Monday, January 4

NPR's Kitchen Window's Most Viewed Stories of 2009

Happy New Year, everyone! Thank you for reading, commenting, cooking, (and eating!) with me in 2009. I look forward to sharing many more stories and many more of my (er, sometimes my mom's) recipes with you this year. I will also be introducing something totally new. Well, new for me anyway. I can't wait to show you soon.


Peanut Butter-Maple Bacon Fudge

I am also pleased to announce that two of my pieces, Bacon Gets Its Just Desserts and Grilled Cheese Gets An Update were the #1 and #2 most read pieces on NPR's Kitchen Window in 2009.



The Best Basic Grilled Cheese

This is a no-frills grilled cheese sandwich – the one that children love and that makes an adult feel like a kid again.
Makes 1 sandwich

2 slices favorite soft white bread
1 tablespoon real butter
2 slices American cheese

Butter one side of each slice of bread. Place slices, buttered side down, on a clean work surface. Place both slices of cheese on one slice of bread, slightly overlapping them. Top with the second slice of bread, buttered side up. Close the sandwich.

Place sandwich in a preheated nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook 2 minutes, or until the underside is golden brown and the cheese has begun to melt. Flip the sandwich with a spatula, pressing lightly to flatten. Cook 1 minute, or until it is golden brown and the cheese is completely melted. Slice in half on the diagonal. Eat it while it's hot.

Here's to a delicious 2010!

26 comments:

Happy cook said...

Happy New year Susan. And I am sure looking forward to your delicous 2010.

Vanillastrawberryspringfields said...

Congrats..thats cooll....
And a happy new year filled with the buttery goodness of flour and sugar and happy feet and more eliciousness galore...

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Happy New Year, Susan! Congrats on the successes of 2009 and best wishes for more in 2010!

Janet Rudolph said...

Loved the Chocolate Bacon Peanut Bark. Easy to make and delicious.

Maggie said...

Congrats, Susan! I saw the list on NPR and was tickled that you got the top 2 slots. That's our blogger! Warmest wishes for the new year!

Soma said...

Happy New Year dear Susan!! Looking forward to many more yummies during this year.

The Teacher Cooks said...

I do look forward to the new year and reading your blog! The fudge looks so creamy and rich!

Maria said...

Happy New Year to you. Looking forward to all of your fabulous posts and recipes.

Cookie baker Lynn said...

That's so cool that you are #1 and #2! Your blog is always a place of delicious excellence and I look forward to another year of food together. Happy New Year!

Andrea Meyers said...

Happy New Year Susan, and congrats on getting the top two spots!

Lori Jablons said...

Way to go, Susan! Looking forward to a delicious 2010. :)

Abby said...

Congrats! Grilled cheese is a staple in our house, and it's always served alongside tomato soup.

Happy New Year!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

happycook-Thanks so much!

vanillastrawberry-"Buttery goodness" sounds perfect to me!

tw-Many thanks!

janet-Thanks. I loved that one too.

maggie-I was tickled too. Thanks you so much.

soma-I am as well!

theteachercooks-I hope you try it. It's sooooo good. :)

maria-Thanks so much!

lynn-That is so kind of you. I really appreciate it.

andrea-Thanks a bunch!

lori-Oh, thank you!

abby-It's so simple yet sublime.

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year and congratulations.

If you're feeling adventuresome, try dousing the sandwich in maple syrup and eating it with a knife and fork. I know it sounds insane, but a friend introduced me to it back in school and once I got past the strangeness of it, I had to admit it was pretty good. Works best with cheddar.

Goody
www.eattheblog.blogspot.com

Kalyn said...

How cool! Congratulations to you and look forward to more good writing from you in 2010.

We Are Not Martha said...

That's awesome! And it's so funny it was a recipe that is kind of out there AND a totally classic straightforward recipe! Happy New Year!

Sues

Cakespy said...

Happy new year--and may 2010 be even sweeter (and more savory! sometimes all at once! )

Unplanned Cooking said...

Wow, congrats! Great articles.

Jennifer J said...

Congrats on your great achievement! Wishing you a tasty 2010 :)

Kara said...

Wow (though not the least bit surprised, I've always loved your NPR articles - AND your blog posts!)... but none of your commenters have yet mentioned the "surprise" or new thing that you hinted at! I must be the only curious reader... can't wait to hear! And Happy 2010!

Simona said...

Congratulazioni! And Happy New Year too!

The Teacher Cooks said...

Good job with the video. I like the fast forward!! You are a pro.

Anonymous said...

I just made Susan's Italian Grilled Cheese sandwiches on NPR link:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=104057146

Oh man, to die for. Wow!!! The crunchy breaded exterior with a bit of red pepper flakes, gooey fresh mozzarella and fresh basil. Dipped in marinara sauce like Susan suggested. A+++++!

Susan from Food Blogga said...

kalyn-I appreciate that.

sues-Yeah, they are kind of opposite, aren't they?

cakespy-Well said!

unplanned cooking-Thank you!

kara-That's kind of you!

simona-Grazie!

teachercooks-Thanks! :)

anonymous-Wow! You just made my day. Thanks so much!

veron said...

Happy New Year, Susan! And congrats on your NPR recipes!

Jeanne said...

Woo hoo - well done you! Very well deserved also. Hope you get to go from strength to strength in 2010 :)

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