Looking back at the sweet and savory of 2011

2011 in review the sweet and savory way

2011 recipes from @createdbydiane

It was fun to look back over every post I wrote in 2011. There were 171 posts and I selected one sweet and one savory item to share with you for each month of the past year.


frozen banana treat

Simple Frozen Banana Treat

Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup



Salted Caramel Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

easy meal,BBQ,BBQ Chicken Pasta

BBQ Chicken Pasta


Princess Emulsion flavored cookies

Bakery Cookies


Delicious Pancakes


chocolate chip cookies

Cut out Chocolate Chip Cookies

Asian Pear with gorgonzola and blue cheese pizza

Asian Pear and Gorgonzola Pizza


Buttermilk Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream frosting and bacon

Pasta with Avocado Lime Sauce with Chicken



Blueberry Basil Lemonade

Pasta with Chicken in a Lemon Wine Sauce


Red, White and Blue Tart

Antipasto Appetizer


S’more Cobbler

Pull apart Pepperoni Pizza Bread


Fried Oreos

Pizza Cupcakes


Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Cornbread Tamale Bites with Jalapeno, Cheese and Bacon


Cherry Pie Cupcakes

Scrambled Egg Pizza


Gingerbread French Toast with Gingerbread Butter

Stuffed Jalapeno Bread with Bacon

The most popular post of 2011 was

Oatmeal Cupcakes with Cinnamon Sugar Frosting
Thank you all so much for making 2011 so wonderful.

I love reading the comments people write to me, I enjoy returning emails of questions you all have and hope to be even more creative in 2012. I hope you’ll continue to follow me along my tasty journey!

The question that I get asked the most and still never quite seem to answer well is, “What is your blog about”?  I typically say sweet and savory recipes. I would love to know what you think? Maybe I will take your advise on how to describe my website.  Have a great description of what you see here at Created by Diane? Share you thoughts I’d love to see what you come up with.

Wishing you a Happy 2012! 

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  1. 1

    Great recap. And I just opened like 6 links. Thanks :)

    • 2

      It sure was a fun year in the kitchen, I’m looking forward to what 2012will inspire me with. Happy New Year Averie!

  2. 3

    Diane this recap just highlights how gorgeous your photography is…I’m looking forward to 2012!

  3. 5

    Those fried oreos look delicious, I need to get a deep fryer so I can make those!

  4. 7

    Oh my gosh I love looking at all of those beautiful pictures ! Happy New Years!

  5. 9

    lovely roundup diane! cheers to more awesome and mouthwatering dishes for 2012 :)

  6. 11

    Happy new Year Diane.
    I discovered you blog for a couple of months now and love seeing old posts featured in your round-up, posts I probably haven’t read. Thanks for taking me to the memory lane.

  7. 13

    Love seeing your favorite sweet and savory dishes from 2011. I find your posts and photos always so cheery and bright…they make me smile.

    • 14

      Jeanette, you made my day with this comment!!! Loved getting to know you and your blog better this past year and I can’t wait to see what you make next!

  8. 15

    That lemon wine sauce has me drooling. Great roundup, it was nice to “meet” you this year. Cheers to 2012!

  9. 17

    I am still drooling over that s’mores cobbler. So many great recipes this year!

  10. 18
    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says:

    What a great year!! I was paging through thinking Oh I like this, and then the next one, and then I got to the end and have a list of about 9 I want now!! You fried Oreo’s, Love it!!

    • 19

      Thanks Erin, it was fun for me to look back through the years posts and hard to choose which ones to feature. Wish there was a revolving slide show of all of them :) Happy New Year!

  11. 20

    awesome round up! Happy new year

  12. 22

    You have the most creative creations Diane! I loved looking back at the best of 2011 and I need to make your S’more Cobbler!!

  13. 24

    I just don’t think I could pick one favorite! Everything looks spectacular!

  14. 26

    The pear and Gorgonzola pizza is one of my favorites! Happy New Year, Diane!

  15. 28

    Love this recap of 2011. The cookies, the cupcakes, the cookies. Do you see a trend here? Can’t wait to see what you’re going to share in 2012!

    • 29

      yes I certainly saw a trend. I laughed when I was posting it. I could have selected other items, it’s always so hard to choose. Happy New Year Marly!

  16. 30

    I love all of these re-caps! I especially love your mix of savory and sweet and that pancake picture is stunning!! Happy 2012, Diane!

  17. 32

    How did I miss that cornbread tamale!! Looks so amazing and the egg pizza…yumm! Happy New Year Diane, looking forward to more fabulous recipes :)

    • 33

      The Cornbread Tamales were really fun and delicious. My son just asked me to make them again. Happy New Year Steph!

  18. 34

    Wow, what a delicious and beautiful collection!! Happy New Year Diane!

  19. 36

    Just beautiful, Diane! Now I have to make that Pull-Apart Pizza Bread for the girls! I love your recipes (and I appreciate the recommendations you send me form the ether:) Here is to another glorious year ahead!

  20. 38

    Looks like you had a delicious year! Excited to see what’s to come in 2012!

  21. 40

    Happy new year! I love your 2011 roundup! So many delicious recipes, I don’t know where to start! :)

  22. 42
    Valentina says:

    love all of these — and i LOVE that the S’more Cobber in in my bday month! :-)

  23. 44

    Happy New Year! All of your recipes look delicious! I would say your blog is about making food look wonderful; you have a way of making food look so darn pretty:)

  24. 46

    delicious looking dishes looks wonderful

  25. 48

    every thing looks incredible. would love a bowl of your black bean soup on this cold evening. Happy New Year:)

    • 49

      oh the Black Bean Soup is one of my all time favorites, and since it only takes about 15 minutes. I love it even more!!! Happy New Year Lora!