HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Whew! What a crazy, fast and busy two weeks we’ve had. After a wonderful Christmas we woke up the next morning and immediately began packing up our house to get ready for the move. Since we really had no time beforehand to think about packing we literally packed up most of our home in two days, with the help of my parents, thank goodness. The moving truck arrived on Monday and I’ve spent the last week in a sea of boxes trying to get settled at the new house. We still have quite a bit of work to get done but it’s the smaller things that will come together in time. As crazy as things have been lately, my heart is so full as we start off this new year. We just moved into a new home that we love and plan to stay in for a LONG time and, we’re all healthy, and we are weeks away from meeting our sweet baby boy. As my belly gets bigger Scottie has started talking about her baby brother more and more and I’ve spent the past week envisioning them playing in our new back yard in the years to come. Cheers to what I hope and pray will continue to be a good year for me, my family and all of you. To get things started back here on the blog I’m kicking off the new year and my first blog post of 2016 with a round-up of the top 10 most viewed recipes that were published on Key Ingredients in 2015. In the meantime I’m thinking about all the goodness I want to share with you on the blog this year.

1. Vanilla Buttercream Filled Walnut Cookies

vanilla buttercream

 2. Oven Roasted Chicken

oven roasted chicken

3. Cranberry- Orange Quick Bread

cran-orange bread

4. Homemade Hamburger Helper

HAMBURGER HELPER

 5. Spaghetti with Meat Sauce

SPAG

6. Thai Cucumber Salad

THAI SALAD

7. Slow Cooker Butternut Squash and Lentil Soup

butternut sq lentil soup

8. Gingerbread Protein Balls

gingerbread protein

9. Hot Cocoa Cookies

hot cocoa cookies

10. Pumpkin Carrot and Raisin Muffins

carrot and raisin muffins