We love food here at Mud & Magnolias, and based off of our readers’ feedback, you do, too. As we swiftly approach 2020, we took a look back through the year and decided to compile our list of 2019’s top 10 recipes.
2019’s Top 10 Recipes
You can never go wrong with energy-boosting bites, especially with PB&Choc (chocolate, that is)
Inspired by the King of Rock and Roll, this quick and easy snack recipe will provide all of the healthy energy you’ll need to shake and shimmy all year long.
Get the recipe here: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites
If this was the last cookie recipe on Earth, we’d be alright with that
Since creating these Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies, we have baked many batches to bring into the office. Every time, without fail, each and every cookie is devoured, and there’s usually a stream of people walking by our office shouting praises. Really and truly, this is the end-all-be-all recipe.
Get the recipe here: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chunk Cookies
This zingy pasta feels like summer, and helps warm the winter months
This pasta is light, lemony and really rich in flavor. It was a big hit in the spring, but who’s to say this can’t be a weeknight staple throughout the year? After all, good food is good food; plus, these ingredients are available year-round.
Get the recipe here: Pesto, Asparagus & Prosciutto Pasta
These little bites taste like the South
A BLT sandwich, pimiento cheese and biscuits – that’s practically a Southern trinity. These little sliders are the perfect finger foods for any occasion, or even a fun starter to a brunch or shower. Or, better yet, you can make it the main event: Up-size these little bites to full-blown sandwiches (we won’t tell).
Get the recipe here: Mini Pimiento Cheese BLT Biscuits
Not your momma’s chicken soup
This Thai Chicken Quinoa Soup is just as comforting for the soul as good-ole chicken soup, but this one’s packed full of good-for-you ingredients like quinoa, red cabbage, spinach, ginger and turmeric.
Get the recipe here: Thai Chicken Quinoa Soup
This is an elevated version of the old-school Italian soup
We packed this recipe with some fiber and protein-rich chickpeas to twist this tomato-meatball soup; but don’t worry, we kept all those traditional, yummy flavors.
Get the recipe here: Chickpea & Turkey Meatball Soup
Get your greens the best way possible
This flavor-packed salad is anything but bland and boring like some of its cousins. Instead of a lettuce- or spinach-based dish, throw in some zucchini. Top with olive oil instead of heavy dressings, and this salad will be the ultimate refresher any time of year.
Get the recipe here: Zucchini Salad with Arugula, Feta & Pine Nuts
Sweet and spongy coconut cake
Between the creamy and the coconut flavors, there’s no need to make any other dessert. This Coconut Poke Cake is practically impossible to get wrong, and it will never come out dry thanks to its poke-cake nature.
Get the recipe here: Coconut Poke Cake
Light & happy glass of bubbly
This punch recipe is great for bridal showers, brunch or even just a girls-night in – or really, whenever. The simple syrup will make even those no-thank-you-I-only-like-sweet-drinks friends have a good time, while the citrusy tang balances it out for those eww-this-is-too-sweet-for-me friends. All in all: Everyone will be happy because this drink has it all. Plus, it even has a fun ombré.
Get the recipe here: Citrus Champagne Punch
Thai salmon on a bed of noodles is what fills our dreams
Between the lime, coconut, cilantro and Sriracha, this plate is bursting with flavors. Serve it on a bed of noodles with the extra almost-brothy sauce poured over for a filling, scrumptious weeknight meal.
Get the recipe here: Poached Salmon in Coconut Lime Sauce