Culinary Bucket List 2012

I really hate making resolutions because 90% of my list usually gets forgotten after the first month. So a few years ago, I began  making tiny goals for myself… 12 of them. One for each month. But even that eventually I moved away from, even though the goals were attainable.

So this year, I decided to create a Culinary Bucket list and see where that takes me. I’m a food blogger, I’m in my kitchen constantly and it’s the perfect place to direct my goals and resolutions.

I will work to do this every year, because I have a feeling it will help a lot.

If you have a suggestion for something, please feel free to list it in the comments. I’m always open to trying new things that are family friendly and taste delicious.

A few items on this list I have made before (de-noted by a *), but have not in years or have never put the recipe on my blog which is silly. I’d like to change that this year.

**Updated 4/3/2013**


  1. *Ravioli Pumpkin Ravioli with Roasted Garlic Brown Butter (cheat version!)
  2. Homemade BagelsHomemade Bagels with Mimosa Cream Cheese Spread
  3. Taco Shells
  4. *Tortillas Homemade Flour Tortillas
  5. Croque Monsieur or Madame Croque Monsieur with Bechamel Sauce
  6. Souffle Asparagus Souffle (probably need to try this one again… it fell before I got the shot)
  7. Eggs Benedict
  8. Gnocci
  9. Pulled Pork Paula Deen’s Slow Cooker Pickled Pulled Pork
  10. Steamed Dumplings
  11. Buttermilk Biscuits
  12. Portuguese Hamburgers Portuguese Style Spicy Chorizo Sliders
  13. RisottoItalian Beef Risotto


  1. Marshmallows
  2. Candied citrus peel
  3. Caramels
  4. Donuts Pumpkin Pie Donuts
  5. Homemade Ice Cream Roasted Banana and Coconut Ice Cream
  6. Choux Dough See #8
  7. Crème patisserie See #8
  8. EclairsReal Chocolate Eclair Cupcakes
  9. Graham Crackers
  10. Pumpkin Pie Spiced Pumpkin Pie with a Cinnamon Roll Crust
  11. Canned Jelly Watermelon Jelly
  12. MousseChocolate Hazelnut Mousse