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A Year in Cooking

December 27, 2011

Did you miss any of my recipes this year? Don’t worry — here’s a summary of what I cooked in 2011. The numbers in each photo correspond to the recipe link below.

Be sure to check out my reorganized Cooking page. All recipes are categorized and described by the recipe name. Go on … check out what you missed in 2010!

1)  Magical Candy Cane Kiss Cookies

2)  Saucepan Spaghetti

3)  Patriotic Ice Cream

4)  Penne with Havarti and Kalamata Olives

5)  Birthday Cake Cookies

6)  Lemon Biscotti

7)  Creamed Corn

8)  Lemon Chicken Pitas (crock pot)

9)  Candy Corn Cookies

10) Pumpkin Muffins

11) Cornbread Stuffing (crock pot)

12) Pulled Pork Tacos (crock pot)

13) Best Brussels Sprouts

14) Candy Corn Bark

15) Pumpkin Praline Dessert

16) Yukon Gold Latkes (This post was from 2010; but I made the same latkes this Hanukkah)

17) Cake Bites

18) Moo Shoo Pork Burgers

19) Lasagna in the Crock Pot

20) Healthy Chinese Fried Rice

21) Gingerbread House

22) Cranberry Zinfandel Sauce

23) Rolled Beef Tacos

24) Patriotic Jello Stars

25) Cinnamon Dolce Waffles

26) Penna a la Vodka

27) Spinach Mushroom Lasagna (crock pot)

28) Peppermint Brownies

29) Pumpkin Roulade Cake with Ginger Buttercream

30) Patriotic Cupcakes

31) Southwestern Turkey Burgers

32) Goat Cheese Tart

33) Lemon Cream Pasta

34) Balsamic Salad Dressing

35) Peppermint Swirl Cupcakes

36) Baked Chimichangas

50 Comments leave one →
  1. December 27, 2011 3:20 am

    Looks so yummy :9

  2. December 27, 2011 3:43 am

    Very very cool post!! I will be making sure I have everyone! Great retrospective!

    • December 28, 2011 8:31 pm

      Thanks, Julia. Hope you find some good dinners (or desserts 🙂

  3. December 27, 2011 4:53 am

    Oh, great idea! I love the way you did the pictures! Maybe I’ll pull something for my dinner from your list. 🙂

    • December 28, 2011 8:32 pm

      Let me know what you make. I always love reading your menus!

  4. December 27, 2011 5:27 am

    This is such a great resource. Thank you! And I love that you added the little crock pot symbol.

    • December 28, 2011 8:32 pm

      Thanks, Shary. Hope you can use it. Thanks Moncia for the crock pot symbol idea 😉

  5. December 27, 2011 5:58 am

    Listing all your recipes of the year on one post is an awesome idea. Well done! Thanks for sharing these great recipes with us. 🙂

    • December 28, 2011 8:33 pm

      You’re welcome. Thanks for reading me through the year.

  6. December 27, 2011 6:33 am

    I agree, what a great idea! How did you do the photo collage? Was it with Linkz? Very cool! I got your comment on my blog too, about change. I could relate to what you said–when you DO go through a big change and work through the fear, it feels good and makes you realize you CAN do it. Then when another thing comes up, you are bolstered by that previous effort and the next one isn’t so hard. I have felt that too and it DOES help me with the changes I know are coming up this year! Thanks for the reminder. Happy New Year, Leah!

    • December 28, 2011 8:35 pm

      I used Picnik to make the photo collage. I LOVE Picnik. It’s free for the basic level. The collage costs a membership fee, but it’s well worth it.

      I’m glad my comments on your post helped. Good luck to you and I know you can do it!

  7. December 27, 2011 6:39 am

    great post!! you are one talented woman!

  8. December 27, 2011 7:20 am

    I just found you through Ann at Cooking Healthy for Me….and I love the concept of your blog! Fabulous recipes and though I’m sorry I missed the last 365 days….I’ll be sure to follow the next! : )

    • December 28, 2011 8:35 pm

      Thanks, Anne. I’m so glad you came by. I’m a big fan of Ann too. Looking forward to reading more from you!

  9. December 27, 2011 7:29 am

    Yum and now I am hungry – fun post, great layout and thank you, sweet pea, for the links – You ROCK!


    • December 28, 2011 8:39 pm

      Thanks, MJ. Let me know if you try any of the recipes.

  10. December 27, 2011 7:53 am

    Cool graphic!

  11. December 27, 2011 10:03 am

    Fun, thanks!

  12. homespicelife permalink
    December 27, 2011 11:04 am

    Great idea! I’m new to your blog, so looking forward to checking out your archives, starting with these!

    • December 28, 2011 8:40 pm

      Thanks so much. I love your blog. Glad we found each other!

  13. December 27, 2011 1:46 pm

    awesome! thanks for sharing!

  14. December 27, 2011 1:49 pm

    sorry, wrong permalink

  15. December 27, 2011 6:38 pm


    That is so cool. And I love the way you highlighted the recipes in this post. Leah, you are SO talented!

    • December 28, 2011 8:40 pm

      Thanks, Varina! Appreciate your nice words.

  16. December 27, 2011 9:41 pm

    It was a GREAT year! How fun it is to look back and see what you’ve made! I particularly remember the crockpot lasagna…the first dish I ever re-made from another blog and your jack in the box cupcakes – that was brilliant!

    • December 28, 2011 8:41 pm

      I remember and I’m so honored you made it! Looking forward to seeing what make in 2012!

  17. December 27, 2011 10:12 pm

    Impressive list and beautiful display of your recipes for the year. Congratulations!

    • December 28, 2011 8:42 pm

      Thanks so much! Looking forward to see what I whip up in 2012.

  18. December 27, 2011 10:48 pm

    Beautiful pictures

  19. December 28, 2011 5:23 am

    I awarded you the Kreativ Blog Award! 🙂

    • December 28, 2011 6:38 pm

      PS — After looking through your recipes and the fantastic photos, now I am starving. This post is great! A one-stop shop for dinner inspiration.

      • December 28, 2011 8:42 pm

        Thanks so much for the nice words and the Kreativ Blog Award! Can’t wait to check it out. Thanks for your support in 2011!

  20. December 28, 2011 7:35 am

    This is amazing, Leah! Such a great idea to summarize your best recipes, and as always, your photos are mouthwatering! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. December 28, 2011 10:03 am

    So many amazing recipes. Thank you!

    • December 28, 2011 8:43 pm

      You’re welcome. And always happy to give you some crock pot recipes.

  23. December 28, 2011 11:52 am

    Leah, thanks for putting all your recipes in one easy to access post! I had a look at the chimichanga recipe and swooned! I haven’t had one of those in three years! I’m looking forward to making your recipe and bookmarking the ones I’m not familiar with! 🙂

    • December 28, 2011 8:44 pm

      Thanks, Bella. I’m so glad it’s helpful. Those chimichangas are so good! I hope they live up to your expectation!

  24. December 28, 2011 7:47 pm

    Great post. It’s fun looking back.

  25. January 10, 2012 3:07 pm

    I am looking forward to trying some this month 🙂 this looks delicious!!


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