The Top Ten Recipes of 2012 from Kalyn’s Kitchen (plus Ten Honorable Mentions)
|Narrowing it down is tough, but here are my Top Ten Recipes for 2012 and ten more Honorable Mentions!
I love those end-of-year lists that pop up between Christmas and New Year’s Day, so each December I scan through the monthly archives
and save recipes that were my personal favorites from the past year. Sounds easy enough, but then every year I have a hard time narrowing it down, even though three years ago I started allowing myself to expand the top ten list with ten honorable mentions!
This year I ended up with 36 recipes saved, and as I narrowed it down I realized four of my final picks had been introduced to me by friends, family members, or readers. (Thanks to Al
, and Effie
for those great recipe ideas.) Some of my favorite ingredients were still in heavy use like kale, cabbage, cauliflower, Green Tabasco Sauce
, Sriracha Sauce
, dried beans, and of course cilantro, and I had fun experimenting with tofu and quinoa this year. And of course there were a lot of from-scratch Slow Cooker Recipes
on the list! My final choices are admittedly a subjective list, but I’ve shared some thoughts about why each recipe appeals to me. I hope you find a few things you might have missed and enjoy trying them in 2013!
My Top Ten Picks:
This Leftover Turkey Shepherd’s Pie Casserole with Garlic-Parmesan Cauliflower Topping was so good that it would be a shame not to make it frequently with chicken as well.
And Ten Honorable Mentions:
This year I was into “egg bakes” where there was just enough egg to hold things together, and this Spinach and Mozzarella Egg Bake
was one of my favorites.
More Favorite Recipes from the Past:
The Top Ten Recipes of 2011 – Plus Ten Honorable Mentions
Top Ten Recipes of 2010 – Plus Ten Honorable Mentions
Top Ten Recipes of 2009 – Plus Ten Honorable Mentions
The Best Recipes of 2008
The Best Recipes of 2007
What’s Coming in January 2013?