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Recipes of 2010

Recipe By Tessa Arias
December 29th, 2010

2010 has been a big year for me; I started culinary school and moved from an apartment into a house. I also celebrated the one year anniversary of this blog. I’m looking forward to all the knowledge I’ll gain in school next year but I’m especially excited to share that knowledge with all my readers. I’m also very excited to announce that 2011 will bring a new feature to Handle the Heat: video blogging. Well, that’s granted that I’ll be able to figure video shooting and editing out. Eek.

I’m planning on dedicating much more time to testing and posting recipes and writing articles in 2011 and I hope you all love next year’s recipes as much as you loved these ten. According to Google Analytics, these were the most popular recipe posts of 2010.

Your favorites:

    1. Cookies & Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes
    1. One Ingredient Ice Cream
    1. Mexican Pulled Chicken
    1. Mongolian Beef
    1. Nutella Cupcakes
    1. Pumpkin Garlic Knots
    1. White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
    1. Honey-Brushed Chicken Thighs
    1. Lightened Loaded Potato Soup
    1. Salted Dulce de Leche Cheesecake Bars

Just to add a few of my personal favorites:

Tomato & Goat Cheese Tarts

Whole Grain Brownies

Bison Burgers (or the best burgers ever)

Mocha Whoopie Pies

Chili-Rubbed Steak Tacos

Almond Butter Snickerdoodles

Maple-Roasted Chicken & Sweet Potatoes

Baked Chocolate Donuts

Which recipes were your favorite? I’d also really love to know what kind of recipes you’d like to see in 2011! I hope everyone has a lovely new year full of health, happiness, and good food.

About Tessa...

I share trusted baking recipes your friends will LOVE alongside insights into the science of sweets. I'm a professionally trained chef, cookbook author, and cookie queen. I love to write about all things sweet, carb-y, and homemade. I live in Phoenix, Arizona (hence the blog name!)

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  1. # — December 30, 2010 at 1:50 am

    My eyes are on those mocha woopies and cheesecake cupcakes all the way at the top. Delightful.


  2. #

    The salted caramel cheesecake bars are calling my name! However, every recipe looked amazing!! Congrats on a successful year of blogging + all the achievments on the personal side of your life. Looking forward to more great posts in 2011. Happy New Year!!!!

  3. #
    Taylor — December 31, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    I'm definitely eyeing the maple roasted chicken with sweet potatoes! Mmmm!

  4. #
    Food Gal — December 31, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    You remind me I still need to make those adorable Martha Stewart Oreo-on-the-bottom cupcakes. I remember spying that recipe when I got the book a year ago. That'll be my New Year's resolution — to finally bake them. Happy 2011!

  5. #
    jessica — December 31, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    we really loved the spicy honey brushed chicken thighs. it's become a household staple!

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