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Top 11 of 2011

I have seen lots of people posting their top 11 most popular posts of the year.  I thought this would be a great way to end the year!  I have a new site, and new readers so many of you may not have seen these great older posts!  Stay tuned for 2012, lots of great things to come!

#11 Twix Peanut Butter Brownies – Peanut Butter Twix mixed into a fudgy brownie!

Twix Peanut Butter Brownies

Twix Peanut Butter Brownies


#10 Homemade Nutella – I have a slight obsession with Nutella.  I made my own out of roasted Hazelnuts!

Homemade Nutella in white bowl

Homemade Nutella


#9 Smokey Garlic Chicken Pasta – This pasta is super easy to make, and it is so good!  It gets a slightly smokey flavor from barbeque sauce and bacon, but is is a comforting creamy pasta dish.

Smokey Garlic Chicken Pasta on white plate

Smokey Garlic Chicken Pasta


#8 Chick Fil-A Chicken NuggetsMy son loves chicken nuggets, so I was super excited to try this recipe.  I think if you used Peanut Oil they would be really close!

Chick Fil-A Chicken Nuggets on white plate with bbq sauce

Chick Fil-A Chicken Nuggets


#7 Strawberry Crumb Bars – We went strawberry picking and came home with pounds and pounds of fresh berries.  These bars were just one of the many things I made.  They were a big hit at my husbands work, and would be great with all different kinds of fruit!

Strawberry Crumb Bars stacked on white napkin

Strawberry Crumb Bars


#6 S’mores Bars – S’mores are such a classic summer treat.  These bars are so easy you can enjoy them all year around!  Graham cracker crust, chocolate chip cookie base that is studded with marshmallows, and then topped with Hershey bars!

S'mores Bars on white plate

S’mores Bars


#5 Nutella Cupcakes – Apparently you guys share my obsession for Nutella!  These cupcakes are a chocolate lover’s dream!  Chocolate cupcake filled with Nutella, and then topped with a Nutella butter cream frosting.  I am drooling just thinking about these little guys.

Nutella Cupcakes on white plate

Nutella Cupcakes


#4 Homemade Goldfish – Make your own homemade cheese crackers at home.  So easy, just a few ingredients.  This includes instructions for a simple make your own goldfish cutter!

Homemade Goldfish Crackers on white plate with green napkin

Homemade Goldfish Crackers


#3 Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies – The name kind of says it all here!  Fudgy brownie topped with peanut butter cookie dough!  Then I topped with a chocolate ganache and peanut butter glaze.  These are so rich and delicious!

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies on white plate

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Brownies


#2 Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie BarsThis is what happens when Chocolate Chip Cookies meet Cheesecake!  Super easy, and oh so good!

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars on cutting board

Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cookie Bars



#1 Peanut Butter Bars – No bake bars that taste very similar to Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups.

Peanut Butter Bars stacked on white plate

Peanut Butter Bars


Thank you to everyone of you who reads this.  It has been a wonderful year getting to know you!  I am looking forward to 2012, and what other delicious treats  I can share with you.

Erin S
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Friday 20th of January 2012

I am still dying to make the garlicy chicken. I really just need to mandate a night for it. And those twix brownies? Um, how have I not made those yet???


Sunday 1st of January 2012

This is a great list Erin! I want to try everything!

Wendy (The Weekend Gourmet)

Sunday 1st of January 2012

Happy 2012, Erin! Great recap of 2011 recipes...those all look fabulous to me, but the nutella cupcakes are especially gorgeous!

Baking Serendipity

Sunday 1st of January 2012

Picking a favorite is so hard! I seriously love the thought of homemade Nutella though :) You had an awesome 2011...and cannot wait to see what you'll make in 2012! Happy New Year!

Elyse @The Cultural Dish

Saturday 31st of December 2011

Omg these recipes are making me so hungry! Especially those brownies and peanut butter bars! Happy New Year!

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