Wow, so 2011 went by fast, right? As I was scrolling through the recipes from this year I couldn’t believe that I made some of these in 2011, they feel like ages ago!
People often ask me what *my* favorite recipes are, so I’ve decided to compile a list of my favorites from this year. Sure, I like everything that I post, but there are just some recipes that really make me say “WOW,” some recipes that I’m just dying to make again. I tried to make it a list of ten, but that was pretty much impossible, so you get 20 instead.
If you haven’t tried any Budget Bytes recipes yet, this list is a great place to start.
So, here they are, in chronological order:
This easy, almost no-knead cinnamon raisin bread is super easy and had me starting every day with a smile. A slice or two toasted with some peanut butter made for a quick, delicious, and filling breakfast. And it’s got way less sugar than store bought cinnamon raisin bread.
Not only is this a reader favorite, but it also won second place in a recipe contest run by the North Carolina Sweet Potato Commission! And from what I hear, kids like ’em too!
This one has been kind of hit and miss with readers but I absolutely adored it! It was fast, easy, only required a few ingredients, and is packed with vegetables. I literally couldn’t keep out of it. I kept going back for more.
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a fan of corn, but this totally changed my mind. Roasting the corn made the flavor deep and sweet and keeping the husks on during roasting kept all of the juices locked inside. The honey chili butter wasn’t so bad either ;)
Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day, savory breakfasts in particular. Eggs are one of my top 3 favorite foods and preparing them this way is just like icing on the cake. So much flavor! I’d eat it every day if I could.
This recipe practically sparked a frenzy on pinterest, and for good reason. It’s one of those recipes that is nearly fool-proof and so delicious that your whole family will love it. I love it every bit as much as all of you do.
You might have to be a bean fan to appreciate this one, but seriously, it’s GOOD. Every time I make this I find myself standing over the slow cooker just shoveling it into my mouth. Sorry, I know you didn’t need that mental image.
If you’re like me and you live for super potent flavors, you’ll love this. It’s light and fresh but very colorful, thanks to the tangy lime juice, fresh cilantro, and spicy red onions. Plus, it gets better every day as it has time to marinate in the fridge.
So there they are, my top 20 recipes from 2011. But you know what I liked even better? Getting to know all of you. Budget Bytes wouldn’t exists without such a wonderful group of readers. I don’t consider you just onlookers, but active participants in this adventure. Thank you for being there, for sharing your ideas and experiences, and just being wonderful in general. HAPPY NEW YEAR!