Kelly the Culinarian: My Favorite Posts of 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

My Favorite Posts of 2011

Another year's over, and this is my attempt to show you one year in one post. It's been an exciting year for me, with travels to Charlotte, Knoxville, New Orleans, Seattle, Houston and the Dells. I also got committed to my running and completed several new distances, including a half marathon. Before I get fired up about 2012, I thought it would be a good idea to look back on this year. In a nutshell, here are my favorite posts of the year.

Favorite Healthy Recipes
Vegan banana muffins: Healthy, tasty and oh-so-satisfying
Protein ice cream: A great way to enjoy a frozen treat the healthy way
Pumpkin apple struessel muffins: A combination of two of my favorite fall ingredients
Whole-wheat pizza: This recipe is a staple in my house
Granola: So much cheaper and tastier than the store-bought stuff
Chocolate protein muffins: Made with applesauce or pumpkin, whole wheat flour or coconut flour, these rock my socks off

Favorite Not-So-Healthy Eats
Oreos inside chocolate chip cookies: Decadent and amazing
Frozen chocolate delight cake: This was a hit at work
Pralines: I'm ashamed to admit how many I ate
Easy apple pies: Made for Rachael's bachelorette party to rave reviews
Butterscotch fudge bar bites: I'm a sucker for butterscotch
Easy microwave salted caramels: These are super simple and turn out impressive

Running Races Completed
Downers Grove 5 Miler: Tim took first place for his age group!
Fitness for America 10k: My first medal, third in my age group
Fort2Base 11.5-mile Race: Otherwise known as the day I learned the importance of nutrition
Big Hit Half Marathon: The day I decided I am a runner

My Favorite Posts
Scenes from Seattle: I had a great time exploring the city
What We Ate: New Orleans Edition: The food was so amazing and totally different
I Survived the Quidditch/Trailer Trip: A fun family vacation to Indianapolis to see my sister in the Midwest Quidditch Cup
What I Learned About Running From My Dog: My dog is very wise

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