2012 is rapidly approaching, so I thought it’d be fun to do a list of the most visited recipes on IGE this year. From perfect Thai Peanut Noodles, to the only cinnamon roll recipe you’ll ever need, here’s a countdown of the Top 11 recipes of 2011!

#11: Thai Peanut Noodles

After dozens (and dozens!) of attempts at making Thai Peanut Noodles, I finally got the recipe right! The sauce permeates, rather than coats, the noodles for a wonderfully slurpy dish.


#10: Cheesy Chicken & Broccoli Rice Casserole

This cheesy, ultra-satisfying casserole is lightened up with brown rice, broccoli and homemade cheese sauce. Husband AND wife approved.


#9: Homemade Pizza Rolls

Sooo much healthier than the frozen & boxed variety, these homemade pizza rolls are easy to make, and can be customized to include any filling you like.


#8: Roasted Potatoes

These roasted potatoes are incredibly simple and flavorful. Plus, the recipe is from IME (Iowa Mom Eats,) so how bad could they be? ;)


#7: Chicken Salad – No Mayo!

This lunchtime favorite ditches mayo in favor of tangy Greek Yogurt. Crunchy celery, sweet dried cranberries and a few other ingredients make it light and flavorful.


#6: Homemade Chipotle Burrito Bowl

An IGE household favorite! Try it with restaurant style salsa for a seriously legit copy kat dish.


#5: Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups

I grew up eating chocolate-coated peanut butter balls, aka Buckeyes. These Crispy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups are a spin on those childhood favorites, with a fun and crunchy twist.


#4: No Yeast Required Cinnamon Rolls

Enjoy cinnamon rolls without the hassle of dealing with yeast. This might be the only cinnamon roll recipe you’ll ever need!


#3: Fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Dipping Sauce

Fresh Spring Rolls are fun to make, and even more fun to eat. They are light, satisfying and will be sure to impress anyone you serve them too. Don’t forget the Peanut Dipping Sauce.


#2: P.F. Chang’s Lettuce Wraps

These P.F. Chang’s inspired lettuce wraps taste just like the real thing, except they’re made with a fraction of the calories and fat. So. YUM!


#1: Mini Cinnamon Rolls

The cutest little things that ever came out of my kitchen! The only thing that tops their cuteness is their ease and incredible taste.


Thanks for helping to make 2011 such a great year. Here’s to tasty 2012!