101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Top Posts For 2011

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Top Posts For 2011

For 2010 I had two Top Ten lists. One was the most popular posts and the other my choices. There was some overlap but not a lot. This year I'm doing my personal top ten but will start out with a few of the most popular.
This year there are two outstanding posts and one static page in terms of popularity.

THE MOST POPULAR - in reverse order
#3 The Recipe Index

Yep it is extremely popular. Almost always in the top 2-3 visited pages on any day. A very big surprise to me but everyone seems to enjoy it.

#2 Simple Oven Baked BBQ Split Chicken Breasts

This is just what the title says. An extremely simple over bake BBQ chicken. This would have been in my top ten but now I have a spot for another recipe.

#1 Simple Crock Pot Chicken Stew

Sometimes you get a surprise. Sometimes it's a huge surprise. I love this stew and everybody else apparently agrees. This is usual #1 or #2 on any Google search for crock pot or slow cooker chicken stew. About 15% of blog traffic comes from this one post.  You too can spend about 15 minutes prep time and have this tasty dish to keep you warm this winter.

This is somewhat like picking your favorite child. But here we go.

#10 BBQ Shredded Pork Loin in the Oven
Lean, healthy and tasty. A shredded pork from loin for a few or for masses. Cut the recipe down or triple it as needed.

 #9 Chicken Parmesan

It is a wonderful company recipe and I have used it several times as the evening meal before a major holiday like Thanksgiving or Christmas. Great for casual dining and conversation with wine.

#8 Simple and Excellent Crock Pot Beef Stew

I love beef. I like pork and chicken but I LOVE beef. Too much Iowa in me I guess.  I present to you the best beef stew I have ever had... thick, meaty with wonderful taste plus it's simple and easy to make.

#7 Crockpot Southwest Pork Tenderloin Chili

I have always said that pork and Mexican are made to go together. Well, I just proved it again. With only 10 minutes of prep, a crock pot and 8 hours, you can have a very healthy wonderful taste meal.
With only about 3-4 grams of fat per serving this will fit any diet. But I don't want you to think of this as a diet dish. This will blow any other chili out of the water on taste.

#6 Spicy Garlic Grilled Split Chicken Breast

An explosion of taste. I have so many split chicken breast recipes it was hard to choose but this one rose to the top.

#5 Spicy Mexican Shredded Pork Tostadas (Tinga)

A highly modified ATK recipe that has become a household favorite. Packed with taste and just what Mexican means to me.

#4 Cheddar Bay Biscuits a la Red Lobster
My own take on these pure evil little devils. Give them a try tonight. In fact I just had them again a few hours ago.

#3 Spicy Taco Meat Less than 25 Minutes

Absolutely wonderful taco meat. Once you do this you will never go back to the package mix.
#2 Oven Baked Kansas City BBQ Beef Brisket

Simple and wonderful BBQ the way it should be with little fuss and muss.

#1 Carrot Cake Cookies with Cream Cheese Frosting

Death by carrot cookie is my choice when I have to go. And double the cream cheese frosting please.

That's it for now. I hope you all enjoy this review.  Our diets starts today and I'm back to 60 plus hour weeks. Posts may be few and far between for a while but this is my mental break so we will see how it goes.

Have a wonderful 2012


January 1 2012




At January 7, 2012 at 8:49 PM , Blogger Jill | Dulce Dough said...

What a great Top 10! Happy New Year!


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