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top ten recipes of 2011

Babaganoush Soup

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This year, like last, I’ll be doing a series of end of the year “top 10” posts. It’s nearly impossible to sum up everything that’s happened in the past year (yikes, remember this?!), but I think this photo slideshow does a great job. Yum.

The meals in the photos above are my top ten favorite (and most popular!) recipes that I’ve blogged about in 2011.


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  • Maggie
    December 15, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Am I being totally obtuse or are there no links to the original recipes?

    I love the quinoa, black bean, and citrus salad, I’ve made it several times this year!

    • jenna
      December 15, 2011 at 12:00 pm

      no, I’m sorry there’s not! It’s more just a photo slideshow of the meals.

      • Melissa
        December 18, 2011 at 8:39 am

        Great post ! thanks!!
        do you have them online I guess?

  • Lindsay {life and kitchen}
    December 15, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Maggie – yep, same problem. I need to know the twist in the chicken parm! 🙂

  • Annalisa
    December 15, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Where’s the recipes? If I click on the image, I get just the image? Can you link them? Also, while I like your blog, the set up of this post is annoying to click through. If I can see them all on one screen, it’s way easier to read. Thanks!

    • Alyssa
      December 17, 2011 at 9:30 am

      There is nothing wrong with her blog….

      • Abby
        December 17, 2011 at 7:32 pm

        Do you believe in even the simplest form of CONSTRUCTIVE criticism? Or a simple opinion, for that matter? She never said anything was “wrong” with this blog, rather just a small technical issue. In fact, she said “I like your blog.” … (See, I can be snarky with ellipses, too…)

  • Laura @ She Eats Well
    December 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    You have no desserts on there! Just an observation. 🙂

    Thanks for the inspiration. I have a Kabocha squash sitting on my table and now I shall make your Red Curry dish! Perfect for this chilly weather.

  • Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy
    December 15, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    This post just made me very hungry, I want to be off work right now so I can go cook! The red curry dish looks fantastic, and Elvis Granola yum!

  • Lauren @ What Lauren Likes
    December 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    yum! Great post! So many delish recipes to try 😀

  • Lisa @ Life in Green
    December 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Good stuff! I’ve made 3 out of the 10.

  • Blog is the New Black
    December 15, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    They are all tasty-looking! YUM!

  • Cait's Plate
    December 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

    Gah! They all look even more delicious than they did the first time around!

  • Jen
    December 15, 2011 at 1:51 pm

    Yes, I triple the vote for linkage please – it makes it easier and efficient for the blog and newcomers.

    Love the top 10 post ideas though! What do you base your top 10 on? Taste, convenience, most easily made?

  • Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    December 15, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Ok they all look great but no real desserts were included (Elvis Granola doesn’t count)… and my sweet tooth is begging you to compile your top 10 desserts of the year..not just meals (b/c meals are just something to eat til I can eat dessert..ha!)

  • Jenn
    December 15, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Great post! I was wondering too… Could you create a book tab? I’ve been searching looking through your recommendations and it would be awesome to have them handy. What do you think? Thanks!

  • Kelsey @aslolife
    December 15, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    Yum, thanks for a year of wonderful recipes! And thanks for teaching me about using fresh uncooked corn too–its my favorite!

  • molly l.
    December 15, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    please tell me you’re going to do Top 10 Desserts, right?!?! 🙂

    • jenna
      December 15, 2011 at 2:56 pm

      of course!!!

      • Rachel
        December 16, 2011 at 7:51 pm

        Woohoo! Can you add links to those? 🙂

  • Bev Weidner
    December 15, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Chicken. Tortilla. Soup. Is. My. Husband.

  • Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    December 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    I love food slideshows. 😀 Pictures say a 1000 words, right?

  • Linda
    December 15, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    Thanks for giving me a dinner idea for tomorrow evening. The chicken parmesan with a twist looks and sounds delish. Just wanted you to know that I have LOVED every recipe I have found on your site. 😉

    • jenna
      December 16, 2011 at 8:04 am

      aw thank you!

  • Jenn
    December 16, 2011 at 7:29 am

    My fav was the Black Bean, Quinoa Salad! My friends loved it, too!
    Thanks for another great 2011 with yummy recipes:)

  • Lauren from Lauren's Latest
    December 16, 2011 at 8:12 am

    That Farro Risotto looks amazing! I can’t believe I didn’t see that one before!

  • Genna Fulber
    December 16, 2011 at 11:27 am


    Love your site and can’t wait to try some…or all of your recipes! I can’t seem to find the recipe for the Saucy Pulled Pork; can you point me in the right direction?!

    The Financeable Goddess

  • Genna Fulber
    December 16, 2011 at 11:30 am

    Nevermind….found it 🙂

  • sarah@spinach and spice
    December 16, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Thanks for the round-up, Jenna!
    My Mom’s favorite dish is chicken parmesan.. My dad’s is chicken tortilla soup!
    Cannot wait to try both of your recipes 🙂
    If they come even close to the white chicken chili and baked beans with kale, they’ll be a hit in this household!

  • Katya
    December 18, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I definitely recommend that you add recipe links to any future slide-show type posts you do. It provides little value to readers to simply look at pictures of things you made in the past and then have to search themselves to find the recipe. Besides, it would even increase your page views so you would benefit as well.

  • Pam
    December 28, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    These all look so great!! Awesome list.