Homemade wins hands down


19 Nov Homemade wins hands down


You guys are the best! I knew my brain was functioning on emergency battery backup when I posted my nowhere-near-100 top list.

Brownies?! How’d I miss that? And what was I thinking when I listed sugar cookies? Oatmeal chocolate chip are waaaaayy better. And no mention of maple syrup when I posted incessantly about it? Really? Let’s blame the weather and move on.

Below is a list of the items you added via comments. I’ll update this as long as people continue to post. While I’m touched by your enthusiasm (even my normally silent husband deigned to comment), I’m most impressed with your choices. Not only did various Moms and Grandmas make an appearance, the word “homemade” appeared so often it skewed my Wordle tribute so badly I had to redo it no less than three times. (The more often a word appears the bigger it gets.)

So, here is your collective Top List. Thank so much for sharing. I hope everyone of you gets out the good china and indulges in at least one item below.

  1. Barbara – Chocolate Souffle
  2. Barbara – Oatmeal cookies with raisins (grandma’s recipe)
  3. Barbara – Yorkshire pudding
  4. Barbara – Bavarian Apple Torte
  5. Barbara – Fillet Mignon
  6. Barbara – Margaritas
  7. Barbara – Mom’s homemade pumpkin pie
  8. Cheryl – Brownies (either her cinnamon brownies or my chipotle version)
  9. Laura – Roasted chestnuts on Christmas Eve
  10. Laura – Toasted polenta with Friulano cheese
  11. Laura – Zabaglione
  12. Anonymous #1 – fresh whole wheat /oatmeal /flax bread with butter
  13. Anonymous #2 – warm chocolate chip cookies
  14. Barb – homemade strawberry rhubarb pie (only with fresh local strawberries)
  15. Barb – homemade split pea soup with smoked ham on a really cold day
  16. Dana – maple syrup made by someone you know
  17. Dana – homemade apple Danish
  18. Dana – scratch butterscotch pudding
  19. Adrian – freshly baked bread
  20. Adrian – Mum’s Apple and Blackberry pie
  21. Adrian – Sundried tomatoes
  22. Adrian – Homemade ice tea
  23. Andrew – hot black strong coffee, but especially on a Saturday morning with a pile of newspaper
  24. Andrew – very good single malt scotch with a splash of water in front of a fireplace with some good music (and someone I love) is another essential
  25. Andrew – Fresh-cut french fries, a bit crispy and served with lots of malt vinegar and salt. So hot the vinegar evaporates into a breath of delight.
  26. Andrew- My mom’s made from scratch apple pie
  27. Andrew – Charmian’s homemade ginger cookies, still warm from the oven
  28. Andrew – The crunchy bit from the edges of the pan used to cook scalloped potatoes
  29. Debbie – Homemade Pizza from scratch (including the dough)
  30. Debbie – Homemade lasagna
  31. Debbie – Homemade Peanut Butter Cookies
  32. Debbie – Rice Krispie squares
  33. Debbie – Turkey dinner with all the fixin’s
  34. BBS – Grandma’s Chicken and Dumplings

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  • cheryl
    Posted at 19:49h, 19 November Reply

    Frame it! Frame it!

  • Dana McCauley
    Posted at 21:08h, 19 November Reply

    Nice wordle!

  • BBS
    Posted at 22:57h, 19 November Reply

    My Grandma’s Chicken and Dumplings. The best memories I have of spending Saturday’s at Grandma’s always come back to her Chicken and Dumplings. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I should have paid more attention to how she made it. I wish someone in the family had captured the recipe.

  • jamEs
    Posted at 13:34h, 20 November Reply

    Hey Charmaine, your list inspired me to do my own list. I recently started a new food blog(which is clearly lacking content at the moment), so here’s my list http://www.deelish.ca/2008/11/edible-faves-list/

  • Christie's Corner
    Posted at 14:05h, 20 November Reply

    Glad you felt inspired, James. I checked out your list and it made me hungry. I’m surprised how often pumpkin pie makes the list and wonder if it’s time we gave it apple’s crown?

    Have fun with your new food blog!

    Cheryl and Dana, I’m glad you liked my Wordle. I can see this becoming an addiction.

    BBS, thanks for adding chicken and dumplings to the list. I’ve updated the post to include your Grandma’s version.

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