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!


Tracey @ The Kitchen is My Playground said...

Happy New Year, Lisa! I've got to give your white bean dip a try ... it looks yummy. I've linked up my "2011 Faves" post and one of my favorite simple appetizers - Warm Rosemary Olives. Wishing you and your family a fabulous 2012.

Noelle said...

That bean dips sounds good and those fish tacos, ok everything sounds and looks good!!!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

I love fish tacos! I'm pinning the white bean dip to try as a healthy snack...looks good!

A Vintage Vine said...

No kidding Lisa, I was just looking up homemade tortillas! I am going to try corn ones, I found a simple recipe, hopefully they will look as good as yours! I love fish tacos too! We had some on our honeymoon in Mexico and I have loved them every since, the dip looks so delish too!

Aimee said...

Great year indeed! Thanks for hosting each week!

Ashley said...

Thank you for hosting ladies! I too pinned the tacos and dip...can't wait to try them! Looking forward to many more Mangia Mondays!