Best of 2011
What’s that? In two days it will be 2012? You’ve got to be joking.
I can hardly believe it myself, but 2011 is almost at an end. It’s been a great year here on my little blog. I’ve connected with so many great people through this site. I just love sharing my cravings and food obsessions with all of you. Apparently a lot of you have the same obsessions and cravings. Is it any wonder I like you so much?
In case you’re new here (or like me seem to have blinked and missed all of 2011), I’m going to re-cap the top posts of 2011 – including my personal favorite, which is perfect for New Year’s celebrations!
I knew I had made some fantastic cupcakes once I tasted these, but I never expected the recipe to be so popular. These cupcakes were not only the most popular recipe of 2011, but they’re the most popular recipe I’ve shared on this site since it started in 2009!
Close on the heels of the Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes, it’s mac & cheese with spicy pepper jack, white cheddar and broccoli. I whipped this up quickly one night and decided to share it because I loved the flavors together. It turns out you guys love mac & cheese just as mush as I do!
Fresh local peaches, greek yogurt, vanilla bean and a touch of bourbon. It’s not hard to imagine why these pops were so popular this year!
These chewy, lemony cookies were a big hit with my coworkers, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that you loved them too. I really need to make more of these soon!
These decadent bars were one of my favorites this year, so I’m glad to see them squeeze into the top 5. I mean, really, you can’t go wrong when chocolate, peanut butter and pretzels are combined, but I also love that they’re no-bake and can be made using just the microwave!
And last but not least – my favorite 2011 recipe and a perfect treat for New Year’s…
When I originally published this recipe I wrote, “I know it’s only January, but I’m pretty sure these will be the best things I will eat in all of 2011.” I dared to call it only 4 days into 2011, but I was right. These Champagne Cream Puffs were my absolute favorite recipe in 2011 – and believe me, they had some stiff competition! Just a word of advice – if you make them, make sure there’s someone around to share them with. They are extremely delicious and pop-able, so you might just polish them all off by yourself!
Have a safe and happy New Year! See you in 2012 with more delicious and crave-able recipes.