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Dec 15
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Voting Closed: 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards!

2014 Reader's Choice Awards Voting

It’s that time of year again! My Reader’s Choice Awards are hands down one of my favorite posts to do on Emily Bites. I get nervous no one will respond (every year without fail, even though people vote every year, haha) and then I get so excited whenever votes come in and I generally drop whatever I’m doing to see what you voted for. It’s seriously like Christmas to me every time I get new votes in, so THANK YOU to everyone who has voted in the past and everyone who will (hopefully) vote again this year! Not only are you making my day, but you’re helping new Emily Bites readers find my most popular recipes.

I always say this, but I can’t believe it has been almost 4 years since I started this site. It feels like it has always been a part of my life, but four years ago I was still just reading other cooking blogs and wondering if I should start one. It’s such a wonderful surprise and a blessing that what was once just a thought turned into a hobby and a passion and a job and that all of you have come here to read and follow my site, cook alongside me and share the recipes with friends. Thank you for that, it means the world to me. Your comments and messages inspire and motivate me every day and I really, really appreciate you for being here.

Without further ado (I can gush on forever), it’s time to ask you, my wonderful readers, to choose your favorite recipes from the past year. I’m so excited to see what you pick!

If you need some inspiration and want to see the winning recipes you chose in past years, check out the Readers Choice Award Winners from 2013, 2012 and 2011!

Here’s how the voting will work: There are 11 categories. To vote, leave a comment below with the numbers 1-11 and next to each number fill in the letter corresponding to your choice for the winner for that category. I realize almost no one will have made a recipe from every single category, so feel free to vote for whichever recipe looks best to you, or if you’d rather leave some categories blank that works too. Here’s what a sample vote should look like (I chose the letters arbitrarily):

  1. A
  2. C
  3. E
  4. B (etc)

And the nominees are…

1. Best Appetizer

a)      Greek Layer Dip

b)      Spinach Pinwheels

c)      Dill Dip

d)      Cajun Roasted Chickpeas

e)      Enchilada Rolls

f)       Pimento Cheese

2. Best Salad

a)      Avocado Chicken Salad

b)      Farmer’s Market Berry Salad

c)      Doritos Taco Salad

3. Best Breakfast Recipe

a)      Mini Dutch Baby Pancakes

b)      Pumpkin Chocolate Baked Oatmeal Singles

c)      Peaches and Cream Muffins

d)      Raspberry Peach Smoothie

e)      Sausage & Stuffing Brunch Bake

f)       Blueberry Pancakes

g)      Carrot Cake Doughnuts

4. Best Dessert

a)      Chocolate Covered Strawberries

b)      Mini Apple Pie Tarts

c)       Chocolate Raspberry Pudding Pops

d)      Orange Cranberry Bundt Cake

e)      Chocolate Chip Cookies

5. Best Soup/Stew

a)      Slow Cooker Beef Stew

b)      Italian Wedding Soup

c)       Best Turkey Chili

d)      Pumpkin Apple Bacon Soup

6. Best Pasta Recipe

a)      Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Shells

b)      Chicken Cordon Bleu Pasta Bake

c)       Tomato Soup Mac & Cheese

d)      Creamy Pasta with Sausage and Mustard Seeds

e)      Sausage Tortellini Skillet

7. Best Muffin Tin Meal

a)      Chicken Parmesan Wonton Cupcakes

b)      Mexi Meatloaf Muffins

c)       Mediterranean Wonton Cupcakes

d)      Chicken Pesto Wonton Cupcakes

e)      Cheeseburger Hash Brown Cups

f)       Thai Peanut Wonton Cupcakes

8. Best Side Dish Recipe

a)      Roasted Parmesan Sweet Potatoes

b)      Loaded Cauliflower Bake

c)      Garlic Roasted Green Beans

d)      Sauteed Brussels Sprouts and Apples

9. Best Casserole

a)      Chicken Parmesan Quinoa Bake

b)      Bubble Up Pizza Casserole

c)      Cheesy Chicken, Broccoli & Rice Casserole

d)      Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Bake

10. Best “All-American” Recipe

a)      Meatball Pizza

b)      Slow Cooker Mustard-Rubbed Pulled Pork

c)      Pesto Chicken Roulades

d)      Lemon Pepper Iced Tea Chicken

e)     Pizza Chicken Roulades

11. Best Sandwich

a)      Cheddar Apple Bacon Grilled Cheese

b)      Spinach & Artichoke Grilled Cheese

c)      California Club Sandwich

Thank you so much in advance for voting! Y’all know I get nervous, so if you’re thinking about it, please do!

   
Yum

87 Responses to “Voting Closed: 2014 Reader’s Choice Awards!”

  1. #
    1
    Debbie Boyd — December 15, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

    1 B
    2 A
    3 C
    4 E
    5 C
    6 B
    7 B
    8 B
    9 B
    10 B
    11 B

  2. #
    2
    Nancy+Mason — December 15, 2014 @ 12:14 pm

    1A
    2C
    3B (love all your oatmeal singles)
    4B
    5C
    6E
    7B
    8B
    9B
    10E
    11C

  3. #
    3
    Amy L — December 15, 2014 @ 12:21 pm

    1 E
    2 C
    3 A
    4 D
    5 D
    6 A
    7 E
    8 B
    9 B
    10 B
    11 B

  4. #
    4
    Maria B — December 15, 2014 @ 12:28 pm

    2. c
    3. e
    4. e
    5. a
    6. c
    7. e
    8. c
    9. b
    11. a

  5. #
    5
    JOYCE D — December 15, 2014 @ 1:37 pm

    1. b
    2.c
    3.e
    4.d
    5.c
    6.c
    7.c
    8.b
    9.c
    10.c
    11a

  6. #
    6
    Nicole — December 15, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    1. E
    2. C
    3. C
    4. E
    5. D
    6. B
    7. A
    8. C
    9. A
    10. A
    11. A

  7. #
    7
    Lisa D — December 15, 2014 @ 2:27 pm

    1. c
    2. c
    3. f
    4. a
    5. c
    6. b
    7. f
    8. b
    9. b
    10. b
    11. b

  8. #
    8
    Sarah — December 15, 2014 @ 2:31 pm

    1.B
    2.C
    3.E
    4.-
    5.-
    6.E
    7.E
    8.A
    9.B
    10.-
    11.A

  9. #
    9
    Blair B. — December 15, 2014 @ 2:32 pm

    1. B
    2. A
    3. A
    4. B
    5. C
    6. E
    7. F
    8. C
    9. B
    10. A
    11. A

  10. #
    10
    Pat — December 15, 2014 @ 2:38 pm

    1. B
    2. A
    3. B
    4. E
    5. B
    6. A
    7. A, D
    8. B
    9. A
    10. B
    11. NONE

  11. #
    11
    Valerie — December 15, 2014 @ 2:46 pm

    1. F
    5. B
    6. D
    7. E
    8. B
    9. D
    11. B

  12. #
    12
    Gia — December 15, 2014 @ 2:53 pm

    1. E
    2. B
    3. A
    4. D
    5. D
    6. C
    7. F
    8. B
    9. B
    10. B
    11. B

  13. #
    13
    Kerri Gertz — December 15, 2014 @ 2:57 pm

    1. E
    2. C
    3. B
    4. B
    5. A
    6. A
    7. D
    8. B
    9. C
    10. E
    11. A

  14. #
    14
    Katie — December 15, 2014 @ 3:06 pm

    1. B
    2. C
    3. E
    4. C
    5. A
    6. B
    7. E
    8. B
    9. A
    10. A
    11. B

  15. #
    15
    Judy Stoks — December 15, 2014 @ 3:46 pm

    1. C
    2. C
    3. E
    4. B
    5. A
    6. B
    7. E
    8. C
    9. B
    10. E
    11. C

  16. #
    16
    Faith — December 15, 2014 @ 3:55 pm

    1. e
    2. c
    3. b
    4. e
    5. d
    6. a
    7. d
    8. c
    9. b
    10. c
    11. a

  17. #
    17
    Steph — December 15, 2014 @ 4:22 pm

    1.b
    2.c
    3.f
    4.b
    5.c
    6.b
    7.e
    8.b
    9.b
    10.e
    11.c

  18. #
    18
    LuAnne P — December 15, 2014 @ 4:51 pm

    1. f
    2. c
    3. c or f
    4. e
    5. c
    6. b
    7. e
    8. a
    9. b
    10. b
    11. a

  19. #
    19
    Jessica — December 15, 2014 @ 4:56 pm

    1. C
    2. C
    3. G
    4. B
    5. A
    6. C
    7. E
    8. A
    9. B
    10. A
    11. A

  20. #
    20
    Kirsten — December 15, 2014 @ 6:49 pm

    3 – B
    9 – B

  21. #
    21
    Amy B — December 15, 2014 @ 7:26 pm

    1. D
    2. A
    3. B. love these
    4. B
    5. B
    6. C
    7.D
    8. A
    9. B
    10. E
    11. B

  22. #
    22
    Rebecca Keesey — December 15, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

    1) D
    2) A
    3) B
    4) D
    5) D
    6) E
    7) F
    8) D
    9) D
    10) B
    11) A

  23. #
    23
    Debbie Rodas — December 15, 2014 @ 8:22 pm

    4.B
    7.A
    8.C
    11.A

    I have picky eaters, so haven’t tried everything on here, but I had some friends over on Friday and everything I made was from you! Thank you!!

  24. #
    24
    Amy Lacey — December 15, 2014 @ 8:53 pm

    1. d
    2. b
    3. f
    4. b
    5. a
    6. b
    7. a
    8. b
    9. c
    10. a
    11. a

  25. #
    25
    Cindy — December 15, 2014 @ 9:11 pm

    1. F
    2. B
    3. C
    4. C
    5. A
    6. B
    7. A
    8. A
    9. C
    10. D
    11. A

  26. #
    26
    Karen K — December 15, 2014 @ 9:18 pm

    1. C
    2. B
    3. A
    4. A
    5. A
    6. B
    7. A
    8. A
    9. B
    10. E
    11. A

  27. #
    27
    am23 — December 15, 2014 @ 10:10 pm

    1. E
    2. C
    3. A
    4. B
    5. D
    6. C
    7. D
    8. C
    9. B
    10. E
    11. A

  28. #
    28
    Erin — December 15, 2014 @ 10:42 pm

    I was so excited to see it’s time for this! I LOVE seeing the winners each year, and I love having my vote counted! 🙂 Thanks, Emily!

    1. D
    2. B
    3. B
    4. D
    5. A
    6. B
    7. F
    8. C
    9. B
    10. A
    11. A

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    29
    Beth+Snell — December 15, 2014 @ 11:22 pm

    3. E
    6. B
    9. A & C love them both
    we love your stuff just keep making the same things b/c they are soooo good
    Thanks and congrats on your wedding this year

  30. #
    30
    Cecilia Sutton — December 16, 2014 @ 2:51 am

    1-f
    2-c
    3-e
    4-d
    5-b
    6-d
    7-f
    8-b
    9-c
    10-d
    11-a

  31. #
    31
    Carol M. — December 16, 2014 @ 8:17 am

    1. C
    2. B
    3. D
    4. D
    5. C
    6. C
    7. A
    8. B
    9. C
    10. C
    11. B

  32. #
    32
    Kat Carpenter — December 16, 2014 @ 8:17 am

    1 – b
    2 – b
    3 – e
    4 – d
    5 – a
    6 – a
    7 – e
    8 – c
    9 – b
    10 – b
    11 – b

  33. #
    33
    Stephanie — December 16, 2014 @ 8:19 am

    1. e
    2. a
    3. e
    4. b
    5. b
    6. a
    7. a
    8. d
    9. c
    10.b
    11.b

  34. #
    34
    Janice — December 16, 2014 @ 8:50 am

    1 – D
    2 – C
    3 – E
    4 – E
    5 – C
    6 – A
    7 – F
    8 – B
    9 – C
    10 – B
    11 – A

  35. #
    35
    Maegan+Dockery — December 16, 2014 @ 8:53 am

    1. B
    2. C
    3. B
    4. D
    5. C
    6. C
    7. E
    8. A
    9. C
    10. D
    11. A

  36. #
    36
    Teressa — December 16, 2014 @ 9:06 am

    1.b
    2.c
    3.f
    4.e
    5.a
    6.a
    7.e
    8.b
    9.b
    10.a
    11.a

  37. #
    37
    Suzanne — December 16, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    1.e
    2. C
    3. E
    4. B
    5. C
    6. E
    7. A
    8. A
    9. C
    10.a
    11. A

  38. #
    38
    Cathie — December 16, 2014 @ 9:24 am

    1. F
    2. B
    3. E
    4. B
    5. C
    6. E
    7. D
    8. B
    9. C
    10. C
    11. A

  39. #
    39
    J Reece — December 16, 2014 @ 9:34 am

    1 – A
    2 – C
    3 – B
    4 – B
    5 – D
    6 – E
    7 – C
    8 – B
    9 – B
    10 – A
    11 – A

  40. #
    40
    Jennifer K — December 16, 2014 @ 10:00 am

    1. C
    2. C
    3. E
    4. E
    5. C
    6. A
    7. A
    8. A
    9. D
    10. B
    11. A

  41. #
    41
    Valerie Davis — December 16, 2014 @ 10:15 am

    1.
    2. C
    3. E
    4. B
    5.
    6. E
    7.
    8. B
    9. B
    10. B although D is super yummy too
    11. B

  42. #
    42
    Kristi D. — December 16, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    1.E
    2.C
    3.E
    4.D
    5.A
    6.E
    7.D
    8.A
    9.C
    10.A
    11.B

  43. #
    43
    Pepita — December 16, 2014 @ 10:23 am

    1) D
    2) C
    3) F
    4) E
    5) B
    6) E
    7) B
    8) B
    9) C
    10) A
    11) A

  44. #
    44
    Christy Marshall — December 16, 2014 @ 10:24 am

    1.
    2. A
    3. C
    4. C
    5. D
    6. E
    7. B & E
    8. A
    9. B
    10. D
    11. A

  45. #
    45
    Kelly — December 16, 2014 @ 10:55 am

    1. b
    2. b
    3. e
    4. b
    5. d
    6. e
    7. f
    8. b
    9.b
    10.a
    11.b

  46. #
    46
    Kim H — December 16, 2014 @ 11:31 am

    1 – E
    2 – C
    3 – B (love the oatmeal singles)
    4 – E
    5 – A
    6 – B
    7 – F (just tried last week – delish!)
    8 – A
    9 – A
    10 – C
    11 – A

  47. #
    47
    tx_wildfire — December 16, 2014 @ 11:38 am

    1. d
    2. c
    3. b
    4. b
    5. b
    6. e
    7. e
    8. b
    9. c
    10. d
    11. c

  48. #
    48
    Jennifer Thornhill — December 16, 2014 @ 11:41 am

    1. E
    2. A
    3. E
    4. E
    5. A
    6. A
    7. E
    8. B
    9. B
    10. B
    11. C

  49. #
    49
    Lisa — December 16, 2014 @ 11:42 am

    I need to make some more of these!
    1. –
    2. –
    3. E
    4. –
    5. –
    6. E
    7. –
    8. –
    9. A (this is a really, really tough choice though, b/c this is the category I make the most!)
    10. –
    11. –

  50. #
    50
    Joy — December 16, 2014 @ 11:44 am

    1. f
    2. c
    3. a
    4. b
    5. b
    6. d
    7. e
    8. b
    9. c
    10. b
    11. b

  51. #
    51
    Shavaun — December 16, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    1. b
    2. —
    3. e
    4. d
    5. b
    6. a
    7. e
    8. —
    9. b
    10. a
    11. b

  52. #
    52
    Holly — December 16, 2014 @ 12:07 pm

    1. A
    2. B
    3. E
    4. B
    5. D
    6. A
    7. F
    8. B
    9. D
    10. –
    11. B

  53. #
    53
    Amanda — December 16, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

    1. e
    2. c
    3. a
    4. a
    5. c
    6. b
    7. a
    8. b
    9. b
    10. e
    11. b

  54. #
    54
    Stephanie S — December 16, 2014 @ 12:35 pm

    1. C
    2. A
    3. A
    4. B
    5. C
    6. A
    7. B
    8. C
    9. C
    10 D
    11. B

  55. #
    55
    Melissa — December 16, 2014 @ 1:16 pm

    1. e
    2. a
    3. b
    4. b
    5. a
    6. e
    7. e
    8. a
    9. b
    10. a
    11. a

  56. #
    56
    Rae — December 16, 2014 @ 2:03 pm

    1. D
    2. C
    3. G
    4. D
    5. D
    6. A
    7. B
    8. A
    9. C
    10. D
    11. B

  57. #
    57
    Krista R. — December 16, 2014 @ 2:34 pm

    Emily,
    You inspire me! I seriously feel like the girl you are talking about above as you make me want to do the same thing . I love all of the recipes of yours that I have tried and you make following Weight Watchers so much better than it already was! This diet has seriously changed my life and I am BEYOND thrilled that I found your site. I honestly do not know where I would be without the recipes that you have created. Not a week goes by that your recipes are not served at some point during my week and my ENTIRE family enjoys them!
    Thank you again and Happy Holidays to you and your family!!

    1. E
    2. C
    3. E
    4. E
    5. A
    6. B – SERIOUSLY CHANGED MY LIFE!
    7. E
    8. B
    9. B
    10. A
    11. B

    • Emily Bites replied: — December 16th, 2014 @ 9:00 pm

      I just read this out loud to my husband because it seriously made my day. Thank you Krista!! I am so genuinely thrilled to hear that my site has been so helpful and that you love the recipes so much. You are inspiring me right back! Thank you for your comment. I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday as well! 🙂

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    58
    Susie — December 16, 2014 @ 3:04 pm

    1. e
    2. c
    4. b
    6. b

    The Doritos taco salad is awesome, we have it at least once every ten days.

  59. #
    59
    Joyce S — December 16, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

    1 e, 2 c, 3 a, 4 b, 5 c, 6 a, 7 b, 8c, 9 b, 10 e, 11 c

  60. #
    60
    Emily — December 16, 2014 @ 3:31 pm

    5. C
    6. E
    7. A
    9. B

  61. #
    61
    Marikay — December 16, 2014 @ 3:53 pm

    5. D
    6. B
    7. C
    9. B
    The chicken cordon blue pasta bake is the best recipe of the year!

  62. #
    62
    Karen — December 16, 2014 @ 4:18 pm

    3.B

  63. #
    63
    Allison — December 16, 2014 @ 8:31 pm

    1. a
    2. c
    3. a
    4. e
    5. a
    6. b
    7. e
    8. a
    9. d
    10. d
    11. c

  64. #
    64
    Khrys — December 16, 2014 @ 10:08 pm

    1. A
    2. C
    3. –
    4. –
    5. A
    6. B & E – Both are SO GOOD.
    7. E
    8. B (I make this all the time)
    9. C
    10. B
    11. B

  65. #
    65
    Stacy Goodrum — December 17, 2014 @ 12:35 am

    1. B
    2. A
    3. G
    4. B
    5. B
    6. A
    7. D
    8. A
    9. B
    10. E
    11. B

  66. #
    66
    Michele — December 17, 2014 @ 11:42 am

    1e
    3a
    8b
    9b seriously, the yummiest thing ever!!!!

  67. #
    67
    Tammy — December 17, 2014 @ 12:20 pm

    1. A
    2. A
    3. E
    4. B
    5. C
    6. E
    7. C – SO HARD – ALL were awesome!
    8. B
    9. B
    10. A
    11. A – SO SO yummy! I so glad I tried it.

  68. #
    68
    Mary Ann — December 17, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

    1. E
    2. C
    3. G
    4. B
    5. A
    6. B
    7. E
    8. A
    9. C
    10. E
    11. A
    Thanks Emily, hard to vote, all were so good!

  69. #
    69
    B — December 17, 2014 @ 2:13 pm

    1. E
    2. C
    3. E
    4.E
    5.E
    6.E
    7.D
    8.b
    9.b
    10.e
    11.a

  70. #
    70
    Allison — December 17, 2014 @ 2:35 pm

    1. D
    2. C
    3. F
    4. B
    5. D
    6. E
    7. F
    8. A
    9. D
    10. B
    11. A

  71. #
    71
    Sara H. — December 17, 2014 @ 5:10 pm

    1. b
    2. b
    3. e
    4. a
    5. d
    6. a
    7. e
    8. a
    9. d
    10. a
    11. b

  72. #
    72
    Kelsie — December 17, 2014 @ 5:19 pm

    1-E
    2-C
    3-A
    4-B
    5-A
    6-B
    7-E
    8-C
    9-B
    10-A
    11-C

  73. #
    73
    Doris — December 17, 2014 @ 5:43 pm

    1. a
    2. c
    3. b
    4. b
    5. d
    6. a
    7. b
    8. b
    9. d
    10. c
    11.b

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    Katherine F — December 17, 2014 @ 7:38 pm

    1.n/a
    2.n/a
    3.E
    4.n/a
    5.D
    6.E
    7.n/a
    8.A
    9.D
    10.B
    11.n/a
    Wonderful blog, I love the recipes!

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    Morgan — December 18, 2014 @ 12:12 pm

    1. a
    2. b
    3. b
    4. b
    5. c
    6. e
    7. b
    8. c
    9. b
    10. b
    11. a

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    Monica — December 20, 2014 @ 2:20 pm

    1. e
    2. c
    3. b
    4. b
    5. a
    6. a
    7. b
    8. a
    9. c
    10. b
    11. a

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    Lori+in+NC — December 21, 2014 @ 10:42 am

    1. B
    2. C
    3. B
    4. B
    5. B
    6. E
    7. D
    8. B
    9. C
    10. A
    11. B

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    Katy — December 21, 2014 @ 11:00 am

    2. A
    5. C
    6. E
    7. F
    9. D–This is my husband’s all-time favorite recipe! He asks for it every week 🙂

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    Jill — December 22, 2014 @ 3:22 pm

    2. C
    5. A
    6. E
    9. B
    10. A
    11. B

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    Leanne — December 27, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

    2. A
    4. A
    5. A
    6. E
    7. E
    9. D

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    Cyndi — December 28, 2014 @ 5:45 pm

    1: D
    2: C
    3: B
    4: A
    5: B
    6: E
    7: B
    8: B
    9: D
    10: B
    11: A

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    Jennifer — December 29, 2014 @ 11:15 am

    1. e
    2. c
    6.e
    7. e
    9. c
    11.b

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    Brittney Mason — December 29, 2014 @ 5:08 pm

    1. e
    2. c
    3. e
    4. a
    5. a
    6. b
    7. a
    8. c
    9. d
    10. b
    11. c

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    Cindil — December 31, 2014 @ 5:49 pm

    1. D
    2. C
    4. E
    6. D
    8. B – my husband LOVES this (can you count that as two?) 😉
    9. B

    Thanks for all the amazing healthy recipes you post! Your blog is a staple in my dinner planning.

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    LindaK — January 1, 2015 @ 10:29 pm

    1. E
    2. A
    3. E
    4. A
    5. B
    6. E
    7. E
    8. B
    9. C
    10.B
    11. B

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    Deana Froom — January 1, 2015 @ 11:09 pm

    1.B
    2.A
    3.C
    4.B
    5.B
    6.D
    7.D These are incredible!
    8.B
    9.C
    10.C
    11.C. I made these when my in-laws came to visit and it was a huge hit!

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