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My hope is to inspire you to be fearless in the kitchen, to try new things, to take the time to make things the homemade way and most importantly, to have fun doing it!

Best of 2012 – Your Favorites

As 2012 winds down, I am very much looking forward to 2013 and hoping for many better days.  However, it’s always fun to look back through the blog and be reminded of the many wonderful new recipes we tried over the course of the year.  In the next few days I’ll recap my own personal favorites from this year, but first I thought I’d figure out what posts have been the most popular with my readers.  As usual, mac and cheese and cupcakes, cupcakes, cupcakes are the highlight for you all!  Here are the top 10 most popular posts from the past year on Annie’s Eats.

Mexican Lasagna

Mac and Cheese Bites

Cucumber Bites with Garlic Herb Filling

Panera Mac and Cheese

Cupcake Basics: Cream Cheese Frosting

Tiramisu Cupcakes

Layered Mediterranean Dip

Banana Cream Pie Cupcakes

Cupcake Basics: Chocolate Frosting

S’mores Cupcakes

  • http://twitter.com/OnePreppyCookie onepreppycookie

    All vegetarian – love it! :) Thank you for another wonderful year of recipes Annie!

  • Guest

    Hi Annie,
    Thank you for all your work on your blog. It is my go to for sweet suggestions (the eggnog cupcakes were very good, especially in “mini” form). I think the two favorite kitchen things that I learned this year were 1) you can freeze cooked beans and that 2) unbaked scones can be frozen. So now I can make hummus whenever I want and same with scones (thus avoiding having a dozen scones tempting me from the kitchen counter). Happy New year and all the best for a happy and healthy one.

  • annieseats

    Aw, I love to hear what your favorite tips were. Thanks for sharing! I agree, cooking dried beans and freezing them has been a major game-changer for us as well. Thanks so much for reading! Happy new year to you!

  • nmtowell

    I’ve really loved your “basics” posts this year! Chicken stock, puffed pastry, canned tomatoes- I love that I am able to make all of these and know exactly what the ingredients are instead of reading a label filled with things I don’t need.

  • annieseats

    Awesome! These are some of my most favorite posts to write. Let me know if you have more suggestions of similar topics you would like to see covered. Thanks for reading!

  • http://twitter.com/WesternWarmth Bobi Morris Jensen

    Just wanted to let you know this is one of my favorite food blogs. The pictures are gorgeous, and I have a few standby’s I come back for over and over (chocolate cookies!)

    Bobi

  • Emily P.

    Your blog gets better and better each year! I get inspired every time I read it. I particularly love your blogs about the things that you’re loving. It’s been a wonderful addition! Happy holidays to you and your family. Have a wonderful 2013.

    PS- I’m looking forward to hearing about your new macaron method!!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    I am planning on trying both of those Mac ‘n Cheese recipes this year – thanks for the reminder! Happy (almost) New Year, Annie!

  • et-tu-tutu

    Mmmm, s’mores cupcakes! I pinned those but haven’t had a chance to make them yet. Hopefully soon though! :)

    -Lindsey

  • Caroline L.

    I can see why! These look delicious! Here’s to hoping 2013 will bring you all that you wish for and more!

  • Manju

    Awesome…For me, all you posts are favorites…I just love this blog and can’t wait for more the coming year…
    Happy New Year to you and your family!!
    Regards,
    Manju

  • annieseats

    Thank you so much!

  • Melissa

    All of these recipes look delicious! **love** the cupcakes!

  • http://seeleyfamilyblog.blogspot.com/ Kristy Seeley

    I love seeing your cream cheese frosting here! It is definitely the best cream cheese frosting recipe I have found/tried and it goes great with so many items! Thanks! :) Whenever I am looking for a recipe for something that I want to try making for the first time, I always check your blog first, because I know I’ll never be disappointed. Best wishes to you in 2013 and thanks for all of your wonderful recipes!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

    The mac n cheese bites are seriously one of the cutest things ever. I just love them.

  • Jennifer Geisinger

    Your Mexican lasagna is always in the freezer…and if someone needs a meal it’s ready to go…thanks so much!!!