20 New Favorite Recipes [Winter 2011-12]

Yesterday was the first day of spring and I kicked off the season by rounding up 95 of my favorite recipes for this time of year. I didn’t want to let winter go completely, though, without rounding up some of my personal favorites from the last few months. I did a smaller-scale roundup towards the end of last summer and decided to pick it up on a quarterly basis, as much for myself as for you! I go through a ton of recipes throughout the weeks and months, so taking the time at the end of every season to hand pick my favorites is a great way for me to remember the recipes I loved, as well as to narrow things down for you. You all see a ton of recipes here, so I’m sure knowing which ones stood out as my favorites may help you prioritize your own “to bake” lists. I figure that the end of a season is as good a time as any, so the following 20 recipes are my favorites from December 22, 2011 (the first day of winter) through March 19, 2012 (the last day of winter). They appear in the order in which they were posted. Enjoy browsing my favorites!

1. Baked French Toast Casserole with Praline Topping

2. World’s Best Pimento Cheese Ball

3. Loaded Baked Potato Dip

4. Fig Cookie Bars

5. Focaccia Bread

6. Granola Cookies

7. Greek Custard Pie (Galaktoboureko)

8. Oatmeal Carmelita Bars

9. Chewy Chocolate Chip Granola Bars

10. Date Bars

11. Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

12. Bourbon Bread Pudding

13. Baked Hot Chocolate

14. Nutella-Hazelnut Cookies

15. Homemade Snickers Bars

16. Texas Sheet Cake

17. Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes

18. Take 5 Candy Bar Pie

19. Irish Whiskey Soda Bread with Irish Whiskey Butter

20. Irish Beer and Cheese Bread

What was your favorite recipe from the last few months??


14 Responses to “20 New Favorite Recipes [Winter 2011-12]”

  1. Asia on March 21, 2012 at 6:03 am

    Everything looks delicious 🙂


  2. Dawn on March 21, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Hands down, the snickers bars! YUM!


  3. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids on March 21, 2012 at 8:35 am

    I am not sure that it would be easy to narrow it down to just one recipe. They all always look amazingly awesome.


  4. Emilie @ Emilie's Enjoyables on March 21, 2012 at 9:38 am

    I love those salted caramel chocolate chip bars!


    • Nancy on March 21st, 2012 at 11:12 am

      I second these. What’s not to love?


  5. Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Pepper on March 21, 2012 at 9:46 am

    I love when you post round up’s, than I get to save the e-mail and save them all in one spot. I see so many bars here I want to make!! Can’t wait to get baking!!


  6. Stephanie on March 21, 2012 at 10:37 am

    Salted caramel chocolate chip bars??? i think I know what I’m making today. YUM!
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  7. Meg on March 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    I want to eat all of that now!! They look so good 🙂 🙂

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  8. Patty on March 21, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    The chocolate Texas sheet cake. I make it about once a month. I have for years.


  9. Joelle N. on March 22, 2012 at 12:27 am

    I’m so excited the oatmeal carmelita bars made it into your Top 20! I made them and they turned out great, and they’re so easy, too! Even though they are rich, it’s seriously hard to stop eating them. How did I miss that you made Texas Sheet Cake? And that gorgeous French toast? Oh man, I need to study this particular post very carefully. Everything you do is top notch. Thank you!


  10. Diana on March 22, 2012 at 3:17 am

    I came across your site the first days of March subscribed and have been making just about everything in my in box fav being homemade snickers so far. Thank you so much for sharing, every recipe has come out great.


  11. Bloggy Writer on March 22, 2012 at 3:18 am

    Thanks for rounding up the recipes, it is easy to see and try the best.


  12. Erin on March 22, 2012 at 3:47 am

    Excellent! Here in the Southern Hemisphere we’re about to head into Winter, now I feel inspired to try these out – especially the baked hot chocolate. Thanks!


  13. Hannah on March 22, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    All of these recipes look delicious! I love your dedication to making rich and decadent desserts.



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