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YOUR top eleven of ’11

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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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5 comments on “YOUR top eleven of ’11”

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

  2. Those Pina Colada Cupcakes sound amazing!

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

  4. Mm roasted garlic chicken pizza!

  5. 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!