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2014 in the kitchen: What were the best new things you made?

kattyeyes | Dec 13, 201408:54 AM     126

BROCCOLI SCACCIATA
For years I wondered how to make this specialty of my hometown. After a childhood friend said if anyone could do it, it would be me, I made my own. AND IT WAS FREAKIN' AWESOME. Finally mastering this is probably my proudest kitchen achievement of the year. Or maybe ever.

"GRANDMA PIZZA" my way
I was pleasantly surprised to make a pizza that brought me straight down Memory Lane to the kitchen in my uncle's restaurant.

MOJO-MARINATED PORK/CUBANOS
Inspired by "Chef," I learned to make mojo, then Cubanos. Really fun!

BEER CHEESE SOUP
Another Memory Lane excursion. This time, to a soup I sampled 20 years ago in West Palm Beach. A kind poster here shared a link to the recipe from the 391st Bomb Group, where I tried it first.

And not to skip dessert, CARROT CAKE with raisins soaked in Maker's Mark and PEANUT BUTTER SWIRL BROWNIES were my two sweetness standouts.

So, what were your personal bests in the kitchen this year?

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