Special of the Day: Best Bites of 2013

03 Feb Special of the Day: Best Bites of 2013

Classic Hollandaise on Seared Scallops

Classic Hollandaise on Seared Scallops

Merry Christmas to you! Admittedly caught up in the hub-bub of the holidays, I found myself pondering possibilities for a Special of the Day column worth reading on Christmas morning. With visions of readers enjoying the simple joys of the holiday, I thought perhaps a recipe roundup of tried-and-true offerings from the past calendar year might be appreciated.

My gift to you is Best Bites of 2013 curated from the 52 weekly Special of the Day columns of the past year. Here’s a chance to catch a few that you might have missed, or find some to try in the new year with links to the columns and recipes on my website.

Sending you super simple and seasonal recipes to savor in this week’s Special of the Day: Best Bites of 2013.  Enjoy!

Recipes and food photography by Sydne George

Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup in Footbowls

Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup in Footbowls

January: Special of the Day: A Crowd-pleasing Souper Bowl Party Line-up of recipes for Tomato Basil Tortellini Soup in Footbowls, Chimichanga Chili and Beef, Sweet Onion and Sautéed Mushroom Stroganoff Soup. http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-a-crowd-pleasing-souper-bowl-party-line-up/

Easy Breezy Breakfast Quiche with Flaky Crust

Easy Breezy Breakfast Quiche with Flaky Crust

February: Special of the Day: Easy as Pie with step-by-step photos and recipes for Easy Breezy Breakfast Quiche in Flaky Crust and Almond-glazed Cherry Turnovers. Happy baking! http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-easy-as-pie/

Steamed artichoke with Garlic Parmesan Mayonnaise

Steamed artichoke with Garlic Parmesan Mayonnaise

March: Special of the Day: Spotlight on the Artichoke with Recipes for Steamed Artichoke and Garlic Parmesan Mayonnaise. http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-spotlight-on-artichokes/

Sushi rolling party at home

Sushi rolling party at home

April: Special of the Day: Gather your friends for a sushi-rolling party at home http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-gather-your-friends-for-a-sushi-rolling-party-at-home/

Best of California Cuisine Salad

Best of California Cuisine Salad

May: Special of the Day: A Nod to California Cuisine and recipe for Best of California Cuisine Salad. http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-a-nod-to-california-cuisine/

Classic Hollandaise on Seared Scallops

Classic Hollandaise on Seared Scallops

June: Special of the Day: Intro to Classic Sauces and Helpful Hollandaise How-tos with recipes for Classic Hollandaise Sauce on Seared Scallops and Béarnaise for Grilled Tenderloin Kabobs. http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-intro-to-classic-sauces-and-helpful-hollandaise-how-tos/

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

Salted Caramel Ice Cream

July: Special of the Day: Super Simple and Oh-So-Satisfying Ice Cream! and recipes for Salted Caramel Ice Cream, Strawberry Frozen Greek Yogurt and Milk Chocolate Mint Ice Cream.

http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-super-simple-and-oh-so-satisfying-ice-cream

Lemon-Artichoke Ravioli with Lemon Tarragon Hollandaise

Lemon-Artichoke Ravioli with Lemon Tarragon Hollandaise

August: Special of the Day: Have Table, Will Travel, Light Summer Supper with Wonderful Ingredients from Wines by Wednesday and recipes for Chilled Melon and Riesling Soup with Crispy Prosciutto, Lightly Dressed Mixed Greens with Fresh Cherries, Point Reyes Blue Cheese and Candied Walnuts, Artichoke and Lemon Ravioli with Lemon-Tarragon Hollandaise and Shake, Rattle and Roll-Your-Own Ice Cream with Super Chili Toffee Bits.  

http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-have-table-will-travel-a-light-summer-supper/

Pesto Chicken in Phyllo

Pesto Chicken in Phyllo

September: Special of the Day: Have Table, Will Travel, Farm to Table Dinner at Groundworks Farm and recipes for Garden Gazpacho, Leek Tart on Mixed Greens, Pesto Chicken in Phyllo and Vanilla Bean Pastry Cream Tart with Fresh Raspberries.

http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-have-table-will-travel-farm-to-table-dinner-at-groundworks-farm/

 

 

Zucchini Fries

Zucchini Fries

 

October: Special of the Day: Super Simple Seasonal Recipes: Spotlight on Zucchini and recipes for Baked Stuffed Zucchini Boats, Cream of Roasted Garlic and Zucchini Soup and Baked Zucchini Fries.

http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-super-simple-seasonal-recipes-for-zucchini/

White Cheddar and Chive Gougère Puffs

White Cheddar and Chive Gougère Puffs

November: Special of the Day: A Super Simple Seasonal Soirée and recipes for White Cheddar and Chive Gougère Puffs, Peppy Brie Bites and Spicy Shrimp Cocktail.

http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-a-super-simple-seasonal-soiree/

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Truffles

Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Truffles

December: Special of the Day: Ganache Truffle Tutorial for Truffle-of-the-Month Club and recipe for Chocolate Peppermint Ganache Truffles.

http://sydnegeorge.com/special-of-the-day-chocolate-ganache-truffle-tutorial/

Sydne George is a food journalist specializing in recipe development, food writing and food photography. She can be reached at sydnegeorge@hotmail.com . Sydne’s recipes from “Special of the day” are archived at http://sydnegeorge.com/blog/.

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