The end of the year always seems to be a time for reflection. In this case, it’s fun to look back on the recipes made and enjoyed during the last 12 months. Before we take a trip down recipe lane, here are a few facts from the year in posts: I shared 122 recipes throughout the year, plus 22 guest posts during An Apple A Day.

The ratio of savory to sweet was split nearly evenly, but again… a month of amazing apple recipes surely helped with that! Which also makes complete sense why the top 10 would be split pretty evenly as well. Clearly you’re a very well rounded group of people, enjoying both sweet treats and savory dishes. It makes sense, because who lives off of just sweets… even if we really want to some days!

I’m going to hazard a safe bet that an excessive amount of cheese, bacon, butter, chocolate and of course apples were consumed this year. I promise to repeat that in the coming year because one can’t do without those very vital ingredients. Right?

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And without further ado… the top 10 recipes of 2012:

10. Slow cooker Italian wedding soup

9. Breakfast pizza

8. Slow cooker loaded potato soup

7. Cheesy hasselback potatoes

6. Buffalo chicken stuffed shells

5. Cake batter Rice Krispie treats

4. Apple pie French toast casserole

3. Apple cinnmon pull apart bread

2. Apple snickerdoodle cobbler

and the top recipe from 2012…

1. Slow cooker chicken tortilla soup

And a few personal favorites that didn’t make the list:

English muffin bread
Gingerbread kiss cookies
Bacon and barbecue chicken pizza
Slow cooker cinnamon applesauce
Pumpkin apple muffins with snickerdoodle topping
Apple cinnamon fruit leather
Parmesan scalloped potato stacks
Fried chicken tacos

Did your favorite recipe make the list?