Ask yourself this question: Will this matter a year from now?
To ring in the new year, I wanted to share my top eleven recipes for this year. Since I started my blog on 11/11/11, I thought the top eleven seemed fitting. From healthy lunch ideas, to indulgent Chipotle Raspberry Black Bean Dip, here are the most visited posts of 2011:
#11. Healthy Lunch Idea
This salad is so easy to prepare on Sunday and take to work all week. I love it because it is dairy-free, full of fiber, and has a good amount of protein to keep me from getting hungry in the afternoons.
Though I did not try the Bacon Wrapped Deer Tenderloin, my husband swears this marinade takes away a lot of the gamey flavor. Plus one can’t go wrong with anything wrapped in bacon.
#9. Spinach Wraps
Who doesn’t enjoy a good wrap? Spinach Wraps are so easy to whip up on a busy night, and they save well wrapped in Saran wrap for lunch the next day.
#8. 30 Second Salsa
Being the salsa fanatic that I am, it was hard to narrow down my favorite salsa. But any salsa that can be made in 30 seconds in my own kitchen, has got to be the best. I cannot get enough of this stuff. I put it on everything.
Savory Sweet Chex Mix is like crack! Do not make it unless you plan to give most of it away. It is too good to have sitting around the house. The mix of savory garlic, sweet candy coated nuts, and heat of red pepper, is out of this world.
Buffalo Wings…good. Dip…good. Mixing the two…AMAZING! Buffalo Chicken Dip is such a crowd pleaser, and it is the perfect game day appetizer.
It seems wrong to consider Whole Wheat Spinach Gnocchi a healthy food, when it is so darn cheesy. But for anyone wanting to shed some holiday pounds, this is the recipe to make.
One cannot go wrong with pizza, but when I want a really special treat, this is my go to thing to make. Crunchy nuts, crispy pears, and flavorful blue cheese all on top of a pizza, yes please!
Everyone has been a Chili’s Bar and Grill, and hopefully they have tried the Southwest Egg Rolls. For any vegetarian, Spicy Southwest Egg Rolls are the perfect substitute, or anyone wanting to make their own version for that matter. Yummy!
#2. Spicy Shrimp
The Spicy Shrimp is really packing some heat. When I want to kick-start my metabolism this is what I reach for. I would totally recommend doubling this recipe because it is gone before I know it.
Chipotle Raspberry Black Bean Dip, also known as Heaven on Earth, is by far my FAVORITE recipe. There is nothing out there quite like it. The smokey chipotle sauce make this dip stand above all others.
According to all the crazies out there, like my cashier at Whole Foods today, we have one year left. Let’s make it a good one. Here’s to 2012 and finding even more wonderful recipes to share!
Thank you to everyone who continues to read my blog. I’ll keep writing as long as you all keep reading:)
What’s your favorite recipe?