Reader Top Posts of 2011

It is always interesting to go into my Goggle Analytic and see which posts were visited the most.  Pinterest has definitely impacted it.  Most of the posts that are in the top ten are Post-Pinterest.   I love going onto to Pinterest and seeing you and others pinning my posts!  Starting in 2012 I’ll be adding a Pin It button to my posts to make it easier for you!

First I’ll share your top ten most visited posts for 2011 and then tomorrow I’ll be back with my favorite posts of the year!

I’d love to know what your favorite Your Homebased Mom post was for 2011 – leave a comment and let me know.

Number One  – Thirty Minute Rolls

These are the best – super fast and easy and delicious.  I also did an herb and cheese version which is quite lovely too!

Number Two – Roasted Red Pepper Ravioli

This recipe was a recreation of a favorite restaurant meal I had here in Portland.  I love the flavor of a roasted red pepper and they are so easy to roast at home.

 Number Three – Fabric Pennant Banner

I put together a fun tutorial to show you how I made the pennant banner for Tessa’s graduation party.

 Number Four – 7 Up Biscuits

This is an amazingly easy and delicious recipe for a great, light, fluffy biscuit.

Number Five – Cinnamon Roll Cake

This is amazing!  When you have a craving for cinnamon rolls but not the time to make them you MUST make this cake!

Number Six – What to Wear for Family Photos

I love putting together outfits for a family photos.  I share my top tips in this post as well as photos from a few recent family photo shoots.

Number Seven – Oatmeal Peppermint Dipped Cookies

I was on quite a peppermint kick this holiday season and these were one of my favorites.

Number Eight – Dinner Party Flop

Just trying to keep it real here on the blog.  I shared a dinner party flop in this post!

Number Nine – Crock Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is the perfect recipe when you are short on time.

Number Ten – Buttermint Cookies

So I admit the color in these cookies is not the most appealing but the flavor is.  Next time I would leave the food coloring out!

 What was your favorite Your Homebased Mom post for 2011???  I’d love to know.

Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Valerie H. says

    What was my YHM post? That is too hard of a question since you have so many good ideas that you post. I especially love your recipes and pictures of the themed parties that you host. I thank you for them all.
    Your blog is a top favorite for me still after all these years. :-)

    PS. I loved seeing Cali home in your Christmas pictures. She’s looks even prettier than ever. Must be her new gluten free diet?!

  2. Michelle says

    One of my favorite posts is your 30 minute rolls. I have made them a few times, and I just love how easy they are!
    I really love everything you post though on your blog. It is refreshing to read a blog that uplifts and inspires me!

  3. Kim says

    Your blog is one of my favorites and the only one I get an email feed (is that what it is called?) You keep it real and publish some really fun recipes and also post on a variety of other topics. The family photo stuff was so cool. I have made the 30 minute rolls several times. My family loves my blog reading habits as they always seem to benefit. Keep it up Leigh – Happy and healthy 2012 to everyone!!!

  4. Denise says

    I am definitely a Yourhomebasedmom Stalker/Enthusiast, so I wanted to tell you that of your top ten, I made 4 and they all became family favorite right off: The 30 minute rolls are great! The tortilla soup is delicious. The Oatmeal Dipped cookies are OUTSTANDING, and the cinnamon roll cake we loved too. Thanks for your dedication to this blog. It’s my favorite!

  5. Elizabeth says

    The roasted red pepper sauce, I serve it on spaghetti, it is always a hit, as are all your recipes. Thank you so much for your blog.

  6. Claudia says

    I love seeing your food photography; it’s amazing, and adds to the appeal of how wonderful the recipes sound. My favorite posts are your lists of recommended reads. Will you be posting a new list for 2012? Happy New Year to you and yours, Leigh Anne.

  7. Wendy B says

    My favorites are your party posts. I am so inspired by your ideas and your beautiful pictures help me to visualize it better. I love your blog!!!
    Thank you again.

    Wendy B

  8. Sarah H. says

    I don’t have a specific favorite because I literally love all of your posts! I love your parties, and your crafts, and your decorating, and your recipes, etc, etc, etc! Your blog is one of my very favorites, and I get so excited when you have a new post. Thank you for taking so much time to do it. You are appreciated from afar!

  9. says

    That was fun to see! I’m not sure how to see what the tops are in my google analytics…I need to figure that out! P.S. I just got your card/letter and LOVE it! Our kids age/birth (even year spacing)order are the same…just a few years apart;)

  10. Tracey Hall says

    So funny this would be the top pick of 2011 – I selected these rolls for our prime rib dinner yesterday – and they were delicious. I’ve enjoyed your blog and looked forward to trying more of your receipes.

  11. Dana says

    Besides totally agreeing with Wendy B. my most favorite was the fabric pennant banner tutorial. Love that it included a visual along with text. Keep up the fantastic blog job!!! Hope to see more party ideas- by the way, I have an idea for a Summer gathering that I think could be REALLY fun and pretty – if you’re interested let me know and I’ll e-mail the idea to you =0).
    Looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve in 2012. Happy New Years!

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