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The year is quickly drawing to a close, my friends. 2011 will soon be nothing but a memory. Can you believe it! Time just seems to be flying by. Another day gone, a few more gray hairs grown.

As a tribute to the past year I’ve put together TWO Top Ten lists for you. The first is a list of the most popular recipes. The second, a compilation of my own personal favorites from the year. It’s been fun to look back and see just what you all are most interested in!

Here they are, starting with the 10th most popular. 

Top Ten Most Popular Recipes of 2011

….and the number one, 
most viewed 
and loved 
by all of you fine readers is,
none other than the lovely….
You might find it interesting to know that this simple, easy to make recipe has been viewed more than every recipe I chose for my personal Top Ten Favorites combined….and then tripled.
Did that even make sense?
It was a little wordy.
The point is…
You guys really love Crispy Cheddar Chicken!
Crazy how that happens. 
Simple can sometimes be sensational, I am learning. 

My Personal Top Ten Favorite Recipes 
from 2011
Would you please make this pie for me at your earliest convenience? Thank you kindly.

A quick, easy way to enjoy a fabulous lunch or light dinner. 
I’m not kidding. This stuff is the bomb. 
 A little bit time consuming, but worth every bite. 
In heaven these tempting delights have no calories. 
It’s true. Would I lie to you?
 I could eat this every day for the rest of my life. 
 If I ate this every day for the rest of my life, 
I may only live 2 more weeks. 
Rich, decadent, calorie laden and divine.


I realize I have two recipes listed here…
but one should not be made without the other. 🙂

Make these today.
And tomorrow.
And next Wednesday. 
Unless you are on a diet. 
Then please NEVER make them, 
they are sure to be a diet ruin-er.


And this is the one, my friends. 
My very favorite recipe of the year. 
I could eat this every day from now 
I’m counting down the days until it’s warm enough to stoke up my grill so I can enjoy it again. 
How many more days do you think I have to wait….
Let’s hope it’s not too many!
Thanks for dropping by to see me today. 
Have a wonderful weekend!
May your New Years celebration be safe and enjoyable. 
See you back here in 2012! 
I’ve got a lot of wonderful ideas for you and am looking forward to a fabulous year. 
Hope to see you then.
🙂   🙂   🙂  

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  1. Thank you so much Jamie for all your hard work here. You have benefited my life so much this year! I prepared several of your recipes – each time to rave reviews. But the one I LOVE the most (and my guests did, too) is the Bruschetta Chicken. Best Chicken Recipe Ever. Anyway, thanks again, and here's praying 2012 is blessed and a blessing! [PS: thanks for answering my email question about the sugar cookie bars – you're so very kind and helpful!]

  2. Your blog is the best food blog…period!! I read every day you could stoke up th grill…since our weather in Utah is like late March right now!! Have a wonderful new year!! Can't wait to see what recipes you have in store for us this year!!

  3. Can't even think of how many of your recipes I have tried since finding your blog this summer and have enjoyed them all. But the Olive Garden salad dressing is so awesome! Made a huge batch and took to Christmas dinner. Seriously the biggest bowl of salad ever and it was nearly picked clean! Teenagers having seconds and thirds of the salad! 🙂

  4. I'm making the coconut cream cupcakes today for work tomorrow…MY favorite of 2011? The balsamic glazed pork loin with roasted root vegetables.

  5. What a fantastic round up! So looking forward to more in 2012! All the best for the new year
    Mary x

  6. The bruchetta chicken is by far my husband and my favorite. In fact, I bought tomatoes last week to make it this week. My husband is a die hard griller(any weather, he'd be out there if its for a good grilled meal.) Thanks for all your wonderful recipes–by far my favorite recipe blog. Happy New Year!

  7. i can't wait to try some of these in the New year!

    Some look pretty culturally diverse, which was my New Years resolution. To cook/bake/make more culturally diverse foods in the New Year! 🙂

    thanks for the help in starting that out on the right foot! 🙂

  8. The bruschetta chicken is amazing. I made it for my sister's wedding dinner last month, along with the Olive Garden salad and Olive Garden breadsticks. They all got rave reviews, I'm still getting emails requesting the recipes from the dinner. I just send them the link to your blog and let them know they can never go wrong if they pick a recipe from there! Thanks so much for all the great recipes! 🙂