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, Bonnie, Pam, 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!
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