Big Bear's Wife: Top 10 Recipes of 2012

Top 10 Recipes of 2012

Monday, December 31, 2012

It's hard to believe that 2012 is already gone... well almost gone. This year has been fantastic for us, there have a few hiccups (like hubby's truck getting stolen yikes) but then better things happened, we got the truck back haha, and this year we were able to move into a new house that has HEAT, we  welcomed a new baby girl cousin into the family, we were able to go to the beach for Christmas this year with the family, Mom and I took a trip to Disney World for Food Blog Form, I spent a wonderful weekend in the Virginia Mountains with 100 other amazing food bloggers, I worked on and improved my photography skills, my blog grew, my passion for cooking grew, I met some wonderful new friends, I could go on and on, but I need to get onto the recipes ;)

I took a look at my pageviews from the year and wanted to take a second to share the Top 10 Recipes (the ones that have been viewed the most, this year!) You may have see then or they may be new to you. :) I love the ones that were so popular this year, hope you did too. :)

We'll start with #10.

#10. Homemade Chicken Rice-A-Roni
I had to make this because it's just one of those things that I love from a box but wanted to make from scratch! This recipe from  Carrie's Sweet Life, I had her blog one month when I was in The Secret Recipe Club and this is the recipe I chose! 

#9. Minnie Mouse Oreo Cookies

I made these little Minnie Mouse Oreo Cookies last year for Karter's birthday party. Karter is the daughter of a family friend (Tara). Tara worked for my parents for 10 years or so before she got married, so she was like a second daughter to them. When she was planning Karter's 1st birthday party, I knew I wanted to bring a few goodies! These were a hit! 

#8. Honey BBQ Wings and Cool Ranch

One of my newest favorites! I made these for a #SundaySupper back in September of this year. They didn't last long and I think that I only got to have 1 or 2 after BigBear realized that they were in the house.

#7. Homemade Spaghetti-Os

This has become one of my go to recipes. I use to love to eat canned spaghetti-os, but now I'm totally hooked on making them myself. I don't even think the canned ones taste very good anymore :( Which kinda makes me sad because I use to LOVE them, but then again these are indeed so much better, so I suppose I should be happy with that. 

#6. Strawberry and Blueberry Trifle

A dessert that goes so quickly that I normally need to make two! I normally make the Blueberry and Strawberry one for 4th of July and Memorial Day, but a trifle with just strawberry is just as wonderful! 

#5. BBQ Pulled Pork

A recipe that came to us from our cousin Crystal. She made this one day while I was down in NC visiting her and her family. I loved it so much that when I came home I had to make it for BigBear.

#4. Frozen Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Bites

My curse of fruit impulsive buying helped me get to the point of making these Frozen Strawberry Vanilla Yogurt Bites!

#3. Cannoli Dip

A dip for Thanksgiving one year to bring my Dad and BigBear's favorite dessert to the table. :)

#2. Loaded Potato Skillet

If you read through my recipes posts, you'll notice that I normally make things because "I think my husband will like it". When ever I make something, I always want hubby to enjoy it. If he doesn't like it, (even it everyone else in the world loves it), it makes me sad. But when I was putting all of this favorite things into this one skillet, I knew he'd love it..... and ya'll seem to love it too! :)

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#2. Independence Punch

This Independence Punch has been a hit on the blog since the day I posted it. I had no clue that on that 4th of July when I wanted a festive drink for our cookout and decided to share the picture on Facebook that is would go crazy like it did. :) I see it pinned on 4th of July Pinterest boards all of the time, and I love it! Thank you :)

Thank you all for reading, commenting and just being amazing this year! My blog has grown so much this year and I can only hope that it continues in 2013. :) Hope you have a fantastic New Year!