Well, it's New Year's Eve. I hope you're getting glammed up and popping some champagne! Let's celebrate the end of 2012 and look forward to all the possibilities that 2013 will bring. Here at K&K Test Kitchen, we'd like to thank you all, old friends and new, for your readership and friendship over the past year! These are some of my favorites from the past year!
Favorite Cookie: Gluten Free Almond Butter Dark Chocolate Chip Cookies - These cookies turn out every time, and they are crispy and delicious!
Favorite Salad: Roasted Beet and Hazelnut Salad with Pickled Onions - My favorite SRC post too, this salad has it all, sweet, sour, crunch.
Favorite Treat: Caramel Peanut Popcorn - One word: addictive!
Most Popular on Pinterest: Easy Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting - Maybe it was the nickname we gave these, but these super easy, cinnamon rolls exploded on Pinterest (of course the Strawberry Lemonade Bars will always be the Pinterest winner, but those were from 2011!)
Favorite Main Dishes: Chicken Tinga Tacos and Bucatini all'Amatriciana - Both of these dishes are hearty and spicy. I'll be making them again and again in 2013!
Most Popular Post: Dr. Oz 3-day Cleanse Results - Combine the world's most famous doctor and the fact that most of us have a New Year's resolution to get fit, this post has exploded over the last month to become the most popular of 2012 (okay, again Strawberry Lemonade Bars will always win, but this is the most popular of the posts actually from 2012).
Recipes I make the most often: Peanut Butter Granola, Green Goodness Smoothie, It's Italian Bruschetta and Chicken Parmigiana - All of these are in constant rotation, whether for breakfast or dinner, or for when I have guests over!
I also did a really fun challenge twice last year, where I did two weeks of 5 meals under $50: Week 1 shopping list, week 2 shopping list. I will think about whether I will attempt to do this again in 2013.