1. Easy Skillet Apple Pie
With 1603 page views this recipe was actually a review of a recipe that I saw in Southern Living Magazine. By lining a cast iron skillet with a ready made pie crust this southern classic is done in no time.
2. Double Caramel Peaches
This blog post received 1188 pageviews as part of Food Network's FN Dish Summer Fest. Peaches are cooked in homemade caramel and then used to top angel food cake then whipped cream and a creamy Mexican caramel called Cajeta.
3. Gooey Butter Cookies
The recipe for these cookies, which are a take off on a gooey butter cake, received 487 pageview.
4. Christmas Cake Designs
This blog post (which got 361 page views) was all about tips to decorate holiday cakes.
5. Sausage, Spinach and Ricotta Cannelloni
This blog post was part of Food Network's FN Dish for recipes highlighting spinach. Scratch made cannelloni shells were filled with Italian sausage, ricotta and spinach. It received 313 page views.
6. Baking a Pie in a Pumpkin
A novel twist on pumpkin pie. The custard is baked in the pumpkin. This blog post received 263 page views.
7. Curried Pumpkin Soup
I was surprised that this recipe got as big a response as it did. I'm not much for curry but it married well with pumpkin in the soup that was pretty much an experiment. This blog received 232 page views.
8. Potato Canapes
This recipe was featured on Food Network's FN Dish Summer Fest. A quick, easy and delicious appetizer or snack for game time. This blog post received 231 page views.
9. Carlo's Bakery
As part of our trip to meet Rachael Ray at a book signing we stopped by Carlo's bakery (home of the Cake Boss seen on TLC) to buy some goodies which included cannolis, chocolate cake and amazing cookies. Couldn't pass up a chance to visit this famous and delicious destination. This blog post received 223 page views.
10. Trip to the CIA
Yes that's me on the left at the Culinary Institute of America. Last September I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the day at the institute, meet chefs and take a class. It was one of the most special days of my life. I've never been anywhere before where I felt more at home. This blog post received 160 page views.
That's it! My most popular blog posts of 2011.
In the next couple weeks the blog will go through a major transformation, so I hope you continue to visit and read, and I'll try to come up with interesting and delicious blog posts.