Holy crap, the end of the year is almost upon us and I have yet to begin my favorite year-end activity: making lists! Glorious lists!

2008 was a great year in my kitchen. Taking a nice long break from gainful employment freed me to do a lot of exploring. I set a goal to cook something new or use a new ingredient every week (within reason) and I really managed to do pretty well with that.

Savory highlights:

Dessert/sweet highlights:

Reviewing my cooking posts is a good kick in the pants – with the emphasis on new new new all the time this year, I didn’t re-make many of these and I should totally do that. I seriously need to start making soup – haven’t made any yet this fall/winter :-(

What did you make this year that you liked?