Best of 2017

Top 10 Recipes of 2017

Are you ready for 2018?

2017 was a good year for me from a culinary standpoint. Here are the top 10 recipes from the year, but first let me go over some things I learned that I’m so excited about…still.

I discovered smoking.

THAT was huge; I never really knew the joy of smoking until I got my smoker box.
One of best things I’ve smoked so far – Smoked Lemon Pepper Wings.
Smoked Lemon Pepper WingsGo here for the recipe.

I discovered sous vide cooking. Words can’t express how much I love this method. If you don’t have a sous vide, get one ASAP.
I made these Reverse Sear Carnitas.
Carnitas | Dixie Chik CooksGet the recipe here.

I learned that you can pancake batter the shit out of just about anything.

Including Pancake Battered Chicken.
Pancake Battered Chicken | Dixie Chik CooksGo here for the recipe.

I learned that bacon and tequila pair quite nicely. I made this Bacon Jalapeno Tequila Jam Burger, and it got me a Golden Ticket to World Food Championships.
Bacon Tequila Jam BurgerGet the recipe here.

I learned EXACTLY how to make copycat Krystal (or White Castle) burgers. I nailed them.
Krystal Copycat BurgerGo here for the recipe.

I learned that thinly sliced potatoes make damn good vehicles for other food – such as Sloppy Joe stuff. And other stuff.

Ok, fine, jalapenos.
Sheet Pan Pachos | Dixie Chik CooksGet this here –> recipe.

I learned that shoving a beer can in the middle of ground beef makes for a perfectly stuffed burger.
Go here for the recipe – You won’t be sorry.

I also learned that adding an Asian flair to the typical French Dip is absolutely amazing.
Asian French DipGet the recipe for this Asian French Dip here.

I also played around with layering – cheese encased in a meatball encased in a pretzel shell. Sounds complicated, but nah.
Meatball Stuffed PretzelsGet the recipe for these Meatball Stuffed Pretzels.

Oh, and I made, yet, another burger. Shocker, I know.
Click here for my Steakhouse Burger.

That was the best of the best – 2017 version.

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  • Reply
    Margaret @findbestreview
    July 26, 2018 at 7:02 AM

    I made so many delicious recipes for my family. Basically, I love to cook. Love to search more tasteful recipes. You have got some excellent recipes for 2017. Such an amazing creation. Thanks.

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    Emily North
    February 5, 2018 at 12:48 AM

    Wow, So many fantastic recipes. They all look so wonderful. I am so very grateful to have found you and your blog, keep the recipes coming! Always, I will try to make the delicious food. Thanks for sharing your experience I always like to read health tips and food recipe. Such amazing creations! Seriously thank you for all this awesomeness!
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    Michele @ Bacon Fatte
    December 30, 2017 at 3:06 PM

    I don’t know which one to love more… What a great group of recipes! Looking forward to more deliciousness in 2018… Happy New Year!!!! 🙂
    Michele @ Bacon Fatte recently posted..Four Seasons Soft Smoked Salmon

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    Christine @ Christine's Pantry
    December 29, 2017 at 8:28 PM

    They all sound good.

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    The Food Hunter
    December 28, 2017 at 3:16 PM

    I want to try them all

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