Our Favorite Recipes of 2011
Donatella's Italian Mac & Cheese
Four different types of cheese make this baked pasta dish truly comforting. A sprinkling of homemade garlic bread crumbs creates a toasty crust, and a drizzle of truffle oil is a luxurious touch.
Banana-Butter Pecan Ice Cream
Brown sugar, toasted pecans, and sweet bananas give this velvety ice cream its homemade flavor.
Blackberry Salad with Creamy Feta
Fresh blackberries get a surprising twist with quick-pickled red onions, mint, and creamy feta.
Double Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting
Cocoa powder and dark chocolate give this uber-rich cake a double dose of chocolate. Chocolate cream cheese frosting adds even more lusciousness.
Roasted Cherry Tomato Pizza Poppers
Frozen bread dough makes it easy to create these mini pizzas. A topping of tomatoes simmered with garlic and herbs makes them hard to resist.
Coconut Panna Cotta with Tropical Fruit
Daisy Martinez, cookbook author and celebrity chef, makes this fresh fruit panna cotta the night before for a refreshing cookout dessert.
Irish Soda Bread
This classic Irish quick bread is similar to a large scone or biscuit. While it's popular fare for St. Patrick's Day, it also makes a delicious brunch side or afternoon snack.
Maple Swirl Biscuits
A powdered sugar-maple syrup glaze is drizzled over apple pie spiced biscuits.
Lemon Butter Flank Steak
Lemongrass is a surprising ingredient in the herb butter that tops this juicy grilled steak dinner.
Sara's Silky Pumpkin Pie
Sweetened condensed milk and melted butter are the keys to making this nutmeg-, cinnamon-, and ginger-spiced pumpkin pie extra luxurious.
Hearty Boys Cilantro-Garlic Ribs
These fall-off-the-bone, Asian-inspired ribs are guaranteed to be a success at your next cookout.
Sweet Honey White Sangria
Brandy, orange liqueur, and honey mingle with sparkling wine, citrus, and nectarines to create a crisp and bubbly summer punch.
Cumin-Rubbed Sweet Potatoes with Sage
Sweet potato skins become crisp and flavorful when rubbed with coarse salt and cumin before baking. Dollops of butter spiked with maple syrup and crushed red pepper melt into the fluffy centers for a luscious spicy-sweet taste.
Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lemon
This recipe is sure to win over Brussels sprouts-haters. A drizzle of olive oil, sprinkle of salt and pepper, and squeeze of fresh lemon are the only ingredients needed to transform them into a mouthwatering side dish.
Black and Blue Cobbler with Brown Sugar-Pecan Biscuits
Fresh blueberries and blackberries are tucked under a sweet biscuit crust. Lemon peel and fresh ginger add brightness.