2010 Year in Recipe Review

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by Chris on December 31, 2010


With my easily distracted self, I spend a good chunk of last night writing a way-too-wordy end-of-the-year post in between fixing something to eat, snapping pictures, texting, and who knows what else.  Then a tweet that came across my Twitter feed by @queenaftan, a choreographer (I believe) in Atlanta that sums up everything I was trying to say…in 140 or so characters. So, off to the backspace button I went and the paragraphs I prepared were deleted in a flash. The new words of wisdom for 2011?

I feel like when a new year comes in, so should a new YOU! Lessons-learned, mistakes-acknowledged, people who are toxic to you-discarded, spirituality-stronger, weights-lifted, love-attained, peace-required, happiness-priority! Look out for the new me! :)

With 2011 is just hours away and as I come out of the fog that was 2010, I am going to repeatedly revisit the above tweet.  The one change I will make?  I am not out make a new me, just a revised me.  Why?  The me I am, when at my best, is pretty damn cool,  smart, and pretty well liked, I think.  But, I have let outside variables get in my head.  No longer, though.  This is my year to be selfish…and maybe even a bit forward.  Anyone who can’t/won’t get on board? I say, exit the train now because the only way off  after today is to jump.

That being said, let’s jump into the Top 10 Recipes/Posts of 2010 viewed on Mele Cotte.  The recipes below are noted from #10 to #1. Admittedly, there were several surprises, as a few of my favorites were much lower on the list.  What do you think? Do you have any favorite recipes you have seen, and/or even tried, here that aren’t noted?

#10 Starbuck’s Cranberry Bliss Bars

#9 Mini Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cakes with Orange Blossom Glaze

#8 Grilled Sliders w/ Warmed Raspberry Cabbage Slaw

#7 Butternut Squash Soufflé

#6 Roasted Pumpkin Pasta Sauce

#5 Smoked Salmon Pate

#4 Peppermint Fudge

#3 Blueberry Cupcakes

#2  Red Wine Ice Cream

#1  Amaretti Cookies w/ Homemade Almond Paste

Thank you for all your support this year, as well as in past years.  I am looking forward to 2011 and excited to see what gets cooked up in the kitchen.  Happy New Year everyone!

Top picture of the recipe book pulled from http://www.dietsinreview.com/
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Kalynskitchen December 31, 2010 at 10:38 AM

They all look so tasty. Wishing you all the best in 2011!

Lori @ RecipeGirl December 31, 2010 at 10:43 AM

I’m going with that Peppermint Fudge as my fave. Looks entirely yummy! Happy New Year!

Mele Cotte January 4, 2011 at 8:46 PM

That was a good one, Lori. :) Will be made over and over in my house, for sure.

Maria December 31, 2010 at 10:52 AM

So many tasty eats!! Happy New Year to you! I hope we can meet up in 2011:)

Mele Cotte January 4, 2011 at 8:48 PM

Thanks Maria! Happy New Year to you and Josh.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) January 1, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Love your goals. I hope 2011 is a wonderful year for you.

susan January 2, 2011 at 9:11 AM

that is one terrific roundup. i, too, love the quote by queenaften. it is my goal to live each day with the glass half full…trying to spread that philosophy onto my kids! Happy New Year and Cheers to 2011!

Mele Cotte January 4, 2011 at 8:50 PM

I like that goal, Susan. 1/2 full….need to work on that myself. Happy New Year!

Bren January 9, 2011 at 11:51 PM

how in the world did i miss 9,8,7,6 AND 5… i’m mad over here!! argh… nice round up!

Alexia March 15, 2011 at 8:34 PM

Wow! These look great!!!!

Mele Cotte March 15, 2011 at 10:22 PM

Thanks Alexia!

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