12 MOST POPULAR RECIPES OF 2012I don’t make a list of New Year’s Resolutions.  I used to, but if I didn’t accomplish the things I’d set out to, well, that was a bum out.  Instead, as I get ready for the new year, I make a list of what I did accomplish and feel good about.

One of the things on my 2012 list  is that I wrote almost 200 delicious recipes for Cooking On The Weekends!  And I’m proud of all of them.

This is a collection of the 12 recipes — one per month — that were the most popular, receiving the most praise and views in 2012.

I really want to thank all of you who hang out on Cooking On The Weekends for spending part of your year sharing my love of cooking with me.  I truly appreciate your readership, comments, emails, and I love when you try my recipes, and let me know about your culinary successes in the kitchen.

I look forward to writing many more tasty, fun and unique recipes for you in 2013!  And  I wish you all a year full of love, laughter, and happiness.

Click on each image below to get the recipe.

Spicy Kale Soup With Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato

JANUARY: Spicy Kale Soup With Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato

Valentine's Day Nutella Brownies

FEBRUARY: Valentine’s Day Nutella Brownies Full of Heart {Gluten-Free}

Herbed Garlic Bread

MARCH: Herbed Garlic Bread

Chocolate-Chocolate Gelato

APRIL: Chocolate-Chocolate Gelato

Chocolate Biscoff Truffles

MAY: Chocolate Biscoff Truffles

Lemon Basil Pizza

JUNE: Lemon Basil Pizza

Spicy Sriracha Spaghetti and Meatballs

JULY: Spicy Sriracha Spaghetti and Meatballs

No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

AUGUST: No-Bake Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake

Easy Thai Curry Paste

SEPTEMBER: Easy Thai Curry Paste

Pumpkin Almond Cookies

OCTOBER: Pumpkin Almond Cookies

Spiced Cranberry Sauce

NOVEMBER: Spiced Cranberry Sauce

Port Glazed Manchego Figs and Prosciutto

DECEMBER: Port Glazed Manchego Figs and Prosciutto

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    • valentina says

      Dorothy, and then I’ll turn up at your house for another 12 courses. 😉 Happy New Year to you and your family. xo V

    • valentina says

      Colette — thank you for being one of my loyal readers! Hope you tried the Biscoff truffles — I can’t keep jars of Biscoff in the house anymore. Way too dangerous for my sweet tooth. 😉 Happy New Year to you. Here’s to more delicious cooking in 2013! xo V

  1. says

    Wow, looks terrific! And resembles our family cookbook I helped collect, assemble, & bind — almost half of the recipes are for desserts!! The brownies look absolutely sinfully rich — can’t wait to try!

  2. Linda K. Smith says

    So glad you included my very favorite–July’s Spicy Sriracha Spaghetti & Meatballs!!!

    But, who could resist the Nutella Brownies? Delicious! Started my Nutella adiction.

    And for cute, the pumpkin almond cookies!

    Thanks for a great food year, Valentina.

    • valentina says

      Linda, thank you so much! I always knew you had good taste — must be why July’s winner was the Sriracha. . . . xoxo

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