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Best of 2011

December 30, 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!

Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes

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!

Caramel Apple Pie Cupcakes

Broccoli and White Cheddar Mac & Cheese

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!

Broccoli and White Cheddar Mac and Cheese

Peaches & Vanilla Cream Pops

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!

Peaches & Vanilla Cream Pops

Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

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!

Chewy Lemon Sugar Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

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!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars

And last but not least – my favorite 2011 recipe and a perfect treat for New Year’s…

Champagne Cream Puffs

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.

Champagne Cream Puffs

  1. December 30, 2011 10:48 am

    Oh my! Those lemon sugar cookies look absolutely divine!! Happy New Year!

  2. December 30, 2011 10:59 am

    Everything looks amazing! Happy New Year to you!

  3. December 30, 2011 1:24 pm

    That’s a delicious look back. Happy 2012!

  4. December 30, 2011 1:48 pm

    Love the site! Looking forward to more goodies in 2012!

  5. December 30, 2011 9:15 pm

    Wow! I can’t pick just one. They all look so incredible!

    Hope you have a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2012! xo style, she wrote

  6. December 31, 2011 7:44 pm

    Seeing those Champagne Cream Puffs made me realize just how fast 2011 went by. I remember them so clearly and they still sound just as drool worthy as the last time. They definitely seem like the perfect way to ring in 2012. Happy New Year Theresa!

  7. January 5, 2012 10:21 am

    Fabulous year-end summary! Have a wonderful 2012!

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