Merry Christmas

Christmas is always the time of year when our cup feels especially full, what with the visits to family and gifts being exchanged, but, in fact, it’s our entire month that’s been filled with good gifts. Around here, December has meant cloudy Sunday afternoons walking around downtown Franklin, cozy nights doodling and watching Christmas movies, trimming a tree and, now this week, trips to Ohio and Chicago. What’s more, as 2012 comes to a close, we’re looking back at a long list of good meals, many of which were inspired by friends in the blogging world.

So as we wish the happiest of Christmases to each of you, we’re also including a roundup of recipes we’ve tried this year and loved—scroll to the bottom of the post for links!

Merry Christmas

What have been your favorite recipes of the year? Did you try anything that you’ve love so much you’ll keep making it again and again? We’d love to hear about them!

Shanna Mallon

Shanna Mallon started Food Loves Writing back in 2008, as a way to remember her grandma and write about her life through food. Since then it's become a place leading her to a lifestyle of eating whole foods, a new home in Nashville and the love of her life, Tim. Follow Shanna on Twitter @foodloves, keep up with Food Loves Writing on Facebook and stay inspired with the monthly newsletter.

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. Little Kitchie

    Merry Christmas!! I love this post- makes me want to try all of those! My favorite recipes this year from other bloggers have been Braised Pork Ragu from Dinner: A Love Story and Tomato Bread Soup from The Wednesday Chef/My Berlin Kitchen. They’re both new favorites!

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Dinner: A Love Story and My Berlin Kitchen were two of my favorite reads this year. Good choices!

  2. Teresa, foodonfifth

    Hello there, Just wanted to say Happy Holiday and have a safe journey to visit friends & family. I recently found your blog and love it. I just sent your blog info to an editor at Relish Magazine. I think she will love it and hopefully she will add to their online blog lover’s roll.
    They are located in Franklin/New York…published out of Nashville. On line:
    I currently do lots of food styling, blogging, etc..for them and they are always looking for new freelance talent.
    Check them on on their new ipad app as well. Best regards, Teresa Blackburn

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Wow, thank you so much, Teresa! I am familiar with Relish Mag and follow them online. Would love to connect with them for future projects — thanks for thinking of me!

  3. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    Happy Holidays to you both Shanna! It´s been so great reading your blog this year, very inspiring. I have two favorites from you: tomato jam and carrot risotto.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Those are two of our favorites, too, Paula! Thank you! : )

  4. Kathryne

    Merry Christmas, you two! This is such a nice little roundup, too.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Merry Christmas, Kate! Have loved reading your blog in 2012 and always, always use your method of making popcorn… which is another recipe that should be on the list above!

  5. Lindsey @ Pas de Deux

    Merry Christmas! Hope you and Tim had a lovely holiday. I just wanted to let you know I just finished reading the ebook–I *devoured* it! Thank you for sharing your beautiful story and your beautiful writing.

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Aw, thank you, Lindsey! We’re honored that you’d read the book—and thankful. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  6. sarah kate branine

    I have a little curly-haired boy waiting for me to kiss him goodnight, but I want to say how beautiful the pictures are in this post! So great! Also, every recipe of yours that I have tried has been so wonderful. I was especially excited to find and try the kabocha squash custards. I hope your Christmas day was special and merry : ) And, ps, I’m sending you an email tonight!

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  8. Laura

    Shanna! So flattered to be included in your fantastic round up. Hope you guys had a wonderful and warm holiday. Looking forward to so much goodness from your space in the new year! xo

    1. Shanna Mallon

      Thank YOU, Laura — those tacos are the stuff of my dreams!

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