Recipe Favorites from 2011

I can’t even believe it. Only three more days left in 2011. Seriously, where does the time go?

Well, with the end of one year and the beginning of another, I usually end up doing a whole lot of reflecting on some of my favorite things that have taken place in 2011. I still need to do a check in on those goals that I set for myself, but I’ll get to that soon enough.

Tonight, rather, I spent a little bit of time going through all of my recipes from 2011 and have come up with a Top 5 (or 4) of some of my favorite recipes in some of my favorite categories. Most of my favorites, ironically, have actually been some of your favorites too! Hey, you know what they say…great minds think alike.

Feel free to take a peek – maybe you’ll find something from earlier in the year that you may not have seen before!


Caramel Mocha Iced Coffee

Cinnamon Chip Scones (seen above)

Pumpkin Banana Bread

Veggie Fritatta

“Wouldn’t Know They’re Healthy” Blueberry Muffins

Salads & Sides

Creamy Fruit & Tortellini Salad (seen above)

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Yogurt Dip


BBQ Chicken Garbage Bread

Buffalo Chicken Mac & Cheese 

Chicken, Bacon, and Ranch Mac & Cheese

Crab Cakes with Avocado-Mango Salsa (seen above)

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Soups, Stews, & Chili

Mal’s Easy Chili

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup (seen above)

Simple & Tasty Beef Stew

Spinach Lentil Soup

Cookies & Bars

Butterscotch Blondies with Chocolate Glaze (seen above)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Cups (with Frosting Filling)

Chocolate Raspberry Bars

Crackled Sugar Cookies

Nutella Chocolate Chip Cookies


Apple Cider Cupcakes with Apple Cider Cream Cheese Frosting

Neapolitan Cupcakes

Orange Cream Soda Pop Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes 


Hopefully you found something you like. :)

Question for the Evening:

What was one of your favorite recipes from 2011?


  1. says

    Thanks for the recipe roundup! I want to try out more recipes in the coming new year, so hopefully some of these can give me a good head start! I’m definitely looking into trying the Spinach Lentil Soup. Somehow I have gone my whole life without trying lentils yet!

  2. says

    That fruit and tortellini salad sounds soo yucky, but I am going to trust you and try it out! I feel like it will be one of those meals that you think is going to be gross but then you end up falling in love with in. It will probably be my favourite meal of 2012 haha.

    My fave recipe of 2011 is definitely some variation of pumpkin oatmeal. Yummmm!
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  3. says

    Everything looks so good, but I think my number one pick to try for next year is your garbage bread! There are so many variations often bread can on using your ingredient suggestions and basic directions. Can’t wait to give it a shot!
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