These recipes made this list.
#1 - Olive Oil Brioche - I went completely Ga Ga over this bread. I just re-read my post, and am kind of embarrassed about it... well, not really. This. Bread. Is. A. Revelation.
#2 - Adjaruli Khachapuri - Georgian Flatbread - This bread is shaped like a boat and filled with cheese. I used Muenster and Mozzarella and topped it with sliced jalapeno and cherry tomatoes. I pretty much jumped up and down with happiness when I tasted this flatbread for the first time.
#3 - Panera Bread Copycat Asiago Cheese Bagels - I made these bagels after the asiago cheese bagel "incident" at work. All I can say is, they disappeared immediately.
#4 - Stir-Fried Clams with Spicy Bean Sauce - These clams are beyond ridiculous... as in ridiculously good. I had never actually made fresh clams before, and had a couple of missteps. When I finally found success, I kept these all to myself. Sorry Mr. Kitchen.
#5 - Crispy Tilapia with Ginger Honey Sauce - Have you ever made a whole fried fish? Me neither. Until this year. I luuurved this tilapia, and am no longer intimidated by frying a whole fish. I know it's ugly, but it's delicious.
#6 - Five Spice Turkey Noodle Soup - Each year I make a turkey soup from Thanksgiving leftovers. This year I decided to go with Asian flavors... and this soup met the "jump up and down" criterion.
#7 - Salted Chocolate Caramel Pecan Bars - These bars are gooey, caramel-y, and decadent. The base is chocolate shortbread, topped with a homemade caramel infused with chocolate. Then, the bars are topped with toasted pecans. Another "OMG, these are amazing" recipe.
#8 - Quiche Lorraine Muffins - These muffins were so delicious. Imagine all of the flavors of quiche Lorraine ... bacon, Gruyere, and onions, all rolled up into a muffin. They are the perfectly sophisticated portable breakfast.
#9 - Vietnamese Carrot and Zucchini Salad with Peanuts - Yes, I succumbed to the lure of the spiralizer. While I'm not yet ready to substitute zucchini for pasta, (or cauliflower for pizza crust for that matter), I absolutely loved this salad. It's dressed with a mixture of lime juice, fish sauce, and sugar, and is filled with delicious vegetables and herbs. Peanuts add a nice crunch.
#10 - Homemade Smashburgers - You know how they say you should not press down a hamburger while it is on the griddle? I'm here to dispel that myth. While I haven't been to an actual Smashburger, I can say that this is one of the best griddle burgers I've ever had. I pretty much had a "leave me alone, I'm eating" moment.
This is the final installment of Countdown to 2017, hosted by Sarah of Fantastical Sharing of Recipes. Thanks so much for putting this together.