YOUR top eleven of ’11

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!

Leave a Comment:


  1. jordanne — December 31, 2011 @ 3:13 pm (#)

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

  2. Annie @ Annie's Cooking Lab — December 31, 2011 @ 3:32 pm (#)

    Those Pina Colada Cupcakes sound amazing!

  3. Sara — January 2, 2012 @ 6:29 pm (#)

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

  4. Erin — January 4, 2012 @ 12:21 pm (#)

    Mm roasted garlic chicken pizza!

  5. Jan Bretz — July 11, 2012 @ 4:54 pm (#)

    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!