your top 12 of ’12

Ok, since I wrote so much on the post of MY Top 12 recipes of ’12 from Gimme Some Oven, I’ll keep this one short and sweet!  :)

Here are YOUR Top 12 of ’12, based on the number of pageviews for recipes on the site.  I always love looking at these at the end of the year.  Some were recipes I expected, and some were total surprises — which I love!!  Hope that you might see some of your favorites on here, and then catch a few more ideas for some new recipes to bookmark for 2013.

Thank you SO much for another wonderful year.  You all mean so much to me!  :)

12. White Chicken Chili ~ My take on one of our family’s favorite comfort soups.

11. Pineapple Ginger Smoothie – One of my favorite smoothie combinations, made with fresh ginger!

10. Cannoli Cups ~ The classic Italian dessert made super easy…and bite-sized!

9. Chicken & Avocado Enchiladas ~ Need I say more?

8. Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate Mini Cheesecakes ~ Drenched in a hot fudge sauce and topped with chopped Reese’s, you pretty much can’t go wrong with these.  Ever.

7. Pesto Pasta with Chicken Sausage & Roasted Brussels Sprouts ~ Even if you’re iffy on brussels sprouts, you will love these roasted and served with chicken sausage, pesto and Parmesan in this simple pasta.

6. Red Enchilada Sauce ~ My favorite sauce from my favorite chicken enchiladas (although you can use it for any kind of enchiladas!).

5. Cranberry Bliss Cookies ~ The classic bar from Starbucks is turned into some fabulous cookies.

4. Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Cookie Dough “Frosting” ~ Best. Frosting. EVER.

3. Cranberry Pistachio Energy Bites ~ A red and green, sweet and salty version of these classic No Bake Energy Bites.

2. Hummus-Crusted Chicken ~ Who would have guessed that hummus is also such a fantastic sauce for baking?

1. Saucy Asian Meatballs ~ This recipe from early in the year was the winner by a landslide, but understandably so.  I’m not even a huge meatball person, and I loved these little guys.  Great sauce, super-easy prep, and always a crowd-pleaser.

Cheers to more great recipes to come in ’13!

Leave a Comment:


  1. Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — December 31, 2012 @ 8:12 am (#)

    I can’t pick a favorite. I just can’t!! SO glad to have “met” you in 2012, Ali! xoxo- K

  2. Julia — December 31, 2012 @ 8:32 am (#)

    Great recipes–they all looks so delicious! Happy New Year!

  3. Bev @ Bev Cooks — December 31, 2012 @ 9:00 am (#)

    Happy New Year, Ali! Na-om.

  4. SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen — December 31, 2012 @ 9:20 am (#)

    Awesome list!! The Brussels sprouts have been on my list for a long time — and those cranberry cookies look amazing as well. It has been so much fun to see all the “best of 2012” posts. If you’re interested, I’d love to invite you to link up this post as a part of the Countdown to 2013 – we’re featuring reader favorites today!

  5. Carrian-Sweet Basil — December 31, 2012 @ 10:48 am (#)

    Oh, yeah baby!! These look scrumptious.

  6. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — December 31, 2012 @ 1:37 pm (#)

    How did I miss those cannoli cups?! So cute. So great finally meeting you Ali! Have a happy new year :)

  7. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 31, 2012 @ 3:31 pm (#)

    Gorgeous food, I know my boys would go crazy for those meatballs and I’m dying to try those avocado enchiladas!

  8. Kocinera — January 1, 2013 @ 6:11 pm (#)

    As I went down this list of recipes, I was like, “Bookmark, bookmark, bookmark…” :D They all look amazing!

  9. Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips — January 6, 2013 @ 7:31 pm (#)

    I think I pinned all of these!! Love your blog!

  10. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — January 6, 2013 @ 11:54 pm (#)

    Those meatballs are my absolute favorite! I just made them recently and they were such a hit!