YOUR top ten of ’10

December 29, 2010 by Ali

Wow — it’s hard to believe that another year has gone by, and that Gimme Some Oven celebrated another half birthday in December! Whoo!

(Ok, well when you’re 1-and-a-half years old, you still celebrate half-birthdays!) ;)

Still, a million thanks to each of you for continuing to follow my little site! I still feel like I’m a total newbie when it comes to blogging and photography. But I’ve been so grateful for all of your wonderful support and encouragement over this past year. :) Hopefully you’ve found some fun recipes on here to enjoy and share with those you love!

As an end of the year (and half-birthday!) roundup, thought I would do two features this year — YOUR favorites recipes of ’10, as well as some of my own personal favorites. Enjoy!!

10. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies – My one contribution to the whoopie pie craze this year. Delish!!!

9. Garlic Cheddar Biscuits (a la “Red Lobster”) – The name says it all. :) These have been a favorite indulgence of mine for years. (But the secret is that they’re SO easy to make!!)

8. Slow-Cooker Shredded Beef Tacos – Pop these in the slow-cooker before you leave for work, and come home to a super-flavorful and delicious meal when you return home!


7. Pepperoni Pizza Puffs - A perfect bite-sized appetizer that will disappear at a party instantly!

6. Fleur de Sel Caramels - This was one of my few forays into candy-making this year. Completely worth the effort though — these were delicious!!

5. GuacamummusOr “hummamole”. Or “avocado hummus”. Whatever you’d like to call it — this easy and delicious dip was a HIT!


4. Cinnamon Bun Pie Pockets - Get ready. These sweet little indulgences (created by Picky Palate and made with simple ingredients!) will have you and your kids begging for more!

3. Zuppa Toscana (a la “Olive Garden”) – This was definitely one of my top favorites of this year too. In my (and my friends’) opinion, tastes just like the original — even when we lightened it up and added just a big more kale. Yum!

2. Chocolate Banana Crepes – Apparently everyone likes chocolate and bananas for breakfast — especially when this recipe is a touch “lighter” than traditional crepes! I couldn’t agree more. :)

1. Idaho Sunrise (Baked Eggs & Bacon in Potato Bowls) – I probably wouldn’t have guessed that this would be the most popular recipe of the year, but so it goes! This fun breakfast recipe was a huge hit with Gimme Some Oven readers, as well as the wide world of StumbleUpon. It’s fun, easy, and totally customizable to whatever yummy ingredients you love. So cheers to the Idaho Sunrise!!!

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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4 thoughts on “YOUR top ten of ’10

  1. Wow! SIX of these are on MY Top Ten of ’10 List, too! I love reading your blog and drooling over the gorgeous photos. Keep up the great work!

    - Beverly E Brejcha

  2. Love your blog Ali and your top 10 list is making my mouth water. Keep up the good work!!! Wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2011!

    - Mrs. Jansson

  3. I love your site! I think you do a great job with photography, and our food tastes are pretty similar. I like how you put a tip at the bottom too! I have made several of your recipes this year.

    - natalie

  4. Got RAVE REVIEWS on the zuppa Toscana. Poor reviews on the pepperoni pizza bites. Appreciate all of them, nevertheless.

    Happy Holidays and looking forward to following you into 2011.

    - Meadowlark