Tuesday, December 27, 2011

2011, Year In Review!!!



                                                      mozzarella-tomato-and-avocado-salad
                    This recipe was/is my all-time most popular recipe. To this day it gets the
              most views than any other post. Simple, fresh and delicious is always a winning
              combination.

               Well ladies, it's that time of the year again...This is my yearly round up post
        of all of my favorite goodies of the past year and your favorites as well. It has been
        quite a delicious year for me and a great year of growth and finding myself. Thanks-
        for sharing this ride with me. I look forward to 2012 and bringing you the best of me.

 

                                                                 chocolate-peanut-butter-treats
                                           I loved these fun treats and they are so perfect for children.



                                                               watermelon-sherbet-cups
                                                    A perfect and easy way to eat sherbet!



                                                                       butterfinger-cake
                                              A sinfully delish cake that the entire family will love.



                                                            toasted-marshmallow-milkshake
                                      There are very few words to describe how incredible this shake is.



                                                                      greek-pasta-salad
                                                    One of life's greatest pleasure...in one bowl!



                                                                 mexican-meatball-sub
                                                 Oh, I could eat you everyday with pleasure!



                                                                      lemon-drop-martini
                                                 Every once in awhile we all need a great cocktail.
                                                  This would be a perfect New Years Eve, Drink!



                                                                         pina-colada-dip
                                              I still daydream about how scrumptious this dip was!



                                                                   california-roll-in-bowl
                                          I made this meal because of my LOVE for sushi runs deep.



                                                                       cannoli-bruschetta
                                                                  A dream come true!!!!!!!



                                                                      pizza-meatloaf-cups
                                         Serve with wine and crust bread and you have a perfect meal.

             There you have it a year in review. It was hard for me to pick and choose. I hope
        2011 was a great year for you all and cheers to a beautiful upcoming 2012!!


                                                         

57 comments:

  1. All beautiful and yummy! Looking forward to seeing what you come up with in 2012!

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  2. Thank you for summing up some of your best recipes! I made the sushi bowl and I love it!!! Definitely going to make your greek pasta salad and some pina colada dip too :) Love your blog!

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  3. mmmmmmmm......THEE most delish post EVAH!!!!! I think since it is my burfday tomorrow...I will treat myself to that california roll in a bowl, and that most delicious butterfinger cake. Yummy....thank you always for the most beautiful inspiration....cheers pretty lady!

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  4. Wow! Thank you so much for posting these as I had not seeing a lot of them. I think my mouth started to water after the second picture. What a delicious year it has been!

    xoxo,

    Carly

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  5. Such great recipes! I heart your blog! I'm all about that pasta salad- yummmmmmmmm

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  6. I love this post! I need to make that California roll in a bowl! And pina colada dip! YUMMM!! Can't wait to follow you into 2012!

    PS: I'm hosting a holiday desserts link up on Thursday if you'd like to join! :)

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  7. I am so hungry after seeing these pictures and I just had lunch!!! lol

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  8. Seriously Val, you should have a cook book! Your pictures are gorgeous and your food looks delicious!!!! Cheers to 2012!

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  9. I must say that your photos are always stunning! And, in my opinion, photgraphing food is not easy.

    Cheers to happy and yummy 2012!

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  10. Val you shared some awesome recipes. I did try that first one over the summer and LOVED it!Happy 2012 to you and your family.

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  11. Oh you eat well. I may make that salad for New Year's day. Looks so festive too.

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  12. The California roll in a bowl was definitely one of my favorites! And thank you for the congratulations! :)

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  13. OMG! Your blog is amazing!!! I don't usually follow food blogs but I will yours as I am loving all your recipes. Thanks for visiting our blog and for your lovely comments. ~ Rhoda

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  14. Mexican Meatball Sub? Are you for real?! I require one, STAT! ~Megan

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  15. holy cripes lady- you put my food prep and presentation to SHAME. This all looks so amazing, I can't even say what I want more. But let's start with the greek pasta salad.

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  16. oh YUM! Love it! I still have your 'california roll in a bowl' starred in my reader - SO making it in 2012!

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  17. How many times can I thank you for being my designated driver(into the kitchen}.
    You ROCK, Val!
    ~Lynne
    [w/L]

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  18. So much yumminess! Thanks for all of the drool worthy posts! Cheers!

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  19. Oh so many great recipes! and yes I think the first one would be my favorite, love all of the ingredients involved! Want to try that marshmallow shake ;)

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  20. That first recipe is by far one of my favorites! But, I missed the pizza meatloaf cups the first go round--so I will be trying that soon. Looks delish! Also, the chocolate peanut butter treats was one of my husband's favorites!

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  21. you are kind of a rockstar--ya know~:)

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  22. And now I am starving! I really want to try the toasted marshmallow shake. It looks and sounds amazing.

    *Erin

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  23. That tomato/mozz/avocado salad is so delicious. I've passed it on to so many people.

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  24. quite a year you've had! and i can't wait to see what 12 brings!

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  25. Great round-up! That butterfinger cake needs to happen in my kitchen.

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  26. Love this roundup of tasty treats! You showed a few recipes I missed. That Greek salad and butterfinger pie just might be made this week! Hope you had a great Christmas!! Xo

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  27. you had a great year! im still dying to make that pie :) xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  28. omg I don't know which one is best, the marshmallow shake looks so rich and delicious, you have great recipes!

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  29. i want that first salad and i want.it.now!! (christmas food eating carrie has taken control of my appetite. HALP!)

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  30. So many great recipes!! Love how unique they all are...still so many to tackle in 2012!

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  31. Yum, I want to eat all of these! Happy New Year!

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  32. Gorgeous collection of recipes. Happy New Year! Very much looking forward to your future posts next year.

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  33. Fab & yummy recipes. Love the salad. I'm such a big fan of avocado. Happy New Year!

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  34. Wish I had the desire to cook like you. And the knowledge! :) Maybe I will aspire to do more cooking next year. Maybe..... :) Your dishes look amazing.

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  35. You just blew my mind with so many recipes, I will be pinning on your site for the 20 minutes ;)

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  36. Val--you're killing me! Here I am trying to get back in shape and you post all these yummy, yummy things--ha! I will definitely be trying some of these!

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  37. I mean where do i start - i want them all! AMAZING

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  38. Wow all of these recipes look incredible! You are making me hungry. Happy New Year.

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  39. I'm always looking for something fun to try, and a couple of these caught my eye. Thanks for the recipes!

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  40. I always enjoy seeing what a food bloggers favorites were at the end of the year. Your photos make everything that you prepare look so good that it is almost impossible to not rush into the kitchen and start cooking.

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  41. Oh my goodness all of those recipes look divine! I must try some of them. Letitia xx

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  42. Loved the sushi bowl!! I love sushi.. got to try it!

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  43. mmm, i wish i could take a bite, and a sip of all of them! they're all so beautiful and delicious looking!

    i hope you had a lovely holiday!

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  44. Wow! Your pictures are amazing!! Im going to have to try some of these out! your new follower
    -barbie @ Style of a Mrs.

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  45. Hi Val! I love your year in review and never tire of your gorgeous photos :) I must try the pina colada dip and mexican sub and california roll in a bowl!!!!

    I may have to do a review of my own. Such a great idea, especially for newer followers who may have missed out on some things.

    Happy New Year!!!

    Amy

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  46. Well! I now need to save this page on my computer for quick access to a full and yummy menu and ideas!!!! Wow. Thanks for the re-cap!
    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas...and BEST WISHES for this upcoming new year. Looking forward to it!

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  47. I remember so many of these. Your taste in food is fabulous! What a great year and hope you have another wonderful one in 2012.

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  48. Yum, yum and yum. I've made tomato, mozzarella salad before but the avacado sounds like an interesting twist. Those sherbert cups are adorable!! xo

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  49. I am definitely going to try your first recipe up there - I make a salad like that often, but I get so used to my own recipe/way of doing things that I'd love try others!!

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  50. Each of your food features looks so very good! Happy New Year!

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  51. Dear Val, I think you so are so talented and love how you share that talent on your awesome blog. Thanks for being a friend!
    xo

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  52. I am new to your blog so this is awesome. So much good stuff!!

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  53. So many great recipes! I have GOT to try that #1 salad!

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  54. I found your site via pinterest. Love your blog and have enjoyed creating many of your recipes. Wishing you all the best in 2012.

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  55. came here via skinny runner, looks amazing!! I bookmarked this! thanks!

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