MY top eleven of ’11

Although so many of my favorite recipes from 2011 line up with your favorites, couldn’t resist posting some more recipes I adore that didn’t get quite as much traffic.  Surprisingly enough, some of these are a bit more healthy than the dessert recipe that get all of the attention online.  ;)

I’m already getting excited about new recipes to come in 2012, so stay tuned!

Happy New Year!!!

11. Healthy Fish Tacos with Mandarin Orange Salsa – This was one of my first recipes of the year, and has been a favorite ever since.  Fresh, healthy, and I love the flavors!

10. Apple Cinnamon Raisin Bars – I’m pretty sure we made these four times this fall.  Always a hit!

9. Tabbouleh – One of my mom’s favorite foods as well.  Like mother, like daughter!

8. 44-Clove Garlic & Chicken Soup – Heavenly.

7. Earl Grey Ice Cream – Love the tea.  LOVE the ice cream!

6. Tilapia with Tomato-Herb Pan Sauce – I’m always on the hunt for great new fish recipes.  And this one was a total winner.

5. Snickers Cheesecake – Topped with delicious caramel sauce, this one is a top-requested recipe from friends!

4. Verde Shrimp Enchiladas with Jalapeno Cream Sauce – This one was an experimental knock-off from a favorite dish at a local Mexican restaurant.  Now I always just make it at home!

3. Favorite Apple Chicken Salad – Ha, also inspired by a favorite restaurant salad.  Delicious!

2. Pesto Pasta with Chicken, Asparagus & Arugula – This one was recommended to me by a coworker.  As my friends say, it’s now definitely in “the rotation” of my go-to favorites.  :)

1. Cherry Limeade Cheesecake – The name says it all.  Love it.

Leave a Comment:


  1. Cassie — December 31, 2011 @ 2:57 pm (#)

    I love all of these Ali! My snicker’s cheesecake was in my top 11 too. I need to try those enchiladas. Happy new year!

  2. Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — December 31, 2011 @ 3:30 pm (#)

    Yum, those look tasty!

  3. Christin — December 31, 2011 @ 7:29 pm (#)

    Couldnt agree with your top 11 any more, they r the best!

  4. M.J. Jacobsen — January 1, 2012 @ 1:01 pm (#)

    I love the fish tacos! I have to make the cheesecake, it looks soooo good!

  5. Sara — January 2, 2012 @ 6:28 pm (#)

    Need. To. Try. That. Tabbouleh!