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My Favorites from 2012
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I’ve always been the sentimental hopeless romantic type.  I can’t help it.  And as I sit here writing this post, sending off 2012 while munching on sweet potato chips (my snack addiction of 2012), I also can’t help but be a little excited about what 2013 holds in store, both here in my little corner of the web – look for a major redesign early next year! – and in our sweet little home life that we have created here in Connecticut.

While this past year was filled with the overwhelming level of stress of building a home and moving again (photos coming soon – promise!), this coming year will be filled with the joy of putting our stamp on the place while we continue to settle in, finish unpacking (ha!), and extend our kitchen into the yard where we plan to expand our garden and make a home for a few chickens.  I am so so looking forward to sharing this next step of our journey to great food with you and I thank you a million times over for all the support you’ve shown for Smells Like Home this year and always.  Cheers and much love to you in 2013!

However, before we part ways for champagne and hors d’oeuvres, let me share with you my Top 10 favorites from 2012…
Red Velvet and Srawberry Trifles with Cheesecake Filling

Red Velvet and Strawberry Trifles with Cheesecake Filling

Lofthouse Style Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Lofthouse-Style Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Iced Passion Tea Lemonade

Iced Passion Tea Lemonade

Healthy Turkey Tacos

Healthy Turkey Tacos

Baked Burritos with Sour Cream-Poblano Sauce

Baked Chicken Burritos with Sour Cream Poblano Sauce

Bacon Burgers with Bacon Onion Balsamic Jam

Bacon Burgers with Bacon Onion Balsamic Jam

Smashed Avocado Chile Tartine

Smashed Avocado-Chile Tartines

Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce

Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce

Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

Cookie Dough Whoopie Pies

Cranberry Bliss BarsCranberry Bliss Bars

 

Our Favorite Ice Cream Treats
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In light of the few hundred of you who told me your favorite ice cream flavor earlier this week (and yes, the winner has claimed her prizes), you guys totally got me craving ice cream.  We’ve put our ice cream maker back in the freezer this week and we’re brainstorming what to make next.  But in the meantime, I figured I’d share some of our favorites with you – grab a spoon!

[Photos listed Left to Right, Top to Bottom]