Happy 2011! I hope everyone had a safe and happy end to 2010. My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous dinner at The Oxford House with one of our favorite couples and then ended the night watching the ball drop and drinking our favorite champagne. 2010 was an amazing year with my husband and I getting married, going to Hawaii, starting my cooking blog, and many other wonderful events that occured within my circle of friends and family.
Out of all the recipes I've posted in 2010 here were our top 10:
10. Meat and Veggie Lasagna- I've always loved lasagna and this one is the perfect balance of meat, cheeses, and vegetables.
9. Halloween Cakepops- I had never even heard of cakepops before making these cute Halloween treats-now I'm obsessed with Bakerella's book!
8. General Tso's Chicken-One of our favorite Chinese take out dishes, this is a recipe that is almost as good as the original with spicy chicken, crisp broccoli, and the out of this world sauce!
7. Cranberry-Apple Mini Pies- I made these for the What's Baking? challenge and they were awesome! Made in individual muffin cups, they are the perfect size to pick up and bite into-no forks required! Sweet and tart they were the perfect fall dessert.
6. Cuban Pork Chops-After trying Bobby Flay's Cuban sandwich in Vegas I found this recipe for his Cuban pork chops. They are marinated in a citrus marinade the stuffed with pickels, ham, and cheese. An awesome grilled meal.
5. Hot and Sour Soup-We make this soup at least twice a month. It's vegetarian, it's easy to make, and it's actually better then the hot and sour soups we've had in Chinese restaurants. Served with eggrolls it makes a hearty, mostly healthy meal.
4. Hummingbird Cupcakes- After seeing several gorgeous Hummingbird cakes on other blogs I tried making the cupcakes. They are sweet, fruity, and so pretty!
2. Jalapeno Popper Dip-This spicy dip won over my friends and family this fall when I took it to my mom's house. A spicy dip full of cheeses and jalepenos that tastes great with tortilla chips, crackers, or veggies.
1. Christmas Stollen Wreath-This was the December Daring Baker's challenge. This fruit and nut bread was a show stopper that I made several times over the holidays. It's beautiful to look at and tastes amazing. It's great for a brunch or as a dessert.