YOUR top eleven of ’11

December 31, 2011 by Ali

Holy smokes, friends. I can hardly believe that another year of blogging has already gone by!

Between my crazy new schedule changing jobs, and putting a house up on the market and then moving, and a host of other crazy life changes…I feel like I’ve honestly done less cooking than ever this year. But then when I took a look back at the past year of recipes, and all of your amazing, and oh-so-encouraging comments, I realize that somehow quite a bit of deliciousness did make it to the blog. And now I’m hungry to remake each of these!!!

In all seriousness, though, a million thanks once again for being such wonderful readers and supporters of my little site! You all are such a gift to me, and I love getting to be connected through the love we all share for great food.

So here are your top eleven favorites of 2011! My personal favorites will be in a post to follow. I wish you a wonderful new year full and many delicious new recipes to come! :)

11. Flank Steak with Peppercorn SauceA heavenly sauce for a delicious flank steak!

10. Green Smoothie – My favorite way to make a green smoothie (which were all the rage this year)!

9. Pina Colada Cupcakes - Cute cupcakes celebrating a favorite drink!

8. Roasted Garlic Chicken Pizza – Without a doubt, one of my favorite go-to pizzas since I first posted this!

7. Flourless Chocolate Cake – Just 3-ingredients in this cake that will have you swooning.

6. Peeps Pops – A favorite Easter treat turned into pops!

5. Shrimp Fra Diavolo Pasta – Devilishly delicious!

4. Twix Trifles - Apparently you all love Twix! So many people checked out this post!

3. Monkey Bread – Just made this again over Christmas. Holy cow.

2. Red Velvet Cupcakes – Topped with a heavenly cream cheese frosting, these classic cupcakes are always beloved!

1. Cake Batter Rice Crispy Treats - Much to my surprise, this simple recipe absolutely blew up on the blogosphere this year! I’m agreed though. They’re fantastic!

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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5 thoughts on “YOUR top eleven of ’11

  1. I LOVE your recipes, especially the sugar cookies using Betty Crocker’s mix plus topping of lemon fruit filling (in a glass jar). New neighbors just moved in and I want to deliver some of these to make a good impression! Where, oh dang!, where iz thet favorite recipe? Is there a way you could forward it? I’m Erin McGonigle’s nana and think your blog is the best!

    - Jan Bretz

  2. Mm roasted garlic chicken pizza!

    - Erin

  3. I’m definitely going to try the roasted garlic chicken pizza soon!

    - Sara

  4. Those Pina Colada Cupcakes sound amazing!

    - Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab

  5. love your blog ali! keeeeeeeep cooking and posting!!!

    - jordanne