Favorite Recipes of 2009

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I can’t believe it is almost time to say goodbye to 2009. I always enjoy looking back-we had a busy year filled with fun, laughs, travels, work, hard times, the best of times, and of course tasty food:)

We did more than our fair share of cooking and baking. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from 2009.


Homemade Yogurt-making our own yogurt has saved us tons of money, plus it is delicious, healthy, and easy!


Apple Cinnamon Cookie Bars-these bars were featured on Saveur as “Best of the Web.” Try them and you will know why.


Pizza-we love making homemade pizza. Try our whole wheat crust-you make it in the food processor and it only rises for 20 minutes.  We also fell in love with grilling our pizzas. In the fall, we created a roasted butternut squash pizza with rosemary and carmalized onions-another winner!


Cookies-it is hard to choose just one cookie since I created several favorites this past year. The S’mores, Flourless Peanut Butter, and Chocolate Toffee cookies were probably the most popular. My personal favorite are the oatmeal cookies with cinnamon roasted almonds, cocoa nibs, and dark chocolate.


Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day-we learned a new bread baking method thanks to Zoe and Jeff. We can’t praise Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day enough. We made lots of crusty loaves of bread, pizza crusts, and we are now enjoying their healthy breads.


Buffalo Hot Wings-I asked Josh what his favorite recipe was from 2009 and he immediately answered-HOT WINGS! Make these for your New Years party or any game day!

I better stop there, I have too many favorites:)  We had a great time in the kitchen in 2009.  Do you have a favorite recipe from our blog? Please share!

Also, go to Carrots N Cake, one of my favorite blogs, to check out my guest post: Tips to Control Portions. And don’t forget to sign up for the Ten in 2010 Healthy Challenge. It starts on January 2nd!

Happy New Year everyone. We hope you will continue following Two Peas and Their Pod in 2010. We are excited for the New Year and are grateful for all of you!

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Happy New Year! It’s surprising to see how fast everything has flown by… sweet memories and sweet treats for all ๐Ÿ™‚ Finish it out with a bang, and lets make 2010 an awesome one.

  2. Yum! So many great recipes… Those were some of my favorites, too! Happy New Year to both of you!

  3. nice roundup! i especially like the whole wheat pizza crust – made in food processor and 20 minutes rise!! wish i had known on monday i made mine by hand and a 2 hour rise! wishing you a great new year maria!

  4. You two rock! I love SO many of your recipes. I think my favorite recipe of yours is the key lime pie bars…just fabulous and so easy. All of your cookie recipes are yummy too. I will have to give the apple bars a go

  5. Yum! I love your Oatmeal and Raisin cookie… but with Chocolate Chips instead! The spices in that mingle well with the chocolate. Hubby loves them!

  6. Looks like a delicious year! I was surprised to see fried hot wings. I don’t know how I missed them the first time! Happy New Year!

  7. All of these look great! I still need to make those pizza recipes. Happy New Year! Looking forward to another great year of blogging. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. nice roundup! your bread picture and posts remind me i really need to make more bread. and that pizza…looks amazing!!

  9. That is quite a collection! I will take one of each, please ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hope you are feeling better and I wish you and Josh a very Happy New Year.

  10. I LOVE that 1st picture of the cookies and glasses of milk. Awesome! And I am so diggin’ on the hot wings. I’m with your hubs on that one my friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. That milk and cookie picture is priceless!

    I feel like I should sing a round of “Thanks For the Memories.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Have a very happy new year. I will certainly be continuing to include your blog on my blogstalking list for 2010.

  12. It’s been a while since I’ve check in and I must say, I love the new layout!
    Thanks for a delicious 2009 – here’s to a tasty 2010!

  13. Great post, I had something similar planned for tomorrow, but I am feeling a tad sick so who knows if I will do it! Have a great New Year!

  14. Great post! You’re making me super hungry right now! I could definitely go for some homemade yogurt and fruit.

    Have a Happy New Year! ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Making your own Yogurt looks awesome!! I’ll definitely have to try the hot wings, deep down I love them waaay too much! Cheers!

    Peas Out!
    ~daddy b

  16. It’s amazing how much food you produced in 2009! I have loved reading your blog and hope you guys had a wonderful holiday season. Happy New Year!