazing, and you should really make it.

Week 45 – Herbed Goat Cheese

Herbed Goat Cheese

Another appetizer I have made countless times, and will actually be eating once again tonight, because it’s highly addictive and oh so delicious and filled with green things so it must be healthy for you, k?

April – Chocolate Pie

Chocolate Pie

I still dream about this chocolate pie.  I really need to make it again.  It was probably the best chocolate pie, chocolate pudding, chocolate whatever concoction I have ever had in my life.  Thank you my queen, Pioneer Woman.

June – The Worst Chocolate Chip Cookies

The Worst Chocolate Chip Cookies

Obviously contrary to their name, these were the BEST chocolate chip cookies I have ever had.  They were very easy to make too, and you need to make them!

October – Peanut Butter S’mores Bars

Peanut Butter S'mores Bars

Ya’ll need to drop what you’re doing this very moment and make these, because holy sh!t, they were SO GOOD!