Persimmon Cookies

Every year I get a large wall calendar from my mom courtesy of Ranch 99 supermarket. It always has pictures of pretty fruit, which I love to gaze at. The fruits always vary, but the last few years, the first fruit photograph is always of persimmons.

Technically, persimmon season is about over. I pureed the last of my batch and stuck the puree in the freezer. We also dried quite a few of them. I love eating dried persimmon slices. (For a quick tutorial on the different types of persimmons so you don’t accidentally bite into an astringent one, you can read my post here.)

The last few weeks I was trying new recipes, including these persimmon cookies. I found the recipe on Two Peas and Their Pod.

I had so much fun compiling my list of Top 10 Meals of 2011 that I thought about doing one for the recipes I’ve made this year. But I hesitated for a long time because I’ve tried many, many recipes and I just didn’t think it would be possible to narrow it down to ten.

But after reading many other top recipe list blog posts, it renewed my desire to compile a top 2011 recipe list. I went through my old recipe posts, and sure enough, I just could not narrow it down to 10. So I allowed myself some leeway and narrowed it down to 15. I also thought it would be interesting to compare what my favorite recipes of 2011 were compared to what my readers found most interesting. So I went ahead and compiled the readers’ favorites list too for a side by side comparison. Enjoy!


Most Viewed Recipes                                       My Favorite Recipes

1. Nutella lava cookies                                          1. Fried Bacon Eggs

2. Bacon Egg Pancake Cups                                2. Hokkaido Milk Toast

3. Soft and Fluffy Milk Toast                                  3. Nutella lava cookies

4. Three Ingredient Nutella Cookies                      4. Honey castella cake

5. Avocado Bacon Fries                                        5. Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last year around this time, several of the food bloggers I follow compiled their top ten meal lists for the year. I knew it was something I wanted to try this year. It was fun reminiscing over all the meals I’ve had this year, though it was hard selecting my top ten. Here they are:

10. Snooze A.M. Eatery

It’s only been opened a short while in San Diego, but I’ve already dined there twice and love it. Solid food and a super friendly staff makes this place one of my favorites for brunch. I especially adore the eggs benedict variations and different pancake offerings.  Full post can be found here.

9. Coop’s BBQ

My experience with bbq is pretty limited, but Coop’s is the best bbq I’ve tasted to date. The meat is smoked all the way through, and manages to stay moist and tender too. I can’t get enough of the brisket, ribs, and red beans and rice. Full post can be found here.

8. Kyochon

I’ve always loved wings and like them as crispy as possible. After discovering Kyochon wings, it’s hard to eat anything else. The wings are fried twice, creating an amazingly thin and crispy skin like no other. The soy garlic taste is also quite addicting. I think I’ve eaten a couple hundred of these this year. Full post can be found here.