Guys, we have finally finished packing.
Most of our belongings are now Tetris’d into an 6’3″D x 7’W x 8’4″ storage cube that will be shipped to our new, little apartment in Portland…not only am I excited that we are moving to a new and exciting city, I’m SO HAPPY that we are done packing, because let’s be real…it’s stressful.
So, now that all of that craziness is over, I can take a beat and share my 13 favorite foodstuffs from 2013.
1. Coconut + Chocolate Chip Cream Scones 2. Orange Chocolate Chip Pancakes
3. Maple Brown Derby Ice Pops 4. Honeydew Mint Ice Pops
5. Oatmeal Brownies (wheat-free!) 6. Apricot Almond Crunch Frozen Yogurt
7. Lady Picnic co-hosted with my girl, Take A Megabite
8. Asian Slaw Steak Salad 9. Blackberry Ginger Smash
10. Chocolate Dipped Coconut + Rum Popsicles 11. Chicken and Waffle Melts
12. Pumpkin Brown Butter Malt Mini Donuts
13. Nutty Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
That’s it! It was pretty dang difficult to choose just 13 favorite bites from 2013, but I managed to do it…tough life, I know. Even though I am still on a cooking hiatus for the next week or so, I am so excited to get to cooking in 2014 in a brand new space and to see what Oregon does to inspire my recipes.
Cheers to all good things this 2014!!
I love all these too! If only we could’ve hosted many more lady parties! <3
truth! it was the prettiest party ever!
Oh man, you did have so much deliciousness in 2013! The lady picnic was really the best!! Portland is so lucky to be getting you 🙂
Beautiful pictures, it seems to have been a great year and 2014 will even be better. Let’s see if Oregon will also see a lady picnic as cool as this one 🙂
Thank you! I hope to have some fun stuff happening in 2014 🙂
I love when bloggers do the round ups; makes you remember to bookmark what you forgot to AND makes you see what you missed months ago!
**coconut cream scones!!
Thanks, Dawn! Those coconut cream scones are pretty damn dreamy.
Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com
Congrats, that’s exciting! Good luck with the move and with unpacking…that’s always the toughest part for me! Can we talk about how I neeeed one of those coconut popsicles in my life right now? Because it’s hot, and I do. Please and thank you.
Thanks, lady! Those coconut popsicles are pretty great, if I do say so 🙂
Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe
Moving is such a stressful thing – I’ve only ever done it within the same city, so I can bet that it’s extra stressful for you moving to an entirely new one. This recap is great because it reminded me of a few of your recipes that I’ve been meaning to try! I think those oatmeal brownies might need to be the first thing I make…
Good luck with your move – take care friend!
So stressful, but totally worth it. Thanks, girl!
I just love your recipes and photography. Congratulations on your move to Portland, if you need any tips on what to do and more importantly where to eat I can offer suggestions. I love living in Portland and the food here is really amazing!
Definitely shoot me an email with suggestions…I can always use more! Thanks, Tina!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
You had such a fabulous year in 2013. Cheers to 2014 being the best EVER! And yay for being done packing!! That’s such an awesome feeling!
Thank you! It should be a good one and I’m even done un-packing now…such a huge relief!
This is one of the best places to get some good food realness in yo life.. So glad we got to meet and I’m excited for you!
Yes and thank you! I am so glad we got to connect!
What a fabulous cooking/blogging year, girlie! Congratulations–PDX is da best. Can’t wait to see what you do with all them local hazelnuts ‘n stuff!
Thanks, girl!! I am already in love with this city!
Whitney @ The Newlywed Chefs
What a delicious year! Can’t wait to see what next year brings!
Natasha @ The Cake Merchant
I’ve made those coconut scones multiple times. The coconut popsicles are next on my list. Congrats on a great year!
Thanks! I am so glad you like the coconut scones! They are one of my favorites, for sure.