Top 10 Reader’s Favorites for 2012

Top 10 Reader's Favorites for 2012 | Very Culinary

by Amy on December 29, 2012 · 11 comments

I know I say this every year, but holy smokes…how is it already the end of December!? Are the holidays really over? *whimper*

So, it’s that time again to reveal what my wonderful readers deemed their favorite (or at least most viewed) recipes for 2012. Tomorrow I’ll show you what mine were! 

#10 Chilled Nutella Latte – not at all surprised this made the cut, considering all you coffee and Nutella fiends out there. And let’s be honest…this is really more like a dessert drink. Which is why I love it!


#9 Caramel Apple Grapes – these are awesome. With the flavor of a caramel apple, bite size, and on a stick. Everything is better on a stick. Just ask my kids.


#8 (Make Ahead) Pumpkin French Toast Casserole – prep it the night before and it’s ready for the oven in the morning. Ridiculously easy. And if you’re anything like me who clears the stores out of pumpkin puree in the Fall, then you can make it all year long.


#7 Chocolate Acorns – these hit the roof before Thanksgiving! Duh. But with only 4 ingredients and the ability to make as many or as few as you’d like, I think they are too cute and easy not to make all the time.


#6 Dill Pickle Dip – oh yes. YES. Any dill pickle fan will love this dip. It is frequently requested and made often at my house.


#5 Mini Cinnamon Rolls – these. are. fantastic. Seriously, how can you ever go wrong with brown sugar and cinnamon? Ready in 25 minutes, I make them often. I think my kids dream about them.


#4 Cookie Dough Dip – made this for Superbowl…gone in minutes. Made it again for Memorial Day…gone in minutes. Made it again for Labor Day…gone in minutes. See where I’m going with this? Uh huh. I feel ya.


#3 Baked Chicken Taquitos – flavorful creamy inside, crunchy exterior with a hint of salt. They’re delicious! You don’t even miss that they’re not fried. And they freeze well…I always make a double batch to have on hand for nights when I’m exhausted. Oh, wait…that’s every night!


#2 Crock Pot Mongolian Beef – slightly tangy and spicy, and the meat is tender…I understand why this was so popular. It’s become a standard over at my house.


#1 Crock Pot Honey Sesame Chicken – sweet shredded chicken thighs with red pepper flakes, sesame seeds, and chopped scallions that give it a perfect balance of flavor. And the rice absorbs all that great sauce. Swoon!


Whether you’re visiting for the 1st time, or you are a regular reader, thanks for stopping by my  little corner of the Blogosphere. I appreciate you all so much!

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Dani H January 2, 2013 at 12:59 am

The family and I weren’t able to have Thanksgiving dinner together so we’re having it at my apartment this Saturday ~ guess what’s going to be for dessert? CARAMEL APPLE GRAPES! How cool are those! And the chocolate acorns! And the cookie dough dip! And the mini cinnamon rolls! And… well, how about just everything on this list? Yummy! Can’t wait to try them all… though not all on Saturday as we have to save room for the turkey sitting in my freezer. {smile}

*Giant Sparkly Hugs*


Amy January 2, 2013 at 7:30 am

You’ve got some catching up to do, huh?! You’ll love them all. And what a way to kick off 2013, but to celebrate Thanksgiving in January…Nice!


Aggie December 31, 2012 at 4:44 am

I’m not surprised that chicken is #1 :) I’ve made it several times this year – a family favorite for sure.

Dill pickle dip? Holy smokes!! That has to be made soon.

I love both your roundups – your photography is spot on! Everything looks so delicious.


Amy December 31, 2012 at 6:41 am

I remember you loving that dish! Thanks, Aggie…I felt the same about your round-up. Happy New Year to you and your family!


Joanne December 30, 2012 at 6:46 pm

I’m majorly kicking myself for never having made that pumpkin french toast. What is wrong with me? Seriously.


Dana December 29, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I’ve been following you ever since the taquitos post! They were so delish…I MUST make them again for this year’s Super Bowl!


Amy December 30, 2012 at 7:30 am

Is that right, Dana? I think a lot of people found me after that post…it sort of hit like wild fire. I actually have some in the freezer right now :D So happy you stuck around!


Judy December 29, 2012 at 1:08 pm

Just started following you, now I know I made a good decision. I think I just might try all of these. Thank you


Amy December 30, 2012 at 7:28 am

Welcome aboard, Judy. So glad to have you here!Any of these is a great starting point…


Tomi Radke December 29, 2012 at 9:08 am

Amy they ALL look so good! I’ll have to admit I haven’t made them all but the cookie dough dip should be number 1!!!


Amy December 30, 2012 at 7:27 am

My readers have great taste! And you cannot go wrong with that dip :D


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