The 2011 Recipe-a-Week Winners

Is it still a New Year’s resolution if you’ve kept it going for 13 months? Well, since I had so much success in France last year, I’ve decided to continue my resolution of making one new recipe every week (hopefully technically challenging, although we all have days that need “slutty brownies” – more later on that).

BUT FIRST, the 2011 winners: 

In the savory category…

Gnocchi from scratch with Annie in her lovely Dijon apartment!

Like little pillows of HEAVEN. Seriously, you need to make your own gnocchi stat. Worth it.

And in the sweet category…

A fabulous chocolate ganache chocolate shortbread tarte! (From Dorie Greenspan)

ohhh sweet baby Jesus, that tarte was to die for. With just a little dollop of sweetened whipped cream on top and the rich, yet crumbly shortbread, oh, and the oh-so-velvety ganache filling. I had people profess their love to me after eating this tarte.