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The results are in. Behold, our 10 most loved and shared new recipes of 2022.It comes as no surprise to us that it’s filled with comfort food, including soup, noodles, beans, stew, and a dreamy icebox cake.
Oh, you wily, clever cooks! In a year of unprecedented inflation and soaring food costs, you didn’t let it keep you down. Instead, you turned to pasta, grains, and legumes to make ends meet with class and taste. And when I crunched the numbers, some of the dishes you made this year cost less than sixty cents a serving. Bravo!
When the craving for protein struck, you snapped up cheap cuts of beef–specifically chuck–as well as pork and chicken. (And I’m thrilled that the creamy French chicken stew from one of our very own recipe testers, Mardi Michels, made your top-ten list.)
Although you were willing to cut back this year, you weren’t about to forgo dessert. In 2022, you reached for treasured classics–tiramisu and icebox cakes–which called for premade ingredients, making them easier and, yes, less expensive.
And my Portuguese peeps! You did me proud by choosing to make your own chouriço sausage. It’s that kind of do-it-yourself attitude that characterized so many cooks this past year.
I hope things turn around for all of us in 2023. But whatever happens, I know you’ve got this.
For this easy meal, ground pork is browned with some mushrooms before stirring in broth and scraping up all the savory bits. Cooking the noodles in this saucy mix ensures that they are deeply flavorful from the inside out. Just at the end, Boursin cheese is added, delivering quintessential creaminess and complex herby flavor from one ingredient.
If the idea of making homemade Portuguese chouriço seems daunting, fear not. With a little time and patience, you'll be rewarded with a smoky cured sausage that rivals anything from the Portuguese market.
For this recipe, I use gluten-free oats, superfood ingredients like chia seeds and flaxseed meal, and banana, peanut butter, chocolate chips, cranberries, pumpkin seeds, and maple syrup as the natural sweetener. These cookies are super easy to make and can be enjoyed for breakfast, as a snack, or for dessert!
I made these breakfast cookies this weekend and they are great. I followed the recipe except I added some dried blueberries, raisins and toasted chopped walnuts, and I made them smaller – probably between 1 and 2 tablespoons.
I wanted to use them as a mid-morning snack at work. I froze them and I’ll just take one out each day to tuck into my lunch bag. The one I had today with my tea was perfect!–Amy
This version of blanquette is slightly simplified in that it doesn’t involve making a roux but it’s no less flavourful. Serve this with plain boiled rice and garnish with fresh thyme leaves and parsley for a simple, comforting meal that comes together quickly, even on a weeknight.
Even though it’s not winter, made this creamy French chicken stew and we enjoyed it. Planned it so we could have it as a planned leftover later in the week. Perfect. Used rice for a change from my love of potatoes.–Carlin
We sauté carrots in aromatic garlic oil, along with tomato paste for depth of flavor; just a touch of cinnamon imparts a subtle sweet, warm spice. In addition to broth, we cook the beans in white wine for acidity, and letting them cook through in the gentle heat of the oven ensures that they are perfectly cooked without constant monitoring.
This velvet chicken and spinach soup is a warming Cantonese-style dish. A light, fluffy chicken mixture is cooked in stock and fresh spinach is stirred in. Mushrooms add just the right amount of umami flavor.