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Top Ten Recipes of 2012 (Reader’s Favorites)

Happy New Year, everyone!

It’s that time of year again, time for fireworks and champagne, midnight kisses, resolutions we will not keep, and my top ten most popular recipes of this past year.

So here they are, my most dish-soap worthy recipes of 2012

#10 Double Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

This was one of my Foodgawker featured recipes this year, a moist and delicious, lemony muffin, peppered with poppyseeds, and it comes in at number 10 on this year’s list.

#9 Cinnamon Butter Braid

This was one of my personal top 3 recipes this year.  I tried it out this year for Mother’s Day, and it has become a special occasion brunch staple for me since.  Flaky puff pastry filled with a sweet cinnamon brown sugar butter… What’s not to like about that?

#8 French Onion Soup Spread

Truly a recipe that will make you the most popular person of whichever party you bring it to.  Gruyere, bacon, and caramelized onions.  You can’t go wrong.  A delicious hot dip for a party that remains amazing even after it cools.

#7 Cinnamon Butter Filled Snickerdoodles

Snickerdoodles stuffed full of sweet cinnamon butter.  A deep dish cookie, if you will.

#6 Garlic Angel Hair Pasta with Chicken, Zucchini, and Tomatoes

This was just a quick and easy dinner that I whipped up one summer night.  It is light, delicious, and is one of only two non-baked good to make the top 10 this year.

#5 Lofthouse Style Sugar Cookies

I did a copycat of this famous cookie for Valentine’s Day, but they hold their shape amazingly well, and could be done for any holiday.  Oh, and the frosting is my new go-to buttercream.  It is so, so good.

#4 Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Coffee Cake

I made these in June, for “Half Christmas,” because I have a sickness.  This is a great fall breakfast or dessert.  So very good, and earns a place in my personal top 3 for this year.

#3 Homemade Fried Ice Cream

I got a deep fryer last Christmas.  And I used it.  A lot.  In my defense, I was like 6 months pregnant. 🙂

#2 Cinnamon Roll Cookie Bars

I have to tell you, I almost didn’t even try this recipe, because I am skeptical of anything that starts “with a box of cake mix” and then adds other ingredients.  I am so glad I tried it, because it is one of my new favorites.

#1 Snickerdoodle Blondies

Quite fittingly, this recipe was also my very favorite new thing I made this year.  I made them first in April, and have made them about a million times since.  These moist, chewy cookies have all the flavors of a snickerdoodle, but I swear to God, they are better.  And easier.  I was losing baby weight when I made them, and for the first time ever, threw away half a batch of something delicious, and then wanted to eat it out of the garbage.  I really did have to pour dish soap over the top of them so that I would stop eating them.  Definitely my most dish-soap, Betty Crocker Clinic worthy recipe of 2012.

Thanks for taking this walk down memory lane with me.  Hope I can find lots more delicious things to make and share with you all in 2013!

See the top 10 from 2011 here- which still includes some of my top posts of all time.


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