Favorite Recipes of 2012


I am done cooking for the year! Sad and nice at the same time. We’ll be traveling to visit more family for the rest of the year and heading out for New Year’s Eve. So after making pizza this evening, I am not expected to cook ANYTHING until New Year’s Day. And yes, that even includes preparing a bowl of oatmeal.

While I love cooking, it is fun to get a break. This year I’ve cooked a lot and tried to blog about most experiments and even some failures. I had a lot of extra time during the summer, and as a result my pantry is overflowing. Who knows what I’ll achieve next year. I have started thinking about a sort of “bucket list” as to what food goals I’d like to achieve in 2013, but until then, let’s have one last 2012 recipe hurrah with you, the readers’ favorite recipes of the year and a few additions of my own.

Brooklyn Locavore’s Top 10 Recipes of 2012

Maple Cranberry Cupcakes


Dilly Beans


Caramel Apple Cupcakes


Buddha Hand Vodka


Mint Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies


Sundried Tomato Pesto with Purple Basil


Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese


Boozy Cranberries


Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Icing


Sweet Potato Cupcakes with Bruleed Marshmallow Cream

And a few you might have missed that I thought were pretty fantastic

Bacon & Leek Risotto with a Poached Egg


Watermelon Mint Feta Salad


Bruschetta Pork Cutlets


Cheddar Ale Soup


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