Saturday, December 31, 2011

Countdown to 2012: Best Desserts of 2011

This is the day we’ve been waiting for all week!  One more day until 2012… that means, it’s dessert day! 

I don’t know about you – but I’ve really enjoyed finding so much recipe inspiration for breakfasts, breads, soups, main dishes, and using my crockpot more.


Thanks so much for participating in counting down to 2012.  It’s been such a great year – here’s to another wonderful one in 2012!  Can’t wait to count down to 2013 with all of you next year. 

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I had a terrible time picking our family favorite best dessert recipes of 2011.  In fact, we made so many new ice cream recipes (and I LOVED all of them) that I contemplated dividing my dessert category in half.  Alas, they are all here – hopefully it’s not a sweets overload:


1. Dark Chocolate Cherry Dessert
2. Whole Wheat Sweet Potato Gingersnaps
3. Frozen Lemon Tart
4. Rainy Saturday Oatmeal Cookies
5. Carvel Ice Cream Cake
6. Dark Chocolate Toffee Bites
7. Apple Pie with Crumble Topping
8. Strawberry Kiwi Fruit Pizza
9. Raspberry Frozen Yogurt
10. Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
11. Apple Cinnamon Spice Ice Cream
12. The Best Brownies Ever
13. Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Squares
14. Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream
15. Sweetened Condensed Milk Ice Cream
16. Olympic Cookies
17. Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream with Dark Chocolate Bites
18. Peppermint Candy Cane Ice Cream {with hot fudge!}

Now it’s your turn. Link up a post containing a recap of your favorite dessert recipes from 2011, or link up an individual top recipe choice. 

Please make sure to include a link back to the Countdown here on Finding Joy in My Kitchen so others can find the party & share their favorites.  You can do this by including the countdown button in your post:

Countdown to 2011 with Finding Joy in My Kitchen
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And… Happy New Years Eve!!  I’ll see you in 2012!


  1. Thank you for hosting this really fun series and posting everything on Pinterest. I know that had to be a lot of work! You have some awesome recipes. Your family is lucky you're such a great cook!

  2. Thsi is my favorite part of the countdown! I seriously want to make all of these.

  3. SnoWhite, Thank you so much for hosting your New Year's Party all week! I know it has been a lot of work for you! I have enjoyed being a part of it, Happy New Year!

  4. Mmmm. Even after the Christmas overload, I'll probably be clicking on ALL of these recipes!!

  5. I wish we could make a dessert buffet of all our recipes! You saved the best for last. Thanks for hosting and inviting me - Happy New Year!

  6. Thanks so much for hosting all week long Snowhite, I've had a blast!!! Hope you have a fabulous New Year!!

  7. This is such a great idea for a series! So many new recipes to check out!!

    Thanks so much for hosting and I look forward to what your blog has in store for 2012!

    Happy New Year! :-)


  8. What a great list you had today. I see several new recipes to make. Thanks for hosting all week. This series has been so fun. Now I have recipes to make that I know people think are their best. How great is that? Wishing all the best in 2012.


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