Best of 2011

by Erin

As 2011 comes to a close, why not take a look back at what drew the most attention on The Spiffy Cookie over the year? I present to you, the best recipes of 2011 based on visitor views, comments and also some of my favorites that didn’t make the fan lists! Funny how different the lists are, but I just had to find an excuse to share more since it was hard dwindling my list to only 10 :-).

Best of 2011 – Most Visited

1. Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

2. Pumpkin Nutella Mini Cheesecake Bites

3. Baked Crazy Feta

4. Lunch Lady Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut Butter Honey Cookies

5. Peanut Butter, Banana & Nutella Bars

6. Cake Batter Fruit Dip

7. Strawberry Nutella Bread Pudding

8. Homemade Olive Garden Salad and Dressing

Homemade Olive Garden Salad and Dressing #olivegarden #takeoutfakeout

9. Nutella Fruit Dip

Nutella Fruit Dip 2

10. German Chocolate Brownies

Best of 2011 – Most Commented

1. Chicken Pot Pie Wellington

2. Biscoff Cheesecake Ice Cream

3. Funfetti Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes

4. Gingerbread Pancakes with Crumb Topping

5. Peanut Butter French Toast with Chocolate Syrup

6. Cosmic Brownies

Cosmic Brownies 2

7. Petri Dish Cookies

8. Fluffernutter Blondies

Fluffernutter Blondies with White Chocolate Chips

9. Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese with Caramelized Onions, Bacon and Apple

10. Butter Pecan with Brandy Ice Cream

Best of 20211- My Favorites

1. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Mini S’mores Pies

2. Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Lighter Cajun Chicken Alfredo with Penne and Broccoli

3. Brownie Fruit Pizza

Brownie Fruit Pizza 3

4. Double Cake Batter Truffle Ice Cream

5. Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Basil Roasted Peaches

Goat Cheese Cheesecake with Basil Roasted Peaches #peachcheesecake

6. Heart-Stuffed Shells in a Ricotta Sauce

7. Baklava Mousse Cups

8. Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches

9. Pumpkin Kissed Gingerbread Brownies

Pumpkin Gingerbread Brownies

10. Tomato-Pesto Pizza with Bail and Goat Cheese Stuffed Crust

Tomato-Pesto Pizza with Basil and Goat Cheese Stuffed Crust #pizzanight


Yudith @ Blissfully Delicious January 3, 2012 - 8:35 pm

Oh. Goodness. Tons of awesome looking dishes. Thanks for posting the round-up! Happy New Year’s Erin, wishing you tons of deliciousness in 2012.

Liz @ Southern Charm January 3, 2012 - 10:44 am

You had an awesome year of food in 2011! Can’t wait to see what you have in store for 2012!

Joanne January 3, 2012 - 6:22 am

I’ll take…one of each! No really.

They all look amazing! I can’t wait to see what new recipes you have in store for us this year!

Baker Street January 3, 2012 - 12:34 am

Peanut Butter banana and nutella bars are on my list for 2012. Everything looks divine. Happy New Year. xx

Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen January 2, 2012 - 2:36 pm

Mmmmm….what a delicious looking roundup! That Butter Pecan with Brandy Ice Cream is killing me right now! Yummy!!! :)

Jennifer | Mother Thyme January 2, 2012 - 12:29 pm

What a great lineup of recipes here! Thanks for the inspiration! Hope you have a fabulous New Year!

Miriam @ Overtime Cook January 1, 2012 - 11:58 pm

Is it just a coincidence that half of the most visited list included nutella?! ;-)

Happy New Year, Erin!

spiffycookie January 2, 2012 - 5:09 pm

Haha funny you point that out, because those were all also featured on bella nutella.

Aimee@Clevermuffin January 1, 2012 - 6:26 pm

A lovely walk down memory lane – and I have to say I must of missed the Funfetti Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes, because now they’re going on my must-make list!

Jenny @ Savour the Senses December 31, 2011 - 3:39 pm

A am drooling over all of these! Looks like you had a delicious year! Happy New Year!

Lori @ RecipeGirl December 31, 2011 - 9:28 am

I see that Nutella and Cake Batter were quite popular! Two of my favorite guilty pleasures! Happy New Year!

Kerstin December 30, 2011 - 9:32 pm

Such a lovely round up :) I should take those petri dish cookies to lab, I’m sure they’d be a big hit!

Joan December 30, 2011 - 7:02 pm

Great list and I got some new ideas! Thank you!!!!

Emily December 30, 2011 - 1:22 pm

That cake batter dip looks incredible! Almost too pretty to dip into. Almost. :)

Nicole, RD December 30, 2011 - 12:59 pm

I can see why those cream cheese chicken enchiladas were such a hit…they look incredible! And I LOL’ed at “Petri Dish Cookies” – that is totally what they look like!!

spiffycookie December 30, 2011 - 4:41 pm

I loved those cookies. They were so fun and a hit at lab!

Vicki @ WITK December 30, 2011 - 10:25 am

You’ve made some pretty awesome recipes this year! I love your chicken pot pie wellingtons. They look so good and a definite must make! Here’s to a great 2012, full of more delicious!

Cassie December 30, 2011 - 10:14 am

I want those heart-stuffed shells in ricotta…think I’m hungry for lunch already. Great roundup, Erin. Also great to “meet” you this year. Looking forward to your posts in 2012. Happy new year, my friend!

Shannon from Healthiful Balance December 30, 2011 - 9:52 am

WOW! So many great recipes..I wouldnt know where to start!!! :)

amanda @ fake ginger December 30, 2011 - 8:05 am

Awesome list! Those pancakes and that pizza both made me hungry!


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