2011 was a great year for us! I harvested another 100 pounds of vegetables from my tiny city backyard, raised some cute chickens, moved to a beautiful town and met several new friends! Its been a good year indeed. 2012 is going to be interesting, that’s for sure! More to come about our plans for this year. For now, onto other things.
Thanks to a nifty end of the year report that WordPress so graciously provided me I know that these were my most popular posts of 2011.
#1. Giant Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies – Yea, this is America, of course the chocolate chip cookie is the most popular.
#2. Asparagus and Gruyère Tart – Oh so cheesy and yummy. Asparagus season is in just a couple of months!
#3. Red Lentil Dal – Wonderful for a stuffy head and nose.
#4. Strawberry Cake – Perfect for summer parties… or to hoard for yourself.
#5. No Bake Chocolate Tart – Written in 2010 but came up #5 for most popular in 2011. I have to say its one of my favorite posts to date. The tart is great too.
I have to add some of my own favorites to the list. How about…
– Plum Jam – Hands down, my favorite jam.
– Camp Chicken and Corn + Camp Menus – I love camping. I love camp cooking even more. Add a bunch of rain for a real adventure.
– Oven Fries – I love these oven fries. I make them almost every week.
– Pull Apart Cinnamon Bread – I have been craving this. So perfect for winter. Not so perfect for my after the holidays figure.
This year I have two blog goals. One is to share more of the great lunch and dinner recipes I make on a regular basis. I have loads of recipes that I make repeatedly from memory. I want to get those written down for my family to have. My dad often cooked from memory and its taken me 4 years to figure out a close match to his pinto bean recipe, which, by the way, I will be blogging about in the next week or so.
My second goal goes back to my original motive for starting this blog, which was to figure out and/or collect my favorite family recipes, like my Dad’s pinto beans, and blog them for us all to enjoy. I would love to have enough for a little book of family recipes by the end of the year. We will see!