Top Recipes of 2012


top recipes of 2012


Can you believe that it is already 2013? I remember being a sophomore in high school and everyone was panicking about Y2K. Remember that? Gosh, and we all thought it was so weird to write, ’00 on our school papers. Anyway, the point is, time has really been flying by and I cannot believe that 2012 is already over. It was such a great year and I cannot even begin to tell you all how much I love your friendship, comments and support.


Here are your top 12 favorites from 2012!


whole crockpot chicken


12. Crockpot Roasted Chicken– This easy to make dish just sits away in the crockpot producing the juiciest chicken ever.


pumpkin spice granola bars


11. Pumpkin Spice Granola Bars– Easy, healthier than the store brands, and oh so very yummy. Your kids will be begging for more!


avocado cream


10. Avocado Dressing-The Wrap that saved the world– This is still one of our all time favorite lunches ever. EVER. You’ll just be in heaven with that dressing. Promise.


Reese's Crumble


9. Reeses’s Crumble– Pretty sure I need this right now. Chocolatey-gooey-peanut butter delicious all in a butter bar. Sold.


pizza dip


8. Pizza Dip- The recipe I got from  a super cute friend and that I cannot, at all, keep my hands off of.


honey roasted chicken


7. Honey Roasted Chicken– Need I say more? The perfect, homestyle dinner.


Italian Nachos


6.Italian Nachos– Just try to stop eating these plate of gooey nachos. The alfredo sauce alone is ridiculously addicting!


Roasted Tomato soup


5. Roasted Tomato Basil Soup– Oh goodness, not only is this soup really delicious but it has bite sized mozzarella sandwiches for croutons. Boo-yah!


peanut butter banana bread


4. Peanut Butter Banana Bread– I have bananas ripening on the counter as week speak just so I can make this again. It’s wonderful!


cheese cookies


3. Southern Cheese Crackers– These are cute, easy to make and ever so addicting. Perfect for the superbowl…hint hint.


bacon wrapped avocado


2. Bacon Wrapped Avocados-Yup, I went there. Juicy bacon wrapped around a creamy avocado and rolled in brown sugar deliciousness.


reese's krispies


1. Reese’s Krispies– For the second year in a row, these easy to make treats are so yummy, the kids can help make them and it helps you get rid of all of that Halloween candy. Woohoo!!


Here’s to another great year together. Did I miss one of your favorites? I’d love to hear what it is!


Some of my favorites from the year were,


smashed potatoes recipe


Steakhouse Smashed Potatoes





blood orange salad




Blood Orange Salad




pesto pasta with speck




Pesto Pasta in 15 min with crumbled speck





deep fried peaches




Deep Fried Peaches

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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26 comments on “Top Recipes of 2012”

  1. Just pinned! I love these collections!

  2. What an amazing round-up! I really need to try that honey roasted chicken ASAP!

  3. Both of these Reese’s desserts are being added to my “to-make” list and pinned immediately!

  4. What a wonderful 2012 – that avocado dressing for the wrap, the bacon wrapped avocado, that juicy chicken! I am hungry!

  5. y2k…hahaha i haven’t heard that in so long…it totally makes me laugh…friends of our had a party for the end of world on 12/21…we are still here 🙂 love your round up…those italian nachos, the pumpkin spice granola bars…the avocado dressing…well I could go on and on…they all look sooo good.
    Happy 2013!

  6. So many great recipes! I’ve gotta try that honey roasted chicken. And the Reese’s kris pies–YU-UM!!

    I’m excited for your event next week!!

  7. 12 fantastic recipes, friend! I so need to make that honey chicken- it looks amazing! Happy New Year! xoxo

  8. Is it possible that I want to run to the kitchen and make every single one of those right now?? What a great year!! (And I’m so glad that I was able to meet you this year – I sure do value your friendship!!)

  9. Ohhhh.I see sooo many of these that I want to run out and make right now!!!

  10. I think I’ve pinned pretty much every single one of these recipes. Now I need to make–and eat–them all. Also, I was married with a 2-year-old when the Y2K craziness was going down. Now I feel really old…

  11. Love these, lady! And I can’t wait to meet you this year!!

  12. Love that #1 has secured the top spot 2 yrs in a row and your banana bread has the most perfectly domed top! I want some!

  13. Lots of great recipes on this page. I really like the look of the granola bars. I have yet to make any myself but it would be great to know what exactly goes in them instead of a wrapper with a long list of things I cannot prononce! Happy New Year!

  14. A delicious year! That tomato soup is calling my name today.

  15. Reese’s crumble?! Pizza dip?! I want a little bit of everything, Carrian! Everything looks INCREDIBLE and I should not be here before breakfast time 🙂 happy new year, friend!

  16. Happy New Year, Carrian! What a fantastic line-up of recipes. That tomato soup looks like something I could happily eat every day for lunch.

  17. Now I’m starving! These all look sooo delicious! I absolutely remember how weird it felt to write the year 2000 on something. Like we’d finally arrived with the Jetsons. 🙂