Top Eight Recipes 2015

Today’s question of the day is how the heck does time work?! Cuz I’m pretty sure today has lasted about 47.3 hours already, yet somehow it’s been FIVE WEEKS since my last post?? Not even four weeks, like I thought before I realized we are a good week into February…

What day is it? What year is it? (I’m horrible.)

But I’m gonna try and make it up to you by sharing the TOP EIGHT NOMS on memo2munch, more than the number of weeks I missed because #bonus and also we must continue this theme of my not understanding anything with numbers.

I know they’re not new recipes, but I’m feeling a little nostalgic right now because in approximately five days memo2munch will be turning 2.5 years old! Speaking of time. moving. fast!!!

I went back over the most viewed/pinned recipes here on memo2munch and picked the top eight. Think of it as a trip down memory lane for your stomach and/or a reminder of what to make this week 😉

8. Six-Ingredient Cherry Cobbler

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler | memo2munch

Ohhhh, shoot. One recipe in and I’m drooling a lil bit. Honestly, these cherries didn’t need anything added to them, but flour, sugar, and butter never made anything worse, amiright?

Totally worth the finger stains we got from pitting all those cherries.

If you want to make this recipe now, I’d suggest using any kind of frozen berries. They’re picked and frozen when they are ripe, so your cobbler will taste great even though berries are out of season.

7. Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Pancakes | memo2munch

Still haven’t recovered from these. Still want them every day. Still so happy I can eat literally all of my favorite things in one (or 7) heart shaped pancake.

PS Valentine’s Day is a’coming, so you could make these for your special person (yes, that includes yourself), ok? Ok.

6. Vegan Blueberry Hand Pies of Cuteness

Vegan Blueberry Hand-Pies | memo2munch

Name is on point, and that’s all I have to say.

5. Best Ever Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Vegan Brown Sugar Buttercream Frosting

Best Ever Sweet Potato Cupcakes | memo2munch

Fall ain’t just about pumpkin, anymore.

4. Rum-Soaked Pumpkin Bread with Espresso Swirl

Rum-Soaked Pumpkin Bread with Espresso Swirl

However, we also still like pumpkin. A lot. Especially when espresso and rum are involved.

3. Dark Chocolate Orange Cake with White Chocolate Ganache

Dark Chocolate Orange Cake with White Chocolate Ganache | memo2munch

Decadent and oh so delicious. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: ya can’t go wrong with chocolate cake in any form (but dark chocolate orange sure is nice).

2. Shakshuka!!!

shakshuka | memo2munch

Turns out one savory recipe out of eight sweet recipes is a pretty good representation of the ratio on memo2munch as a whole… Whoops.

1. Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies

Peppermint Hot Cocoa Cookies | memo2munch

It’s too hard to pick favorites with dessert but let’s just say that I’m very, very glad that these cookies ended up in the number one spot. Soooo gooey sooooo yuuuuum. <3

Hope you enjoyed this recipe round-up and that you give/have given some of them a try! See you in not as long this time, promise.

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler | memo2munch

There are certain times when it’s ok to post a recipe with lots of butter and refined white flour on your (mostly) healthy food blog.

Those instances include, but are not limited to:

-You’re in Italy, and dairy doesn’t bother you here (I know, but I’m so serious)
-You’re in Italy
-Cherries are in season
-The idea of cherry cobbler with ripe juicy cherries and a scoop of creamy vanilla gelato is IRRESISTIBLE

I mean, it was out of my control, really.

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler | memo2munch

A friend of mine and I discovered a farmer’s market in Brera that happens every Monday and Thursday, and it’s absolutely jam-packed with reasonably-priced fruits, veggies, local honey, cheeses, meats, and even fish! (Ugh, JAM-packed. I can’t handle myself today.)

I posted the picture below on Instagram of our conquests.

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler | memo2munch

Every fruit stand was overflowing with gorgeous produce, but it was clear that cherries were the main attraction. The vendors wouldn’t hesitate to let you sample one to prove their’s was the best… so we sampled. 😉

Oh my goodness, these were the BEST cherries I have ever tasted, hands down. The flavor was so concentrated, it was as if someone had taken the flavor of 30 cherries and condensed it into one little fruit.

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler | memo2munch

Actually, the same could be said of the color. My hands were sooo purple by the time we finished pitting all of the cherries for the cobbler! Just look at that juice:

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler | memo2munch

I bought so many cherries that something needed to be done with them or else they’d go bad before I could eat them all. Enter: cherry cobbler! Simple, rustic, lets the cherries keep their spotlight.

Um, I’d like some more more more, please.

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler | memo2munch

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler | memo2munch

Things are going well at the Expo! We had a visit from the First Lady (can’t even explain the coolness), and Mario Batali came with her (wearing his orange crocs, of course)!

Each country participating in the Expo has a designated national day, so we’re looking forward to July 4th here at the USA Pavilion!!! Some countries have had parades or special performances highlighting their culture. Yesterday I saw a Korean B-Boy (break dancing) group called Morning of Owl perform! That was prettttty dang awesome.

I’d tell you what we’re planning, but I don’t even know yet! No head-spinning from this one, though. That’s for sure.

Enjoy some cobbler this week! xo

6 Ingredient Cherry Cobbler
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups pitted cherries
  2. 1.25 cups + 1 tbsp. all-purpose flour, divided
  3. 1 tbsp. granulated sugar
  4. 1/2 tsp. lemon juice
  5. 1/2 cup brown sugar
  6. 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  7. Confectioner's sugar to finish, optional
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F/175 degrees C.
  2. Mix cherries with the 1 tbsp. flour, granulated sugar, and lemon juice until it looks like a paste. Place the mixture into a square baking dish and cook in the oven until the juices start to release.
  3. Combine the remaining ingredients except the confectioners sugar until you have a crumbly dough, similar to sugar cookie dough.
  4. Remove baking dish from oven and top with chunks of dough. Gently combine with berries so that you still have chunks of dough together and some remains on top.
  5. Bake covered until sturdy, then bake uncovered briefly to brown.
  6. Dust with confectioner's sugar to serve.
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