Share YOUR Best Post of 2011!

Did you write an article or a recipe for your blog during the past year that you're particularly proud of? Would you like to put in front of a wider audience?

Then share it right here at CK!

Readers know that one of my goals at Casual Kitchen is to match thoughtful readers with thought-provoking things that should be read. It's why I created my Friday Links series, and it's one of the ways I try to pay it forward to the many talented writers and bloggers out there.

So, just like I've done this week in each of the last few years, I'd like to give the floor to you, dear readers, and give you a chance to use Casual Kitchen to get the word out on your best work from the past year. It's my way of thanking you for your incredible support.

Here's how to participate: Just paste a link to your favorite post or your best recipe from 2011 in the comments section below, and add a sentence or two on what it's about. That's it! It can be your most popular recipe of the year, a great piece of food writing, or even something from outside of the world of food blogs.

(And if you're one of the infinitesimally few bloggers out there who's too shy to share your own work, feel free to nominate a great post from someone else's blog.)

Finally, as Casual Kitchen wraps up its fifth year, let me take a moment to thank you, my incredible readers, for all your support, comments, feedback and attention. I'm profoundly grateful.


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22 comments:

Jen Blacker said...

http://www.akatslife.net/?p=860

This is my favorite post of the year from my blog. For once I actually took a decent photo of what I cooked!

Jenn said...

Thank you for yet another incredible year of awesomeness, and congrats on 5 yrs :)

I am most proud of this post, for a number of reasons - In Defense of Foodies and Orangettes - it's about what it means to me personally to define myself as a "foodie", and also a recipe for orangettes.

Ella said...

My most popular recipe this year was a lasagna with zucchini noodles:

http://shemanufactures.blogspot.com/2011/10/supreme-lasagna.html

Monica Bhide said...

I think my most read post was: The Someday Speech!

http://www.monicabhide.com/2011/04/the-someday-speech.html

Thanks for letting me post here and love all your posts!

Elizabeth @Mango_Queen said...

My favorite post for 2011 is about "SINIGANG",the sour soup of Filipinos. It is a fascinating blend of flavors & textures and mirrors so much about life.

SINIGANG TO GO & SLURPY TALES

http://asianinamericamag.com/2011/07/sinigang-to-go-and-slurpy-tales/

Tragic Sandwich said...

I think my favorite food post from my blog may be My Favorite Sandwich, found at http://tragicsandwich.com/2011/08/12/my-favorite-sandwich/.

Overall my focus has turned away from food this year, but I still write about it.

Sip with Me! said...

This was a touching piece I wrote about being lonely during the holiday season and turning a bag of onions into therapy and lamb stew.

http://www.sipwithme.blogspot.com/2011/11/when-life-throws-you-bag-of-onions-you.html

chacha1 said...

Hi Dan! I don't know if this was my "best" but it's probably one of the more accessible, general-interest ones on my very dance-and navel-gazing-heavy blog. Happy Holidays! OXO

http://www.ombailamos.com/ombailamos/2011/08/recovery.html

chacha1 said...

I'm sorry to double-post ... that full URL didn't copy in.

http://www.ombailamos.com/ombailamos/2011/08/recovery.html

Dave said...

http://www.food-fire.com/index.php/2011/08/10/blackened-redemption/


It took me three tries to get it right, but this blackened ribeye was a real winner.

Happy Holidays and thanks for all you do at Casual Kitchen.

Daniel said...

Great posts so far. Keep 'em coming! And thank you all for the kind words.

DK

looloolooweez said...

OK I have to admit I just stopped by here to check out everyone's links. I'm a little bit of a blog junkie right now. So I just wanted to thank you for allowing a sharing thing like this!

I guess my best post has been this one, on an example of job fulfillment: http://lonestaronalark.blogspot.com/2011/10/worth-it.html

Owlhaven said...

It would probably be Good mom, good kids? As a mom I'm always aware of my shortcomings, but giving myself grace is just as important as extending it to my kids.

nutrition coach edie said...

Hi Dan,

Thanks for this opportunity! Love Casual Kitchen!!

Here is a post about 'healthy emotional eating' - eating rice pudding can be like giving yourself a big hug!

http://www.nutritioncoachedie.com/comfort-me-with-rice-pudding

Edie said...

oops - here is the link:

Megan @ Cooking Whims said...

These Chocolate Cupcakes with Mint Buttercream Frosting were one of my top posts this year: http://cookingwhims.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/chocolate-cupcakes-with-mint-buttercream-frosting/

That mint buttercream frosting is a keeper. It's perfect for the holiday season right now, too!

Melissa said...

I had so many food posts I was proud of this year, too many to choose from. So, since my food blog is linked on my personal page, I will just leave this, my last sober blog post, as my contribution for 2011:

http://whateveridefine.blogspot.com/2011/06/birthday.html

"I am happy." Yep. :)

Lana said...

Your blog has been an inspiration for me for a long time. Thanks for your support!
One of my favorite posts in 2011 is from this Fall, "...but a dream within a dream." I spent four months in Serbia taking care of my mom and my writing is a tribute to her, in a way:)
http://bibberche.com/2011/10/pan-fried-new-potatoes/

linda @spiceboxtravels said...

So glad to have recently discovered Casual Kitchen. Thanks for all of your great work and this opportunity to share our own.

This is one of my favorites from my blog, a funny story about Welsh Rarebit, the friends you make traveling, and what can get lost in translation. Recipe included.

http://beautifulmemorablefood.wordpress.com/2011/01/17/welsh-rarebit/

Lizzy (Good Things) said...

Hi Daniel. My best post was my interview with culinary legend, Charmaine Solomon:

http://www.bizzylizzysgoodthings.com/2/post/2011/12/an-interview-with-charmaine-solomon.html

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share this interview. I know Charmaine would be very chuffed.

Cheers

Jerry (cbsop) said...

Believe it or not, my favorite recipe of the year is probably the simplest. Ramen Noodles with Poached Eggs and Parsley. It's just simple, good, homey comfort food. And my wife loves it.

Gretchen@HealthfulMama said...

Thanks for the opportunity to link up! I'm finding some great reads!

After being a veg for many years, I started eating meat again and embraced the ick-factor in a post called This Chicken Has Bones in It. It wasn't popular, but it was a defining food moment for me.