Mangia Mondays:: Favorites of 2011

Welcome to the first Mangia Monday of Twenty-Twelve!

If you’re new to Mangia Mondays, it’s a blog hop that I humbly co-host with the extraordinary chef Kristin of Delightfully Dowling.  {If you haven’t seen them before, be sure to check out her amazing tie-dye cupcakes!}

2011 was the dawn of Mangia Mondays and wow – did all of you amaze us with your delicious recipes!  I tried many of them and learned some new kitchen tricks along the way.  If you’ve linked up a recipe along the way, thank you for participating and making this blog-hop so much fun!

To say goodbye to 2011 I thought I’d share with you some of the more popular recipes I posted this year.

Fish Tacos with Homemade Tortillas 
I was inspired to make these after Mark took me to California for my 40th.  {Oh to be in Laguna Niguel again – you Californians are so lucky with that weather!}

A Grandmother’s Apple Pie
While I’m kind of spazzy with making the top crust look pretty, this was one deeelicious tasting pie.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Casserole 
I wish I could show you what this looks like, but my family inhales it as soon as it comes out of the oven!!!  This is a great dessert if you have a hankering for dessert but no eggs in the house!

My friend B showed us how to make this addictive dip that is made with cannelini beans – high in fiber, low in fat, and double the iron of beef.  A yummy snack despite the fact that it has nutritional value!
Do you have any amazing recipes to share from 2011?  I’d love to try them!
Link up below or share in comments.
Hope you’re new year is off to a great start.  Thanks for visiting today!