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The Best of 2014

In what’s become an annual tradition, I narrow down a year’s worth of recipes into a few favorites. This is by no means a complete list (technically, every recipe I post is a favorite in one way or another), but I did my best to pick and choose my absolute favorites, the recipes I remember long after they are done and gone. I tell you, this gets harder and harder every year.

What can I say about 2014? I’m sad to see it go. We saw so many wonderful places and ate so many amazing things this year… it’s hard to narrow it all down into a few sentences. That said, as nice as it is reminiscing about the year that was, I find myself even more excited for the year to come.

2015… I have a feeling you’re going to be a good one!

So, without further adieu, I bring you the best recipes of 2014 (be sure to click through to see all of them, including your favorites, my favorites, and some pretty tasty eye candy!)

Love & Olive Oil's Best of 2014 - Your Favorites

Your Favorites (the most popular posts from 2014, by views) 1. Kitchen Basics: Oven-Roasted Chicken Breasts / 2. Frosted Funfetti Layer Cake / 3. Goat Cheese & Avocado Toast / 4. Chocolate Mousse Brownies / 5. Five Cheese Skillet Mac and Cheese / 6. Chocolate Whiskey Bundt Cake with Whiskey Caramel Sauce / 7. Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookie Bars / 8. Stuffed Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies / 9. Crispy Cauliflower Tacos with Mango Salsa

Love & Olive Oil's Best of 2014 - My Favorites

My Favorites (in addition to the ones above, of course!) 1. Tart Cherry Pie / 2. Peach Passion Jam / 3. Tart Cherry Glazed Brussels Sprouts / 4. Bourbon Salted Caramel Milkshakes / 5. Chocolate Covered Potato Chip Macarons / 6. Fresh Blueberry Pie / 7. Mini Marzipan Cheesecakes / 8. Amaretti Pumpkin Pie / 9. Loaded Junk Food Brownies

Love & Olive Oil's Best of 2014 - Eye Candy

Eye Candy (my favorite images of the year) 1. Raspberry Sea Salt Brownies / 2. “The Michelangelo” Marzipan Milkshakes / 3. White Chocolate Funfetti Blondies / 4. The Antioxidant (Aperol & Tangerine Cocktail) / 5. Homemade Cookie Dough Oreos / 6. Homemade Potato Chips with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce / 7. Raspberry Papaya Smoothies / 8. Pastrami on Rye Sandwiches / 9. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Eclairs

Happy New Year to you and yours!

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  1. Gorgeous shots and such tasty plates! What a year indeed!

  2. Looks really nice!!

  3. this was the kind of list I was looking for…..this list made my browsing easier….I got all the recipes I needed.. thank you so much and a happy new year ahead.

  4. I’ve loved all of your recipes this year! One of my favorites are the spicy meatball sub sandwiches! I had meatballs for days and it was all sorts of amazing :)

  5. I am always curious and half surprised at readers’ favorites. So it makes it fun to read them. I am MOST excited for the new year. No particular reason except last year was great and this year I know will be even better because it’s building on a solid foundation.

  6. Love the different roundups!  It’s too cold for salted caramel milk shakes right now, but you better believe I’ll be making some in 2015, sounds delicious!  :)

  7. Marzipan milkshakes?  Oh my goodness how am I just reading about this!

  8. You all make such wonderful things but the one I cannot get over is the avocado goat cheese toasts. Dreamy!!

  9. I’ve loved every one of these. My personal favorite is a tie between  the avocado goat cheese toasts and the pastrami on rye but the cookie dough oreos are pretty close in the running. Pinned a bunch of these. Happy 2015 and I look forward to seeing all of your next recipes!

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