2011 was a great year for me, and I hope it was for you as well. My Best of As Good As Gluten in 2011 list below picks up from where I left off in July with my Best of As Good As Gluten Thus Far in 2011 list. I'm impressed with the diverse lists because before I became gluten-free, my husband and I had a short list of dishes we rotated through. In 2011, I cooked and baked many amazingly delicious gluten free recipes, 179 blog posts to be exact, and tried many new cuisines and baking techniques.
Black Bean Chocolate Cake (Flourless) - This delectable cake is not only my family's favorite, but also a favorite of my readers. If you've never baked with black beans before, start with this recipe. Everyone who tries it comments that it's honestly the best cake they've ever had!
Lemon White Bean Cake with Pistachio Lemon Topping (Flourless) - This cake is also incredibly delectable, light, fluffy, and flavorful. This is a favorite of both my family and my readers. I know my Black Bean Chocolate Cake earned the title of "best cake ever," but this cake also wins the title.
Healthier Buffalo Chicken Dip - This delicious appetizer is a crowd pleaser. It's easy to prepare and tastes phenomenal.
Eggplant Pizza - This recipe was my husband and I's addiction this past summer. I still stand by my claim that it is "the BEST pizza, meal, ever!"
Grandma's Peach Cobbler - I converted my Grandma's Peach Cobbler recipe into a gluten free version which is simply amazing. Every bite is pure oeey, goeey deliciousness.
Crispy Fish with Creamed Sweet Corn - I'm not a seafood or fish lover, so you must trust that meal is fantastic since it makes my "Best of 2011" list. The textures and flavors are well-balanced and tasty.
Vanilla Chai Tea Latte - Personally, this is the one recipe I prepared most often in 2011. I'm so in love with it that I'm often caught in the kitchen trying to hide all evidence that I made it so I don't have to share with my husband!
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles - This cookie recipe is my most popular blog post...ever! It's a delicious twist on a classic, family favorite cookie.
Black Eye Pea Salsa - This simple dip is addicting and uniquely delicious!
Meatloaf Cupcakes - This savory recipe is pure comfort food. This dish makes repeat visits on our dinner table this winter.
Mike’s 20-Ingredient Chili - My husband makes the best chili ever. It's unique and packed full of fantastic flavors.
Apple Pumpkin Salted Caramel Pie - This ultimate fall pie was very well loved my family and my blog readers. This delectable pie earns it's spot among my top 10 blog posts ever.
Apple Butter (Crockpot) - This amazing recipe is dangerously delicious. We enjoyed it on gluten free bread and, occasionally, by the spoonful!
Corn Chowder Mac & Cheese - My husband claims this is one of the best recipes I've ever made. I agree that it is a phenomenal recipe.
Aunt Julie's BBQ Beans - This meaty and sweet recipe is a family favorite that disappears quickly at any gathering.
Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies - 6 Ways - My flourless cookie extravaganza is indulgent and includes Double Chocolate Fudge Cookies, Fudgy Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Hot Cocoa Cookies, Peppermint Patty Stuffed Chocolate Fudge Cookies, Double Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches, and Peppermint Bark Double Chocolate Cookies.
Chicken Pot Pies - This simple twist on a traditional recipe delivers bite after bite of comfort food flavor.
Here's to a Happy 2012, I'm excited for the possibilities!