Happy New Year! I can’t wait to see what 2012 has in store for us. As I was reminiscing about 2011 and looking at your favorites for the year, I decided to share the favorites at our house.

I tried to pick a variety of flavors and easily could have picked a couple more that I really love, but I think the five I picked are a pretty good selection of the flavors that really popped for me this year. Jeffrey picked four of his favorites (mostly all comfort foods) and then quickly added that we needed these items on the menu soon. William picked all savory flavors, but assured me that these were his favorites from the year. Tyler (our resident sweets lover) chose all sweet items although I was quite delighted that steel cut oats did make the list.

I hope you enjoy peeking in and seeing what topped our list this year. One other small update, the child mentioned on the post for Pho is home! Congratulations to that happy family!

Tyler’s Top 3


Nutella Ravioli

Mixed-Berry Cookie Cobbler

Cinnamon Apple Steel Cut Oats

William’s Top 3


Vietnamese Style Beef Noodle Soup

Italian Beef

Mexican Pizza

Jeffrey’s Top 4


Chicken Pot Pie

Texas Style Chili Con Carne

Dark Chocolate Chèvre Brownies

Chicken, Ham, and Smoked Sausage Gumbo

Dinah’s Top 5


Turtle Brownies

Chocolate Chip Scones (although I sometimes substitute cinnamon chips)

Not yo Mama's Veggie Dip

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

Pizza with Prosciutto and Mixed Greens