Favorite Recipes of 2011

Smoky Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon

Inside of Cinnamon Streusel Muffin

Sour Cream Cinnamon Streusel Muffins with Pecan Filling

Butternut Squash Hash with Mexican Chorizo and Eggs

Butternut Squash Hash with Mexican Chorizo and Eggs

Cheddar, Parmesan, and Cracked Black Pepper Scones

Cheddar, Parmesan, and Cracked Pepper Scones

Strawberry Rhubarb Fool

Strawberry Rhubarb Fool

Chinese Five Spice Roasted Almonds

Sweet and Spicy Chinese Five Spice Roasted Almonds

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

Creamy Cauliflower Soup with Bacon, Cheddar, and Chives

Chipotle Ranch Dressing

Chipotle Buttermilk Ranch Dressing

Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs

Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs

Mini Honey Almond Cheesecakes with Raspberries

Honey Almond Mini Cheesecakes with Raspberries

Herbed Cheddar Parmesan Crisps

Herbed Cheddar Parmesan Crisps

Coconut Shrimp Poppers with Chili Mango Cream

Coconut Shrimp Poppers

Creamy Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Creamy Chilled Cucumber and Avocado Soup

Fresh Corn Salad with Bacon

Fresh Corn Salad with Bacon and Tomatoes

Sourdough Starter Day 3

How to Make a Sourdough Starter from Scratch

Chocolate Hazelnut Panna Cotta

Chocolate Hazelnut Panna Cotta

  1. Greg

    Great Pics and Food Ideas

    12:14 pm  Dec 31st, 2011
  2. Jennifer

    Yum, there are several recipes on your list that I know are going on mine! I think 2012 is going to be a delicious year. 🙂

    1:04 pm  Dec 31st, 2011
  3. Michelle


    2:47 pm  Dec 31st, 2011
  4. Phillip

    What a great year! Looking forward to the next. Beautiful photos, as always. (-:

    3:26 pm  Dec 31st, 2011
  5. Debbie

    Thank you for a year of wonderful recipes. Happy cooking in the new year!!!

    3:35 pm  Dec 31st, 2011
  6. Casey

    That is quite a group of delicious looking dishes. That makes the year worthwhile.

    5:23 pm  Dec 31st, 2011
  7. susan

    all looks wonderful. especially love the photo of the Buttermilk Salad Dressing! Cheers to a wonderful 2012, Nicole!

    6:32 pm  Jan 1st, 2012
  8. kellypea

    Wonderful choices — especially considering I’m waiting for the sun to rise and starving. Happy New Year to you, Nicole. I hope 2012 is wildly fabulous for you 🙂

    7:23 am  Jan 3rd, 2012
  9. Stay-At-Home-Chef

    Love your recipe roundup for the year. Looks like the best dinner party spread ever 🙂 Happy New Year!

    11:14 am  Jan 5th, 2012
  10. Kristen @ The LIttle Bitchin Kitchen

    I must try that Butternut Squash Hash with Mexican Chorizo and Eggs recipe. It sounds DELISH! I also can attest to how fabulous your Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs are… I made them and will never make plain deviled eggs again. I look forward to your posts in 2012!

    1:55 pm  Jan 6th, 2012
  11. Beth

    The cheddar scones look amazing, and so does the cauliflower soup. Yum!

    7:43 pm  Jan 9th, 2012
  12. Krystyna

    I’ve already raved about the cauliflower soup at the review page (although my comment doesn’t show… maybe it’s awaiting moderation?). I decided to make almost as soon as I saw it, and it’s absolutely stunning. It’s delicious, warming, hearty, it’s got bacon, and it’s everything I ever wanted in a soup. Thank you!

    6:41 am  Jan 11th, 2012
  13. jackie @ marin mama cooks

    I saw the photo of your skillet corn bread. I just made a whole-wheat skillet corn bread and love the crispy texture the skillet gives the bread. Have you tried any other breads in the skillet? I just received mine for Christmas and I have cooked so much in it, I don’t know how I got along with out it before.

    All your recipes rock and your photographs are amazing!


    7:37 am  Jan 11th, 2012
  14. Lana

    Beautiful photos, Nicole! Your recipes have always been an inspiration for me. Is it just a coincidence that so many of your best recipes have either bacon, chipotle, or both? I could have picked them on those criteria:)
    This year I will definitely get on the sourdough wagon, but in the meantime I think those scones call my name!

    1:05 am  Jan 13th, 2012
  15. Elva @ Gluten Free dessert

    I applaud the efforts that you have put here in listing favorite recipes. May New Year bless you with joy and happiness!

    12:14 am  Jan 14th, 2012
  16. Matt

    Love the corn salad. That’s going to make a great addition for this years family BBQ.
    Thank you!

    5:12 am  Apr 30th, 2012
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