Here at home, 2011 was probably our most uneventful year since Alan and I met. This year was about settling into our new home, our new role as parents, and settling into life as we know it. I also feel that I’ve settled into this blog. At this years end, I’ve been posting more recipes, figuring out how to balance life and blogging, and have been rewarded by many more readers. I’ve added a Facebook page and updated the blog itself. I hope 2012 will really show some changes for The Way to His Heart. I’ve gained some momentum and there’s no stopping now! Thank you for all of your support and comments. I appreciate every one of them. I would still post for my own record keeping, but it’s nice to have readers out there that enjoy my recipes! Here is to a wonderful year that 2011 was and to a wonderful year 2012 can become!

Happy New Years Everyone! Here are the top 5 recipes from 2011. Some I chose and some I couldn’t ignore as being fan favorites!

My Lemon Raspberry Layer Cake was a hit in our home and online. This flavor combination is always a winner. I really loved how this cake tasted and it’s high up on my list of cakes to bake for others.

These Smore’s Cupcakes were so much fun to make. I only wish I had made these years ago when I first saw them! I don’t think I’ve met a person who didn’t like them or doesn’t want to try them!

It makes me feel like a true Northern cook to have a good Clam Chowder recipe under my belt. As we get into colder weather, a cup of this New England Clam Chowder sounds perfect right about now!

This Chocolate Peppermint Truffle Cake is everything I love in a desert. Rich chocolate, peppermint, easy to make, and even easier to eat! This was also a reader favorite, which makes me happy that you all love the same things I do. 🙂

I had no idea how much attention these Mexican Stuffed Shells would get. These blew up on Foodgawker, Tastespotting, and Pinterest. We love these at our house and now many more have added these to their family dinner lists!