You saw what we didn’t like this year. What did we all like in 2011? Go and see.
Whoopie Pie 1 of 15From savory to sweet everyone seems to want in on the cake/cookie with yummy fillings.
Make your own whoopie pie at The Kitchn
Cake in a Jar 2 of 15Did you know you can make someone a cake in jar, seal it and mail it to them. I'm filing this away for when the kids go off to college.
Make your own cake in a jar
Rainbows Everywhere, Even Cake! 3 of 15Rainbows everywhere and why not? They are fun and happy and beautiful.
Learn how to make a rainbow cake from Sweetapolita
Going Local 4 of 15From restaurants to home cooks, many of us are turning to local foods to fill our pantry.
See what you can get in a Local Veggie Surprise Box
Kids Meals Gone Healthier 5 of 15I know, it's still a happy meal, but now they come with apples and milk and the tiniest amount of fries.
Check out the new Happy Meal at McDonald's
Chefs Preparing School Lunches 6 of 15School lunches are getting a makeover. Many top chefs are going in and overhauling the glop. Yay for our kiddos!
Read more about it at Guiding Stars
Gluten Free Options Galore 7 of 15For many this is a serious medical issue and eating GF has become increasingly easier to do from a GF aisle in the market to GF bakeries.
Read about one GF life at Gluten Is My Bitch
Pies of Every Kind 8 of 15Cupcakes are so yesterday. This year was all about the pie, sweet and savory, big and small.
Make your own from The Kitchn
Preserving, Canning 9 of 15Head on back to grannies day by preserving your garden bounty. There's not much better than opening your pantry to glass jars of home preserved goodness.
Learn how to can from Sweet Preservation
Booze Pops 10 of 15It may be the dead of winter, but I can still imagine a hot summer day sucking on boozy popsicle.
Learn how to make your own boozy pops at Bakers Royale
Salted Caramel Dessert Galore 11 of 15Salted Caramel has now infiltrating all desserts from cupcakes to ice cream. Yum and thank you.
Check out some salted caramels at The Nibble
French Macarons 12 of 15They are so pretty. I love walking into a bakery with a huge display of every variety.
Check these macarons out at Mommie 911
Haute Dogs 13 of 15The burger has been hogging all the dress up clothes, time for the dog to be center stage.
Drool over this haute dog at Houston Press
Cooking With Your Kids 14 of 15That's what I do with my 6 year old and my 2 year old.
Check out Cooking With My Kid
Home Brew 15 of 15My dad is the master home brewer. He is even making a huge batch for my sisters upcoming nuptials.
Learn how to brew your own at My Everyday Life
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