Best Things I Made In 2018 (Day Twelve Of The 12 Days Of Giveaways!)

Best Recipes I Made In 2018

It’s time for my annual Best Things I Made post! Can you believe that this time next week we will officially be in 2019?! GAH, I can’t believe a new year is just around the corner… As I usually do, it’s time for my annual roundup of the best things I made from the past year.

Get your fingers ready to do some pinning because you are going to want to try each and every single one (if you haven’t tried them already that is!) of the best things I made this year.  

While we are on the subject of favorites, I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all of you love and support this year. I hope you enjoyed my 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways (that’ll be coming again in 2019!)! Today is the LAST DAY of the giveaways, so be sure to scroll down to the bottom of the post for more details on today’s FINAL giveaway.

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THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for joining me here in this little corner of the net. Keep trying recipes and keep coming back to tell me what you think! I LOVE seeing my recipes come to like in your home, so know that it is forever and always appreciated 🙂

Without further ado, in no particular order, I give you the best things I made from 2018!

The Best Homemade Eggnog

The Best Homemade Eggnog for an old fashioned holiday celebration

Made this multiple times during the holiday season and it’s still the best ever. Save this one for next years!

Leftover Thanksgiving Enchiladas

Leftover Thanksgiving Enchiladas

This is one of those recipes I won’t be saving only for after Thanksgiving! The combo of turkey, sweet potato, and cranberry is AMAZEBALLS.

Apple Pie Old Fashioned Cocktail

Apple Pie Old Fashioned Cocktail

Apple pie in a cocktail. Need I say more?

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Slow Cooker Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Such a SIMPLE recipe which really packs a punch of rich flavor. It’s the best comfort food!

Pumpkin Spice Ribs

Pumpkin Spice Ribs

Pumpkin spice isn’t just for lattes anymore… 

Tequila Lime Pozole

Tequila Lime Pozole

Spicy, tangy, and with a hint of tequila, this soup is one you’ll want to make all year long.

Guacamole Tacos

Guacamole Tacos

You all know how OBSESSED I am with guacamole, so it was only a matter of time before I made tacos with them. SO. DANG. GOOD.

Mexican Chocolate Filled Doughnuts

Mexican Chocolate Filled Doughnuts

The Mexican chocolate filling in these fluffy doughnuts is pure heaven. 

Smashed Mixed Berry Pavlova

Smashed Mixed Berry Pavlova

My mom made this for our Christmas Eve dinner and everyone LOVED it. It’s like eating a cloud of sweetness!

BBQ Beer Battered Fish And Chips

BBQ Beer Battered Fish and Chips

The BBQ seasoning in the batter alongside beer is just the dinner you need to shake things up this week.

Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake (Gluten-Free)

Bailey's Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake overhead shot

The rich flavor of Bailey’s makes for a moist and dense cake that is also gluten-free!

Chipotle Braised Chicken Thighs

Chipotle Braised Chicken Thighs

This is the recipe I have made over and over again. The smoky flavor of the slowly braised meat is just SO addictive. 

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Don’t forget that today is the last day of the 12 Days of Jolly Giveaways! It’s been such a treat to share some of my favorite things with you all month long and I hope those of you that won are enjoying your goodies 🙂

For those of you who are looking to improve life in the kitchen in 2019, I am giving away an All-New 3rd Generation Echo Dot!! I LOVE my Echo because I can set up routines for when I’m cooking dinner, baking, or starting my day. It helps me remember things to shop for, and it basically is my sous chef whenever I am in the kitchen. 

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It’s something that I am sure you will love as you start the new year! 

Be sure to keep up with all of the giveaways this year – check out this page for all the current posts! The cookbook giveaway is still live!

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Catch y’all in 2019! Happy New Year!

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24 Responses to “Best Things I Made In 2018 (Day Twelve Of The 12 Days Of Giveaways!)”

  1. Jeffrey — December 28, 2018 at 7:27 am (#)

    I like to listen to classic rock, its what I grew up listening to.

  2. manda shank — December 28, 2018 at 8:12 am (#)

    I listen to NPR.

  3. Annette — December 28, 2018 at 8:17 am (#)

    I might be odd, but I don’t usually listen to music when I cook. Most times I have YouTube on TV in the other room and I listen to that. Once in awhile I’ll listen to Christian music.

  4. Natalie J Vandenberghe — December 28, 2018 at 9:09 am (#)

    I love classical and classic rock (The Rolling Stones and Led Zeppelin) I also love some Van Morrison songs (“Into the Mystic” and “These are the Days”) Happy New Year!

  5. Annamarie Voss — December 28, 2018 at 9:26 am (#)

    I listen to different music usually alternative or the coffee house station.

  6. Lisa Babs — December 28, 2018 at 9:32 am (#)

    Personally I like 80’s pop while cooking.

  7. Melissa Storms — December 28, 2018 at 11:11 am (#)

    I either listen to a playlist of old music and new that I made a while ago or audiobooks when cooking.

  8. Lesly F — December 28, 2018 at 11:45 am (#)

    I love to listen Christian music or soft relaxing music nothing loud😊

  9. Steve Weber — December 28, 2018 at 1:16 pm (#)

    I love listening to Dave Matthews Band when I cook.

  10. J — December 28, 2018 at 3:36 pm (#)

    I’m writing a comment for the 3rd time coz I still don’t see it!

    I listen to the radio coz it plays the new hits and still hear the 80’s hits.

  11. Elena — December 28, 2018 at 4:32 pm (#)

    I like to listen to classical music when I cook

  12. Stefanie G — December 28, 2018 at 4:40 pm (#)

    I love to listen to pop music when I cook!

  13. Rachel Tortorici — December 28, 2018 at 5:05 pm (#)

    These all look yummy!!

  14. Jen — December 28, 2018 at 5:47 pm (#)

    I like to listen to Neil Young, Van Morrison, Dylan, and similar bands.

  15. Susan Christy — December 28, 2018 at 6:54 pm (#)

    The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Garth Brooks, Meghan Trainor.

  16. Brenda Haines — December 28, 2018 at 7:05 pm (#)

    All kinds! Country, rock, pop, classic. You name it!

  17. judith — December 29, 2018 at 10:30 am (#)

    love listening to jazz

  18. Tina W — December 30, 2018 at 2:51 am (#)

    I love old standards: Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, etc.

  19. Amy Baker — December 30, 2018 at 10:51 am (#)

    Depends what I’m cooking 😂 When I’m baking, I listen to classic rock, if I’m whipping up some Jamaican jerk…. reggae, Holiday cooking… Christmas music…. I always sing along 🙂

  20. Karen D — December 30, 2018 at 2:11 pm (#)

    Classical rock. Jethro Tull, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zepplin, and best of all, Queen

  21. Celeste Herrin — December 31, 2018 at 6:41 am (#)

    I like to have Alexa play 80s music while I’m cooking. It livens me up and seems to give me the energy to finish cooking a big meal.

  22. Johannah — December 31, 2018 at 7:34 pm (#)

    I hope you don’t have to listen while you cook. I prefer silence.

  23. Kelly D — December 31, 2018 at 7:56 pm (#)

    I usually listen to rock music.

  24. Brittany Dunyan — January 3, 2019 at 8:01 pm (#)

    I actually listen to podcasts usually not music.

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