Wow, another year here and gone! It’s amazing how the older… ahem, more mature I get…the faster the years just roll on by. 2011 has been such a wonderful year for my family and I! Starting with the celebration of my 10 year wedding anniversary with that wonderful man of mine! Then there was that happiest most emotional day when my best friend delivered her beautiful baby boy Alex and turned her family of three into four, and who could forget when Simply Scratch was blog of the month on Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution? How. Cool. Is. That?! The icing on this cake {or year} of awesomeness was becoming a Tasty Kitchen contributor, to be among some of the best of the best on TK is truly an honor! Whatever’s next… BRING IT ON!!

I’m super excited for 2012 and all the possibilities that comes along with it. A two-year bloggerversary… a blog re-design, but most of all I’m excited for another whole year of delicious recipes! This weekend I’ll be ringing in the New Year with my friends in the ER, but before I go I wanted to share with you… the top “most viewed” and a few of my personal favorite recipes of 2011.

Drum roll please….

Parmesan Garlic Bread
{Who needs the frozen kind? This bread is my most viewed recipe at 727,018 views and still going strong!}

Bacon Potato Hash
{It’s what’s for breakfast!}

Peanut Butter M&M Pretzel Kisses
{Salty, sweet… my life is complete… hey that rhymed!}

Jalapeno Popper Grilled Cheese
{Jalapeno popper in grilled cheese form… seriously! This sammie was hot like fire on Foodgawker!}

Homemade Barbecue Sauce 
{Better than Sweet Baby Ray’s fo shizzle}

Creamy Lemon and Chive Farfalle
{A boozy pasta dish! You may have seen this here}

Italian Pasta Bake
{Quick and easy… that’s what I’m talkin’ bout!}

Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars with Salty Pretzel Crust
{Do I even need to comment? The title says it all}

Banana Bread… A New Twist on an Old Recipe
{roasted bananas, streusel topping… dear lord!}

Lemongrass Bars with Coconut Shortbread Crust
{ Bon Appétit featured/linked this post on their online magazine… it made me feel slightly famous!}

I think it’s safe to say… pasta, cheese and baked goods is where it’s at.

Please be safe and have a blast ringing in of the New Year! I love you all!

Happy New Year!!