Best of 2008 - Recipe Collection

Time flies faster than you think, and its already time to bid farewell to 2008, and welcome the New year with open arms and loads of dreams and aspirations. This has indeed been a very eventful year for us, both professionally and personally, and 2008 is definitely one of our most memorable years. I'm not going to bore you with details about why it is so, but I would surely like to thank all of you, my blogosphere friends, my readers, subscribers, silent followers and the enthusiastic commentors who keep Fun and Food a cheery place for food-lovers from around the world! This year also saw the launch of Fun and Food Cafe, and thanks for showering your love and support for the new baby just as you have shown to my blog; I'm happy and proud to see that FFCafe has started attracting more traction than I hD expected.

You might have seen a tiny drop in the number of posts on this blog, but that is just because I have enveloped the doctrine that Quality is indeed better than Quantity, at least as far as Food goes - so as personal life gets a bit more demanding, I shall promise to keep delivering good food, nutrition advice and keep sharing all my ideas with you here as well as at Fun and Food Cafe - so keep reading for there's lots more coming in the New Year!

And now, without further ado, here are some of my favorite 2008 Recipes and Articles. Just a recap for those who need a few ideas as you still indulge in the holiday season. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we did! Off this goes to Srivalli, who's hosting the Best of 2008 event this month!

Best of 2008 - Savory Tidbits
Spicy Tomato & Bell-Pepper Rice
Paneer & Sun-Dried Tomato Muffins
Instant Microwave Khandvi(Suralichiwadi)
Vegetarian Zucchini Crab Cakes
Spinach Fettucini with Garlic & Cherry Tomatoes
Moong Dal Kachori (basket kachori)
Cheese Ravioli with Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce
Gujarati-Style Handvo - Vegetable Cornmeal Cake
Tri-Colored Dhokla Sandwich
Vegetarian Schezwuan Hakka Noodles

Best of 2008 - Curries & Gravies
Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Hyderabadi Baghare Baingan
Tandoori Paneer Tikka with Mango Dressing
Stuffed Bell Peppers (Bharoni Shimla Mirch)
Mixed Vegetable Korma
Paneer Butter Masala
Bhindi Masala with Peanuts & Coconut
Lauki(Ghiye) ke Kofte

Best of 2008 - Desssert Recipes
Chocolate Nutella Cookies
Fudgy Mocha Pistachio Brownies
Spiced Apple Bread Recipe
Layered Chocolate Cake with White Frosting
Baked Strawberry Dessert Pudding
Moist Espresso Kahlua Brownies
Chocolate Banana Bread
No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes
Raspberry Jelly Swiss Roll Cake
Rasgulla - Traditional Bengali Sweet
Panna Cotta with Balsamic Strawberries
Mango Cake with Streusel Topping

Wish you all a wonderful and joyous 2009. May you be blessed with health and happiness, and of course, good food!:)

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Uma said...

Wow, those are some delicious recipes lined up here. Definitely the best! A very happy new year 2009 to you and your family Mansi!

Johanna said...

great list of recipes - I know there are quite a few on there that I have already bookmarked to try as well as learning quite a lot from your blog this year (and even trying a recipe or two) - hope you have a happy new year

Nags said...

wishing you a great new year Mansi :)

zobars said...

I am glad you have a list made, which makes my job easier to try each one of these recipes out one at a time. thanks and happy new year to you and your family.

Snooky doodle said...

wish you a happy new year too. Thanks for these nice recipes. Now I m lost what to choose between all these yummy food :)

The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Your post brings back memories of reading, and often trying, your delicious recipes throughout the year. I can't wait to see what you have in store for 2009. You always keep my kitchen creative.

Cris said...

Wishing you and your family a great 2009! It was a very good year... and I think we are all entering 2009 with new hopes for a brighter future. Oh, I was going to add your gobi manchurian to the list, but it is from 2007! I make it every now and then and everyone loves it. xoxoxo

anudivya said...

Hey! Wish you a very happy New Year! :)
Nice collection of recipes for this year.

Mansi said...

thanks so much people, for all your kind words and best wishes! reading the comments here makes me feel really good, b'coz I feel I've touched upon someone through the power of food and recipes..its like a virtual party, and thanks to one and all for keeping this place alive!!:)

Again, wish you all a very prosperous New Year!:)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

Happy New Year to you as well!!!!! Looking fwd to more wonderful recipes in 2009 :)

Cheffie-Mom said...

I am so glad I found your blog! I found you on Author Blog. I'm Debbie Davis. I love celebrating family, food, fun and friends. I'm going to check out your awesome recipes. Stop by my blog and say hello soon! Happy New Year to you!

Meg said...

Love all these recipes! Come over to my blog for a well deserved award.

Soma said...

Mansi Happy New Year to You & Family! Hoping to see more of your delicious recipes and tips next year:-)

Red Chillies said...

Very nice collection and very well presented Mansi.
Happy New Year to you and your family!

Pijush said...

Woww.. nice dishes :)
Happy new Year Mansi.. Have fun

Mahek said...

We all appreciate the trouble you have taken in compiling all your recipes together, for our benefit, Thanks again,
You have a great great site which is always a must read for me!!!!

Cham said...

That is delicious line-up! Wish you a Happy New Year, Mansi!

Mansi said...

Once again, thanks everyone and best wishes for the New year! I'm suffering from a bit of flu at home, so can't hop to all your blogs to wish you individually:(

but my best wishes are always with my friends and readers:)

Kalai said...

Oh, Mansi! Feel better, dear. Wish you and your family a very happy new year, girl! :)

Simply...Gluten-free said...

Happy New Year! xo, carol