Top 10 Recipes of 2012!

It’s the end of the year as we know it. It’s the end of the year as we know it. It’s. The. End of the year as we know it, and IIII feeeeel faaaaaaaaat.

We made it! Another year under our belts, another 1,095 meals, well, under our belts. Isn’t it tow to the cray (last day of the year, just let me have this) to imagine that we seriously eat 3 times a day, 365 days in a row? And if every day we’re pulling in, what is it, 2,000 calories? That’s like 730 thou . . .not including drin . . . oh. OH. OH MY EYES. MY EYEEEES.

You know what, let’s not even think about that riff raff.

INSTEAD, let’s just take a quicksie look back at your TOP TEN faves from the year and think about what a gas we had together, ‘mmmmkay? (no pun, ahem, intended)


10. Slow Cooker Shredded Beef Enchiladas: Oh my gawwwwsh do you remember this?! Remember how hot I made that sauce and then passed out on the floor? BAHAHA. Go look. Oh man. Actually don’t go look. My hair was bad.


9. Coconut Curry Chicken Soup:  Mmmmm, mmmm, good. WAIT, can I get sued for saying that? Forget I said anything. But seriously, this soup was totes (last day, you guys) mmmmm, mmmmm good.


8. Chicken Taco Pasta: YES. I knew you’d dig on this. I plan on hibernating in this for the next 2.9 months in case you can’t find me.


7. Simple Tandoori Chicken Naan Pizza:  Easiest mutha lovin’ pizza out there. And I change my mind. Hibernation pizza mission staaaarts now.


6. Spaghetti with Kale and Lemon:  Wait. I might need to change my mind again. Yes. I definitely do.


5. Lemony Roasted Potato Salad:  Ooooooo, remember this from the summer? I’m adding this to my hibernation mission. I don’t even care. I’m doin’ it.


4. Buffalo Chicken Pull-Apart Bread:  Okay if I really want to get serious about hibernation, it’s with this. Between those layers? Are you kidding? Do you even know how cozy that would be? p.s. have you tried this? p.s.s. get on and in that.


3. Slow Cooker Thai Chicken Noodle Soup:  Ahhhhh yes. This here soup started off the year with a maj-ah splash (sorry), and rightly so, yo. Slurp slurp.


2. Smoky Corn Chowder with Shrimp:  Two words: MOM. MY.


1. Shrimp Pasta with Tomatoes, Lemon and Spinach:  Aaaaand here she iiiiiiiis, Miss AmeriShrimpPastawithTomatoesLemonandSpinaaaaach. Here she is, your ideaaaaalmeaaaaal. (I’m singing to you. Yes, again.)

This gal got AROUND this year. Around the BLOCK. Like, ALL YEAR. I’m trying to sound like Chris Rock. Can you hear it? No? Okay.


I can’t thaaaank you enough for making this internet blog website URL a successful one this year. I would just stick you all in my purse if I could. You rule so hard.

Okay. Last day of the year! Go outside and play in the snow! But seriously, cover your head, ears, hands and feet if you can. You don’t want all that wetness coming in and giving you the hepatitis. Wrap some little plastic baggies around your socks and then slip your boots over them. Or heck, wrap them on the outside of your boots too!

You know what, just take a flask.

See your faces next year.

37 Responses to Top 10 Recipes of 2012!

  1. Kevin @ Closet Cooking December 31, 2012 at 8:44 am #
    You had so many tasty recipes this year! I am looking forward to more in 2013!
  2. Aggie December 31, 2012 at 9:00 am #
    I am honestly moving in to your kitchen (and backyard). I love your food, your photos and YOU! Happy 2013 Bev!
  3. marla December 31, 2012 at 9:10 am #
    Love 'em all you foodie G-E-N-I-U-S wish i could pay u to cook 'em all for me in 2013. XOXOXOXOXOXXOO
  4. Amy December 31, 2012 at 9:18 am #
    I made #6 and #2, oh yes, I did. And they were delish. And also? My pants are tight. Looking forward to more yummy and funny from you in 2013. Happy New Year, Bev!
  5. Karly December 31, 2012 at 9:21 am #
    You're killing me. The enchiladas and the buffalo chicken bread will be the death of me.
  6. nicole b. December 31, 2012 at 9:21 am #
    Happy New Year, Bev! I've made so many tasty meals this year, because of YOU. Thanks for making me feel like a badass in my own kitchen. One of my favorites (and one of the easiest recipes to follow!) was this one. Love you, lady! xo.
  7. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme December 31, 2012 at 9:37 am #
    Great roundup and amazing recipes! Your Thai Chicken Noodle Soup is seriously one of my favorites! Happy New Year!
  8. Vijay @ NoshOnIt December 31, 2012 at 9:46 am #
    Those enchiladas are calling my name! Happy New Year and so happy to have met you this year!
  9. Megan {Country Cleaver} December 31, 2012 at 9:49 am #
    That buffalo pull apart bread slays me every dang time. Surrreeeously. Happy new year, love!! Hope to see you next year :)
  10. danielle December 31, 2012 at 9:51 am #
    Yum - I am bookmarking a few of these! I have my top posts up too - stop by and see if you have time.
  11. Natalie @ Cooking for My Kids December 31, 2012 at 9:55 am #
    Okay, you just officially helped plan my January menu. I love you for that...and for so many other reasons, too. BTY...are you coming to Austin for BlogHer Food? Please say, "Yes!" If so, we will plan to meet for lunch or dinner with the dear, sweet Kristen because she can verify that I am legitimate and not all crazy and such. Happy, happy 2013. I hope that it is a great one for you!
  12. Deborah December 31, 2012 at 10:31 am #
    Happy New Year, Bev! These all look A-MAZ-ING!!
  13. Meli O'Leary December 31, 2012 at 11:12 am #
    So glad Phillip brought me to you (and all these yummy recipes) this year. My husband's tummy thanks you!
  14. Liz @ The Lemon Bowl December 31, 2012 at 11:19 am #
    I want to make everything you cook. You complete me and I can't quit you. THANK YOU for being such an inspiration. xo
  15. Tammi December 31, 2012 at 11:23 am #
    Okay, so I don't follow anyone unless I am absolutely taken with their posts. And I am taken. I'm already looking forward to the next one. Only problem: I tried to subscribe and got a bunch of gobblety-goop saying something about here is the tree... Anyway, thought you might want to know about it so you could fix it if it's a problem. Could be just me, but just in case. Happy New Year!
    • Bev Weidner December 31, 2012 at 11:40 am #
      Hahaah! Thank you. I went ahead and got you subscribed. I wish I knew what "here is the tree" is. That's awesome. I'm glad you're taken! Even if that sounds totally creepy.
  16. Kim Bee December 31, 2012 at 11:38 am #
    Every single dish looks amazing. You completely rocked the blogosphere this year. I am freaking over the buffalo chicken pull apart bread. I think mensa is going to be contacting you over that one. Mark my words, it's freaking brilliant. Happy New Year!
  17. Averie @ Averie Cooks December 31, 2012 at 12:04 pm #
    Happy 2013 Bev! If I ever need something savory and beautiful to look at it, this is where I come! Not only do the recipes I'm sure taste amazing, but your photos and their light and airy and beautiful quality inspire me every day!
  18. Cassie | Bake Your Day December 31, 2012 at 12:58 pm #
    You had a rockstar of a year. Cheers to 2013!
  19. Michelle December 31, 2012 at 1:02 pm #
    Can't wait for more great recipes in 2013! Happy New Year! xo
  20. Rachel @ Baked by Rachel December 31, 2012 at 1:29 pm #
    That pull apart is absolutely insane! Happy New year!!! :)
  21. Meagan Wied December 31, 2012 at 2:06 pm #
    I can't wait to see what happens in 2013!
  22. kelley December 31, 2012 at 2:08 pm #
    Happy New Year! Good things to come in 2013!
  23. Paul December 31, 2012 at 2:33 pm #
    Saving this page!
  24. Nikki @Pennies on a Platter December 31, 2012 at 3:03 pm #
    So, I was totally thinking about that today! (How we eat 3 times a day!) Kind of crazy, but I'm not complaining! :) Happy new year!!
  25. marylou December 31, 2012 at 3:17 pm #
    Happy New Year, Bev. Thank you for all the great recipes. My fav didnt make the list but I now have it at least once a week. Gemelli Pasta with garden greens...fantastic!
  26. Wendy @ AMFT December 31, 2012 at 3:55 pm #
    Those beef enchiladas are positively drool worthy!
  27. JulieD December 31, 2012 at 5:00 pm #
    So beautiful, Bev, all of it. Your photography is amazing!! Happy New Year, sweetie, and hope we meet up in 2013!! xoxo
  28. Katie @ Blonde Ambition December 31, 2012 at 5:55 pm #
    I remember that chicken taco pasta, and it still haunts me to this day. One day I will make it and eat it, and that'll be the last you ever see of me... (cause I will thereafter be hibernating in it with you)
  29. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen December 31, 2012 at 5:58 pm #
    Just had to go back and pin all the ones that I missed! Now there is some seriously delicious-lookin' stuff.
  30. Ross | TheFaceBaby January 1, 2013 at 2:50 pm #
    You had me at "chicken taco pasta," though I'm likely to wash it down with a gallon and a half of avocados. Oh, and tequila. Oh, and you're funny. I like funny. I like you. Happy 2013!
  31. Heather Christo January 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm #
    I feel fat too. But since I'm on vacation until the 5th and my kids are out of school, I personally decided that the New Year doesn't really start until the 7th. So in the mean time, I will be dah-roooooling over your recipes. You have such a gift Bev- I literally want to eat every single thing on your list- ESPECIALLY that chicken coconut curry soup.
  32. Leslie January 2, 2013 at 7:43 pm #
    Amazing round up! Everything looks so fresh and delicious....where to start, where to start????
  33. Kathryn January 3, 2013 at 4:48 am #
    Happy new year Bev, I can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for you!
  34. val January 4, 2013 at 10:32 pm #
    This is such a delicious round up!! Happy New Year!!
  35. Cookie and Kate January 6, 2013 at 3:56 pm #
    Happy new year, Bev! This is a mighty tasty roundup. Cheers to many more delicious meals in 2013!
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