Top 5 Recipes from 2012

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At the end of the year it’s always fun to look back and see what posts have been successful on my blog.  Surprisingly enough, the posts that have had the most traffic are in categories that I’ve severely neglected the past few months.  One of those categories is my recipes.  So in 2013, I’m working on a fun, new project that I hope you’ll enjoy as much as I do.  But until that launches, here are the top 5 recipes on my blog from 2012.
Top 5 Recipes from 2012

#5 – Asian Inspired Meatballs

It’s been a while since I made these and I’m not exactly sure why.  These meatballs are perfect for holiday entertaining as they are easy to make and there are several different ways to display them.  One of my favorite ways to present them are on these lovely soup spoons I bought in San Francisco’s Chinatown several years ago.


#4 – Candy Buckeyes

I won’t lie, one of the reasons this is a favorite recipe of ours is because of the name.  My husband being the die-hard Buckeye fan, specifically requests these little bites of peanut butter goodness during football season.  He’s been known to package up a few here or there and give them as gifts to his Michigan friends. Regardless of his motive, getting a peanut butter ball dipped in chocolate is always a present I would welcome.

Candy Buckeyes

#3 – Perfect Pumpkin Pancakes

These pancakes have become our Sunday tradition.  Sunday is the one day I have time to make breakfast for my family and usually, the request from my daughter is pancakes.  I’m not sure if she likes the butter or the pancakes best but either way, we get to cook together and that makes us both happy.


#2 – Slow Cooker Hawaiian Pulled Pork

This recipe reminds me of happy times.  I served it at my daughter’s 2nd birthday party (the one we had to reschedule due to chicken pox).  Going with a luau theme for her party, it was the perfect main dish.  The pulled pork freezes well so I usually make a huge batch of it and freeze it in 1/2 lbs batches.  It makes dinner during the week quick and easy, yet still homemade.


#1 – Starbucks Pumpkin Scones

If I worked at Starbucks (which I never would because I could never learn the terminology), I would double my weight and probably not even care. Their pastries are so dang good, it’s worth an extra hour or two in the gym.  When my friend Lori shared this recipe with me, I was hooked on them.  There are some steps involved in making them (two different glazes) but in the end, it’s worth it.  They have to be, they also showed up on my Top 5 recipes from 2011.

Pumpkin Scones

Image credit: Starbucks

There you have it, the recipes that generated the most interested last year.  I’m hoping with a new camera, a few photography lessons and a little more time, I’ll be sharing several new recipes with you in 2013. And in the spirit of sharing, here are some of the top recipes from a few of my favorite bloggers.

Formula Mom

Around My Family Table

Life As Leels

Day By Day In Our World

Tales from the Nursery

The WIC Project

Energizer Bunnies’ Mommy Report

Clever Housewife

Howard House Reviews

Money Savvy Michelle

About A Mom


What’s your favorite recipe discovery from 2012? Share the link to it with me in the comments below, I’d love to try it!


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  1. I agree that working at Starbucks could have me gaining a TON of weight. My sister does and she gained weight at first as she was getting high calorie drinks as her free drink during her shift. Now she does one per week and had tea on the other days. Those pumpkin scones do look really yummy for a special treat as do the pumpkin pancakes.

    Thanks for sharing your top posts and linking to mine as well.

  2. mmmm Buckeyes, my aunt always made these EVERY Christmas. I have not had one in ages!

  3. These look delicious! I love new recipes! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Those meatballs look HEAVENLY! Bookmarking now!

  5. thank you so much for the roundup! The pumpkin pancakes and the scones are on my list to make.

  6. These all look so good! I love buckeyes but haven’t made them in forever. I’ve been craving pulled pork so will definitely have to try your recipe soon!

  7. WOW! I’ll take them all, please! Flagged the Asian Meatballs– making those tonight!!

  8. I need to try making your pumpkin pancakes! Thanks for linking to my post!

  9. I really love candy buckeyes and hawaiian pulled pork. So yummy.

  10. I really want to try those Asian meatballs!


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