Monday, December 28, 2015

2015 Recipe Round-Up & Year in Review

          Whew! It's the end of another year – crazy! This time last year we were just settling into our new home on the East Coast after driving across the country from California. Smalls started kindergarten this year as well as Tae Kwon Do, and I started a "Geek Moms' Club" in my little community and joined a really fun book club. Concerning books, I started using little sticky tabs to mark where food is mentioned, and it's really cool to see some books just fill up with fringe! I spent about a week in a fantastic time-crunch a couple months ago creating recipes to submit for a cookbook for a cartoon series. Fingers and toes crossed that at least one of the many recipes I made gets chosen! I've also been doing the "Fiction Kitchen Podcast" twice a month with my co-host Carrie and we semi-recently celebrated out one-year anniversary! Woo! I also finally joined Instagram and love it. Square pictures are so pleasing.

          I've been looking back over my fandom food archive for 2015 and discovered that I've made a whopping 112 different fandom foods! @_@ whoa. (Actually a little more, but not all is posted yet...) That's a lot of brainstorming, experimenting, trial and error, moola, photographing, blogging, and eating!


          As I mentioned, I'm on Instagram now, and some of you may know that I can also be found on Tumblr (as well as Twitter and a little bit on Facebook). Often, in order to reduce saturating the blog with more than one post a week and so as not to load up the inboxes of the mailing list subscribers, I'll post some of my recipes on Tumblr and Instagram. Some are in-depth recipes and others are more akin to "how-tos". There are also recipes I've made for the podcast. All of these recipes are compiled on the "Archive" page plus listed under the corresponding headings on the "books", "film", and "games" pages, but I wonder if sometimes those recipes that aren't contained here in the weekly blog posts get overlooked.

           This post is a year-in-review round-up of my 2015 recipes that are found in their fullness on my Tumbler, Instagram, or on the "Fiction Kitchen Podcast" website. It'll be like a little parade! and their names will now be here on the blog so they'll be searchable ;). Also included below are links to little photo shoots I've done of foods mentioned in fiction, usually accompanied by a corresponding quote. These aren't included in the archive so I thought I'd show them a little love by putting them on this list :). There's also a Valentine download and one instance of something akin to short fan fiction ;).


2015 Recipes (& More) Round-Up
(from places other than this blog)


January
Jerry Horne's Butter & Brie Baguettes – Twin Peaks
Parsley & Hazelnut Pesto Salad – Rapunzel
Poached Pears with Syrup & Chocolate Sauce – The Maiden without Hands
Shushu Cheese Pops – Wakfu

February
DIY & Download: Baymax Valentines – Big Hero 6
Crepes Suzette – Downton Abbey

March
Sharbat – The Arabian Nights
Labneh – The Arabian Nights
Sesame Halva – The Arabian Nights
Raspberry Soup – Boys Over Flowers
Shinwa High Lunch Sandwiches – Boys Over Flowers
Spicy Brain Bits with Noodles – iZombie
Photo: Mouse Teacup Table – Cinderella

April
Pumpkin Pot Pie – Cinderella
Kheer – Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge
Planeteer Logo Coconut Patties – Captain Planet
'S' Logo Peanut Butter-Filled Chocolates – Superman
Batburgers & Orangeade – Batman
Fisk Omelette – Daredevil
7 Dragonball Pizza – Dragon Ball

May
Pepper Cookies – Alice in Wonderland
Wedge of Destiny Appetizers – Dragon Age: Inquisition
Vision Beet Muffins – Avengers: Age of Ultron

June
Weetzie Mocktail – Weetzie Bat
Cheese & Avocado Sandwich – Weetzie Bat
Brisket Sandwich – Orphan Black

July
Hibiscus Tea & Ginger Mocktail – Cinder
Red Velvet & Gear Cupcakes – Cinder
Photo & Quote: Cole's Peeled Plums – Dragon Age: Inquisition
Mendiants & Chili Chocolate 'Bark' – Chocolat
Decorated Butterscotch, Brownie, & Pumpkin Ice Cream Parfait – Harry Potter
Dog-Nut – Steven Universe

August
Apple Oat Smoothie – My Little Pony
Mini Minion Pizza – Minions, Despicable Me
Stew-on-the-Moor – Sherlock Holmes
3-Magic Bean Salad – Ever After High
Kissin' Kate Lip Cookies – Holes
Photo & Quote: Apple & Butter Sandwich – Sit Patrick Stewart

September
Ginger's Special Breakfast Ice Cream – Ever After High
Cabbage Soup – Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Square Sweets That Look Round – Charlie & the Chocolate Factory
Little Edible Book Appetizers – Book Club, Misc.
Photo: A Meal for a Gnome – The World of David the Gnome
Raspberry Cordial – Anne of Green Gables
Chocolate Caramels – Anne of Green Gables
Stuffed Mushroom – The Hobbit
Photo & Quote: Eggs-in-a-Basket – Once Upon A Time

October
Spike's Spicy Wings – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Spike's Flowering Onion – Buffy The Vampire Slayer
Chicken Salad with Stone Fruit & Apple on Graincakes – Updraft
Hoverboard Cookies – Back to the Future
Fish & Chips – The Graveyard Book
Supergirl Candy-Coated Pretzels – Supergirl
Broccoli Soup with Goat Cheese – Corpse Bride
Fake Blood & Weetabix – Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Noodle & Pocky Brooms – Harry Potter
Chocolate Caramel Wands – Harry Potter

November
Potato & Ham Hash – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay
Ninja Cheese Pops – Ninjago, Misc.
Photo & Quote: Blueberry Yogurt & Mint – Blue Lily, Lily Blue
Scene-Inspired Fan Fiction: "Sour Scones & Sweet Knots" – Carry On
Photo & Quote: Aero Bar – Carry On

December
Ladybug & Cat Bell Appetizers – Miraculous Ladybug
Mrs. Weasley's Toffee – Harry Potter
Saffron Tea & Butter Rolls – Kiki's Delivery Service (book)
Bacon Butties – Carry On
Crescent-Wrapped Camembert – Miraculous Ladybug
Holidazzle Eggs ("empty eggs") – Fargo

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