There are a lot of reasons not to write about what you’ve cooked, but it is a little sad to see all the photos of food made that will never get a day in the sun. So, here, I’ve collected are many of my 2013 recipe “fails,” or those simply not quite good enough yet to post. I have captioned the photos to the best that my memory serves. Versions of many of these dishes will likely appear in future posts as I refine and finish the recipes.
I’d like to thank my family and the many friends who shared meals with me this year, and patiently waited while I photographed everything. You’re the best.
I know it’s fun for me to look back over these. I hope it is for you too, or at least it’s not totally boring.
Here’s to more, better recipes in 2014! Thanks for reading.
Chicken Tortellini Soup
Mom’s Christmas Cookies
Kosher Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Quinua with Cranberries
Pork Loin with Swiss Chard and Bacon
Pork Loin with Spinach and Bacon with Wine
The Child’s Morning Smoothie
Chicken Thighs and Mushrooms (a Jacques Pepin recipe)
Chicken Stir Fry
Venison Tenderloin with Roasted Veggies
Chicken Noodle Soup
Apple Grilled Pork and Smashed Sweet Potatoes
Banged-flat Pork Tenderloin
Red and White Bean Chili
Red and White Bean Chili plus a Chili Dog
Baked Cauliflower and Spinach
The Best Sweet Corn Sautee
Mushroom and Veggie Risotto
Bleu Cheese Steak and Grilled Asparagus
I’m not totally sure what this was… Spinach something?
Meatballs baked in Red Sauce
Amazing mushrooms from the Farmers Market
Summer Squash Soup
Sausage with Spring Potatoes and Green Beans
Pistachio and Asparagus Soup
Red Butter Sauce
Asian Grilled Chicken Legs and Thighs
Sausages and Spinach
Clinton’s Ribs, Pasta Salad and Zucchini Bake
Grilled Cheese Soup
Another Mushroom Risotto