Top 10 Recipes of the Year!

Okay so technically it’s, “Since June!” but we can pretend.*

I’ve learned that you guys love food that involves spoons. Soupy food with a million spoons. And also forks. Foods that call for forks that wrap around silky noodles and sauces. And also foods that involve neither spoons nor forks, like pizza or sub sandwiches. And also foods that involve knives, like to cut chicken with. So basically you like it all.

I’m sorry, did that wear you out?

10. Weeknight Italian Wedding Soup (30 minutes, you guys. THIRTY MINUTES.)

9. Spaghetti and Meatballs (Put your face in it.)

8. Prosciutto-Wrapped Chicken Stuffed with Basil and Cheese (When we really need to stuff something.)

7. Roasted Butternut Squash and Kale Pizza (HAYEALTH, y’all.)

6. Creamy Penne with Blue Cheese, Arugula and Toasted Walnuts (I could snuggle right under that one walnut.)

5. Shrimp Po’ Boys (Ain’t nothing PO’ ABOUT THIS. Putting the coffee down now.)

4. Butter Chicken (I might need to make this again. Today. Or right now.)

3. Chicken Diablo (Did we ever find out if he has a mustache?)

2. Southwestern-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (Squash really DOES do that!)

1. Penne Bake with Spinach and Tomatoes  And here it is! The most popular dish on the block. Pinterest made this thing its love child and blew it straight up out of my face.

Oooo, I like roundups! That was neat.

I’ll be back NEXT YEAR (ohhh ha hah ah ah ah) with some 2012 recipes that will freak you OUT.

*Any post before June 7th was on my tumblr account, and no one even looked at that. We’re talking TUMBLEWEEDS, you guys. LINT AND DUST BUNNIES. I’m so glad my life is in a better place now.

*happy new year!

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35 Responses to Top 10 Recipes of the Year!

  1. Sarah Caron December 30, 2011 at 2:53 pm #
    Drooooooling. What a delicious year (or half year), Bev! Best wishes for a happy, healthy and tasty New Year.
  2. Maria December 30, 2011 at 2:57 pm #
    Everything looks amazing! I am officially hungry now! So happy I found your blog this year. We HAVE to meet up in 2012. That is a must! Happy New Year!
  3. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen December 30, 2011 at 2:57 pm #
    Sarah said exactly what I was going to. D-R-O-O-L. At 9:57am with a cup of coffee in hand all I can now think about is that damn devil chicken.
  4. Amy December 30, 2011 at 3:01 pm #
    I tuned it late, so clearly I have some catching up to do. Damn, Bev...I want to go to bed with all of them. But I'm starting with that Creamy Penne with Blue Cheese. DYING!
  5. Lori @ RecipeGirl December 30, 2011 at 3:02 pm #
    Oh Yeah!! Loving all of it. Happy New Year! I'm hoping that 2012 is the year I get to meet Bev :) Blog Her Food, perhaps?!
    • Bev Weidner December 30, 2011 at 3:05 pm #
      Oh yes, girl! I have my ticket. So excited to meet you in June, or before!
  6. Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) December 30, 2011 at 3:22 pm #
    They all look awesome! I'm gravitating towards the stuffed spaghetti squash right now... Do you know I have never cooked spaghetti squash?! Must change this immediately!
  7. Jennifer | Mother Thyme December 30, 2011 at 3:28 pm #
    Fabulous round up! Your delicious recipes, hilarious posts and stunning photos have been so enjoyable! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! :)
  8. Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie December 30, 2011 at 3:39 pm #
    Wow it all looks so great! Happy New Year Bev!
  9. carly {carlyklock} December 30, 2011 at 3:40 pm #
    Who knew people liked FREAK vegetables so much!
  10. nicole b. December 30, 2011 at 3:43 pm #
    YES! I tried and LOVED your shrimp po'boys, shrimp and grits, penne bake (some of which is in my fridge right now- leftovers!), and your turkey meatballs. Oh, and how could I forget the Mexican steak salad?! That thing rocked our socks off. Thank you for all of your inspiration this year. I have SO enjoyed you, your blog and your food, Bev! Cheers to a Happy New Year and new adventures in cooking! Oh, and this is THE year for Bev Cooks, I feel it. Sky's the limit. xo.
  11. Julie @ Table for Two December 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm #
    yay! great post and such great recipes on here :) i'm glad you have joined the non-tumblr world :) it's been great getting to know you and i hope we get to meet up next year! pleaseeeeee come to FBFOrl:) happy new year, Bev!
  12. Danielle December 30, 2011 at 4:54 pm #
    Love the list! I have to say I was sad your Shrimp Tostados didn't make the cut. We had them last night and my husband and son couldn't say enough about them. Yum! Here's to many more yummy recipes in 2012!!
    • Amy December 31, 2011 at 12:26 pm #
      Shrimp and guac tostadas were a huge hit in my house too!
  13. beti December 30, 2011 at 5:24 pm #
    I just can't decide which one is better! I went crazy when I say the thirty minute soup, yeah that's great but the chicken grapped in proscuitto sounds REALLY good
  14. JulieD December 30, 2011 at 5:34 pm #
    Nice, Bev! Looking forward to 2012! :)
  15. Lisa [With Style and Grace] December 30, 2011 at 5:43 pm #
    I want to try ALL of these recipes!! You have the best taste in food. Well, at least you have the same taste as I do ;) Cannot wait for 2012!!
  16. Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} December 30, 2011 at 5:57 pm #
    Everything looks so good! can't wait to see what 2012 will bring! Happy New Year!
  17. A Southern Bee Diary December 30, 2011 at 6:41 pm #
    NO. 8 and 1 are my favorites! Great work this year ! You really have put out some great recipes ! A Southern Bee Diary
  18. Deanna B. December 30, 2011 at 7:18 pm #
    The stuffed chicken breast had me at hello. Then the butter chicken was like "over here! Look at meeee!". Guess I have some cooking to do, and chicken to buy.
  19. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 30, 2011 at 8:02 pm #
    If I was a savory girl, I would be bookmarking They all look amazing! But you know me, the more chocolate and peanut butter the better...but your way is probably healthier :) xo
  20. Alison @ ingredients, Inc. December 31, 2011 at 12:30 am #
    what a great year for you!! Here's to a wonderful New Years and 2012
  21. Kelley December 31, 2011 at 6:20 am #
    I mostly just want that butter chicken. So glad to have met in the online world and look forward to having drinks and playing in the offline world. Happy new year Bev!!
  22. nicole {sweet peony} December 31, 2011 at 4:00 pm #
    i'm so hungry looking at all of your delicious & beautiful food! i'm so happy i found you this year & i'm looking forward to more from you in 2012! thanks for keeping me laughing! happy new year, bev!
  23. DessertForTwo December 31, 2011 at 4:36 pm #
    You've had so many stellar recipes in such a short amount of time! I'm so happy for me! So happy this little ol' blog thing let us meet each other too, dollface!! :)
  24. DessertForTwo December 31, 2011 at 4:37 pm #
    omg I typed happy for me. I meant happy for YOU. Sorry. Ugh. Worst typo ever. What does it mean?? I will ponder this all day lol
  25. Winnie December 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm #
    Great top 10...please send some of that pizza over. NOW. Love your blog and can't wait to see what you come up with in 2012!!!
  26. Cookie and Kate December 31, 2011 at 5:13 pm #
    While you're snuggled up under that one walnut, I'll be doing the backstroke in your baked penne dish. So glad we could meet up this year. You're the best! Happy 2012!!!
  27. Deborah December 31, 2011 at 6:03 pm #
    It's hard to believe that you've only been blogging for half a year. I'm so glad you are here bringing us such delicoius food!
  28. Laurie {Simply Scratch} December 31, 2011 at 9:02 pm #
    That photo of the prosciutto wrapped chicken breast kills me, it's soooo pur-tay!!! Happy New Year Bev!
  29. Lauren December 31, 2011 at 11:32 pm #
    Happy happy new year Bev!!
  30. Marina {} January 2, 2012 at 12:14 am #
    Seriously! Every single picture is making my tummy growl. It all looks so yummy! Can't wait to see what you come up with in 2012. And psst... I just posted a new recipe and am giving away a luluLemon gift card :)
  31. kale @ tastes good to me! January 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm #
    Well I am partial to that wedding soup because it's the first thing I saw from your site. Naturally, I had to keep coming back. (The butter chicken looks pretty darn good, too!)
  32. Megan @ MegGoesNomNom January 3, 2012 at 3:34 am #
    Italian Wedding Soup is going into my bookmarks!


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