2016 Recipe Calendar

A few years ago my sister thought it would be nice to make a custom calendar to give away for Christmas, illustrated with my food photos of some of our favorite recipes. Not everyone we know uses print calendars, so this is an online version for the ones published here (about 50% so far).

We picked a theme for each month and found 4 recipes we had enjoyed over and over. Some are more complicated than others, but all are worth the effort (in our view, at least – and my family does enjoy good food).

The theme for this blog was originally – and still tends to be – exploring international cuisines. There aren’t as many international recipes in this list because we were aiming for recipes that people could make anywhere without specialized grocery stores like the ones I love to find in Chicago.

It’s taken a bit more effort than I anticipated to get it finished up properly, but it definitely helped that I had half of them already included in the 90+ recipes on this blog.  It’s also inspired me to go back through the rest to get them ready for publication here, though probably still interspersed with other more international fare.

Want one of these recipes online sooner rather than later? Leave me a comment below and I’ll focus on requests before any others!

01 - January

January – Soups

February 2016 - Italian

February – Italian

March 2016 - Mediterranean

March – Mediterranean

April 2016 - Breakfast

April – Breakfast

May 2016 - Tea Party

May – Tea Party (all to be posted)

  • Blackberry Scones
  • Ham & Cheese Scones
  • Cinnamon Swirl Scones
  • Cucumber Sandwiches with Lemon Chive Butter

June 2016 - Ice Creams

June – Ice Creams

July 2016 - Picnic / Grilling

July – Picnic / Grilling

August 2016 - Vegetarian

August – Vegetarian

  • Mom’s Bean Salad (to be posted)
  • Roasted Red Pepper Sandwich (to be posted)
  • Sweet Potato Fries
  • Greek Salad (to be posted)

September 2016 - Casseroles

September – Casseroles

October 2016 - Fall Fruit

October – Fall Fruits

November 2016 - Thanksgiving Sides

November – Thanksgiving

December 2016 - Holiday Baking

December – Christmas

  • Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake (to be posted)
  • Gingerbread Houses
  • Coconut Candy Trees (to be posted)
  • Mom’s Christmas Cookie Slices (to be posted)

And here are all 48 recipes in one image:


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