Time for the ubiquitous year end top ten list!
I'm not going lie, I'm ready for 2011 to be over. It has been a tough year and I'm looking forward to a better 2012.
Not that 2011 was all bad. I visited New York City for the first time (totally hooked and can't wait to go back). The Kentucky Food Bloggers Group found me and asked me to join their ranks. Having such a supportive and creative group in my own backyard has renewed my love for this blog and jump started me to take it to the next level.
I hope 2011 has been good to you and that 2012 will be even better!
Here are my favorite posts from 2011:
Maple Bacon Biscuit Bake - Can't express enough love for these. Candied bacon over sweet biscuits. Seriously.
Pumpkin Cheddar Muffins - One of the easiest recipes from Baked Explorations. They made the list for: 1) being ridiculously easy, 2) being ridiculously delicious, and 3) being such a wonderful surprise.
Butter Chicken - I started making this before 2011 but just got around to posting it this year. One of all time faves.
Peanut Butter Crispy Bars - My mouth waters just thinking about these. The caramelized rice crispies are addictive. And genius.
Chocolate-Orangette Ice Cream - It's no secret that I love to make and eat ice cream. I created this one based on a gelato I had in France that brought back wonderful memories of my mother.
Alfajores - I'm still in awe of how easy these cookies were to make.
BLT Sandwich Salad - Loved all of the components here; candied bacon (I'm seeing a theme here), the tangy dressing, and buttery croutons. Just a great salad all around.
Beggar's Linguine - A pick from the French Fridays with Dorie group and a total surprise. I thought pasta mixed with what is basically trail mix would be gross. Turns out it's awesome.
Roasted Vegetable Pizza - Healthy and delicious. I don't normally choose healthy so this one is extra special.
Ribeye Steaks with Goat Cheese and Lemon Honey Mustard Sauce - Elegant. Delicious. I wish I had gas in my grill right now so I could make these again.