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25 Best Recipes of 2012

Is anyone else experiences whiplash at the sheer speed of 2012’s passing? I know I am. It’s gone by a ferocious pace and the impending 2013 shows no signs of passing any slower.

 It has been a year of not just tasty treats, but big life milestones (getting married, NBD.) and I am so thrilled to have been able to share every joy, success, failure, baking flop and ridiculous Huck photo with you all along the way. So many of these recipes have become instant traditions in our house and I hope that they will for you as well.
This year has covered everything from breakfast, to mac and cheese, football food, to Biscoff and you name it in between. There are no heroes here, just yoga pants.  Here are my favorite recipes of 2012, sure to please everyone!
I am wish you and yours the happiest of holidays and hope that 2013 is one for the record books.  Thank you so much for all of your endless support and love. Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.

1. Black Forest Cupcakes

2. Pistachio Shortbread

3. DIY English Muffins

4. Coconut Curd

5. Salsa Verde Mac n’ Cheese

6. Biscoff Tiramisu

7. Baked Chicken Piccata

8. Red Velvet Rolls

9. Steakhouse Portobello Bacon Burger

10. Wanna Be Waldorf Salad 

11. Ham and Cheese Breakfast Bake

12. Roasted Vegetables with Poached Egg

13. Copper River Salmon Burgers with Healthy Coleslaw

14. Fluffernutter Ice Cream with Peanut Butter Magic Shell

15. Chai Cheesecake Bars with Pumpkin Spice Ganache

16.  Cranberry Dutch Apple Pie

17. Brown Butter Bundt Cakes 

18. Breakfast Reuben Sandwiches with Pumpernickel English Muffins

19. Adobo Bacon Ranch Dip

20. Cantaloupe Bruschetta with Prosciutto and Balsamic Glaze

21. Homemade Marshmallows – like Egg Nog.

Breakfast Reuben Sandwich with Pumpernickel English Muffins -

22. Baked Chicken and Waffles

23. Salted Caramel Donuts

24.  Roasted Tomato and Brie Dip

25. Boston Cream Pie Pancakes 

Roasted Tomato Brie Dip -



12 Responses to “25 Best Recipes of 2012”

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    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — December 24, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

    That cinnamon roll frosting? I’m dying. Need to make that for this years Christmas Cinnamon Rolls.
    OH, and I think you left off “I met Jackie and witness her Most Embarrassing Moment of the year” in your 2012 re-cap 😉
    Happy Holidays my friend!

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    NanaBread (Jeanne) — December 24, 2012 @ 2:15 pm

    You’ve had such an amazing year, Megan. I’m proud to know you and I’ve loved watching you bloom as a food blogger. I’m one of your biggest fans. And vice-president of your fan club (behind Beka). Love your round-up. It’s a perfect way to wrap up a perfectly wonderful 2012. Can’t wait to see what you do next year to top it!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — December 26, 2012 @ 6:15 am

    I love all of these 🙂

  4. #
    Erin L — December 27, 2012 @ 7:10 am

    My husband and I can’t get enough of the Adobo Bacon Ranch chip dip. It is seriously chip dip crack. 🙂

    • Megan replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 7:15 am

      Oh Erin, that absolutely makes my day!! Thanks so much. Happy Chip Dipping 🙂 Megan

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    Malerie Carey — December 27, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    What recipe is in those yellow dishes?

    • Megan replied: — December 27th, 2012 @ 8:00 am

      Malerie – It’s the Salsa Verde Mac and Cheese. I’m pretty sure. Let me go look back at the photos 🙂 If that’s what I’m thinking of it’s absolutely fantastic. I make it and eat it for days!!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — December 27, 2012 @ 10:29 pm

    GAH! I want that fluffernutter ice cream… and that bacon portabello burger! STAT! Congrats on a beautiful year my friend!

  7. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — December 27, 2012 @ 10:30 pm

    and I meant portobello… my finger must have slipped on some drool from scrolling through this post! 😀

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 31, 2012 @ 7:33 am

    Suddenly I want a burger.


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