Seasons’ Eatings: 2015 Recipe Roundup and Year in Review

Season's Eatings 2015 Recipe Roundup and Year in Review

I’m sharing a round-up of recipes with some highlights from the holidays and seasons of 2015~ click on the link for the complete recipe!

Blueberry-Lemon Tiramisu

A twist on tiramisu using Greek yogurt in place of the traditional ingredients of heavy cream, egg yolks, and mascarpone cheese for a healthier and light dessert.

Slow Cooker Smoky Turkey and Sweet Potato Chili with Cornbread Croutons

A nice change from traditional chili made in your slow cooker. Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce add some smoky flavor and a little kick while sweet potatoes  balance the heat. Top with easy cornbread croutons!


Valentine’s Day Hand Pies

Heart-shaped Nutella-filled hand pies in a flaky cream cheese pastry, perfect for Valentine’s Day!

Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette banner

Asparagus Strawberry Salad with Orange Balsamic Vinaigrette

A delicious spring salad using fresh asparagus and strawberries! Served with a light and easy orange vinaigrette and topped with the sweet and salty combination of bacon and sugared pecans!

Guilt-Free Blueberry Almond Baked French Toast

French toast made healthier with a combination of whole eggs and egg whites, blueberries, almond milk and a whole-wheat baguette for some crusty texture and additional fiber and protein from whole grains.

Mini Easter Basket Cakes!

Festive to serve and easy to decorate, filling with colored coconut for “grass”, candy eggs, and a chocolate bunny or chick, just like an Easter basket!

Muffuletta Puff Pastry Pinwheels

Inspired by the quintessential New Orleans sandwich of cured meats, cheese and tangy olive salad, these pinwheels are a quick and easy to throw together for a taste of the Big Easy to celebrate Mardi Gras!

Beef Hand Pies with Cheddar-Stout Crust

Beef Hand Pies with Cheddar-Stout Crust

You can make the filling up to three days ahead and the dough 24 hours in advance and/or assemble these hand pies completely, freeze, and then pull out to bake on a busy week night or enjoy for St. Patrick’s Day!


Beef Empanadas for Cinco de Mayo

Hand pies filled with a tomato, onion, garlic and a beef and spicy chorizo mixture. Decorated with pie crust embellishments for a little whimsy inspired by the Daniella Germain’s illustrations from My Abuela’s Table.


Serve them with Sangria Mexicana , as easy to mix as it is to drink, for your Cinco de Mayo celebration or summer fiesta!

Mini Derby Pies with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Mini Derby Pies marry pecan pie with chocolate and a touch of Kentucky bourbon for a winning trifecta!

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Bacon-Studded Crust

Calling all Bacon Lovers, a tart with a pie crust worthy of summer heirloom tomatoes!

Star-Spangled Fruit Tart

Star-Spangled Fruit Tart

Celebrate the red, white and blueberry on Independence Day with fruit tart made with an easy chocolate chip cookie dough crust!

Haunted Castle Bundt Cake

Eat At Your Own Risk: A Haunted Castle Cake

Fun to scare up for Halloween with a castle cake bundt pan, a chocolate cookie crumb graveyard and candy!

Happy Owl-oween Cookies

Happy Owl-oween Cookies

Not scary, just sweet and a hoot to make!

Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Swirl Brownies

Pumpkin Spice-Chocolate Swirl Brownies

The flavors of pumpkin pie and chocolate unite in a rich, moist splurge-worthy fall dessert!

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes

Nutter Butter Turkey Cupcakes

Little gobblers as fun to make as they are to eat!

Pumpkin-Pecan Streusel Pie with Pecan Piecrust

A delicious spin on the classic pumpkin pie for your Thanksgiving feast!

Panettone Trifle with Orange Curd and Raspberries

Panettone Trifle with Orange Curd and Raspberries

A dessert recipe with a ‘wow’ factor, using an Italian Christmas bread, panettone

Season's Eatings 2015 Recipe Roundup Year in Review

Wishing you delicious eats in 2016!

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  14 comments for “Seasons’ Eatings: 2015 Recipe Roundup and Year in Review

  1. January 6, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Lots of amazing things here Mary! The muffaletta pinwheels immediately caught my eye and the tomato pie brought a tear to it!!! Oh how I miss garden tomatoes:@)

  2. January 6, 2016 at 8:55 am

    What a beautiful array of food, Mary. I could just eat my way through your review. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration of fabulous recipes.

  3. January 6, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Great year in review Mary, you always come up with such delightful and festive dishes to celebrate every event and season! It’s so much fun to look back and remember…the spring holidays are piled up again this year so I guess it’s time to get busy, I think I’ll get in the mood with some muffaletta pinwheels, and nutella filled hand pies!

  4. Melissa Leach
    January 6, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Mary, I love your recipes. You make me look like an amazing cook when I use your recipes. Why do I have such a difficult time finding the “PIN” button on your posts? Thanks for all your hard work.

  5. Ellen Stillabower
    January 6, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Thank you for condensing the year!! I will save these for sure!! Can’t wait for a new year of recipes and decor!! 😍

  6. franki
    January 6, 2016 at 11:07 am

    My eyes just gained ten pounds!! YUMMY!! franki

  7. Cindy
    January 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Ok! You put Martha to shame!! Boy would I Loooove to cook and create with you! I will try some of your recipes !! Going to make the hearts for Valentines day! Thanks sooo much! You inspire me!

  8. January 6, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    Mary, this round-up of your beautiful food and recipes is killing my hungry stomach! Started a diet to lose a few pounds and I am drooling over each photo! Thanks for all the food inspiration! Pam @ Everyday Living

  9. January 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Who needs a cookbook for all occasions and season when we have you!!!..A great year of recipes and gorgeous table inspiration!!

  10. January 7, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    I’ll have to agree with Shirley! Loved looking back through the seasons with your recipes!

  11. Sue
    January 12, 2016 at 3:09 pm

    Hi Mary – I’m a silent “lurker” here in Peterborough, Ontario Canada – I always enjoy visiting your website. I just went through and pinned many of these recipes – thank you. I love watching the seasons change with your potting shed too – your work is absolutely stunning! God has abundantly blessed you with creativity – Happy 2016 to you!

    • January 12, 2016 at 9:08 pm

      Hi Sue, Thanks for stopping by! Lurk and Pin away, Happy New Year :)

  12. January 13, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Oh the food has been stunning this year Mary! I love to see what you are creating! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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