Thursday, December 29, 2011

Twelve Favorites of 2011

It is hard to believe that another year has flown by!  I can't believe that it is almost 2012.  This time last year I swore off sugary foods.  In reviewing the posts, I lasted until the first of January when I posted an amazing and easy Black Forest Trifle.


There is a reason...isn't there always!  I was assigned dessert for our New Year's Eve dinner get-together.  After that I did make it to the end of the month before indulging....good thing swearing off sugar wasn't a resolution, I would have failed miserably.  Moving on....I want to share some of my favorites from 2011.

There was a wonderful Dutch Cheese Soup from last winter that I will need to make again.  It was delicious and perfect for a cold January.


Another winter favorite of mine was the Steak and Guinness Pie....so comforting!


And then...Cookies and Cream Cupcakes...cupcake oh cupcake you are so divine!


Seafood Gratin was a smash with the Gourmet Group.


And then...Individual "Little Fella Cheesecakes"!


As things warmed up, I discovered Rum, Date, and Pecan Ice Cream.  Yummy!


A variation of my usual Chicken Picatta was delicious!


I can't leave out my favorite salad of the year:   Crab, Mango and Avocado Towers!


I learned how to prepare scallops!  Scallops Provençal has become a regular part of our rotation!  They are delicious!




My favorite Sweet Mustard Shrimp Appetizer is made over and over...it is so delicious and a perfect do-ahead dish!




We do tend to eat a lot of seafood so I cannot let the year's favorites slip by without mentioning Salmon and Tomatoes in Papillote!  Perfection!




I wish all of you a blessed New Year!  

10 comments:

  1. What a lovely round-up of delicious goodness. I could eat seafood everyday if it was as pretty as you've presented.

    Hope you have a wonderful new year filled with good health and much happiness.
    Sam

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  2. I'll take a serving of each.... please.

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  3. Delicious recap! I'm making a copy of the Seafood Gratin for our gourmet group too. Happy New Year!

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  4. Life without sweets??? Gulp... not in my world:@) Your posts look great, chicken picatta is on my list of things to make this year! Happy New Year Kate-enjoy:@)

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  5. Fun colorful festive post..some of my favorites..Have a great new year! All the best.

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  6. OK, I just ate and now you have me hungry again. How I would love many of these cooked for me. Will you come and be my personal chef? Wouldn't that be nice to have a personal chef? I try to convince my husband, but he just doesn't quite make the grade. Happy New Year!

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  7. Those are some great highlights! I'd love to taste them all. Here's to many more delicious recipes in the year to come. Happy New Year!

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  8. All your dishes looks simply delicious - wonderful photos - my mouth was watering - Happy New Year
    Mary x

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  9. They all look delicious, Kate. I am going to check out the soup and seafood gratin.
    Happy 2012!
    Cooking as a family sounds wonderful!

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