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A Look Back – The Best of 2009

2009 was filled with delicious things, and many of those things were cupcakes. Literally hundreds of cupcakes. As I look back on everything we’ve eaten this year, so many wonderful memories come along with the dishes. There were birthdays and holidays and special occasion dinners… and oh yeah, a wedding. That alone makes this year one to remember.

I don’t want to get all soupy and sappy on you now, but I did want to take a quick look back at what I consider the best recipes and posts of 2009. My favorites. The ones, when looking back through the archives, brought a smile to my face or a growl in my belly. The meals that have become memories.

I hope you’re hungry…

(1) Double Chocolate Layer Cake with Raspberry Filling / (2) Crispy Black Bean Tacos with Feta and Cabbage Slaw / (3) Strawberry Lemonade Cupcakes / (4) Baked Panko Chicken Tenders with Basil Aioli / (5) Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes / (6) Mongolian Beef / (7) Vanilla Almond Cupcakes with Blackberry Buttercream / (8) Prosciutto, Pear, and Goat Cheese Panini / (9) A Love & Olive Oil Wedding

(1) Red Pesto Penne with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Goat Cheese / (2) White Chocolate Bread / (3) The Go-To Chocolate Cupcake / (4) Panko-Coated Chicken Schnitzel / (5) Pumpkin Chip Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Buttercream / (6) Eggplant Parmigiana Heros / (7) Bettie Landis’ Gingerbread Cookies / (8) Cherry-Filled Almond Cupcakes / (9) Vanilla Cake with Tiramisu Buttercream and Ganache Filling

What will this next year bring? I have no way of knowing, but I can only hope it is sugary and sweet and swirled with buttercream. As we speak I’m preparing to celebrate Love & Olive Oil’s third birthday, which, without you, would not be something to celebrate. Prepare yourselves, I am confident this year is going to be a great one! Here’s to a happy and healthy 2010!

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  1. 1
    Posted On December 31, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Absolutely lovely pictures.

    Happy New Year to you as well!

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  2. 2
    Posted On December 31, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Happy New Year! I love this time on the year when we look back at how our accomplishments :)

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  3. 3
    Posted On December 31, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Well, if I wasn’t hungry before, I sure am now…

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    Dani H
    Posted On December 31, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I love your posts, your recipes, and the photos. I wish you and Taylor a joyous and fulfilling 2010!

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  5. 5
    Posted On December 31, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Happy New Year! We made the Mexican Chocolate Tart yesterday and just had our first slices tonight. Incredible.

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  6. 6
    Posted On January 1, 2010 at 10:11 am

    All your cupcakes look absolutely fantastic! Looking forward to seeing many more in the new year! Wishing you all the best for 2010!!

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    margie/mom
    Posted On January 1, 2010 at 11:40 am

    Happy New Year Lindsay & Taylor.
    May it be happier, healthier and filled with even better eating adventures than last year, although it will be a challenge to top the year of the Love & Olive Oil Wedding!

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  8. 8
    Posted On January 3, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Loving all these round ups. I’d forgotten about that Mongolian Beef recipe, I’ll definitely have to try that one,.

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  9. 9
    Posted On January 4, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    You had me at crispy black bean tacos! Happy New Year.

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