My Personal Top 12 Recipes from 2011

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Happy New Year Everyone!

It’s a new year, a great time to start fresh and undo the damage some of us may have done over the holidays!

Too many cookies? cupcakes?
Not enough time to exercise…
We all fall into that trap in December!

My resolutions are to get to the gym more, and get organized! I’m even getting rid of some of my lightly or barely used cookbooks because my shelves are over-flowing! If you are interested, you can enter the cookbook giveaway on Skinny Bits which ends this friday.

I thought I would start the new year with a post of my personal skinny favorites from 2011, ones I like to keep in my rotation because everyone in my family loves them. These are not all my favorites, just the ones I posted in 2011. Hope you enjoy and don’t be too hard on yourself, today is a new day!!


My Family Favorites From 2011

Bananas Fosters Topped Overnight French Toast
A favorite for brunch!

Chicken Rollatini Stuffed with Zucchini and Cheese
These are delicious, great for company or any family meal!

Steak and Cheese Sandwiches with Onions and Mushrooms
I’m a sucker for a good cheese steak.


Carne Bistec (Colombian Steak with Onions and Tomatoes)
The men in your house will thank you for this one!

Crock Pot Pernil (Puerto Rican Pulled Pork)
My husband’s favorite!

Chicken Shiitake and Wild Rice Soup
Excellent soup!

Pasta with Chicken Sausage and Broccoli Rabe
My favorite pasta dish, lightened up.

Arroz Con Pollo, Lightened Up
Great one pot meal!


Zesty Lime Shrimp with Avocado Salad
Light and delicious.

Swedish Meatballs
My teen loves these!

Easiest Pasta and Broccoli Recipe
Perfect dish for picky kids! My toddler loves this!

Sofrito Chicken Stew
Delicious and inexpensive.

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46 comments

  1. I too would LOVE, LOVE, *LoVE* a belgian waffle recipe!!! That's actually what brought me to this sight tonight. Was disappointed that I didn't find one. Although all the recipes that I've tried here have been FantasTic!! Thanks Gina for all you do!

  2. I cannot wait to try the Swedish meatballs and the Shrimp/Avocado salad.

  3. I love french toast!!! well, breakfast food in general anyways! lol I was wondering, have you considered a belgian waffle recipe? I absolutely love those on a saturday morning 😀

  4. Your top 12 seems to be missing 3? Top 9 from 2011! 😛

  5. I second your nomination of the chicken rollatini. We have that once a week at my house and everyone loves it. Thanks so much for all your fantastic recipes.

    I feel I (partly) have you to thank for my 38kg weight loss in 2011. I honestly couldn't have done it without this site. I will be back in 2012 to lose the last 7kg.

  6. Thank you for reposting the recipe for Pernil–I love it and miss having it because it usually has a ton of olive oil, et al! It seemed cosmic because I found this recipe AND an add for pork loin for $1.89 a pound. *LOL* Guess what I'm having this weekend!