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Happy New Year and 2010 in Review

It’s been quite a year…I started this blog a little over a year ago. I attended Food Blog Forum in September, walked almost 60 miles in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure in October, won a year’s worth of Kerrygold cheese and butter and attended Brandcation in November. I won a Le Creuset thanks to your votes! I can’t wait for it to arrive. I had a huge one year blogiversary celebration this month with tons of great giveaways. It’s been fun and I’m excited about my goals for the coming year: to better my photography skills, to participate even more in the food blogging community and to attend BlogHer Food in Atlanta in May.

If you have been reading since the beginning or if this is your first post, thank you for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed sharing with you my favorite recipes and recipes I have tried throughout the year. What you see on this blog is what I making for dinner often times…I’m not making dishes just to blog about. I’ll admit though, having this blog definitely pushes me to try new things and encourage my husband to try the new dishes with me. I’ll continue to push myself into trying new things and trying out even more products and I hope to share with you my favorites.

I hope you’ll continue to read along in my kitchen adventures in the new year…I’m excited. I even have some giveaways lined up for January and February. Now onto the year in review, I wanted to share you with the most popular recipes on the little kitchen in 2010:

#5 Viet Fajitas – this is my husband’s most favorite Vietnamese dish

#4 Gourmet S’mores – oh those chocolate puddles and marshmallows were amazing!

#3 Cheese, Tofu and Tomato Sandwich with Avocados

#2 Cinnamon Banana Bread

#1 Spiedies – By far the most popular post here.

The most popular cake on the little kitchen for 2010 is this baby shower cake I made for our friends.

Here are some other recipes that I find myself making over and over again.

Roasted Vegetable Lasagna – I made this for Christmas Eve dinner and my family loved it!

Black Beans and Rice con Pollo

Tacos – If my husband had his way, he would have these tacos once a week or even more!

Crab Rangoon – This is my go to appetizer for get togethers.

I want to wish you and yours a very happy new year filled with hope and many opportunities and tons of great food! Let me know in the comments if you have tried any of these dishes. What’s your all time favorite food you had this year? Is there anything else you want to see on the little kitchen? Any opinions or comments you would like to offer? I want to hear from you! Thanks again and until next year…

22 Responses to “Happy New Year and 2010 in Review”

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    Rachel — December 31, 2010 @ 2:39 pm

    For starters – happy new year! :) That cake is so pretty – you’re very talented. And as for the spiedie sauce… my family use to order straight from NY when I was in high school. Now you can find it in grocery stores, at least around here anyway – much easier and cheaper I’m sure. That stuff is tasty!

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    • JulieD replied: January 2nd, 2011 @ 11:23 am

      Thank you so much, Rachel! Happy New Year to you! BTW, the s’mores pic was not accepted by FG or TS. LOL!

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    Rachel — December 31, 2010 @ 2:40 pm

    And please tell me the s’more pic was accepted because that is a gorgeous pic.

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    Lori @ RecipeGirl — December 31, 2010 @ 3:48 pm

    That Cinnamon Banana Bread is calling my name right now! Great round up!

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    • JulieD replied: January 2nd, 2011 @ 11:24 am

      Thank you and thank you again for the link up! Happy New Year, Lori! And can’t wait to meet you at BHF.

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    Nancie — December 31, 2010 @ 4:02 pm

    Yum Yum… those are all my favorites too plus the french onion pot roast!

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    • JulieD replied: January 2nd, 2011 @ 11:24 am

      Thanks, Nancie. Thank you for being such a big supporter of the little kitchen. :)

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    Courtney — December 31, 2010 @ 7:41 pm

    I love that cake, absolutely precious! :)

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    • JulieD replied: January 2nd, 2011 @ 11:24 am

      Thank you, Courtney!

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    Cat Davis — January 1, 2011 @ 2:44 pm

    You’ve had a fantastic year! I can’t wait to see what else you come up with … that cake is beyond beautiful!

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    • JulieD replied: January 2nd, 2011 @ 11:25 am

      Thanks, Cat! You rock and I hope you know that! I hope 2011 is an awesome year for you and your family!

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    Paula — January 1, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

    You have had an awesome year Julie! All the best to you and yours in 2011.

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    Jessica Loves to Save Money — January 1, 2011 @ 11:56 pm

    Happy New Year! Sounds like you had an AWESOME year, so glad to have met you at Brandcation :-)

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    • JulieD replied: January 2nd, 2011 @ 11:25 am

      Jessica, so glad to have met you too! Happy New Year to you and your family!

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    Liana @ femme fraiche — January 3, 2011 @ 8:45 am

    Thank YOU for all your tantalizing posts! I haven’t seen those viet fajitas before and they are definitely bookmarked now!

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    Ellie Pongratz — January 5, 2011 @ 10:31 am

    WOW those Viet Fajitas look fantastic. I will definitely be back to use some of your recipes if you don’t mind. They look so good, my mouth is watering. Thanks for allowing me to peruse your site.

    Please visit me anytime. (http://alittleoftheother.com)

    Ellie

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    Paula — January 9, 2011 @ 1:31 pm

    You’ve had an awesome year Julie and I just want to thank you for helping to kick off our Frosting for the Cause Project for 2011! I sincerely appreciate you volunteering to guest post and your margarita cookies were a delight. Our project cannot be a success without the enthusiastic and creative support from people such as yourself. Thank you for joining us and helping to ♥bake♥ a difference.

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    Momma Cupcake — January 10, 2011 @ 8:55 pm

    I want a bit plate full of that Crab Rangoon. Oh….that looks soooooooooo good.

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    Julie M. — January 10, 2011 @ 9:02 pm

    You really have had a great year! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for the new year! We’ll see you in Atlanta!

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    bunkycooks — January 13, 2011 @ 7:59 pm

    Your cake is pretty spectacular, but I would definitely choose the Viet Fajitas for dinner! You’ve had an amazing year and 2011 should be even better with helping to plan Food Blog Forum in Orlando! Good luck! :)

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    Kasey@AllThingsMamma — January 19, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

    Oh my! These all look so good! I’m enjoying looking through your blog. I already see so many new recipes I want to try! Excellent photos too! You’ve had a busy year!

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