What Made the List: A Less Processed Life's Top Ten Posts of 2015

Um, how is 2015 nearly over? Wasn't it just January? Shoot. I guess I need to just transfer all those abandoned New Year's Resolutions over to 2016. However, before this year is completely over, let's take a look back at A Less Processed Life's Top Ten posts from this past year. And, as always, thanks for stopping by! Happy New Year!

Cinnamon Swirl Coffee Cake Donuts - Is it coffee cake or is it a donut? Uh, yeah, it's better than either; it's both! 

Pimm's Cup - One of my favorite summertime coolers. And with cucumbers, lemons, oranges, it's basically like drinking spa water. With, uh, a little Pimm's in it. Basically, best spa day ever.

Ramen Noodle Soup with Crispy Tofu - Oh, man, this ramen noodle soup was delicious. And so easy to make. I really need to remember to make this more often. Particularly now that winter is upon us (finally some snow!), and hot soups are the best way to warm up from the chill.

Baked Lemon Poppyseed Donuts - Of course more donuts made the list! Baked donuts are my favorite go-to when I'm looking for a post-breakfast treat. And since we don't have a decent donut spot in town, if I want a donut, I've got to bake my own.

Bucatini with Cherry Tomatoes, Fresh Mozzarella, and Basil - My favorite summertime flavor combination is fresh tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. I can't wait for next season's tomatoes to come in so that I can make this pasta dish again. (Oh, sure, I could make it with winter market tomatoes, but it just really isn't the same.)

Brown Butter Crispy Rice Treats - If you like crispy rice treats (or you know, the kind made with that brand name cereal), the next time you make them you should definitely use browned butter. Life-changing.

Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries and Pecans - We eat a lot of oatmeal in our house. Like, on the daily. While we most often eat the stovetop variety, I need to remember to get up a little earlier in the morning to make baked oatmeal. The best part being that once you make a batch, you've got breakfast for the rest of the week!

Chocolate Pecan Bourbon Pie - This year we celebrated Derby Day by drinking mint juleps and eating slices of this chocolate pecan bourbon pie. A most decadent day, indeed. But, wow, this pie is goooood!

Boulevardier Cocktail - This year I worked to further educate myself on the art of the classic cocktail. This boulevardier cocktail, which features Campari, got a little extra love when Campari USA shared my instagram photo on their account.

Blue Ribbon Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies - I finally got my act together (at the eleventh hour!) and submitted a few items to this year's Oneida County Fair. These brown butter chocolate chip cookies earned a first place blue ribbon.