Top 10 Recipes of 2011

Hi all, I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season. Mine, like I am sure everyone else’s was packed full and honestly is a bit of a blurr. I spent the last half of my Birthday(Christmas Eve) and into Christmas day cleaning up after my daughter who had the stomach virus. Poor little thing..who wants to be puking on Christmas? And then she gave it to me the day after Christmas..good times..good times. Let me just tell you that Red Robin tastes so much better going in than coming back out. ugggg

New Years Eve was great. My husband decided he wanted to have a party last minute. And by last minute, I mean the day before. Gotta love em’.
If you read this post, you know that none of my clothes fit me, so I began stressing out on what I was going to wear for the party. I mean, people usually get all fancied up for New Years.
So I decided to make our New Years party a PAJAMA Β party! Everyone had to come in the P.J’s. Sure, I still put on some make up, but let me tell you how comfy I was!!!!
I had too much to drink…doesn’t happen often, but when it does….good lord. Β Diet Coke and Cherry Flavored Vodka is VERY easy to chug down.
I was dancing all night long. One low point was, dancing to Beastie Boys- Brass Monkey with my dog under one arm and a wooden spoon in the other hand as a microphone.
I had fun


I am wishing each and everyone of you a Happy 2012.
I can’t thank you all enough for continually stopping by my blog and reading what I have to say. You all are very much appreciated. You make doing what I do worth every calorie!!!!

So onto my top 10 recipe/posts of 2011 (according to Google Analytics)

#10 Rustic Love Bird Wedding Cake
Lovebird wedding cake

For the more photos of this beautiful wedding cake I over to this post.

#9 Filet Mignon
For tips on how to cook the perfect Filet Mignon click here

#8 Sugar Cookie Tips and Icing Tips
decorated halloween cookies
For my Sugar Cookie and Icing tips head on over to here.


#7 Rice Pudding from Left Over Rice
This has been in the top 10 every year. This post was when my blog was only 3 months old!
Click here for the Rice Pudding Recipe

#6 Lemon Bars
Lemon Bars
Click here for the Lemon Bar Recipe

#5 Pretzel Rolo Turtles
For the recipe for the Pretzel Rolo Turtles click here.

#4 Ice Cream Bread
Ice cream Bread
Ice Cream Bread Recipe is here

#3 Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
The ever popular Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal recipe is here

#2 Antipasto Kabobs
Antipasto kabobs
Antipasto Kabobs are here

#1 Nutella Hot Chocolate- Sooooooooo Addictive and delicious. My Nutella Hot Chocolate was ALLLL over the web!
Nutella Hot Chocolate

Nutella Hot Chocolate recipe lives HERE


  1. 1

    Hi Leslie! Happy New Year! You’re amazing. That cake is stunning. Since I know you’re a runner I wanted to let you know I’m giving away a free Lululemon gift card on my blog! Would love if you won it πŸ™‚

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    SO glad you had a fun time for new years and I LOVE the pajama party! I bet you are fun with or without a few drinks! lol Happy New Year!

  3. 3

    I love them all but I really think I must vote for the hot cocoa…

  4. 4

    uh huh
    just send me the turtle thingees already

  5. 5

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Leslie! Looking forward to more recipes this year!

  6. 6

    the rice puddin sounds so good! everything looks delicious, specially the pumpkin oatmeal

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    That lemon bar is making my mouth water! I’m hoping it is a little chilly tomorrow, so I can try that Nutella hot chocolate – sounds amazing.

  8. 8

    Aw, no pictures of New Year’s Eve? πŸ˜‰
    Your kitchen skills rock, Lady! May you have a wonderful 2012!

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    I’ll vouch, that ice cream bread was delicious! I made a few batches myself πŸ™‚

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    Oh my goodness, that wedding cake is incredibly gorgeous! I can’t imagine how happy the bride was to receive the cake.

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    Love it all! Happy New Year!

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    —This food looks ***Out of This World.***
    I am definitely making the “Pretzel Rolo Turtles” WOWWWW.

  13. 13

    Love the recipes! I would also have loved to see you dancing with your dog and wooden spoon. Wearing Pj’s at a party are the best. Right now my clothes don’t fit so well either. I didn’t even comment on the other post because you look beautiful! happy new year!

  14. 14

    YUM! Everything looks SO good! Happy New Year, love!

  15. 15

    Happy New Year Leslie!! Love the idea of a pajama party – might as well be comfy while you’re getting tipsy – ha ha! Beautiful photos! I am totally trying the Diet Coke and cherry vodka combo soon, oh and maybe that Nutella hot chocolate too. And yes I also have a pink sewing machine – wish I knew how to use it πŸ™‚

  16. 16

    i have no trouble seeing why these were so popular! they all look amazing!

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    That pumpkin oatmeal is to die for…you don’t even want to know how many times I made that this fall!

    I must say, I love the idea of a New Year’s Eve pajama party! So much comfier than being stuffed into a dress and heels all night πŸ™‚

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    Girl, your photos…that cake…your food, it’s all stunning!!

    Smart girl about the pajamas!! I can’t fit into a damn thing right now, it’s depressing! Happy you lived it up, I would have been right there w you with a spatula singing to the Beasties, lol. My dogs too big though. πŸ˜‰

    Happy new year my friend! I hope we can finally meet in person this year!!

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    A wooden spoon and a dog. Awesome!

    BUT cherry Vodka and Diet Coke sounds like trouble πŸ™‚

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    Making it a pj party is brilliant – I can’t fit into my clothes right now either! I am glad you had so much fun. Thanks for leaving so many tasty ideas! Happy New Year!

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    I love that filet…and the turtle pretzel things…and the hot chocolate – oh my! Want. them. all. now!

  22. 22

    Leslie you have a great round up as well. The antipasto kabobs look so good. I so need to make that nutella hot chocolate. Pinning yours as well.

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    This is such a nice collection of recipes. Every one of them is a winner. I hope you all are feeling better. Have a great evening. Blessings…Mary


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