Friday, December 31, 2010

The Year in Review

This is it. The last day of the year. Out with the old and brace yourself for the new. As a wrap-up of the year, I'm going to highlight some of my favorite things I blogged about the past 12 months. Let me know in the comments if I forgot to mention something you particularly loved. And if you'd like to leave a link to the favorite thing you've made this year, please do so!

January

Berry Powerful Bars

I love this bars and my kids get super happy every time I make them. It's so much cheaper than buying them in the store plus you have total control over ingredients. No BHT, unless you really want to add it.


February

Valentine's Checkerboard Red Velvet Cake

For the amount of kitchen time and recipe juggling this one took, the checkerboard cake wins. It looked stunning and tasted wonderful, plus it was a learning experience, my dress rehearsal for The Wedding Cake

An honorable mention had to go to the Double Decker Creme Brulée, though. Delicious!


March

Siren Peanut Butter Cookies

Cookies + peanut butter = fabulous! Need I say more?



April

Peanut Butter Whoopie Pies

Not only were these finger-licking delicious, I even got a special request from a friend to make these for her daughter's school's bake sale. She said they were gone in a flash.


May

Chococlate Cherry Brownies with Chocolate Ganache

Really, the name says it all.


June

Strawberry Macaron Pops

A fun twist on a classic macaron, and oh so cute!


July

Eden - ain't she purdy?

Although the Lemon Icebox Cake was pretty wonderful, the birth of my granddaughter was much more amazing.


August

Marionberry Honey Pops

What's better than a popsicle? Making it yourself!


September

Fruit Tarts

I was so pleased with how well these turned out. They looked elegant enough to serve at a luncheon, but we just pretty much scarfed them down because they were delicious, too.


October

Salted Peanut Brownies

In looking through my old posts I realize I have a brownie addiction. But seriously, how can you turn down the combination of chocolate, peanuts, and salt? Not happenin'.


November

White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Generous chunks of white chocolate make these irresistible!


December

Truly I've Been Good Cookies

I loved the taste and texture of these cookies. Dense, moist, and with a taste that draws you back for just one more. Or two.

As you can see, it's been a great year. And looking back over all my baked treats, I've come to one conclusion - I need to go work out! See you next year!

12 comments:

bellini valli said...

I can see that it has been a year of many delicious sweets Lynn. I look forward to all the promise of 2011 and perhaps sharing a table.

scrambledhenfruit said...

It has definitely been a delicious year for you, and I know the highlight was that sweet baby! Wishing you and your family all the best in the coming new year. :)
~betty

MommaMindy said...

u.r. amazing. i gained 5 pounds just reading this blog today....oh my!

Jennifer Jo said...

That baby takes the cake.

Happy New Year's!

Julie said...

Beautiful desserts and precious baby! Happy New Year!

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Debbie said...

All those desserts are just so delicious looking. I love that fruit tart! The little bundle of joy is of course the cutest!!!!! Happy New Year to you and your family!

Peabody said...

Happy New Year Lynn! I bet July was your favorite month. :)
Here is to a happy and healthy 2011.

Aimée said...

Baker extraordinaire, that you are.

Happy New Year!

Elle said...

Happy New Year Lynn! I like that so many are cookies! !

LyB said...

Happy New Year, Lynn! May it be filled with joy, happiness and lots of time for baking! :)

Libbie said...

Oh wow! I, being sooo pregant should not be looking at all these goodies! I am pretty sure I will be back tomorrow to print some recipies :) Very dangerous :)